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NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit High Performance Desktop Switch (GS608)

  • 10x Faster than 10/100
  • Auto Uplink
  • Fanless
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Aron D.
  • 2/5/2014 12:44:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFailed

Pros: Reasonably fast when it worked, but never as good as other unmanaged switches I've used.

Cons: Died after less than 4 years. The connectivity lights still blink and even display the correct connection speed color, but throughput is limited to 53Kb/s.

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  • Mark R.
  • 9/20/2013 11:09:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworks fine unless loaded

Pros: works great with good transer speeds when using gigabit devices.
Can be mounted on a wall or upright in 2 different ways

Cons: every few months this switch locks up and stops working. I suspect the device is overheating as it will work again if you switch it off for a few minutes

Other Thoughts: I have this connected to my main gaming PC, home server and TiVo. Should be fine if you are not transferring large files often but if you are I would get a metal chasis switch which will help reduce overheating

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  • Alan B.
  • 8/3/2013 11:37:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill going strong

Pros: I've had this for four or five years, and it's still working A-OK.

Indicator LEDs on the front, cables connect at the back, so it looks nice and tidy. LED color indicates link speed.

Cons: None that I've found.

Other Thoughts: Mine has the "v2" suffix; I have no idea what the current version is. Any changes since might be for better or for worse.

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  • Paul G.
  • 2/23/2013 1:10:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsUsing since early 2006!

Pros: I've had this switch in my office since 2006, serving a wireless router and from 2-5 computers (a mix of PCs & Macs which has changed over time) at all times. All devices have always worked fast [expected 1000Base-T performance] & flawlessly, connected to a company network (whose equipment has also changed over time). It sits on it's little vertical stand on top of a wireless router and runs completely cool to the touch.

Cons: My 2006 model has a bulky AC adapter. It's rather cheap looking (but stylish?).

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/16/2012 6:13:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs3x dead... so far

Pros: Front facing LEDs, rear facing ports and power

Cons: Having owned 4, three of which have failed I'm inclined to think that there is a 75% chance of a failure after ~ 3 years of ownership... this failure (in my case) took one of two forms:

1. Despite blinking lights, allows no actual TCP traffic to pass through it in both directions (happened twice within a month)
2. Start to degrade in such a way packets go missing in larger and larger numbers... and some ports refusing to work in Gigabit mode.

Other Thoughts: As far as I am concerned, Netgear gear is now verboten in my home unless it has a lifetime warranty and/or ships with a free replacement unit for when (not if) the first fails.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2012 12:16:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBig letdown

Pros: It looks pretty. Can keep paper from blowing away.

Cons: Failed just shy of 3 years. MTBF is 10 years? Right.... Back that up with a warranty.

Ports would light and devices would connect, they would even move some packets, but on heavy use the switch would squeel in agony, literally make noise .. lights would flicker on and off and transfer rates were sub 10 Mbps. It didn't matter which ports I plugged devices into. I have three other switches around the house, one of them going on 10+ years old, that are still rock solid. This is my first and last Netgear product.

Other Thoughts: Half a benjamin every decade is reasonable. Half a benjamin every three years is robbery.

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  • Joel P.
  • 3/6/2012 9:39:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt Switches

Pros: I plugged it in, plugged a bunch of computers into it and it worked! What more could you ask for?

I needed gigabit and 8 ports and this delivered.

Cons: Not easily wall mountable. I have my network "closet" in my basement and wanted this on the wall. The existing stand for it doesn't support wall mounting.

Other Thoughts: I have a number of other netgear products and they have always worked beautifully.

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  • Justin M.
  • 11/11/2011 12:03:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorked great for a year, then glitchville

Pros: * Inexpensive
* Looks nice
* Works well, when it actually works

Cons: * Doesn't hold up long term

Other Thoughts: I bought this switching hub just over a year ago and it's worked fine until now. However, it has started randomly glitching. All the lights stay on and it LOOKS like it's working, but it won't transfer data at all. Unplugging and re-plugging it fixes it for a while.

If you're a small business and rely on your network 24x7x365, then spend a little extra money to get a Cisco or other professional grade switch.

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  • Oliver W.
  • 11/10/2011 5:59:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSimplex and fast

Pros: Sleek, simple and fast. Takes little space on shelve and quiet. No configuration as it's not a Layer 3 switch.

Cons: Just for the sake of joking: Too easy to setup.

Other Thoughts: Current user of a NetGear DGDN300, Ready NAS 2 ULTRA plus and the GS608. NetGear has good and affordable products for basic and advanced home users.

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  • Bob H.
  • 9/7/2011 10:47:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as advertised

Pros: Nice case design. I have it mounted from the top under a shelf supporting a printer, which is probably worst case for heat buildup. It has worked reliably for well over a year. I use Jumbo packets between this and Intel Gig add in cards and embedded interfaces. No problems with linking at all. Transfers are about 26MB/s win7 (Sandy Bridge) to WHS2011 on Intel Atom.

Cons: When I bought it, I think I paid quite a bit more...

Other Thoughts: This switch connects to two other gig switches (DLink and TrendNet) and two 100mb gateway routers (Linksys and NetGear).

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