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Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch

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8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
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A switch is a device with which it is possible to connect computers into a (local area) network, provided your computers all have an appropriate networking device installed. Switches can be daisy chained to form larger networks and come in managed and unmanaged variaties. The unmanaged versions generally cannot filter data and will forward any data that is fed into them, so they are better suited for small networks. Switches are easy to set up (just plug in the network cables) and allow you to share printers, storage space and other network resources with your entire home or office network.
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Long product name Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch :
The short editorial description of Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch

8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch:
The official marketing text of Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch as supplied by the manufacturer

For a high-speed network on a small scale, nothing delivers like these stylish powerhouses. These fast, easy, and affordable Gigabit switches gives your home network the maximum capacity to handle huge bandwidth. Packed with ease-of-use features to simplify your networking experience, their sleek design makes them look great on a desktop – either flat or in the provided stand. The GS605 and GS608 move very large files such as high-end multimedia, gaming, Internet access, and other speed-intensive applications across your network instantly, and because they are standards-based, they painlessly integrate existing
10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices on your network. The fan-less design results in silent operation allowing you to focus on your game or relax to your music. Matched with NETGEAR's thorough testing, the GS600 switches provide long-lasting performance you can count on.

Moves huge files fast! Features 5 or 8 high-speed, auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connections. And because Copper Gigabit Ethernet is a full duplex standard, you can get up to 2000 Mbps on each port.

Seamlessly integrates 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices on the same network and will honor Layer 2 priority tags. Every port automatically senses the right speed and full/half duplex mode, and Auto Uplink™ technology automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables.

The sleek design looks great on a desktop whether the switches rest on their feet or on their edge, making it ideal for home and small office environments.

Easy Going
LEDs make for easy monitoring while no fans make for noiseless operation. Compatible with major network operating systems whether it's PC or Mac® OS.

Short summary description Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch:
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Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3i,IEEE 802.3u, 1000BASE-T,100BASE-TX,10BASE-T, 4000 entries, 16 Gbit/s, 1 Gbit/s, 1 MB

Long summary description Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Netgear 8 Port Gigabit Desktop Switch. Basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports quantity: 8. MAC address table: 4000 entries, Switching capacity: 16 Gbit/s. Networking standards: IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3i,IEEE 802.3u

Ports & interfaces
Basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports quantity *
The number of basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports (sockets).
Networking standards *
The way in which the network is working, e.g. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g.
IEEE 802.1p,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3i,IEEE 802.3u
Copper ethernet cabling technology
Data transmission
MAC address table *
The MAC address is the 'Media Access Control Address'. It is a unique address given to a network interface controller (NIC) in a device. A MAC address table shows the addresses in a table format.
4000 entries
Switching capacity *
The data transfer capacity of the switch per second.
16 Gbit/s
Maximum data transfer rate
1 Gbit/s
Packet buffer memory
1 MB
Data link protocols
Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
LED indicators
List of regulatory safety standards for all countries in which this product has been certified.
UL (UL 60950), CUL, C-Tick, CE Mark
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows/Mac OS/NetWare/Linux
Minimum system requirements
UTP Category 5 cables Gigabit Network card
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
10 W
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 40 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
3.1 kg
Other features
Latency is the time needed to forward a packet of data.
100 to 100 Mbps: 20 µ. 1000 to 1000 Mbps: 10 µ.
Data transfer rate
Rate at which data can be transferred, usually measured in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
1000 Mbit/s
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
177 x 117 x 31 mm
Power requirements
12 VAC, 1A
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
8x UTP ports (auto-speed sensing)
Electromagnetic emissions
FCC Class A and VCCI Class A, CE Class A
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2011-10-04 00:49:38
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2011-10-04 00:49:38
There was a time when it was common to have one computer hooked to the internet and all you needed really was the modem that was provided by your carrier, now though many of use have numerous products that can or need to access the internet. The majo...
Good Silent, Easy to setup and use, Inexpensive...
Bad None really...
Bottom line There’s not much really to say about this product, it works exactly as it should really. The Netgear GS08 is a great choice to add some extra ports to your home network inexpensively. Pros: Silent Easy to setup and use InexpensiveCons: None really...
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