Lowest Price Ever - Netgear GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Switch, £14.49 Delivered @ Amazon UK.
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Lowest Price Ever - Netgear GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Switch, £14.49 Delivered @ Amazon UK.

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Found 1st Sep 2014
Amazon has just dropped this to it's lowest price on this metal case Netgear 8 port gigabit switch for £14.49 delivered.

Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
Metal enclosure
Energy-efficient technology for power saving
Auto-MDI/MDIX eliminates the need for crossover cables
Non-blocking switching architecture for maximum throughput at wire speed
Auto-negotiation for automatic connection at the highest common speed between switch and an end device
Fan-less design for quiet operation

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Thanks, ordered one and cancelled my Ebuyer order of the Trendnet Gigabit switch for £14.99 delivered.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 1st Sep 2014

Thanks.

Thank you.

Great switch. Got 2, absolutely perfect.

Ah brilliant, I've been waiting for one of these to get a bit cheaper - have some heat.

Top deal. Thanks.

These are ok, but they would be better with an internal psu rather than an adapter. A couple of mine have now started randomly restarting, and it all due to a poor psu connection. Any sort of wiggling of the connector cuts the power.

Good deal, thanks.

Got one of these - Solid unit.

Excellent, thanks, just ordered one :-) Have some heat :-)

I have two of these (last one bought in March) and a Netgear 8 port POE switch (metal casing also) and they are all faultless and work perfect. They seem very solid in their build and weigh quite a bit.
Then again I have also got TRENDnet and TP-Link switches (some with metal bodies) and they too have been faultless.
Even though I seem to like the Netgear range (when on offer) the others noted have been fine as unmanaged switches.
The Netgear 8 port POE switch with its managed interface and regular software updates has been great.

Considering how cheap you can get a 4 or 8 port Gigabit switch I'm not sure why anyone would buy a slower 100Mbps type.

Heat added, good price.

Got 2 of these also, one upstairs and one downstairs - they are absolutely fantastic.

LEDs are bright and obviously blink a lot with the traffic but the geek in me likes that

Can't remember how much I paid - £21-ish I think - worth it, even better at this price - tempted to get another one at this price just in case

bought one of these a while back. still not managed to plug it all in on my home network setup

my 5 port soon filled up so ordered.

thanks

PS - just noticed the dimensions in product description "100 x 100 x 100 cm" - I didn't expect it to be a metre long!!!! LOL
Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 1st Sep 2014

Original Poster

Dave_dave69

my 5 port soon filled up so ordered.thanksPS - just noticed the … my 5 port soon filled up so ordered.thanksPS - just noticed the dimensions in product description "100 x 100 x 100 cm" - I didn't expect it to be a metre long!!!! LOL


I noticed that but never always put your trust on the descriptions from Amazon. They seem to get it wrong quite often. Better stick to manufactures website. Linky.

Ordered...Thanks OP!

My TPlink five port has just filled up what great timing!

Not sure about having the ports at the front though... I don't like to see wires.

FraserGJ

Got 2 of these also, one upstairs and one downstairs - they are … Got 2 of these also, one upstairs and one downstairs - they are absolutely fantastic.LEDs are bright and obviously blink a lot with the traffic but the geek in me likes thatCan't remember how much I paid - £21-ish I think - worth it, even better at this price - tempted to get another one at this price just in case



Seems to be a steal at £14, getting one now, heat added!

McNabFish

My TPlink five port has just filled up what great timing! Not sure about … My TPlink five port has just filled up what great timing! Not sure about having the ports at the front though... I don't like to see wires.



good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose you could reverse it and just look at the power cable, or turn it sideways?

Excellent, just purchased.

these are designed for use in IT rooms and racks and such, with ports at front. you can reverse it but then the dc socket is sticking out the front! (and you can't see the LEDs!)
for home use you probably want one of the white plastic ones, but these are fine, just can look a mess of cables.

this might be equiv "home" version with ports at back:
amazon.co.uk/Net…41S

edit: because i've got a hundred geeks after me now, these seem to be same spec, just different form factor. if you put either one in your business it might cause massive data loss and cause your company to go bust or something.

Edited by: "Smiff" 1st Sep 2014

Tempted to buy but going to wait for a cheap hub that shows you what speed each port is connected.
A useful feature to debug a bottleneck where devices are connected at 100Mb rather than the 1000Mb speed.

Dave_dave69

good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose … good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose you could reverse it and just look at the power cable, or turn it sideways?



I'll just have to get inventive. Same coloured cables? Cable tied neatly? Colour coded for where they're going? Hmmmmmm...

McNabFish

I'll just have to get inventive. Same coloured cables? Cable tied neatly? … I'll just have to get inventive. Same coloured cables? Cable tied neatly? Colour coded for where they're going? Hmmmmmm...



I think I will go for the under the desk option!

DevilzGtr

Tempted to buy but going to wait for a cheap hub that shows you what … Tempted to buy but going to wait for a cheap hub that shows you what speed each port is connected.A useful feature to debug a bottleneck where devices are connected at 100Mb rather than the 1000Mb speed.



**** you're right, they took away one of the LEDs per port, old ones used to have two lights to indicate this. cheap ****s! that puts me off a bit, oh well ordered already..
netgear.co.uk/ima…pdf

this is older one, with better spec i think
amazon.co.uk/Net…1_9
but twice price and most people won't care. have to check speed on devices instead.

Edited by: "Smiff" 1st Sep 2014

Dave_dave69

good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose … good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose you could reverse it and just look at the power cable, or turn it sideways?



Or stick it under your desk out of sight?

realtek

Or stick it under your desk out of sight?



I agree - but will miss seeing the annoying lights flash!

bargain Xmas tree lights?

Edited by: "Dave_dave69" 1st Sep 2014

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Excellent little switches, exactly the same as the business blue cased pro-safe versions which cost more and apart from having 1 less LED on the ports this version is a nicer colour for the home.

It's cheaper or around the same price as the plastic TP Link 8 port gigabit switch, I really recommend metal cased switches due to interference, durability and they run a lot cooler.

Dave_dave69

good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose … good point I never noticed that - not a deal breaker though. I suppose you could reverse it and just look at the power cable, or turn it sideways?



These really belong under the desk, out of site.

Original Poster

Smiff

**** you're right, they took away one of the LEDs per port, old ones used … **** you're right, they took away one of the LEDs per port, old ones used to have two lights to indicate this. cheap ****s! that puts me off a bit, oh well ordered already..http://www.netgear.co.uk/images/pdf/UnmanagedSwitches300_DS.pdf


Netgear didn't take away the extra LED indicators per port as this post is for the Netgear GS308 which is consider as a home consumer device switch. Just because in comes in a metal box doesn't mean it's for business purposes. There's a valid point for them like heavy duty use, eletromagnetic compliance, etc. Better to compare the spec beween devices as they're not the same internally.

If you wanted the extra indicators per port to verify port speed activity then what you need the business class Netgear GS108E, Gigabit Unmanaged ProSAFE Plus Switch Series. GS108E Datasheet.

Now, it really depends on what is most important priority to you for your networking needs, extra blinking lights, max Mac entries, buffer size, supported multicast groups, MTBF, eletromagnetic compliance, etc.

So if anyone can find me the Netgear GS108E with those blinking lights for £14.49 delivered then do please let me know.

Original Poster

Just to reinforce find findings previously, this OP is a Consumer grade, not Business grade device. Either way, that's Netgears' spec convention, not mine but the metal finish is much nicer.

Netgear GS108 8-port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch Price: £29.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK.

Lowest price recorded on Amazon UK: £28.91

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Smiff

these are designed for use in IT rooms and racks and such, with ports at … these are designed for use in IT rooms and racks and such, with ports at front. you can reverse it but then the dc socket is sticking out the front! (and you can't see the LEDs!) for home use you probably want one of the white plastic ones, but these are fine, just can look a mess of cables.this might be equiv "home" version with ports at back:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-GS208-100UKS-Gigabit-Ethernet-Switch/dp/B00AFVB41Sthat said i've ordered OP's because its cheaper and better!both have plastic actual network sockets, in case that matters..


I would NEVER use this on a business network... this is designed for the home, maybe a corner shop aat a strech..

muzzzzzzzzzy

I would NEVER use this on a business network... this is designed for the … I would NEVER use this on a business network... this is designed for the home, maybe a corner shop aat a strech..



It all depends. Some businesses would need it purely to give a cabled Internet connection to a router.
Whereas some home users run web servers and various other networked devices.

There are times that business 'designed' items are just ways to con more money. Though I am not suggesting that commercial grade items don't have a place and justify the prices sometimes.

I would just use an old router that we all have lying around the house.

ok argue if its business, home, soho (business at home!) or corner shop (?!) if you want, my point is ports on opposite side to dc jack. for a shelf in a study etc, most people probably want same side.

MaximusRo

I would just use an old router that we all have lying around the house.



good idea, except most old routers are only 10/100

Edited by: "Smiff" 1st Sep 2014

Smiff

ok argue if its business, home, soho or corner shop (?!) if you want, … ok argue if its business, home, soho or corner shop (?!) if you want, point is ports on opposite side to dc jack. for a shelf in a study etc, most people probably want same side.good idea, except most old routers are only 10/100


Personally, I rarely need more than 100mbps. Most like never. It all changes when we are talking about a business environment with lots of users.

Smiff

this might be equiv "home" version with ports at … this might be equiv "home" version with ports at back:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-GS208-100UKS-Gigabit-Ethernet-Switch/dp/B00AFVB41S



That one is the earlier version of this one (that's the GS208 and this is the GS308) and they're both consumer ones. The blue "Pro-Safe" ones are the business ones.

Smosekum

These really belong under the desk, out of site.



off site or out of sight - I agree.

great timing op.
run out of ports last night on my 5 port...this will do nicely

if the picture is right, this is not 1m long, unless they use massive RJ45 connectors...
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