NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch £14.99  (Prime) / £19.74 (non Prime) at Amazon
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NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch £14.99 (Prime) / £19.74 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 6th Dec
Decent 8 port 1Gbps switch, pretty good price which appears to be for everyone, not just Amazon Prime members.

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Nice metal 8 port un-managed switch.

Cheers Trevor - heat added - just what I needed.

Thanks ordered

Thanks! Voted hot.

Good deal. I need the POE version anyone seen any bargains?

CheapoChaser19 m ago

Good deal. I need the POE version anyone seen any bargains?


I was thinking of a Poe switch too.. but I cannot figure out why I would need one?! Aside from extending the range on some poe devices, are there any other reasons for them? Sorry if it's obvious haha

I've bought four of these over the last year and no problems. Good price.

Just recently bought a GS105, so no big need for another, but would have bought at-least one spare if this was for the GS108, Positive from me on value.

From what I've read; the GS108 (Marketed at businesses) has a lifetime warranty, the GS308 (Marketed for home and office use) only comes with a 2 year warranty, also, the GS308’s ethernet ports are plastic instead of metal, and suggested it be in a cooled environment.

WesleyT24 m ago

I was thinking of a Poe switch too.. but I cannot figure out why I would …I was thinking of a Poe switch too.. but I cannot figure out why I would need one?! Aside from extending the range on some poe devices, are there any other reasons for them? Sorry if it's obvious haha


I personally want them so I can use a single network cable to both power and communicate with CCTV cameras and wireless access points.
Does away with all the transformer clutter too, much neater.

I believe things like raspberry pi can utilise the power too if you wanted a devices behind a wall mounted TV for example.

Original Poster

The rpi3 needs an adapter that costs about as much as the rpi3 itself to be able to use PoE. Without that I suspect the attempt would end in the magic smoke escaping from the rpi3...

These are great, the perform well and are cool running. The metal construction makes them feel pretty substantial too. I have 2 of them, one upstairs and one behind the media cabinet in the living room and they have never skipped a beat.

Would this work nicely with an Asus DSL-68u and, thinking ahead, a Virgin router if I were to switch to them early next year?

For what reason might you require a managed switch?

Original Poster

Managed switches have a web or command line interface and let you do a lot more complicated things like setting up VLANs and/or QoS etc. Most domestic environments won't need a managed switch or the extra cost of one - the equivalent 8 port Netgear gs108T is over £50 and the semi-managed gs108e is nearer £30 most places.

I recently sacked off the GS108 switch as it can't achieve true gigabit speeds properly. SSD to SSD via 2 computers was about 60MB/s. Ended up going with one of the cheap Cisco switches, about 4 times this cost but loads of management features including proper VLANs and link aggregation.

I suspect this switch will have the same issue.

The semi-managed gs108e doesn't seem to offer a great deal of advantages over the un-managed version

However, they are great switches for the price and good in a home environment.

Original Poster

I've tested my GS108Tv2 with iperf3 and get full gigabit speeds. Maybe yours was defective.

TrevorPH7 h, 17 m ago

The rpi3 needs an adapter that costs about as much as the rpi3 itself to …The rpi3 needs an adapter that costs about as much as the rpi3 itself to be able to use PoE. Without that I suspect the attempt would end in the magic smoke escaping from the rpi3...


Yes I'm aware that.

TrevorPH6 h, 24 m ago

Managed switches have a web or command line interface and let you do a lot …Managed switches have a web or command line interface and let you do a lot more complicated things like setting up VLANs and/or QoS etc. Most domestic environments won't need a managed switch or the extra cost of one - the equivalent 8 port Netgear gs108T is over £50 and the semi-managed gs108e is nearer £30 most places.


Most decent routers can do vlans anyway so a dumb switch is fine for the majority of people.

full gigabit speed should be 125MB/s maybe 117 allowing for o/head ?? any ssd should do that

prefer the TP-link ones as they show what speed everything is running at, but costs more.

perfect for a network peg board!
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