NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch £15.29  (Prime) / £20.04 (non Prime) at Amazon
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NETGEAR GS308-100UKS 8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop/Wallmount Switch £15.29 (Prime) / £20.04 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 30th Oct
  • Down in price again for prime members
  • Eight auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Small and silent desktop form factor in a rugged metal case
  • Plug-n-play connectivity easily installs into any network
  • LED to indicate activity on each port and energy-efficient technology for power savings
  • Auto-negotiation for automatic connection at high common speed between switch and an end device

32 Comments

Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.
Don't think it's dispatched yet.
Reckon Amazon will adjust the price I paid if I contact them?

EDIT: Amazon sorted the price difference. Best customer service.
Edited by: "Bestard" 30th Oct

Very hot by the way.

Destard48 m ago

Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched …Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched yet.Reckon Amazon will adjust the price I paid if I contact them?


Cancel the order and place a new order?

Destard55 m ago

Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched …Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched yet.Reckon Amazon will adjust the price I paid if I contact them?



Yeah they will. Ask live chat.

Destard55 m ago

Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched …Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched yet.Reckon Amazon will adjust the price I paid if I contact them?


Do online chat with Amazon. If they supplied it they are likely to refund the difference straight away.

Bought two of these in 2014 & 2015 respectively, never had any problem. they used to be £13.99

Great price. I would recommend this for an extra £6 though.

TP-LINK TL-SG108 8 Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch amazon.co.uk/dp/…0TR

Sorry... app won't post it as a link for some reason...
Edited by: "Dookie1985" 30th Oct

Dookie19851 m ago

Great price. I would recommend this for an extra £6 though.TP-LINK …Great price. I would recommend this for an extra £6 though.TP-LINK TL-SG108 8 Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A121WN6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_l9V9zbB9A90TRSorry... app won't post it as a link for some reason...


Why?

Grabbed three of these for £15.99 each a couple of weeks ago. Sturdy as hell and super easy to set up (unmanaged obviously).

Dookie198528 m ago

Great price. I would recommend this for an extra £6 though.TP-LINK …Great price. I would recommend this for an extra £6 though.TP-LINK TL-SG108 8 Port Metal Gigabit Ethernet Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A121WN6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_l9V9zbB9A90TRSorry... app won't post it as a link for some reason...



Horrorwood26 m ago

Why?



+1
Why?

This is Netgear, also Gigabit and has a metal enclosure. Not sure why you'd go with the TP-Link unless price was lower.

FireOnAWire3 h, 43 m ago

+1Why?This is Netgear, also Gigabit and has a metal enclosure. Not sure …+1Why?This is Netgear, also Gigabit and has a metal enclosure. Not sure why you'd go with the TP-Link unless price was lower.


General reviews rate the tp-link better partly due to the metal Ethernet ports vs Netgear plastic ports. Also, 2 year warranty on the Netgear. TP-Link is 5 years. TP-Link is also a metal chassis. Unfortunately, they both use fairly cheap capacitors, which are usually the first parts to go on a switch. The Netgear GS108 bypasses that, though cost more than both of these.
Edited by: "Dookie1985" 30th Oct

Only negatives with these Netgear switches are:
connections for power at back, and ports at front = cant be flush against a wall/side;
the LEDs are incredibly bright & traffic flicker very distracting if anywhere near an eyeline [fitted a 'sunshade' over mine];
LED = link, rather than multiple/coloured to confirm 10/100/1000 link.
Otherwise plug and go for years and years - well 3 years @ £12.99/Amazon so far.

Can these be installed under the floorboards with cable runs to other parts of the house?

Thoughtful1 h, 30 m ago

Can these be installed under the floorboards with cable runs to other …Can these be installed under the floorboards with cable runs to other parts of the house?


if you'e comfortable pulling up the floorboards when it goes pop, then yeah

sorry may I ask a silly question, I just get a old nas (used one, free from friend) and I wonder if I buy this, could I use it (with that nas) as a local network and switch off the internet router when I just want to do a full back up. All my laptop's usb are broken (I now find out how bad quality of my laptop). I just don't feel safe and I am really bad with computer knowledge at all.
Edited by: "dealchaser888" 30th Oct

Destard6 h, 31 m ago

Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched …Damn, I ordered one last night at about £20.Don't think it's dispatched yet.Reckon Amazon will adjust the price I paid if I contact them?EDIT: Amazon sorted the price difference. Best customer service.


I did the same thing but mine was delivered yesterday. Chat says I have to return it (usually at a cost of £3.99 but they will provide a label this time) and reorder it to achieve that price.

It's a pity as Amazon are usually very commonsensical about that sort of thing.

dealchaser88818 m ago

sorry may I ask a silly question, I just get a old nas (used one, free …sorry may I ask a silly question, I just get a old nas (used one, free from friend) and I wonder if I buy this, could I use it (with that nas) as a local network and switch off the internet router when I just want to do a full back up. All my laptop's usb are broken (I now find out how bad quality of my laptop). I just don't feel safe and I am really bad with computer knowledge at all.



I believe so but why switch off the router at all?

FireOnAWire4 m ago

I believe so but why switch off the router at all?


Thanks, I just not feel safe with the nas while on line (never use one before). I am going to try back up all my staffs on that nas and now saving money for a new laptop (hopefully get a better deal at coming black friday)
Edited by: "dealchaser888" 30th Oct

dealchaser8885 m ago

Thanks, I just not feel safe with the nas while on line (never use one …Thanks, I just not feel safe with the nas while on line (never use one before)



Theres not really anything to fear. Anything in particular worrying you?

I don't exactly have a NAS but I've got a 36TB Server sharing media over the Internet. Set a good strong password and firewall rules and you're fine.

FireOnAWire10 m ago

Theres not really anything to fear. Anything in particular worrying you? I …Theres not really anything to fear. Anything in particular worrying you? I don't exactly have a NAS but I've got a 36TB Server sharing media over the Internet. Set a good strong password and firewall rules and you're fine.


And remember to share that password and firewall details with us, for resilience @dealchaser888
Edited by: "Bestard" 30th Oct

Destard1 h, 19 m ago

And remember to share that password and firewall details with us, for …And remember to share that password and firewall details with us, for resilience @dealchaser888



mk-donald8 h, 31 m ago

Only negatives with these Netgear switches are:connections for power at …Only negatives with these Netgear switches are:connections for power at back, and ports at front = cant be flush against a wall/side; the LEDs are incredibly bright & traffic flicker very distracting if anywhere near an eyeline [fitted a 'sunshade' over mine];LED = link, rather than multiple/coloured to confirm 10/100/1000 link. Otherwise plug and go for years and years - well 3 years @ £12.99/Amazon so far.




Useful having the different colours on the tp-link which is why i bought the tp link 6 months ago.

ALso i am powering the switch with a Anker battery pack which i think might be mentioned in the amazon reviews.

FireOnAWire4 h, 3 m ago

Theres not really anything to fear. Anything in particular worrying you? I …Theres not really anything to fear. Anything in particular worrying you? I don't exactly have a NAS but I've got a 36TB Server sharing media over the Internet. Set a good strong password and firewall rules and you're fine.



hi, thanks. I know I could set a password, I have anti virus on my laptop and it is protected and not sure about the nas (also not sure how to scan a nas). Not sure about firewall on nas. I do browse on line about nas, there are so many however they are not in layman terms. I once had virus on my computer, that was horrify ( too many headache and in the end I just clear all the drive).

I have not done anything yet with the nas. I do click the no share on the nas setting. Is it enough to protect from visus and ransomware attack? Many thanks
Edited by: "dealchaser888" 30th Oct

Destard3 h, 50 m ago

And remember to share that password and firewall details with us, for …And remember to share that password and firewall details with us, for resilience @dealchaser888



dealchaser8884 m ago

hi, thanks. I know I could set a password, I have anti virus on my laptop …hi, thanks. I know I could set a password, I have anti virus on my laptop and it is protected and not sure about the nas (also not sure how to scan a nas). Not sure about firewall on nas. I do browse on line about nas, there are so many however they are not in layman terms. I once had virus on my computer, that was horrify ( too many headache and in the end I just clear all the drive).



Those NAS units won't be running a conventional Operating System like on a computer and won't be executing any applications stored on the device so Viruses are not an issue.

FireOnAWire2 m ago

Those NAS units won't be running a conventional Operating System like on a …Those NAS units won't be running a conventional Operating System like on a computer and won't be executing any applications stored on the device so Viruses are not an issue.



Thanks a lot (I know I am useless about these), but what about " ransomware attack on nas", when I do research on google, it appears something like that? many thanks

dealchaser88816 m ago

Thanks a lot (I know I am useless about these), but what about " …Thanks a lot (I know I am useless about these), but what about " ransomware attack on nas", when I do research on google, it appears something like that? many thanks



It looks like it does exist but rare and updating to the latest software version and enabling some settings from within the manufacturers provided software can reduce the effects if you're ever targeted.

If you wanna go all tinfoil hat you can always remove the (DSL) internet cable from your router and go offline while you backup. Then switch off the NAS when you go online. That should absolutely minimize any change of losing everything.

In most cases it's older/unpatched/more vulnerable software that allows these things to occur. Keep your applications up to date and you'll be fine
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 30th Oct

FireOnAWire16 m ago

It looks like it does exist but rare and updating to the latest software …It looks like it does exist but rare and updating to the latest software version and enabling some settings from within the manufacturers provided software can reduce the effects if you're ever targeted.If you wanna go all tinfoil hat you can always remove the (DSL) internet cable from your router and go offline while you backup. Then switch off the NAS when you go online. That should absolutely minimize any change of losing everything.In most cases it's older/unpatched/more vulnerable software that allows these things to occur. Keep your applications up to date and you'll be fine


thanks so much, I have use days and days to look up on google, I utterly completely lost.

I am so happy for your kind help (and so relief too). At last I could understanding every words you say and teach me. I am going to buy this and set up like you states. I am very happy now as a big burden had just lift off.

Also big thanks to OP for listing

dealchaser8882 m ago

thanks so much, I have use days and days to look up on google, I utterly …thanks so much, I have use days and days to look up on google, I utterly completely lost. I am so happy for your kind help (and so relief too). At last I could understanding every words you say and teach me. I am going to buy this and set up like you states. I am very happy now as a big burden had just lift off.Also big thanks to OP for listing



No problem. Enjoy

could i connect this to a homeplug as my internet is set up stairs but want to move my nas downstairs etc and other ethernet devices?

wakkaday1 h, 20 m ago

could i connect this to a homeplug as my internet is set up stairs but …could i connect this to a homeplug as my internet is set up stairs but want to move my nas downstairs etc and other ethernet devices?


Yes, although you'll obviously be limited to the speed of the homeplug.

Do the plastic ethernet ports affect shielded cables in any way?
Edited by: "moogle" 31st Oct
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