Introduction, Installation overview – NETGEAR 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet GS108 User Manual

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8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Model GS108 provides you with a low-cost,

reliable, high-performance switch to connect up to eight different Ethernet-enabled devices (such as
computers, file servers and routers) at blazing Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

The GS108 Gigabit Ethernet Switch enables you to build a small network that gives you 10,
100, or 1000 Mbps access to other devices on the network. It provides a full, dedicated 1000
(or 100, or 10 Mbps) connection between two devices. If a device has full-duplex capability,
the GS108 switch provides a 2000 Mbps (or 200, or 20 Mbps) connection. This means the
GS108 can instantly move even very large files across your network. As an added benefit, this
switch works with both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Ethernet cables come as either straight-through or crossover cables—depending on whether
you’re connecting to a device (computer, server, or printer) or networking equipment (hub,
switch, or router). With the Auto Uplink™ feature, you don’t have to worry about which one
you use. Each port on the GS108 switch automatically configures itself correctly when you
plug in a device’s cable.

If you have a problem with your switch, NETGEAR offers technical support 24 hours a day
and 7 days a week on the Web (, by e-mail ([email protected])
and by phone (see the provided support information card for phone numbers).

Installation Overview

Estimated Time: 5–10 minutes


Unpack the box and verify the contents.


Prepare to install the switch.


Install the switch and connect the other devices.