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8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Plus Switch


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Expanding Wired Connectivity for SOHO Networks

NETGEAR Plus Switches meet this growing need by providing fundamental network features such as VLANs, QoS, and IGMP Snooping that will help optimize the performance of business networks. Plus Switches are the perfect upgrade from the plug-and-play unmanaged switch, delivering essential networking features at a very affordable price

  • Enable network configuration and management at the price point of Unmanaged Switches
  • Simple, yet useful network set-up on top of plug-and-play connectivity
  • Flexible management via easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI or using the PC-based Utility application
  • VLAN support for traffic segmentation
  • Quality of Service (QoS) for traffic prioritization
  • Auto “denial-of-service”(DoS) prevention
  • Troubleshoot connection issues via cable test
  • Loop detection and broadcast storm controls
  • Rate limiting for better bandwidth allocation
  • Port mirroring for network monitoring
  • Jumbo frame support


Technical Specifications
Models: GS305E GS308E
Gigabit ports 5 8
Max MAC entries 8K 4K
Buffer Size 128KB 192KB
Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) compliant Yes Yes
Performance Specifications
Forwarding modes Store-and-forward
Bandwidth 10 Gbps 16 Gbps
Priority queuing Weighted Round Robin (WRR), Strict Priority, or both
Jumbo Frame Support Up to 9K packet size
Acoustic noise level @ 25° C (dBA) (ANSI-S10.12) 0 0
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) @ 25° C 2,531,294 hours 1,638,156 hours
L2 Services - VLANS
VLAN (# Supported) 64 32
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging Yes Yes
Port-based VLANs Yes Yes
L2 Services - Availability
Link Aggregation/Port Trunking No No
Number of Static Manual LAGs and # of members N/A N/A
L2 Services - Multicast Filtering
IGMP snooping (v1, v2, and v3) Yes Yes
Block unknown multicast Yes Yes
Supported Multicast groups 128 128
L3 Services - DHCP
DHCP client Yes Yes
Quality of Service
Rate Limiting Yes Yes
IEEE 802.1p COS Yes Yes
Port-based VLAN Yes Yes
TOS Yes No
WRR (Weighted Round Robin) Yes Yes
Strict Priority queue technology Yes Yes
IEEE Network Protocols
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • EEE 802.1p Class of Service
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex Flow Control
System Password Yes Yes
Web browserbased management GUI Yes Yes
PC Utility Yes Yes
Port Mirroring Yes Yes
Max number of source ports allowed (many-to-one port mirroring) 4 7
Many-to-one Port Mirroring Yes Yes
Cable Test Utility Yes Yes
FW Upgrade Thru Plus Utility (TFTP) Yes Yes
Config download (to Switch) thru Plus Utility Yes Yes
Config upload (to server) Yes Yes
Per port Speed, Link, Activity
Per device Power, system
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 94 x 100 x 27 mm
(3.7 x 3.9 x 1.1 in)
158 x 101 x 29 mm
(6.2 x 4 x 1.1 in)
Weight 0.25 kg 0.5 kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C) 0° to 40°C
Operating Humidity (relative) 90% maximum relative humidity (RH), non-condensing
Operating Altitude 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Storage Temperature – 4° to 158°F (–20° to 70°C)
Storage Humidity 95% maximum relative humidity (RH), non-condensing
Storage Altitude 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Electromagnetic Emissions and Immunity
Certifications CE mark, commercial
FCC Part 15 class B


Small Office/Home Office Network Diagram

Small Office/Home Office Network Diagram


Download the NETGEAR GS308E Datasheet (PDF).

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