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Netgear GS308E SOHO 8-port Gigabit Managed Switch


This product has been discontinued

The Netgear GS308E SOHO 8-port Gigabit Managed Switch delivers network monitoring, traffic prioritisation and VLAN. It features 8 ports and delivers up to 2,000MB/s of dedicated, non-blocking bandwidth per port, loop prevention, IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3 support and rate limiting for better bandwidth allocation. Backed by a 5 year Netgear warranty.


Traffic Management

  • Auto Negotiation of speed and duplex modes
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • DHCP Client
  • Dynamic MAC address management
  • IEEE 802.1Q-based or port-based VLAN
  • QoS based on WRR, strict priority, or both
  • Port-based and IEEE 802.1p-based QoS
  • QoS based on ToS (Type-of-Service)
  • DSCP Support (GS105E and GS105PE only)
  • Rate Limiting
  • Link Aggregation / Port Trunking (Static LAGs on 16 ports and 24 ports, Static LAGs and LACP on 48 ports)

Multicast Efficiency

  • IGMP snooping, v1, v2 and v3
  • Blocking of unknown multicast traffic
  • Act as static multicast router port

Reliability, Performance and Troubleshooting

  • Port mirroring both on ingress and egress traffic
  • Jumbo frame support
  • Broadcast Storm control
  • Cable diagnostics
  • Loop Detection
  • DoS Prevention
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) compliant (Selected models)
  • Power savings with short cable detection and auto power-down when ports are in idle mode

Switch Management

  • Switch discovery on MAC or PC using the NETGEAR Switch Discovery Tool
  • Advanced configuration and management using web browser-based GUI
  • Manage or deploy multiple switches using ProSAFE Plus Utility (requires Windows PC)
  • Firmware upgrade thru ProSAFE Plus Utility (TFTP) or web browser-based GUI
  • Configuration upload (to Server)
  • System password protection
  • Multi-language support (varies by model, see datasheet for specifics)


Gigabit Ports 8
10 Gbps Port n/a
Number of PoE ports n/a
Total PoE Power budget (Watts) n/a
Max MAC entries 4K
Buffer size 128KB
VLAN (Number Supported) 32
Number of LAGs & number of members n/a
Supported Mulitcast groups 128
Max number of source ports allowed (many to 1) 7
Internal/External n/a
Max consumption (Watts) n/a
Acoustic Noise Level @25C (dBA) 0
Operating Temperature 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
MTBF 2,525,259 hours
Weight (kg) 0.5kg
Dimensions (WxDxH) mm 158 x 101 x 29 mm (6.2 x 4 x 1.1 in)
Electromagnetic CE mark, commercial
CSA certified (CSA 22.2 #950)
UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950

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