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Nighthawk® S8000 Gaming & Streaming Advanced 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch


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Wire Up for the Best Gaming and Streaming Experience

  • Industry-first "cool-touch" premium zinc-alloy housing for durability and looks, with soft-touch no-slip base
  • Ideal for multi-user online/VR gaming and 4K HD video/media streaming
  • Low latency for ultimate gaming experience
  • User-friendly preconfigured one-click optimized settings for gaming, media steaming, and standard networking, plus two customizable user-defined configurations
  • Offload high-bandwidth applications/stress from your wireless network ensuring best performance and experience for gaming, media steaming, etc.
  • Four levels of network traffic prioritization and Quality of Service (QoS) management for ultra-high performance
  • IGMP snooping support for multicast operation
  • Link Aggregation/port trunking provides up to 4Gbps connection to link aggregation-enabled devices such as ReadyNAS®
  • Connect with Nighthawk routers for the best performing home network anywhere
  • Multi-language GUI support (English, German, Japanese)
  • Industry-leading 3 year warranty


With preconfigured and optimized QoS settings that prioritize your gaming activity on the network, you'll have the advantage when taking on your gaming foes.

Organize LAN gaming parties with rapid installation and configuration for all-night gaming with friends.


The Nighthawk S8000 provides seamless, simultaneous HD streaming to multiple devices. Preconfigured and optimized QoS helps to reduce buffering and jittery video.

Just relax and enjoy your favorite movie!

Multi-Device Connection for the Home

The Nighthawk S8000 switch connects high-bandwidth demanding wired devices, allowing you to offload this bandwidth intense traffic from your wireless network for a better user experience in the home. The Nighthawk S8000 switch comes with an easy-to-use setup and configuration user interface, with preconfigured one-touch settings for gaming, media streaming, standard networking and two additional customizable user-defined configurations. And with port aggregation, you can double, triple, or quadruple the connection speed to link-aggregation enabled devices such as ReadyNAS for the fastest file transfers, backups, or gaming, while also providing a redundant connection for fail-over.

Connect to a NETGEAR Nighthawk router to for the ultimate home network and the coolest switch on the market!


Ultimate Performance

Ultra-high performance for high demanding multi-player, online, or VR gaming and 4K UHD media streaming for the home.

Offload high-bandwidth applications/stress from your wireless network ensuring the best performance and experience on your home network.

  • GIGABIT WIRED - 8-port Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
  • LINK AGGREGATION - Ability to aggregate up to four Gigabit LAN ports
  • LOW LATENCY - QoS management for ultra-high performance
  • GLITCH-FREE STREAMING - 4K UHD streaming with Multicasting support

Easy to Configure - One-Click Setup

Fast set up and configuration. Choose between low latency gaming, high priority media streaming, standard LAN networking, port aggregation or your own customizable user-defined modes.

  • Pre-optimized settings for gaming and streaming
  • Mobile-optimized Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Multi-language GUI support
  • One-click user-defined configurations
  • 4 Levels of traffic prioritization
  • Port rate-limiting

Sleek Design

Industry-first "cool-touch" premium zinc-alloy housing for durability and looks, with soft-touch no-slip base.

  • "Cool-touch" premium zinc-alloy housing
  • Soft-touch no slip-base
  • Port activity LED On/Off

Fastest Backups and File Transfers

With NETGEAR link aggregation (port trunking), a 10GB backup finishes almost 4x faster.

Fastest Backups and File Transfers

Connection Diagram:

Connection Diagram


Product GS808E
Gigabit ports 8
LED on/off (Port and Power) Yes
Packet buffer memory (Dynamically shared across only used ports) 192 KB
Forwarding modes Store-and-forward
Latency Non-Congested Network Nighthwak Switch : 2.7μs
Standard Gigabit Switch : 3.7μs
Latency Congested Network Nighthwak Switch : 4.7μs
Standard Gigabit Switch : 451 μs
Bandwidth (Full Duplex Fabric) 16Gbps
Priority queues 4
Priority queuing Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
MAC address database size (48-bit MAC addresses) 4K
Multicast groups 128
Packet forwarding rate (64 byte packet size) (Mfps or Mpps) 11.9 Mfps
Speed/Latency 1000Mbps: <3.2µs
100Mbps: <9.6µs
10Mbps: <76.9µs
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
Password management Yes
Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) Yes
Mobile-optimized GUI Yes
Multi-language GUI support English, German, Japanese
Firmware upgrade HTTP (Web GUI)
Configuration/switch settings (backup, restore) Web GUI
One-click optimized setup Yes
Preset modes Default/Customized
Default preset modes Gaming (Optimizes Port 1 for a gaming device and Port 8 for Uplink)
Media Streaming (Optimizes Port 2 for a media streaming device and Port 8 for Uplink)
Networking Preset (All ports have equal prioritization)
Customizable preset modes 2
Firmware upgrade through web GUI (HTTP) Yes
Config download (to switch) through web GUI (HTTP) Yes
Config upload (to server) through web GUI (HTTP) Yes
Loop detection Yes (port LEDs rapid blink on affected ports)
Cable test utility Yes
VLAN Supported 64
Port-based VLANs (physical) Yes
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging Yes
Port-based rate limiting Ingress and egress
Port-based QoS Yes
IEEE 802.1p CoS (Class of Service) Yes
Per port rate limiting rates 512 Kbit/s
1/2/5/8/16/32/64/128/256/512 Mbit/s
Predefined port priority queues Critical/High/Medium/Low
Weighted Round Robin (WRR) Yes
IGMP snooping (v1, v2 and v3) Yes
IGMP snooping querier No
Block unknown multicast Yes
Static multicast router port Yes
DHCP Client Yes
Static Manual LAGs (Port Trunking) Yes
# of Static LAGs/# of members in each LAG 2 LAGs with max 4 members in each LAG
Per port Link/Activity
Per device Power
Dimensions (W x D x H) 195 x 149 x 40 mm (7.7 x 5.9 x 1.6 in)
Weight 0.74 kg (1.63 lbs)
Power Supply External PSU, 12VDC, 1A max;
Power supply localized to country of sale
Max power (worst case, all ports used, line-rate traffic) (Watts) 3.8W
Min power (link-down standby) (Watts) 0.8W
Heat Dissipation (max and min) (BTU/hr) Max: 13.1 BTU/hr Min: 2.9 BTU/hr
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) IEEE 802.3az Yes (deactivated by default)


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