The new 8 port Gigabit Ethernet Switch from Netgear is perfect on value and capability. With excellent 8 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, it is ideal for small offices or extensions and connects high speed servers or power users. In addition, it provides maximum performance by connecting up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet. Use the Netgear GS608 Network Data Switch to build a small network that enables to have 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps connections to other devices on the network. Using Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps), you will be sending files across network at speeds up to 2,000 Mbps due to the full-duplex nature of Gigabit Ethernet. This enables to move large amounts of data up to 10 times faster than a Fast Ethernet switch. Each port on the GS608 switch automatically configures itself correctly when it is plugged in a devices cable.