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8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch


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Expanding Wired Connectivity for SOHO Networks

NETGEAR 300 Series Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switches provide easy, reliable, and affordable network connectivity for home and small offices. With these unmanaged plug-and-play switches, you can expand your network connections to multiple devices instantly. The GS305P and GS308P with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) provides power and data from a single Ethernet (CAT-5) cable to devices such as IP cameras, VoIP/Internet-based phones, wireless access points, etc.

  • Auto-MDI/MDIX eliminates the need for crossover cables
  • LED indicators for ease of use
  • Energy-efficient technology for power savings
  • Fanless design for silent operation
  • Auto-negotiation for automatic connection at the highest common speed between switch and an end device
  • Non-blocking switching architecture for maximum throughput at wire speed
  • 802.1p QoS for traffic/frame prioritization
  • Plug-and-play; no setup required
  • Durable and rugged metal case
  • Ideal for small office and home networks
  • Standards-based technology ensures interoperability with any standards-based devices in the existing network
  • Power up to 4 PoE-capable devices (GS305P and GS308P)
  • 802.3af Power Over Ethernet (PoE) for IP cameras, VoIP/ Internet-based phones, wireless access points (GS305P and GS308P)


Technical Specifications
Models: GS305 GS308 GS305P GS308P
Product Specifications
10/100/1000Mbps Ports 5 8 5 8
Enclosure Metal Metal Metal Metal
Connector Type Plastic Plastic Metal Metal
Performance Specifications
Bandwidth 10 Gbps 16 Gbps 10 Gbps 16 Gbps
Buffer Memory 128KB 128KB 128KB 192KB
Jumbo Frames 9,216 bytes 9,216 bytes 9,216 bytes 9,720 bytes
Forwarding Rate (using 64-byte packets) 1,448,000 pps 1,448,000 pps 1,448,000 pps 1,448,000 pps
Latency (using 64-byte packets) < 2.6 µsec < 2.6 µsec < 2.4 µsec <3.0 µsec
MAC Address Table Size 2K 8K 2K 4K
PoE Support
802.3af PoE Ports N/A N/A Ports 1-4 Ports 1-4
PoE Max Power Per Port N/A N/A up to 15.4W up to 15.4W
Total PoE Power Budget** N/A N/A up to 55.5W up to 55.3W
Power/Energy Efficency
Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) IEEE 802.3az Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Power Down Yes Yes Yes Yes
Short Cable Detection Yes Yes Yes Yes
DC Input 5V / 0.7A 12V / 0.5A 48V / 1.25A 48V / 1.25A
Power Consumption (Max and Standby) 2.34W / 0.45W 3.52W / 0.57W 60.0W / 0.96W 60.0W / 0.28W
Power On/Off Switch No Yes No No
Heat Dissipation (Max and Standby) 7.99 BTU/1.53 BTU 12 BTU/1.95 BTU 205.20 BTU/3.28 BTU 205.20 BTU/ 0.96 BTU
Per port Power, Link/Activity Power, Link/Activity Power, Link/Activity (Left),
Ports 1-4: PoE Power (Right)
Power, Link/Activity (Left),
Ports 1-4: PoE Power (Right)
Physical Specifications
Models: GS305 GS308 GS305P GS308P
Dimensions 101 x 94 x 29 mm 158 x 101 x 26 mm 158 x 101 x 29 mm 158 x 101 x 29 mm
Weight 0.24 kg 0.38 kg 0.41 kg 0.46 kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Operating Humidity 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage Temperature –20° to 70°C (– 4° to 158°F)
Storage Humidity 5% to 95% relative humidity
Standards Supports
Standards Supports
  • 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
  • 802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.1p Priority QoS (all models)
  • 802.1p Priority QoS and Honors DSCP tags (GS305, GS308)
Warranty and Support
Warranty 3 year warranty

* This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller, and modifications to product may void the warranty; see for details. Warranty is 1 year in China/India. 24/7 basic technical support provided for 90 days from purchase date when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
** Maximum PoE power supplied is 15.4W per port, but not to exceed 53W total power supplied across all connected devices.


Small Office/Home Office Network Diagram

Small Office/Home Office Network Diagram


Download the NETGEAR GS305, GS308, GS305P and GS308P Datasheet (PDF).

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