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The Netgear ProSafe FS108 is one of three entry-level, FS100 series desktop switches (FS105, FS108, FS116) released in 2004.

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Pros

stays cool while in operation even when the network is busy

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ports auto-sense which speed the line is running at, no need to configure them

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automatically detects the uplink, don't have to be too careful about which port you use

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small footprint can be tucked in wherever there is room

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built very sturdy, can handle a few bumps without any problems

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works as soon as the wires are plugged in, no major setup needed

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no moving parts so it runs completely silently

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Cons

not any real security features or advanced functions

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The Netgear ProSafe FS108 is one of three entry-level, FS100 series desktop switches (FS105, FS108, FS116) released in 2004. They all feature 10/100Mbps auto-sensing connectivity and plug in via Ethernet cables and a power cord. The FS108 builds from the FS105 by adding along 3 additional UTP ports (8 total), improved bandwidth of 1.6Gbps, and a larger buffer memory of 96KB. Like its predecessor, the FS108 utilizes Auto Uplink technology to automatically determine whether the link requires a straight-through or cross-over connection. Plus each ports supports up to 200Mbps in dedicated bandwidth. Traffic flows flawlessly with automatic flow control (802.3x).

Features
  • FS100 Series
  • Entry-Level Desktop Switch
  • Step Up From FS105
  • Additional Bandwidth/Buffer Memory
  • 10/100Mbps Auto Sensing Connectivity
  • 8 UTP Ports
  • Auto Uplink Technology
  • Straight-Through/Cross-Over
  • 200Mbps Dedicated Bandwidth
  • Flawless Traffic (802.3x)
Specifications
  • Standards: 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x
  • Ports: Eight 10/100Mbps Auto Speed-Sensing UTP
  • Forwarding Modes: Store-and-Forward
  • Bandwidth: 1.6Gbps
  • Buffer Memory: 96KB
  • Address Database: 1000
  • Addressing: 48-bit MAC
  • Model Names: FS108NA, FS108IS, FS108GR
  • Model Names: FS108UK, FS108AU
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