Netgear ProSafe FS108
Released April, 2004
The Pros:Built very sturdy, can handle a few bumps without any problems. Small footprint can be tucked in wherever there is room. No moving parts so it runs completely silently.
The Cons:Not any real security features or advanced functions.
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.
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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).
- 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
- 200Mbps Dedicated Bandwidth
- Flawless Traffic (802.3x)
- 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
User Reviews (1)
built very sturdy, can handle a few bumps without any problems
small footprint can be tucked in wherever there is room
no moving parts so it runs completely silently
stays cool while in operation even when the network is busy
works as soon as the wires are plugged in, no major setup needed
ports auto-sense which speed the line is running at, no need to configure them
automatically detects the uplink, don't have to be too careful about which port you use
not any real security features or advanced functions
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