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GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch
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A switch is a device with which it is possible to connect computers into a (local area) network, provided your computers all have an appropriate networking device installed. Switches can be daisy chained to form larger networks and come in managed and unmanaged variaties. The unmanaged versions generally cannot filter data and will forward any data that is fed into them, so they are better suited for small networks. Switches are easy to set up (just plug in the network cables) and allow you to share printers, storage space and other network resources with your entire home or office network.
network switches
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Included since: 05 Oct 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 14 Aug 2013 08:42:23
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Long product name ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch:
The short editorial description of ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Dimension GS-108, 8p switch 10/100/1000B-TX, auto MDI-II/MDI-X, flow control

Marketing text ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch

The official marketing text of ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch as supplied by the manufacturer
ZyXEL 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch provides high flexibility and high bandwidth connectivity to servers, workstations and other attached devices. With Gigabit connectivity, the GS-108A speeds up data transmission by transferring large files across a network while remaining interoperable with all 10, 100, and 1000Mbps devices. The compact designs fit easily on a desk or mount easily to a wall, and with true non-blocking switching capability, are ideal solutions for home and small office network applications.

High Performance
With non-blocking switching and full duplex standard, the GS-105A/GS-108A reaches speeds of up to 2000Mbps on each port, good for today’s and tomorrow’s media-rich applications.

Simple to Use
The GS-105A/108A features auto-sensing 100/1000 Mbps ports that automatically detect the speed and duplex mode of attached servers, workstations, or hubs. Plug-and-Play functionality makes installation easy and fast.

Smart Features
The IEEE 802.3x standard-based flow control allows the GS-105A/108A to prevent pending traffic congestion by informing attached devices to stop data transmission. When the switch detects that each port’s buffer is nearly full, the attached devices are requested to wait until they can accept new data. Meanwhile, support for IEEE802.1p priority tagging
optimizes quality of service.

Durable and Compact Design
The durable metal chassis with its compact design is sized to save space and easily fits on a desk or mounts to the wall. Flexible installation capabilities make the GS-105A/108A perfect for home and small business applications.
Short summary description ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch:
This short summary of the ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x, Unmanaged, 1,488,000pps, 165 x 100 x 32.5 mm, 0 - 45 °C, -20 - 70 °C
Long summary description ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch:
This is an auto-generated long summary of ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
ZyXEL GS-108A 8-port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch. Switch type: Unmanaged. Networking standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x. MAC address table: 4000 entries, Switching capacity: 128 Gbit/s, Throughput: 1,488,000pps. Packet buffer memory: 1 MB. Power consumption (typical): 13.2 W
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Management features
Switch type*
What switch device has, managed or unmanaged.
Ports & interfaces
Basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports quantity*
The number of basic switching RJ-45 Ethernet ports (sockets).
Networking standards*
The way in which the network is working, e.g. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g.
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x
Full duplex
A full-duplex system allows communication in both directions, and unlike half-duplex, allows this to happen simultaneously.
Flow control support
Data transmission
MAC address table*
The MAC address is the 'Media Access Control Address'. It is a unique address given to a network interface controller (NIC) in a device. A MAC address table shows the addresses in a table format.
4000 entries
Switching capacity*
The data transfer capacity of the switch per second.
128 Gbit/s
1,488,000pps Mpps
Maximum data transfer rate
1 Gbit/s
MAC address filtering
Security access control method whereby the 48-bit address assigned to each network card is used to determine access to the network. MAC addresses are uniquely assigned to each card, so using MAC filtering on a network permits and denies network access to specific devices through the use of blacklists and whitelists.
Stackable *
Devices can be placed on top of each other.
Packet buffer memory
1 MB
Power consumption (typical) *
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
13.2 W
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) *
The device supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), which is one of several standardized or ad-hoc systems which pass electrical power along with data on Ethernet cabling. This allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electrical power to devices such as wireless access points or IP cameras.
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 45°C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-20 - 70°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1 kg
Other features
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
165 x 100 x 32.5 mm
Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
8 x RJ45