Netgear Nighthawk S8000, Advanced 8-Port Gigabit Gaming Switch


The Netgear S8000 8-port Gaming And Streaming switch is a versatile, ultra-performant, easily configurable, sleek designed switch for expert gaming and HD media streaming.

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The Netgear S8000 8-port Gaming And Streaming switch is a versatile, ultra-performance, easily configurable, sleek designed switch for expert gaming and HD media streaming.

  •  Best for MMO online and VR gaming and 4K HD video streaming
  • User friendly pre-configured one-click optimized settings for gaming, media streaming, and standard networking, plus two customizable user-defined configurations.


W x D x H: 195 mm x 149 mm x 40 mm
0.74 kg
Gigabit Ports
Port and power LED on/off
Yes, controlled separately.
Packet buffer memory (Dynamically shared across ports in use)
192 KB
Latency on non-congested network
Nighthawk Switch: 2.7μs and standard Gigabit Switch: 3.7 μs.
Latency on congested network
Nighthawk Switch: 4.7μs and standard Gigabit Switch: 451 μs
16 Gbps
Priority queues
MAC address database size (48-bit MAC addresses)
Multicast groups
Packet forwarding rate (64 byte packet size) (Mfps or Mpps)
Mobile-optimized GUI
One-click optimized setup
Preset modes
Cable Test Utility
Port-based rate / Per-port rate limitating
Ingress and egress. Multiple speeds.
Pre-defined port priority queues
IGMP snooping (v1, v2, and v3)
Static manual LAGs (port trunking
# of static LAGs / # of members in each LAG
2 LAGs with max 4 members in each LAG
Operating Temperature
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Default Preset Mode
  • Gaming (Optimizes Port 1 for gaming devices and Port 8 for Uplink)
  • Media Streaming (Optimizes Port 2 for media streaming devices and Port 8 for Uplink)
  • Standard preset (All ports have equal prioritization)
Power Supply

External PSU, 12VDC, 1A max and power supply localized to country of sale.

Optimized for Video and Streaming

  • Low latency connections for the ultimate multi-user/online VR gaming experience and 4K HD video streaming.
  • One-click optimized configuration presets for the best gaming, streaming, or general networking.
  • Three levels of network traffic prioritization and QoS management for ultra-high performance ensure that the connections you chose get the highest priority.

"One-Click" Set-up

"One-click' fast set up and configuration with pre-configured and Optimized settings. Choose between low latency gaming, high priority media streaming, standard LAN networking or your own customizable user-defined mode.

Intuitive web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI), but with rich features and advanced functions for techies, all accessible from your computer or mobile device.

Cool Design and Configurable LEDs

Industry-first "cool-touch" premium zinc-alloy housing for durability and looks, with soft-touch no-slip base.

Configurable and multi-angle viewable LEDs allows you to see your port status and activity even when you are not looking at the ports. You can also turn off all LEDs (power and Ethernet ports) for distraction-free operation.

Up to 4x Faster Than a Single Gigabit Connection

Port trunking/Link Aggregation (LAG) allows for increased throughput beyond 1G or to provide redundancy across the link(s).

In addition, LAGs allow for using multiple ports to create an aggregated connection of up to 4Gbps concurrent throughput to any other link aggregation capable devices, such as NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage or Nighthawk routers (Only available with Nighthawk routers that support static LAG).

In the home or in the office, with link aggregation you will get the fastest file transfers, backups, or gaming, which also providing a redundant connection for fall-over.

Advanced Networking Features

The Nighthawk S8000 switch can go beyond plug-and-play connectivity with advanced L2 switch networking features, allowing businesses to prioritize voice and video traffic with QoS.

IGMP snooping allows for optimized multimedia delivery and port trunking adds redundancy to uplinks and servers.

Setup and configuration is simple using the mobile optimized web browser-based configuartion GUI.