SG808E (S8000)

Advanced 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet (Gaming & Streaming Switch)
  • Industry-first “cool-touch" premium zinc-alloy housing for durability and looks, with soft-touch no-slip base
  • Ideal for multi-user online/VR gaming and 4K HD video/media streaming
  • Low latency for ultimate gaming experience
  • User-friendly preconfigured one-click optimized settings for gaming, media steaming, and standard networking, plus two customizable user-defined configurations
  • Offload high-bandwidth applications/stress from your wireless network ensuring best performance and experience for gaming, media steaming, etc.
  • Four levels of network traffic prioritization and Quality of Service (QoS) management for ultra-high performance
  • IGMP snooping support for multicast operation
  • Link Aggregation/port trunking provides up to 4Gbps connection to link aggregation-enabled devices such as ReadyNAS®
  • Connect with Nighthawk routers for the best performing home network anywhere
  • Multi-language GUI support (English, German, Japanese)



Model GS808E
Datasheet (PDF)

GS808E Datasheet

IEEE Standards Supported  - IEEE 802.3 Ethernet                - IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control              -IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging 
- IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX        - IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
- IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T     - IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
Performance Specification Packet buffer memory (Dynamically shared across only used ports) : 192 KB
Forwarding modes : Store-and-forward
Latency Non-Congested Network
  - Nighthwak Switch : 2.7μs
  - Standard Gigabit Switch : 3.7μs
Latency Congested Network
- Nighthwak Switch : 4.7μs
- Standard Gigabit Switch : 451 μs
Bandwidth (Full Duplex Fabric) : 16Gbps
Priority queues : 4
Priority queuing : Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
MAC address database size (48-bit MAC addresses) : 4K
Multicast groups : 128
Packet forwarding rate (64 byte packet size) (Mfps or Mpps) : 11.9 Mfps
- 1000Mbps: <3.2µs
- 100Mbps: <9.6µs
- 10Mbps: <76.9µs
Management • Password management : Yes
• Web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) : Yes
• Mobile-optimized GUI : Yes
• Multi-language GUI : support English, German, Japanese
• Firmware upgrade : HTTP (Web GUI)
• Configuration/switch settings (backup, restore) : Web GUI
One-click optimized setup : Yes
• Preset modes : Default/Customized
• Default preset modes
- Gaming (Optimizes Port 1 for a gaming device and Port 8 for Uplink)
- Media Streaming (Optimizes Port 2 for a media streaming device and Port 8 for Uplink)
- Networking Preset (All ports have equal prioritization)
• Customizable preset modes : 2
• Firmware upgrade through web GUI (HTTP) : Yes
• Config download (to switch) through web GUI (HTTP) : Yes
• Config upload (to server) through web GUI (HTTP) : Yes
• Loop detection : Yes (port LEDs rapid blink on affected ports)
• Cable test utility : Yes
L2 Services - Multicast Filtering • IGMP snooping (v1, v2 and v3) : Yes
• IGMP snooping querier : No
• Block unknown multicast : Yes
• Static multicast router port : Yes
L3 Services - DHCP DHCP Client : yes
Link Aggregation •  Static Manual LAGs (Port Trunking) : Yes
• # of Static LAGs/# of members in each LAG : 2 LAGs with max 4 members in each LAG
Power Consumption • Power Supply : External PSU, 12VDC, 1A max; Power supply localized to country of sale
• Max power (worst case, all ports used, line-rate traffic) (Watts) : 3.8W
• Min power (link-down standby) (Watts) : 0.8W
• Heat Dissipation (max and min) (BTU/hr) : Max: 13.1 BTU/hr Min: 2.9 BTU/hr
• Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) IEEE 802.3az : Yes (deactivated by default)
Environment  • Operating
- Operating temperature : 0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
- Humidity (relative) : 90% maximum relative humidity (RH), non-condensing
- 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Packege Contents - Nighthawk S8000 Gaming & Streaming Advanced 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS808E)
- AC power adapter (localized to country of sale)
- Quick Installation Guide