8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch



Think Green

The DGS-1008G eight port Gigabit Desktop Switch is part of D-Link’s comprehensive family of home devices that make use of D-Link’s Green Technology, providing energy savings, reduced heat, and a longer product life without sacrificing performance or functionality. An energy-efficient power adapter (DoE Level VI qualified), minimized use of harmful substances (RoHS compliant), and recyclable packaging make this switch truly environmentally friendly.

Conserves Energy

The DGS-1008G helps conserve energy automatically. The switch saves substantial amounts of power by cutting power usage for unused ports or ports connected to computers that are idle.

Gigabit Connection for Home and Media Center

This Gigabit Desktop Switch offers an economical way for homes and media centers to benefit from the increased bandwidth of Gigabit Ethernet. It provides eight Gigabit ports for easy expansion of your network and a quick way to upgrade your network to Gigabit connectivity.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

To further its commitment to product quality, D-Link offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the DGS-1008G. If you have a warranty failure, D-Link will repair or replace the product for free.

Product Highlights

  • Eight (8) 10/100/1000Mbps ports
  • Up to 1 Gbps of dedicated bandwidth per port and up to 2 Gbps bandwidth in full-duplex mode 1
  • Supports IEEE 802.1p QoS Prioritization 2
  • Jumbo frame support up to 9720 Bytes 3
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • Conserves energy with D-Link Green Technology
  • Supports MAC address learning
  • Compatible with all popular operating systems
  • Plug & Play installation
  • Wall Mountable
  • 24/7 Basic Installation support 4

Technical Specifications


  • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
  • ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay auto-negotiation
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1p QoS (4 Queues, Strict Mode)
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE)

Data Transfer Rates

  • Ethernet:
    • 10 Mbps (half duplex)
    • 20 Mbps (full duplex)
  • Fast Ethernet:
    • 100 Mbps (half duplex)
    • 200 Mbps (full duplex)
  • Gigabit Ethernet:
    • 2000 Mbps (full duplex)

Network Cables

  • 10BASE-T:
    • UTP CAT 3, 4, 5/5e (100 m max.)
    • EIA/TIA-586 100-ohm STP (100 m max.)
  • 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T:
    • UTP CAT 5/5e (100 m max.)
    • EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm STP (100 m max.)

Media Interface Exchange

  • Auto MDI/MDI-X adjustment for all ports

Transmission Method

  • Store-and-forward


  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • VCCI Class B
  • cUL
  • CB

Switching Fabric

  • 16 Gbps

Max. Packet Forwarding Rate

  • 11.9 Mpps

Packet Buffer Size

  • 192 KBytes

LED Indicators

  • Per port: Link/Activity/Speed
  • Per device: Power

MAC Address Table

  • 4K

Jumbo Frames

  • 9,720 Bytes

DC Input

  • External 5 VDC / 1 A Level "VI" Power Adapter

Max. Power Consumption

  • 5.3 watts

Standby Power Consumption

  • 0.7 watts


  • 1,060,912 hours

Operating Temperature

  • 32 to 104 ˚F (0 to 40 ˚C)

Storage Temperature

  • 14 to 158 ˚F (-10 to 70 ˚C)

Operating Humidity

  • 10% to 90% RH non-condensing

Storage Humidity

  • 5% to 90% RH non-condensing

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 5.4 x 3.3 x 1.3 inches (138 x 85 x 34 mm)


  • 4.6 ounces (0.13 kg)


  • Limited Lifetime5

1 Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.
2 The attached devices must have a Gigabit NIC that supports 802.1p queuing to allow QoS functionality.
3 Jumbo Frame support for 9720 Bytes is applicable in Gigabit mode only. Use of Jumbo Frame feature requires the PC to have a Gigabit NIC that supports Jumbo Frames. Jumbo Frame performance may be affected when used in 10/100 Fast Ethernet mode.
4 24/7 Basic Installation Support is available only in the USA for the first 30 days from date of original purchase.
5 Limited Lifetime Warranty available only in the USA. For warranty and regulatory information, please visit: http://support.dlink.com/warranty.

All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.



DGS-1008G Datasheet

The D-Link 8-Port Gigabit Switch transfers data at blazing gigabit speeds, boosting your network performance when running bandwidth-intensive applications or gaming. Environmentally friendly, the 8-Port Gigabit Switch adjusts power usage and reduces energy consumption without affecting operational performance.

  • Gigabit speeds transfer files 10x faster than Fast Ethernet
  • Compact design for placement virtually anywhere
  • QoS support provides clear VoIP calls and smooth online gaming
  • D-Link Green technology helps conserve energy when the device is not in use
  • Cable Diagnostic LEDs display the status and activity of each cable for easy troubleshooting