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NETGEAR ProSafe Ethernet Switch (GS116NA)

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16 Port
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  • 16 auto-sensing Gigabit ports connects up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet for maximum performance
  • Small and silent desktop form factor
  • Plug-n-Play connectivity easily installs into any network
  • Energy efficient with up to 60% lower power consumption
  • Rigorously tested for reliability, built to last
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY
  • LIFETIME Advanced Tech Support via chat
  • LIFETIME Next Business Day Replacement
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Data Transfer Rate 1000 megabits per second 100 megabits per second 2000 megabits per second 1000 megabits per second
Size 16 Port 16-port Gigabit (10/100/1000) 8 Port
Wattage 25 watts 12 watts 7.2 watts 12 watts
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Product Description

Capacity: 16 Port | Model: Unmanaged

Product Description

Now you can have a powerful, high-speed network on a small scale. Netgear's gs116 Gigabit ethernet switch lets you build a system that provides a full, dedicated 1000 mbps connections so you can move very large files across your network instantly. the standards based gs116 helps to protect your existing and future network infrastructure investments by painlessly integrating other 10, 100, and 1000 mbps devices. this potent switch is ideal for workgroups or quickly upgrading workstations to full Gigabit speed, plus it's packed with ease-of-use features to simplify your workday experience. it's compact design fits neatly into small work spaces and, since it's self-cooling without a fan, it runs silently and unobtrusively. miscellaneous - additional information - latency (100 to 100 mbps): 40 µ (max) latency (1000 to 1000 mbps): 10 µ (max) acoustic noise: 0 db compatibility: network software (e.g., windows, linux, mac os); miscellaneous - certifications & standards - ieee 802.3i: 10base-t ethernet ieee 802.3u: 100base-tx fast ethernet ieee 802.3ab: 1000base-t Gigabit ethernet ieee 802.1p wwr scheduling safety agency approvals: ce mark commercial ul listed (ul 1950) c-tick electromagnetic compliance: ce mark commercial fcc part 15 class a en 55 022 (cispr 22) class a vcci class a c-tick weight (approximate) - 2.00 lb

From the Manufacturer

Now you can have a powerful, high-speed network on a small scale. Netgear's GS116 Gigabit Ethernet Switch lets you build a system that provides a full, dedicated 1000 Mbps connections so you can move very large files across your network instantly. The standards-based GS116 helps to protect your existing and future network infrastructure investments by painlessly integrating other 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices.

This potent switch is ideal for workgroups or quickly upgrading workstations to full Gigabit speed, plus it's packed with ease-of-use features to simplify your workday experience. Its compact design fits neatly into small work spaces and, since it's self-cooling without a fan, it runs silently and unobtrusively.

The switch is, chiefly:

Power-packed. Features 16 high-speed, auto-switching 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connections. And because Copper Gigabit Ethernet is a full duplex standard, you can get up to 2000 Mbps on each port.

Versatile. Integrates 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices on the same network and will honor Layer 2 802.1p traffic priority tags. Every port automatically senses the right speed and full/half duplex mode, while Auto Uplink technology automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables.

Accommodating. LEDs embedded in each of the 16 RJ-45 jacks make for easy monitoring. Space-saving dimensions are ideal for desktop or wall mounting in home, small office, workgroups, departments and conference room environments. Its durable metal case has no fan for silent operation. Compatible with either PC, Macintosh, UNIX, or Linux operating systems.

Solid. Providing plug-&-play simplicity with exceptional performance and reliability, the GS116 is a cost effective solution for your growing network. This switch is made to last and Netgear backs it with a solid warranty: switch: 5 years, power supply: 2 years.

What's in the Box
A 16-port gigabit switch, a wall-mount kit, an AC adapter, an installation guide, and a warranty/support information card.


Product Details

Capacity: 16 Port | Model: Unmanaged
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 11.2 x 1.1 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00023DRLO
  • Item model number: GS116NA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,184 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 21, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Installation was easy and worked great .
Steve B
Highly recommended, I'd buy it again if I need another.
Antonio Osorio
I very much like the metal case and small adapter.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

288 of 306 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Chadwick on February 26, 2007
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 5 Port Verified Purchase
If you're looking for an affordable gigabit switch that doesn't suffer from strange auto-negotiation (speed/duplex) problems, this switch is for you.

This product is easily superior to the Netgear GS605, which may appear identical in functionality, but in actuality is not. The GS605 behaves very badly when it comes to speed and duplex auto-negotiation, resulting in incorrect speed being negotiated with Marvell, some nVidia, and some Broadcom PHYs. The GS105 does not suffer from these problems, proving the hardware in the GS105 differs from that of the GS605.

The GS105 also has an incredibly small AC adapter; it's no where near "brick" size. However, on a power strip that has AC outlets next to one another (horizontal, not vertical), this product will probably block the AC outlet next to the one you install it in. This won't happen with vertically-oriented power strips. Just a FYI...

The reason I ranked this product 4/5 stars is because of temperature -- the GS105 runs incredibly warm (borderline hot) for such a small device. Other users have reported the same issue. It's a minor drawback, but is worth noting for others who may wonder the same question.

If the temperature is a big concern, consider purchasing a Hawking Technologies HGS5T, which is identical in functionality to this product, runs much cooler, but has a larger footprint, and a "brick" AC adapter.
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Cholla Boy on August 24, 2007
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 5 Port Verified Purchase
I think this was the smallest gig switch I could find, so I bought it. I've owned several other Netgear switches and have really liked them. This one is no different - works as advertised straight out of the box, although a bit warm as many have mentioned (a Netgear feature). All ports are on one side, and I like the fact that it has mounting holes and hardware that permit you to hang it out of sight so all that cable mess can stay off the top of the desk. Mounted with the ports facing down, all cables come up into the box neatly so I didn't experience any cabling issues as some have mentioned. Two thumbs up!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Dan M. Beadle on May 15, 2008
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 16 Port Rack Verified Purchase
This is a boring category - especially for a small business with only moderate networking requirements.

I needed a short depth form factor to fit into a rack mount system. This device fit.

I wanted 1 GBPS to maximize desktop to NAS backup. This unit delivered. I can max out the link using Norton Ghost to DLink NAS from my Dell desktop. There was no performance degradation from adding 100MB and 10MB devices to the switch (there isn't a lot of traffic on the network).

So, it simply delivered on all needs.
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81 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Henry Ferlauto III on March 12, 2010
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 16 Port Rack Verified Purchase
Here's my story. I used to have (note past tense) pretty much all Linksys gear in my home. Router, switches, print servers, etc. Over a half-dozen devices because our condo is wired like an office with network drops everywhere.

All of a sudden in the span of about 6 months, one-by-one most of the devices just died. They had power, but simply would not pass network traffic. I wrote to Linksys and basically said, "Here's my situation, meet me half-way, do something, anything to keep my business." They never replied. So I began a quest to look into a new switch for my home office. I decided I wanted a 16 port model because I might max out an 8 port unit.

I noticed that the "ProSafe" line from Netgear comes with a lifetime warranty and 24/7 technical support (although how much support can one need for an auto-sensing switch, assuming it's actually working.) So I gravitated toward that line of products. Then looking at the comparison charts I was trying to determine the difference between the mid-level "GS" series and their top-of-the-line "JGS" series switches.

There is only one: The JGS models have a built-in power supply. Meaning, no "brick," just a standard 3-prong power cord.

Sold!

My only complaint (and it is significant): The little fan inside this monster is quite noisy. Almost as loud a standard desktop PC, which uses a much larger power supply and fan. Mind you it does not sound "cheap." It sounds like a quality fan and power supply. It quite simply needs a little better ventilation and Netgear needs to invest that whopping extra 2 bucks on a higher grade fan that it is truly whisper quiet.

So in summary, fine for a network closet or an open area with a few people an other things that make modest constant noise, but think about it a bit if it will be in a "quiet" office setting. With quieter operation, it would easily earn 5 stars in my book.
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201 of 244 people found the following review helpful By Ask Bjørn Hansen on January 16, 2007
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 16 Port Verified Purchase
Netgear is supposed to have a 5 year warranty (2 on the power supply). I had one of these for about 18 months. Over the last months it's been increasingly flaky, every week or two it just hangs and needs to be unplugged and started again. It doesn't matter how much it's in use (it's done it when we've been on vacation with minimal network traffic).

I called Netgear to get it replaced, but they told me that it's not meant to be plugged in all day, so they won't fix it. Unless you actually unplug all your network equipement when you are not actively using it (I didn't think so), then I highly recommend avoiding Netgear products.

*Update* I called later again and got to someone from a different call center and they actually sent me a replacement. I actually forgot if I stopped using it because I just didn't trust the thing or if it broke again. Hopefully/maybe several years later (the original review was written in January 2007) the product is better, but from the reviews it's not clear that they are.

It's hard to get low-port-number and no-fan switches of good quality, but I have had much better luck with the HP Procurve 1810G-8 switches I have. HP also makes 16-port versions that I believe don't have fans that are more comparable to this Netgear (no management features, vlans, etc) -- for example HP Procurve 1410-16G. I've used those in the data center a few times when needing a cheap unmanaged reliable switch and it's what I'd get at home if I needed a 16-port switch again.
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