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NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch with 8 Port PoE (FS116PNA)
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- 16 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports
- 8 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports, 70w total PoE budget
- Small and silent desktop form factor
- Plug-n-Play connectivity easily installs into any network
- Rigorously tested for reliability, built to last
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The ProSafe FS116P provides power and data from a single point, using Power over Ethernet (PoE) over a single Cat-5 cable. The sixteen Fast Ethernet ports can be used for any 10/100 Mbps link and eight of these ports can supply industry-standard IEEE 802.3af power. Advanced auto-sensing algorithm gives power only to 802.3af end devices, so no need to worry about damaging proprietary PoE or non-PoE equipment. In addition, it discontinues the power when PoE devices are disconnected. Easy and reliable, the ProSafe FS116P automatically determines PoE requirements, speed, duplex, and cable type using AutoUplink.
Brand Name: Netgear
Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
Form Factor: Wall Mountable
Layer Supported: 2
Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX
PoE (RJ-45) Port: Yes
Port/Expansion Slot Details: Fast Ethernet
Power Source: Power Supply
Product Family: ProSafe FS100
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Total Number of Network Ports: 16
From the Manufacturer
The ProSAFE FS116P provides power and data from a single point, using Power over Ethernet (PoE) over a single Cat-5 cable. The sixteen Fast Ethernet ports can be used for any 10/100 Mbps link and eight of these ports can supply industry-standard IEEE 802.3af power.
Easy and reliable, the ProSAFE FS116P automatically determines PoE requirements, speed, duplex, and cable type using AutoUplink.
NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch with 8-Port PoE
Affordable Power over Ethernet Switching
- 16 10/100 Fast Ethernet Ports
- 8 Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports, 70W total PoE budget
- Simple installation with no software to install
- Ideal for low-cost VoIP or IP Surveilance deployments
- Energy efficient
|ProSAFE 5-port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch||ProSAFE 8-port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch||ProSAFE 8-port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch with 4-port PoE||ProSAFE 16-port Fast Ethernet Switch||ProSAFE 16-port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch with 8 Port PoE|
|No. of Ports||5||8||8||16||16|
|Max MAC entries||2000||2000||1000||4000||8000|
|Weight||0.28 kg||0.49 kg||0.74 kg||0.9 kg||0.83 kg|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
As most 5-port 10/100 switches have the same capabilities and cost about the same, there's not much to distinguish one from another. Still, I particularly like the Netgear FS-105 5-port switch. Like other products from Netgear, this switch is a little nicer than the competition because it has:
- Nice sturdy metal construction instead of plastic. The case also has a grounding tab in case you're using the switch in a (electrically) high-noise environment.
- Connection status indicators built into the jacks, so you can easily tell which cable is connected and is active. (The "vistajack" feature.)
- Right-angled barrel power connector which reduce the likelihood of disconnecting power accidentally.
- An easy-to-access switch to toggle port 1 between station mode and uplink mode. Unlike some hubs where two jacks are wired together, this design prevents accidentally shorting a station to an uplink.
- Screw-mount notches on the underside allows for easy attachment to the wall, underside of a counter, etc.
With a 1000-MAC address buffer and 200 Kbytes-per-port packet buffer, this switch can easily handle the typical traffic load of small- and medium-sized networks.
The Netgear product is not the cheapest 10/100-switch (check out the D-Link Fast Ethernet Switch, for example), but for overall design and value-for-money, I still like the Netgear the most.
This switch, unlike many of the Linksys products, is made of *metal*. It is VERY solidly built and quite small - not much taller than the network jacks themselves. It does not have any fans and runs only slightly warm to the touch.
... EVERY port on this device is now uplink capable, not just one port "with a button" as the heading indicates. For me, this was a pleasant surprise as I have several ethernet cables that are designed for uplinking and with this switch, I can use them whenever I need to due to the auto-detection on all 16 ports.
I really like that the LEDs and cables come-out of the front. The trend in consumer level devices is to put the cables on the rear. This does not work for me as I have my "network center" in the basement and all of the cables approach from the front (note, front-connect is how professional-level equipment is built and the fact that the Netgear uses that also harkens to their power-user-level equipment).
Anyway, I have been using this switch transparently for a couple of months now. It functions just as a switch should: without a thought. It just works.
This switch is super simple. There are no web interfaces and complicated configuration steps to go through. Don't need them. Just plug it in, plug in your CAT5 cables and go. The hardest part of the installation was installing the screws for wall mounting it.
The only thing I can complain about is the huge power supply that powers it; I'm pretty sure it outweighs the switch and it is large enough that if you plug it into the top socket of an outlet it will block the bottom one. Thankfully, Netgear chose to go with prongs that allow it to be inserted upside down in a socket. Additionally, they provided about 5 feet of wire to give plenty of flexibility in locating the switch and I was able to place it in an inconspicuous spot.
If you need expand your home network, this little unit will do it in a snap.