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NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch with 8 Port PoE (FS116PNA)

by Netgear
3 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 15.4 x 33.8 cm ; 1.7 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Item model number: FS116PNA
  • ASIN: B000ANF8FE
  • Date first available at Sept. 15 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,181 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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.

Product Details:
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

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
Case Material Metal Metal Metal Metal Metal
No. of Ports 5 8 8 16 16
Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop Rackmount
Max MAC entries 2000 2000 1000 4000 8000
Bandwidth 1Gbps 1.6Gbps 1.6Gbps 3.2Gbps 3.2Gbps
Buffer Memory 64KB 96KB 96KB 512KB 512KB
Weight 0.28 kg 0.49 kg 0.74 kg 0.9 kg 0.83 kg

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Not very often but once in 3 months or so it just decides to shutdown on it's own and needs a power restart.
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158 of 165 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a9a1a68) out of 5 stars A good, solid switch. A little nicer than others. Jan. 24 2001
By Joseph C. - Published on
With switch prices coming down to about $10-per-port, it's hard to justify buying anything less than a 10/100-switch for all but the most cost-conscious buyer.
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.
64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a9a1e70) out of 5 stars Fantastic network switch March 27 2003
By M. Saunders - Published on
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I had been looking at the FS116 for some time, hoping for the prices to come down. Recently, I was able to get one at a good price from Amazon so I jumped on it.
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.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a9a52c4) out of 5 stars Simple and Reliable June 7 2009
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I purchased one of these to split out the CAT5 cabling in my basement; I only had one cable coming in but needed three. So far it has been working 24/7 for the past 6 months with no problems.

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.
51 of 56 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a9a1bb8) out of 5 stars A very nice switch Jan. 21 2002
By Don Merlin - Published on
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I have been replacing my ethernet hubs with switches (because the throughput on a switch is much better than on a hub). After extensive review, I decided to get one D-Link 5-port switch and one Netgear 5-port switch, both auto-sensing for 10/100 rate. The truth is, they both work great! They both perform well, and were equally easy to hookup (no software to deal with). I will add one thing, and that is that the D-Link box was a much nicer design than the Netgear. First of all, it is much smaller (the picture of the D-Link here is deceiving). Secondly, the Netgear has the LED lights and the ethernet ports on the same side. For my setup, I prefer the ports on the back and the lights on the front. I think the Netgear switch was fashioned more for a rack. Style aside, a big thumbs up for both of these switches!
70 of 79 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a9a5300) out of 5 stars Fast router, flexible, design is a bit uncomfortable for me. July 31 2000
By Heath Buckmaster - Published on
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I originally had a hub, and when I realized that I wasn't getting anywhere near the throughput I would get with a switch, the obvious choice was netgear. the switch is fast, slick looking, and has LED's to tell you everything about your connections. the downside? design. the ethernet cables plug into the front of the unit, while the power cord plugs into the back. the problem here is that if your ethernet cables are as flexible as warm butter, they get in the way of the led's or each other. when i plugged three cables in, the box sat to the side because the weight of the cable held up up. if you are going to wall mount the unit (it comes with screws to do so) then that might help, but if you are going to set it on your desk, the ethernet cables have to run from the front of it, instead of behind... the unit also gets warm, so make sure you have clearance on all sides so it gets air. otherwise, despite the design issues, the product is slick. has led for 10/100mb, full duplex, collisions, and the 5th port doubles as an uplink.... for fast networking netgear makes a quality product.

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