- Product Dimensions: 43 x 16.7 x 7 cm ; 1.2 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
- Item model number: GS116NA
- ASIN: B00023DRLO
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Sept. 15 2008
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,929 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS116NA)
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- Delivers Gigabit speeds - up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet
- Integrates 10/100/1000 Mbps devices on the same network
- Fits neatly into small workspaces-compact, metal case
- Runs silently without a fan
- Auto green mode detects cable length and adjusts power usage to save energy
- Physical Characteristics-Weight (Approximate)-2.00 lb
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Amazon.ca 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 and 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.
From the Manufacturer
The NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch helps businesses cost-effectively expand their network. The GS116 is energy efficient, built to last, and rigorously tested to provide the reliability businesses need.
NETGEAR #1 in US Market Share according to NPD data for Unmanaged, Web & Smart Switches, April 2015.
NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
Instant Connectivity with Reliable Performance
- Auto-switching and auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection
- 16 switched ports provide bandwidth for PCs, servers or switches
- Auto Uplink automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables
- Supports jumbo frames up to 16 KB
- Honors TOS/802.1p prioritization
- Fits neatly into small workspaces - compact, metal case
|ProSAFE 5-Port Gigabit Switch||ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Switch||ProSAFE 16-Port Gigabit Switch||ProSAFE 16-Port Gigabit Switch||ProSAFE 24-Port Gigabit Switch|
|# of Ports||5||8||16||16||24|
|Max MAC Entries||4,000||4,000||8,000||8,000||16,000|
|Bandwidth||10 Gbps||16 Gbps||32 Gbps||32 Gbps||48 Gbps|
|IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Weight||0.58 lb||1.15 lbs||2.38 lbs||3.57 lbs||3.64 lbs|
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Top Customer Reviews
I wish I could say the same thing about my other networking hardware.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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.
Unless you've got the tools, there are better switches out there designed to last without all of the folderol below. But, for the handy and prepared, this switch can be resuscitated over and over. Read on...
In looking at the reviews, it seems that Netgear has not fixed the fundamental flaw on this switch's mainboard since ver 1. I'm seeing in reviews that ver 3's are still failing. What's the built in obsolescence of this switch for the unsuspecting consumer? There are two capacitors on the mainboard, that for whatever reasons, FAIL FAIL FAIL.
Don't believe it? Do a Google search for Netgear GS 108 and blinking lights (of death). You'll find all sorts of posts about how to identify the bad capacitors, remove them, buy replacements at Radio Shack and then, yep, solder them back on to the board. Here's a link to a great step by step to repair this switch because it will fail. doubleu.doubleu.doubleu.codeproject.com/Articles/204922/Netgear-GS-Blinking-Link-LEDs-Can-we-fix-it-Y
Unless you have a) a soldering iron, b) the know how to use it or c) someone handy at home, skip this switch and look at either Cisco or LInksys. Shame on Netgear for still selling this switch without fixing its mainboard.
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.
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.
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.