Netgear ProSafe GS116
Released April, 2004
The Pros:Great value - a generous number of ports and features for the price. Simple to setup and configure. Auto-sensing works as advertised with 10/100/1000 devices.
The Cons:Long manufacturer warranty - 5 years. Firmware issues - requires semi-frequent reboots. Reliability issues when used over an extended period of time.
The Netgear ProSafe GS116 is a 16-port Gigabit switch that provides full, dedicated 1000Mbps connections for quickly moving large files across a network. It utilizes auto-switching Ethernet technology to seamlessly integrate 10BASE-T Ethernet, 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, and 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet devices without sacrificing performance.
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Plus each port supports the full duplex standard, allowing transactions up to 2000Mbps per port. In addition, the GS116 includes AutoUplink technology that automatically makes proper adjustments for different types of networking cabling. Additional features include support for Layer 2 802.1p and Layer 3 DSCP traffic priority tags; plug-n-play compatibility with Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux operating systems; and wall mountability.
- 16-Port Gigabit Switch
- Full 1000Mbps Connections
- Auto-Switching Ethernet Technology
- AutoUplink Technology
- Full Duplex Standard
- Support for Jumbo Frames
- Plug-n-Play Installation
- Win/Mac/Unix/Linux Compatibility
- Layer 2 802.1p
- Layer 3 DSCP
- Wall Mountability
- Ports: 16 10/100/1000 Auto-Sending UTP
- Bandwidth: 32Gbps
- Mac Address Databse: 8000
- Compatibility: Win/Mac
- Warranty: Lifetime
- Model #s: GS116NA, GS116GE, GS116UK, GS116AU, GS116JP
User Reviews (1)
great value - a generous number of ports and features for the price
simple to setup and configure
auto-sensing works as advertised with 10/100/1000 devices
suitable for small business use - great for connecting servers
runs quiet and cool - no moving parts
uses a variety of LEDs to indicate various operational modes - easy to do a quick status check
long manufacturer warranty - 5 years
firmware issues - requires semi-frequent reboots
reliability issues when used over an extended period of time
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