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NETGEAR ProSafe (GS116) 16-Ports External Switch

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  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps
  • Compatibility: Unix Mac PC
  • Form Factor: External
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NETGEAR ProSafe (GS116) 16-Ports External Switch

Build a high-performing and reliable network on a small scale with the NetGear ProSafe GS116 16-Port Gigabit External Switch. Providing a wide range of powerful features, this low-density device meets the networking needs of growing offices and small-sized businesses. This unit is big on energy efficiency, helping you realize significant savings in the workplace. In addition, installing the unit into your local area network (LAN) is quick and easy with its plug-and-play operation. This spares you the hassle and inconvenience of conventional switch configuration where you have to log on to a Web-based interface, customize the settings and wait for the software to download the necessary drivers. With this ProSafe product, installation comes right out of the box and you can enjoy high-speed connectivity throughout your LAN in no time. Wireless LANs are typically slower and more susceptible to security breaches. For small office setups, it is more viable to implement a LAN using a wired connection for the consistent performance, speed and stability this type of connectivity provide. Including the fact that wired networks are generally less expensive to manage and maintain. With the NetGear GS116 interconnecting your LAN devices, you get a cost-effective switching solution that does not compromise on quality and security. The GS116 model comes from the NetGear ProSafe family of gigabit unmanaged switches that offers a variety of port configurations and form factors. Optimized for gigabit Ethernet, this unit includes 16 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports that enable you to connect up to 16 wired devices, including desktop computers, laptops, gaming consoles, printers, servers and storage hardware. Transfer data at 10 times the speed of fast Ethernet or up to 1000 megabits per second (Mbps) when the switch is operating in half-duplex mode. For even faster connectivity, enable full-duplex mode to achieve data transmission speeds of up to 2000 Mbps. Integrated with auto-switching and auto-sensing capabilities, each port automatically detects the speed and type of duplex operation of an attached device. The port then configures itself to the appropriate setting to ensure optimum network-wide performance. Combined with the Auto Uplink technology, ports automatically adjust for cross-over or straight-through cables. This frees you from worrying about which Ethernet cable to use when configuring your LAN. With a non-blocking backplane bandwidth of 32 gigabits per second, this switch also features the store and forward packet switching functionality. This NetGear GS116 unit includes support for several networking standards defined by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This device is 802.1p-compliant, which provides quality of service (QoS) at the media access control level. With QoS integrated into the switch, traffic is controlled and congestion is minimized. Bandwidth-intensive tasks, including video streaming, web conferencing, downloading large files and playing games, get higher priority than low-latency processes. By managing bandwidth utilization, LAN quality is not degraded and peak performance is maintained throughout your LAN. Built with exceptional power savings features, this NetGear product helps you reduce your energy consumption by up to 43 percent. The device includes an auto power-down mode that disables unused ports. When shorter wires are used in connecting devices, power delivery is also minimized. Encased in a durable metal enclosure, the NetGear ProSafe GS116 16-port switch passed rigorous tests to give you long-lasting performance that works to your satisfaction.

Product Details and Features


Enclosure Type External
Humidity Range Operating (Range) 10 - 90%


Depth 4.1 in.
Height 1.1 in.
Weight 2 lbs
Width 11.2 in.

System Requirements

OS Required Microsoft Windows • Novell NetWare • Linux • Apple MacOS


Power Consumption Operational 25 Watt


Interfaces 16 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45


Networking Type Switch
Connectivity Technology Wired
Switching Protocol Ethernet
MAC Address Table Size 8K entries


Status Indicators Port status, link activity, port transmission speed, power
Other Features Full duplex capability, auto-sensing per device, store and forward

Key Features

Data Transfer Rate 1 Gbps
Compatibility Unix • Mac • PC
Form Factor External

Product Identifiers

Model GS116
UPC 606449035001

Other Features

Brand NetGear

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