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16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch

Power up Your Small Network to Gigabit Speeds!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Providing plug-&-play simplicity with exceptional performance and reliability, the GS116 is a cost effective solution for your growing network.

Product Specifications:

Netgear Part Number

  • GS116NA

Network Ports

  • Sixteen RJ-45 connectors for 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, or 1000BASE-T Ethernet interface

System Requirements

  • Windows, Linux, Mac OS
  • 10 Mbps: UTP Cat 3 (or better)
  • 100 Mbps: UTP Cat 5 (or better)
  • 1000 Mbps: UTP Cat 5e (or better)
  • Network card for each PC or server

Standards Compliance

  • Compatible with 10Base-T, 100Base-TX and 1000Base-T networks and devices; supports IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.1 and 802.3 a/b standards

Max MAC entries

  • 8K

Buffer size

  • 512KB per port

Network Latency

  • 100 Mbps to 100 Mbps: 40 µs max
  • 1000 Mbps to 1000 Mbps: 10 µs max

Frame Filter/Forward Rate

  • 14,800 frames/sec max for 10M port
  • 148,800 frames/sec max for 100M port
  • 1,488,000 frames/sec max for 1000M port


  • Provides speeds up to 2000 Mbps in full-duplex mode
  • Auto Uplink technology adjusts for either straight-through or crossover cable
  • High-speed auto sensing, full-duplex connections
  • Increases network capacity to handle extra-large file transfers
  • Plug-and-play functionality for easy installation
  • Works without an internal fan for quiet, cool performance
  • Compact metal case fits easily on a desk or mounts on a wall
  • Status LEDs: link, speed and activity


  • No

Acoustic Noise Level @25C (dBA)

  • 0dBA.


  • 393,000 hours

Power Supply

  • 12V DC, 1.5A, 18W
  • Internal

Max consumption

  • 25 Watts

Electromagnetic Compliance

  • CE mark
  • Commercial FCC Part 15
  • Class A EN 55 022 (CISPR 22
  • C-Tick

Safety Agency Approvals

  • CE mark
  • Commercial UL listed (UL 1950)
  • C-Tick

Operating Temperature

  • 32° to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Operating Humidity

  • 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing


  • 285 mm x 103 mm x 27 mm
    (11.22 in. x 4.06 in. x 1.06 in.)


  • 0.9 kg (2 lbs)


Manufacturer provided specifications for Netgear p/n GS116NA UPC#: 606449034998



  • ProSafe 16-port Gigabit Desktop Switch (GS116NA)
  • Wall-mount kit
  • AC adapter
  • Installation guide
  • Warranty/support information card
Netgear ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch Mfr P/N: GS116NA OWC SKU: NTGGS116NA Silently delivers up to 2000 Mbps on each port. Includes Wall-mount kit & AC adapter. Netgear Lifetime Limited Warranty
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