NETGEAR GS116 ProSAFE 16-Port Gigabit Switch [GS116AU]

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NETGEAR GS116AU Description:

Netgear GS116 16-Port UTP 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch, 16 auto-speed-sensing UTP ports, 8K Mac address, PC, Macintosh, Unix, or Linux operating systems compatible, PnP installation

Power up Your Small Network to Gigabit Speeds

  • 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


  • Each port delivers up to 2000 Mbps of network speed (full duplex)
  • Fast, 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

Netgear Green

  • Up to 43% lower power consumption
  • Auto power-down mode saves energy when port is unused
  • Auto green mode detects cable length and adjusts power usage to save energy
  • Packaging manufactured with at least 80% recycled materials

Netgear GS116 16-Port Gigabit Switch


Network Ports

  • 16 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps UTP ports

Forwarding Mode

  • Store-and-forward


  • Bandwidth: 32 Gbps (non-blocking)
  • Forward rate (10 Mbps port): 14,800 packets/sec
  • Forward rate (100 Mbps port): 148,000 packets/sec
  • Forward rate (1000 Mbps port): 1,488,000 packets/sec
  • Latency (100 to 100 Mbps): 40 μ (max)
  • Latency (1000 to 1000 Mbps): 10 μ (max)
  • Queue buffer memory: 512 Kbytes per port
  • MAC address database: 8,000
  • Acoustic noise: 0 dB
  • Heat dissipation: 38.8 Btu/hr
  • Mean time between failures (MTBF): 393,000 hours (~45 years)

Power Consumption

  • 12V DC, 1.5A, 18W; plug is localized to country of sale

Status LEDs

  • Power, link, speed and activity

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: (w x d x h) 285 x 103 x 27 mm (11.22 x 4.06 x 1.06 in)
  • Weight: 1.08 kg (2.38 lb)

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 0º to 50º C (32º to 122° F)
  • Operating humidity: 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing

Safety Agency Approvals

  • CE mark, commercial
  • UL listed (UL 1950)
  • C-Tick

Electromagnetic Compliance

  • CE Class A
  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • EN 55022 (CISPR 22)
  • EN 55024
  • VCCI Class A
  • C-Tick Class A

Standards Compliance

  • IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Honors 802.1p priority tags
  • Honors DSCP priority tags
  • Jumbo frame support: up to 16 KB

System Requirements

  • Category 5e cables or better
  • Network card for each PC or server (e.g. Netgear GA311)
  • Network software (e.g., Microsoft® Windows®, Linux®, Mac® OS)


  • Switch: Netgear Lifetime Warranty†
  • Power adapter: Netgear 2-year Warranty

ProSupport™ Service Packs Available

OnCall 24x7

  • PMB0331-100 (US)
  • PMB0331 (non-US)


  • PRR0331

Package Contents

  • ProSafe 16-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (GS116v2)
  • Wall-mount kit
  • AC adapter
  • Installation guide
  • Warranty/support information card

Netgear Related Products


  • Gigabit Ethernet PCI Adapter (GA311)
  • Gigabit PC Card Adapter (GA511)


  • ProSafe 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (GS105)
  • ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch (GS108)
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