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The Netgear ProSafe FS116 is one of three entry-level, FS100 series desktop switches (FS105, FS108, FS116) released in 2004.

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Pros

Very simple installation--just plug in your network devices.

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Lightweight, compact design.

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Sturdier than most switches due to its metal construction.

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Very consistent and reliable performance--rarely needs to be restarted.

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Automatic switching of uplink, making crossover cables unnecessary.

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Cons

Long shape may not fit perfectly everywhere.

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Fairly outdated compared to similar Gigabit offerings now available.

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The Netgear ProSafe FS116 is one of three entry-level, FS100 series desktop switches (FS105, FS108, FS116) released in 2004. They all feature 10/100Mbps auto-sensing connectivity and plug in via Ethernet cables and a power cord. The FS116 is the top unit out of the three because it includes 16 total ports, the most bandwidth (3.2Gbps), the most memory (512KB), and the largest address database (8000). Like its peers, the FS116 utilizes Auto Uplink technology to automatically determine whether the link requires a straight-through or cross-over connection. Plus each ports supports up to 200Mbps in dedicated bandwidth. Traffic flows flawlessly with automatic flow control (802.3x).

Features
  • FS100 Series
  • Entry-Level Desktop Switch
  • Top Entry-Level FS100 Unit
  • Most Bandwidth/Memory/Addresses
  • 10/100Mbps Auto Sensing Connectivity
  • 16 UTP Ports
  • Auto Uplink Technology
  • Straight-Through/Cross-Over
  • 200Mbps Dedicated Bandwidth
  • Flawless Traffic (802.3x)
Specifications
  • Standards: 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x
  • Ports: Sixteen 10/100Mbps Auto Speed-Sensing UTP
  • Forwarding Modes: Store-and-Forward
  • Bandwidth: 3.2Gbps
  • Buffer Memory: 512KB
  • Address Database: 8000
  • Addressing: 48-bit MAC
  • Model Names: FS116NA, FS116UK, FS116-100LAS
  • Model Names: FS116AU
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