Netgear GS116E

Version: Yes
Managed switch
119,99
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Product information

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This product is our choice for a managed switch with 16 ports (without PoE).
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Key specs

Number of ethernet ports
16
Managed switch
Yes
Ethernet speed
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)
PoE support
No
Switching capacity
32 Gbit/s

Pros and cons

According to our network switch expert
  • Configure this managed switch completely to suit your needs.
  • Decide who gets access to which part of the business network through virtual networks.
  • With Quality of Service, you give priority to important internet traffic.
  • Network cables aren't included. Check out our bundles.
  • The switch doesn't have Power over Ethernet, so you can't supply power to devices via the network cable.
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Description

Expand your home or office network with the Netgear GS116E switch. It provides you with sufficient network ports for multiple computers, access points, or game consoles to connect to your wired network. This switch is managed, meaning that you can configure it to suit your needs. For example, you can configure up to 64 virtual networks to restrict access to parts of your network. You can prioritize specified network traffic thanks to the Quality of Service. This lets you give online gaming and streams priority over the downloading of large files.

Expand your home or office network with the Netgear GS116E switch. It provides you with sufficient network ports for multiple computers, access points, or game consoles to connect to your wired network. This switch is managed, meaning that you can configure it to suit your needs. For example, you can configure up to 64 virtual networks to restrict access to parts of your network. You can prioritize specified network traffic thanks to the Quality of Service. This lets you give online gaming and streams priority over the downloading of large files.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Power cable

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Power cable

Key specs

Number of ethernet ports
16
Managed switch
Yes
Ethernet speed
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)
PoE support
No
Switching capacity
32 Gbit/s



Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Netgear GS116 - 16-Port Gigabit Network Switch

    Johan Boxstaens | 9 November 2010 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • user friendly
    • fast connection guaranteed
    • price quality
    • mounting to the wall is slightly 'more difficult'

    On the advice of the helpdesk, I chose the Netgear GS116 for installing a home network in a new-build home. Because science is still debating the harmful or not harmful effects of wireless networks, we erred on the side of caution and filled the house full of UTP connections. I use the Netgear Switch to connect to the modem of the internet provider. It couldn't be simpler: just hang it up, plug in the cables, plug in the power cable and you're done! Only remark: fixing the switch to the wall is done with two screws supplied. A little bit of measuring work is required to confirm the device properly

    Johan Boxstaens | 9 November 2010 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Never again will you want a switch with fewer options

    Dominique | 25 June 2019 | In the version: Yes | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Advanced 802.1Q VLAN
    • 9198 MTU
    • LAG link aggregation Switch to switch & switch to PC (X times speed over X connections)
    • Fully featured HTML config & Prosafe utility config
    • Pause frame Flow control.

    The big difference between this switch and its smaller brothers lies in the LAG capabilities. If you have multiple switches with LAG and computers with Network interfaces that support link aggregation ( intel network cards (internal and external) e.g. or any working card in Vsphere ( ESxi ) or Linux ) you can double your bandwidth, triple and more through multiple cables to connect.

    The smallest gs105e is the only model that does not support flow control, the 8 ports and others do. Make sure to disable flow control on ports that have 100mbit cards attached and cards/switches that don't support flow control. At first sight it will work, but after some time you will see performance drops. If you buy new, opt for these 16 ports or at least 8 ports.

    The VLAN capabilities of this entire family of switches are fantastic. gs105e gs108e gs116e and the various poe models.. Also full featured standard 802.1Q VLAN, no custom build.
    Suppose you have internet with a VDSL provider, you use the interactive services of Telenet, you have a guest network for when visitors come, then you use a separate vlan for each of these. You can then connect your switches with trunks, these switches have access to each of these vlans. You can then set port per port on which network you end up when you connect a device to it. With the necessary OS support, you can also connect a trunk to your device, which then has individual access to the different vlans. You see these as individual network connections. (in linux interfaces eth0.2 eth0.3 eth0.4 etc..)

    If 10GBE networks are still a bit too expensive for you, but you still want to create 2 and 3 gigabit networks, this switch is ideal. Due to the fact that you connect your computers and switches with multiple cables at the same time, 16 ports are certainly not too much. Mix & match is no problem either. You can safely connect your file server with 3 cables and the rest of your devices with 1 or 2.

    The price is phenomenal for what this switch can do.

    In the latest iterations of the firmware (now installed by default with purchase) everything is also configurable via web interface. Linux / BSD / Apple users can now configure everything without needing a Windows computer (although for some troubleshooting scenarios the windows tool can do a little more with detecting the switch)

    Images are the configuration screens via prosafe tool and via web.

    Dominique | 25 June 2019 | In the version: Yes | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    a switch to bring home

    Bart Clarebout | 17 December 2012 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch

    Situation sketch:
    At home I had a WiFi router from netgear and a NAS server from Qnap. Both my ISP's modem and my netgear router acted as DHCP, resulting in two different IP ranges.
    The Qnap has a double Gigabit LAN connection and I wanted to make the most of that, as far as my network allows.

    Solution:
    This gigabit switch provides an extra boost in my network. All devices between which data must be exchanged (PC, laptop, NAS, AVR, ...) can now be neatly connected to one swtich. The future rooms can also each have their own network connection. To keep it simple, I set up my netgear router as an Access Point. Maybe a waste of the router but easier for the configuration of my network, there is now only one ip-range left.

    Advantages
    * much faster data transfers from my pc to my nas than before (the switch built into my modem was a 100Mbit)
    * sufficient connections without having to branch further
    * sturdy casing
    * limited in size

    Cons
    * quite a bit more energy consuming than twice 8-ports. Fortunately, there is the intelligent energy consumption system.
    * no router to hang in your living room or it's always Christmas with all the lights :-)

    Bart Clarebout | 17 December 2012 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Works well!

    Works well, quick to use

    Ester Crouse | 9 May 2017 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,0/10
    Top service
    • Fast delivery
    • Good product
    • Good price quality

    Product works exactly as expected

    Jeroen Den Otter | 25 June 2018 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    9,6/10
    Top
    • Easy to use GUI
    • Neat and solid design
    • Factory reset button
    • Enough connection points
    • POE

    I really like it, nice and fast GUI

    Sten van Grunsven | 5 September 2020 | In the version: Yes | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    Easy installation solid design
    • Fast delivery
    • Plug and play
    • solid design
    • connections are on the front

    Very fast delivery
    compact design
    installation is very simple no setup required.

    anoniem | 30 November 2015 | In the version: No | No PoE | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Recommended
    • Link aggregation capabilities
    • Right price
    • design and limited dimensions
    • other options (including Vlan) possible for the future

    Replaces 8-port Netgear (managed) due to a shortage of ports at the workplace. Consciously chosen for this type, there is now also possible link aggregation to NAS and to "old" 8-port Netgear (now placed with router/modem in meter cupboard). Now excellent fast connections with sufficient capacity.

    zeeleeuw50 | 4 September 2018 | In the version: Yes | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    7,2/10
    Good for the price, but be aware of the LACP limitation.
    • Well built
    • Price
    • Managed
    • No LACP, only static aggregation!

    Good switch, certainly for the price, but Coolblue states that it supports dynamic link aggregation = LACP = 802.3ax = 802.1ax. It does NOT support this, and only supports static link aggregation = 802.3ad (draft). This may have implications if connecting to a NAS, as some require LACP. For instance, setting it up with my synology NAS as a static (XOR aggregation) seems to result in a more fluctuating throughput, even if it seems to handle multiple simultanuous file transfers better. I may endup using dual ethernet link in a simple failover (active/passive) setup and not bother ...

    Setup was a bit fiddly, took some time and restarts to configure itself properly, but going nicely since then. Oddly the switch is not visible in m