Thoroughly inspected by Toby.
The Netgear GS116PP is a switch with Power over Ethernet+. This way, you can power devices such as IP cameras or thin clients via the 16 network connectors on this network switch. The switch is plug and play, so you can add it to an existing network in just a few minutes. The device is energy-efficient as well. It switches off when it doesn't register any traffic on the network connection. Thanks to its compact size, you can mount the switch underneath a desk or on the wall.
Yves Vander Haeghen | 29 June 2020
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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 my routers client list, even if the configuration utility says it obtained a DHCP lease from the router. I recommend using the windows configuration utulity for the first setup, after that the web-based UI seems to work fine...
All in all still good value for the little money this costs ...
Nicolas B | 27 August 2020
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As a basic switch, it's a good little package, but if buying for Link aggregation or high-availability NAS use - Don't It's not fit for purpose!
On top of this, attempting to debug the issues via to the Netgear help forums provided an experience ranging from unhelpful or providing false hope to downright rude and abrasive.
I'm very dissapointed in CoolBlue's aggregation of Static LAG under the description of "LACP" and doubly so with the experience of dealing with the netgear help community.
Effectively, you're you're going to be doing anything outside of aggregation, this should work out for you, for large volume trunk lines, the savings aren't worth the cost in terms of wasted effort and downtime.