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NETGEAR - 16-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 990 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge benefit to home network

    Posted
    ElDonAlmighty
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    This is a great little switch at a perfect price. I considered buying a 'managed' switch but decided I wasn't ever really going to see the benefit from all the hassle. This allowed me to get rid of all those 4-1 boxes I had stuck all over the place that actually slowed the network down. Now everyone cane stream their own HD content and nobody has any jiggle. I have fiber to the house which now runs through a ubiquity EdgeMax 3-port router as my master, Then I use an Apple Airport Extreme at one end of the house as my main wifi and another one near the bedrooms to extend it. BOOM, everyone has full speed, no interruptions and if you have a hardline you get full bandwidth every time. Best decision I ever made. Like it or not, the Apple routers make sure all the gear attach every time and you just won't need to mess with them ever again. And they last forever. This switch from netgear was the key to bringing everyone up to maximum speed. Yes, I spent the weekend in the basement running blue cable all over the house and I installed some very nice looking "low-voltage" outlets with RJ45 ports hear the wifi points. It was all worth it and my house is based in the warm glow of wifi goodness

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect replacement for three switches

    Posted
    cjd2112
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    As my home network evolved so did the amount of ethernet ports. As I upgraded my network I needed a single switch to accommodate my needs and this was the perfect fit. Solid construction with the right amount of weight to ground it; a welcomed change as my other switches were plastic and often fell from the ethernet connections. The status light indicators are easy to see and determine which connections are running properly and the top of the box allowed me to attach labels for each ethernet connection, Highly recommend this switch for those who need more ethernet connections and who plan on needing more in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug & Play Easy

    Posted
    PMarv
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    Installed in my newly constructed home. Home came with a "structured wiring" package, that I expanded to run LAN connections throughout home, to plug all Smart TV's, Xbox's and Apple Airport Extremes to each floor to extend and give me the fastest network (vs. all wireless). This Switch has no external cooling needed, so Installed in the structured wiring box. I opted for this Switch vs. one installed with house because one that came with house was not Gigabit rated nor had enough ports. I'm no network specialist, but system appears to be runing well, fast, and stark improvement over previous home's wireless only system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flashes vigorously

    Posted
    Rbm499
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    I purchased this 16 Port ethernet switch so I could better manage the multitude of hubs necessary to manage the Smart Home cacophony of an early adapter. Not only does it have sufficient ports to manage my Wink, Philips Hue, Insteon, Caseta Lutron, SmartThings, Luma, and Wigwag hubs, there is room for the extra hub that suddenly died and is now a 'brick' and (my original gateway drug into this abyss) the TCP hub which is now both a brick and an 'orphan' (discontinued and/or company totally out of business). It dutifully flashes day and night in an exuberant blue and has a worker bee like click to it as well so that's something you and your impressionable guests may find comfort and security within the warm embrace of a data collection goldmine cocoon in the sanctity of your home 24/7/365.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a switch...

    Posted
    BenGeekn

    I have the 5-port and 8-port versions of this same switch. Ran out of ports on my 8-port GS108, so decided to get the 16-port version. Not much to install - it's a switch. DO NOTE HOWEVER, that the power supply for the GS116 is *different* from the GS108 (at least from what I got). The GS108 had a 12V, 1.0A power supply. The GS116 on the other hand has a 12V, 1.5A power supply, so if you're upgrading be sure to swap BOTH the switch itself AND the power supply. Other than that, not much else to say. It's a ProSafe product, so it has a lifetime guarantee. A single 16-port switch costs more than two 8-port switches, but it's more convenient to have a single 16-port switch for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I've never been wronged by NetGear

    Posted
    Mikecallred
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    I purchased this NetGear 16 port switch out of desperation while we were doing a work demo for a client. They only provided us an 8 port 10/100 switch that was killing our productivity and demonstrability. A quick trip to Best Buy, and a price match from a certain online retailer, we were out the door and ten times faster at work. NetGear has always provided quality, reliable products. I have never felt like I made a bad decision when I purchased NetGear. We are now using this switch as a separate lab environment switch and it is so nice to have a plug-and-play set it and forget it workhorse in the lab environment. I highly recommend NetGear as this is probably my 20th or so NetGear product purchase. I always look at NetGear first.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Switch!

    Posted
    Greens19678
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    Over the past few years, I have been putting together a DIY smart home, so I have accumulated several Ethernet plugs (security cameras, smart lights, several different hub/bridges, xbox, etc.). Previously, I was using 3 cheaper Netgear 5 port hubs linked together. So, I’ve been looking for the right switch to bring it all together. After, a lot of research I decided to pull the trigger on this one and I could not be happier!!! It does everything I want it to do plus its very fast. If you’re looking for a switch for whatever reason, I highly recommend this one!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear Prosafe = Solid Performer

    Posted
    circuslogic
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    The product warranty, the performance, the price, the convenience of it being located at my local BBY and being able to get MyBBY Program points are all part of the reason why I purchased this L2 unmanaged switch. Serious increase in file speed copying from WD MyCloud 3TB Gigabit Ethernet NAS to my Drobo5N and Drobo FS NAS servers. This is a REAL 32-Gb bandwidth L2 switch. Don't settle for other switches that claim to be "Gigabit" switches. They might have the same number of ports and link up at GbE speeds, but they won't have the throughput that this one does! When you start moving GB size files around your home wired network from PC to PC / Mac to Mac / NAS to NAS, you will appreciate the difference this product delivers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything I needed to get the devices talking

    Posted
    Robon2ndshift

    Simple easy switch to connect the Tivo & minis, MyBook Live, Printer and all the other stuff in the house. Gigabit speed is major plus. Simple setup. Plug in the ethernet cables and plug it in. It works. My only complaint would be how the power brick takes up 2.5 plugs. If it would have been rotated 90 degrees it would have taken up only 1. But I'm nitpicking. It sits in the basement and works and I don't have to do anything with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Switch - Get It!

    Posted
    WadeShuler

    This is a solid Gigabit switch! The price difference between the model below this one (8port?) and this 16 port, is a no brainer. I have half the ports unused, but plenty of room to grow! Perfect switch for adding more ports to your router! Plug & Forget - Plug in the switch to your router, plug your devices into the switch, and it just works :) PS: If your Gigabit all the way, use Cat6 ethernet cables. My Setup: Modem: Arris SB8200 Router: Linksys WRT1900ACS v2 Switch: Netgear 16 port Gigabit switch - GS116NA

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works better than previous switch

    Posted
    annoyed
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    I have large house that was previously used for commercial and have been converting the existing cat5 based PBX wiring into ethernet. I was using a netgear 8 port switch but there were stability issues (suspect wiring) but as I finished replacing jacks 9 and 10, I upgraded to the 16port switch. The whole network is more stable now and even through its old cat 5 ( not even cat5e ) I'm getting the full 1000Mbps on most ports...even on connections with more than 200ft of cable. With 400Mbps internet, a gigbit is needed to take advantage of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use NETGEAR 16-port switch

    Posted
    CodeDaddy
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    We were setting up a training room for my company and I needed to connect several computers to our LAN. I had only an hour or so left to get everything going before training started when our switch for the room went out. Trying not to have a Packet Panic, we rushed to BestBuy four cities away and found this switch. We purchased it and drove back to complete the setup hoping it would "just work". Luckily, all we had to do was plug in the power and other Ethernet cables and everything was up and running without hassle and with a few minutes to spare!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality and value

    Posted
    TechedOutInSeattle
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    I prefer wires to wireless, so with every room wired, I needed a switch with a decent amount of ports. The Netgear ProSafe series has a metal enclosure, a lifetime warranty and just happened to be on sale. It was a simple plug and play setup and everything runs well. It's low profile and seems to run cool. I've tried other switches including Netgear's non ProSafe series, which had a plastic chassis and didn't last much past the one year warranty. I would recommend this switch if you're looking for something that will last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plug in and go

    Posted
    Levelem
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    Was expecting a bit of difficulty, but, followed the instructions, step-by-step. Had all of the devices attached in a few minutes. Have not had a single issue or problem since. The signal lights are on the cable plug-in side, was the only issue I had, it seemed backwards to me. Cables coming from the rear of that unit and the corresponding signal light right beside each plug-in port, I was expecting the lights to be on the front of the unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Ethernet Switch At A Great Price

    Posted
    Gman
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    My home LAN had grown to the point that I added a second CISCO 8 port Gigabit switch; this worked well for years but a couple months ago data transfer speed began to vary and became generally slower. I replaced the old CISCO switches with this NETGEAR unit and... WOW! What a difference! My LAN has never been faster and I gained a few ports in the process. I generally buy CISCO "Managed" switches for professional applications but this NETGEAR is a terrific deal if VLANs, etc. are not needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

    Posted
    dvguru
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    Purchased this switch to replace an older 8 port. Had run out of 1gig ports. Not much to installing this 16 port switch. Plug and go. Did read the installation manual, and on the back for "Network Cable" it states "Category 5e or better Ethernet cable", which got me to check the dozens of cables I had already in my network. Found that I had two old cat5 cables running to 1 gig devices. Replaced them with cat5e. First time I've read an Installation guide in years. But it's a good hint - check your cables.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and cheerful

    Posted
    Mustang
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    It isn't fancy, it is not managed, but, it is gigabit and has zero overhead, so it is fast and idiot proof to install for simple networks. For the price, it is hard to complain. I almost knocked off one star only because I have had some reliability issues with Netgear switches overheating in the past, but decided to give this one a fair shake, and can always come back and ding it later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear Prosafe 16 port Switch

    Posted
    Esco
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    This unit runs flawlessly. We currently have 10 work stations set up in our office with another 4 scheduled to be added in the fall. Data flows seemlessly through our office network while using this unit. Everything is easy to discover on our network and we never have a break in communication. Should we need to add more than 16 devices we will definitely be looking forward to purchasing another unit. Thank you Netgear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I thought

    Posted
    Glenn
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    Bought this switch to replace my 5 port Linksys switch so I could network some IP security cameras, computers, Roku, Chromecast, etc via ethernet cable. Works very well and distributes my high speed internet to all systems without any problems. Nice and compact and feels sturdy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Switch

    Posted
    TDSTIM
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    I have used many of the "metal box" Netgear switches over the years. I have had a few go out in that time so I have switched to TP-Link and found them to be a little more reliable in the long run. I need to replace another one of these that went out (could have been a surge so it was not a product failure) and wanted the same form factor as the original installed unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend