NETGEAR FS116P ProSafe® 16-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch with 8-Port POE - FS116PNA

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Reliable, running continuously for over a year now

by pointam on 7/9/2011

I have been using this switch for over a year now and it has worked flawlessly without requiring any reboot (I attached it to a 500VA Tripp Lite UPS). I used it to power 4 Panasonic Poe IP cameras over CAT-6 Ethernet cables (2 of which are over 100-feet away) with zero drop outs. All four of these cameras are also outputting 640x480 30fps video simultaneously with no drop-out. Just plug in and go, setup can't be easier. As an added bonus, it has vents on the left, right and back for ventilation to keep it cool without any fan noise.

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Product Overview

Affordable Power over Ethernet Switching

The ProSafe FS116P provides power and data from a single point, using Power over Ethernet (PoE) over a single Cat-5 cable. The sixteen Fast Ethernet ports can be used for any 10/100 Mbps link and eight of these ports can supply industry-standard IEEE 802.3af power. Advanced auto-sensing algorithm gives power only to 802.3af end devices, so no need to worry about damaging proprietary PoE or non-PoE equipment. In addition, it discontinues the power when PoE devices are disconnected. Easy and reliable, the ProSafe FS116P automatically determines PoE requirements, speed, duplex, and cable type using AutoUplink™.

The affordably priced ProSafe FS116P delivers PoE to any small business network that wants to simplify the installation of wireless access points and IP-based surveillance cameras. These devices are optimally installed on a ceiling or high on a wall, away from most electrical outlets. PoE eliminates the requirement for a dedicated electrical outlet to power these devices. This allows for flexibility in situating devices where AC power is difficult to access and lowers installation costs. Compact and flexible, the ProSafe FS116P is ideal for small business network that want to inexpensively use PoE to deploy wireless access points and IP-based network surveillance cameras.


Choose to plug in up to 16 Ethernet or Fast Ethernet devices and mix in up to eight 802.3af IP-based devices like wireless access points or IP-based network surveillance cameras. Place these 802.3af-compliant devices where they belong - high up on walls and ceiling for maximum coverage - or anywhere else you need them. Power and data are carried over standard Cat-5 cabling.

Plug and Play

The standards-based ProSafe FS116P senses and adjusts for network speed and cabling type automatically, for easy integration into your existing 10/100 Ethernet network. For PoE, the switch automatically detects 802.3afcompliant devices, and supplies power as needed. Front panel LEDs keep you informed of switch and PoE status.

Quiet and Compact

Engineered for compact convenience, it is only 1-inch high and 4-inches deep, with a durable metal case that is easily positioned on your desktop or a wall, using the included mounting hardware. The fan-less design quietly integrates in your small office environment.

Great Value

With data switching and Power over Ethernet integrated into one unit, the FS116P saves space, reduces cables and eliminates the requirement for dedicated electrical outlets - lowering installation costs, simplifying installation of PoE-capable devices, and eliminating the need for electricians or extension cords. All in all a great benefit for a modest price.


Manufacturer Netgear
Mfg Part# FS116PNA
SKU 201700823
UPC 606449041712
UPC 14 00606449041712
Tech Specs
Status Indicators Power Link, speed, and activity
Number of Ports 16
Fast Ethernet Port Yes
Altitude 10000 ft Maximum Operating / 10000 ft Maximum Storage
Humidity 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating / 95% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Storage
Temperature 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / 14°F (-10°C) to 158°F (70°C) Storage
Product Type Ethernet Switch
Manufacturer Part Number FS116PNA
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Netgear, Inc
Product Model FS116P
Product Name ProSafe FS116P Ethernet Switch
Product Line ProSafe
Product Series FS100
Brand Name Netgear
Connectivity Media UTP 10/100Base-TX
Performance 3.2Gbps Bandwidth
Additional Information Addressing: 48-bit MAC address Network latency: Less than 20 µs for 64-byte frames in store-and-forward mode for100 Mbps to 100 Mbps transmission
Package Contents FS116P Fast Ethernet Switch with 8 Port PoE Wall-mount kit AC adapter Quick Installation Guide Warranty/Support information card
Compatibility Windows Linux Mac OS
Certifications & Standards IEEE: IEEE 802.3 IEEE 802.3u IEEE 802.3x Safety Agency Approvals: UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC950/EN60950 Electromagnetic Emissions: CE mark, commercial FCC part 15 Class A EN55 022 (CISPR22), Class A VCCI Class A C-Tick
System Requirements Network cables Network card for each PC or server
Address Table 8 K MAC Address -
Layer Support 2
Switching Method Store-and-forward
Flow Control IEEE 802.3x (Full-duplex)
Weight (Approximate) 2 lb
Power Source AC Adapter
Input Current 1.20 A
Power Consumption 14.40 W @
Input Voltage Range 12
MTBF 22.1 Year
Standard Warranty Lifetime

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