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ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

  • 8K MAC Address Table
  • 256K Bytes Buffer Memory
  • Unmanaged
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
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  • Ronald T.
  • 9/10/2014 11:58:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged Gigabit Switch

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: -16 Ports
- Reliable
- Gigabit Speeds Uplink and Downlink
- Inexpensive
- Compact

Cons: - Speed and Activity Lights are Not Directly by the Ports.
- Ports are in Double Stack so Difficult to Populate the Bottom Ports.

Other Thoughts: After more than a year of service, this ZyXEL 16-port unmanaged switch is still working fine. The ports are all working even after regularly switching out cables. The housing is metal and holds up to moderate abuse.

The only qualms I have about this switch are design features which contribute to the compact design. The first is that the speed/activity lights are all together separate from the individual ports. It is difficult to understand quickly which light is associated with which port in case of problems. Diagnosing the problem is neither quick, nor intuitive with these indicator lights stacked the way they are. Also there are no markings on either the ports, or lights to indicate what light goes with what port.

The second problem I have with this design is that the lower set of eight (8) ports is very close to the top set. This makes it difficult to populate the bottom ports if the top set of ports is already filled. It also makes it more difficult to troubleshoot cables or change out cables in a particular bottom port if surrounding ports are already populated.

These are minor design concerns that are only pertinent if you are changing cables out on ports regularly or have network difficulties which require troubleshooting on a regular basis.

In conclusion, this ZyXEL 16-port unmanaged switch is reliable, sturdy, and inexpensive. It is a very good value if you need a no-frills gigabit switch that gets the job done. I recommend it.

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  • DANIEL R.
  • 8/10/2014 10:18:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: Great price
Works exactly as expected
Rack mount ears included

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Bought this because the old 5 port switch i had jury rigged to my home rack had failing ports. Got this on sale for around $45 and have absolutely no complaints. Has worked great with advertised throughput since i hooked it up.

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  • Michael D.
  • 7/22/2014 5:38:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDoes what it needs to do

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: PRICE, small size, Quiet no fan

Cons: Instructions/documentation tell you nothing. Lights do not show link speed. What exactly does the power saver ieee switch do? No light to show if the switch is on.

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  • Brian R.
  • 7/5/2014 6:32:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMichael D's DHCP/encryption/handshakes/etc?

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: It works great.
Has been working for more than 1 year.
No problems.
Can be rack mounted with included hardware.
No fans.
Low power consumption.
Can sit on a shelf.
Has 16 ports for a very low price.
Passes gigabit traffic without any issue.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It's an unmanaged switch. What more do you want?

Michael D's review on 6/24/2014 mentions DHCP, encryption, hand shakes, security flaws, and other things that have absolutely NOTHING to do with an UN-MANAGED switch!

This is a simple layer-2 switch. It doesn't do anything with DHCP, encryption, hand shakes (beyond those required by the hardware), security, or anything else!

Don't write a review with negative comments when you know absolutely nothing about networking.

I read one review that claimed that this switch would only pass 100 megabit traffic. That is absolutely false. Perhaps the reviewer had problems with other equipment on his network?

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  • Charles H.
  • 6/24/2014 7:50:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs802.11az Switch

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: Uses standard power cord, no "brick" to fail. Has on/off switch on back for power and 802.11az on/off switch on front. Solid construction, ears for rack mount, rubber feet and wall mount holes. Truly a versatile product.

Cons: None -The 801.11az standard it allows the network connection between connected devices to utilize "low power state" signals, saving energy by turning off unused ports, and "sleeping" when not in use for data transmission.. Both the switch and the connected device must be IEEE 802.11az compliant for this feature to work. Most of the new devices will use this protocol without issues - older devices may not support it.

Other Thoughts: In short - if you need a really well built high speed unmanaged switch that is affordable (not cheap) get this one. Enable (turn on the switch) 802.11az and enjoy about 10 to 20 percent power savings per connection over standard networking equipment.

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  • Michael D.
  • 6/24/2014 6:13:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBest 16 port Gigabit Switch for the money

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: Time to replace my DLink 8 port switch - I ran out of ports. For the money, I hit NewEgg on sale for $49 delivered, it can not be beat. Simply plug and play. Throughput and management seem to work very well. This unit has performed flawlessly. A plus is there are not set up procedures. Simply plug in your network cables, hook up the power and you are up and running.

Cons: This is an unmanaged switch. There is no way I can see to take positive control. In most cases this is not an issue if this switch is behing your firewall, however operations are a complete mystery unless you use a sniffer to make some guesses. My DHCP is handled by my main router, so I do not know how this unit would function as a DHCP controller. Encryption / hand shakes are not definable, and given intrusion problems, I can only hope I have no problems here. While the firewall should take care of many issues, compromises on the switch part could open vulnerabilities. I have not observed any of these issues, but . . .

Other Thoughts: For $49.00, a 16 port gigabit switch can not be had for anywhere near this price. As noted there are security / control issues. Overall, so far, and excellent value.

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  • Stephen R.
  • 6/5/2014 9:01:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: 16 port gigabit for 50 bucks after coupon code.
Rackmountable
Regular UL power cable input. (no power brick required)

Cons: None to speak of, does what it should. no complaints.

Other Thoughts: Rackmountable switches are a double-edged sword if they're not rack mounted. I'll be wall mounting this switch before long to make it a little prettier.

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  • Bobby P.
  • 5/13/2014 10:54:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the money

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: does what it is suppose to! Fast and easy and space saver small switch to be 16 port.

Cons: none

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  • Aaron B.
  • 4/1/2014 7:00:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for the advanced home office

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: Caught this one on sale for a great price. I'm really starting to like this Zyxel gear, well built, solid.
Its rack mountable, comes with ears, also comes with rubber feet and can be wall mounted as well.
Built in power supply, no fan. Silent.
On/off switch on the back.

Cons: If you need to use this as a desktop switch, note that the ports are on the front, so you'll probably put it on your desk backwards, and you wont be able to see the lights. The power cord sticks out the back.

Other Thoughts: There is an 802.3az button on the front. Something to do with the green low power standard.

I can confirm WOL works fine through this switch. The 802.3az button doesn't affect WOL, so I am a bit at a loss what it actually does. Owners manual sheds no light.

Would be nice if there was some info about the button, when it might be useful.

No biggie, nice switch.

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  • Kent I.
  • 3/2/2014 7:25:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill working well

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch

Pros: Solidly built, and functions as stated after 1+ year

Cons: .

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