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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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The ZyXEL GS1100-16 is positioned to deliver a solution that requires no switch management for office environments demanding silent operation and green technology. It provides plug-and-play simplicity for high-bandwidth connectivity.

The GS1100-16 is a 16-port 10/100/1000 switch and protects your existing network investments while providing you with a straightforward migration path to faster Gigabit speeds.

IEEE Energy-Efficient-Ethernet (EEE) compliance:
The ZyXEL GS1100-16 offers environmental efficiency with Gigabit Ethernet speeds critical for next-generation network applications. To comply with the IEEE802.3az standard, the GS1100-16 provides power saving functions to reduce energy consumption to help business save cost.

Inactive link detection:
The power usage adjustment feature automatically reduces power usage when any shut down network device or inactive link is detected. That is, power consumption of the Series can be adjusted according to the link status or the number of active network devices when possible.

Cable length detection:
The devices equipped with this green feature can automatically detect the length of connected Ethernet cables and adjust power usage accordingly. The shorter the cable length, the less power it consumes.

Fanless design
Since the fanless design ensures quiet operation in small office spaces, the GS1100-16 is the perfect solution for small business and SOHO office deployments.

Gigabit to the desktop:
The GS1100-16 comprises of unmanaged Gigabit switches that provide an inexpensive desktop Gigabit solution for significant performance boost thanks to the higher network bandwidth. The GS1100-16 comes in desktop, wall-mountable or rack-mountable enclosure design is an ideal solution for bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-resolution photo transmission, video/audio streaming and downloading as well as server farm connections.

Power-packed delivery:
With the non-blocking switching architecture, the GS1100-16 filters and forwards packets at wire speed for maximum throughput. Features such as Address learning and aging, 802.3x flow control adjust traffic congestion and ensure reliable data transmission. The GS1100-16 also supports jumbo frames of up to 9k bytes for extra large transfers.

Easy installation:
The GS1100-16 offers plug-and-play connectivity and easy installation. With the Auto-MDI/MDI-X feature, it eliminates the need for crossover cables when connecting to another switch or hub; the Auto-negotiation feature senses the link speed of a network device and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance.

Features:

  • Non-blocking, wire-speed transmission
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X support
  • IEEE 802.3az compliant
  • Fanless design for silent running
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow control supported
  • IEEE802.1p CoS supported
  • Jumbo frame supported up to 9K bytes
  • 16 ports, desktop design

Affordable Solution for Gigabit Connections to the Desktop

The ZyXEL GS1100 Series is the best solution for instant Gigabit connectivity in office environments demanding silent operation and better energy efficiency. With power-saving functions, Gigabit Ethernet and a fanless design, the GS1100 Series provides plug-and-play simplicity for high-bandwidth network applications.

The ZyXEL GS1100 Series consists of four unmanaged switches: the GS1100-8HP, GS1100-16, GS1100-24 and GS1100-24E. The GS1100-16 and GS1100-24E feature 16 and 24 GbE ports. The GS1100-24 is a 24-port Gigabit switch with 2 additional open Gigabit SFP slots, while the GS1100-8HP is an 8-port Gigabit switch that complies with the IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) Plus standard, providing 4 PoE ports with up to 30 watts per port.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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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 C.
  • 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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  • Jack Y.
  • 1/29/2014 3:27:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • 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: Rack mountable, silent, and claims-to-be power-efficient. Tested all ports and none gave me trouble.

Cons: I don't have any complaints. Pretty simple product.

Other Thoughts: I don't have a kill-a-watt or a frame of reference to judge the power efficiency.

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  • Lisa B.
  • 1/28/2014 10:56:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs16 WAYS TO GO

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

Pros: It works and well. I like it. Seems to have speeded up my connections over the HP unit I was using.

Cons: None

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