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Comments to date: 12. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
gaeldk 11:51pm on Friday, October 29th, 2010 
"Brought it home, plugged everything in, Power cycled my network and voila! working perfectly for 2 months now." Easy setup, works perfectly. "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.
wengzerg 3:03am on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 
Gets the job done A little outdated having so many 100MB ports but it gets the job done if you need a GBIC slot. Technical support is very good.
musicfreak 12:07am on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 
Compact, Small & Fast. Metal Case not plastic. Durrable Easy To Set Up,Fast,Reliable,Small It is a switch, what else is there to say? Easily Expanded,Easy To Set Up,Fast,Reliable,Small
ishaxace 6:37pm on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 
I have used two other switches of another brand, both lost ports. Have one of these at work with no problems so got this one to use at home.
stevengilbreath 10:58pm on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 
I used this as a replacement in an existing system. The network setup required no programming of the unit. I expected to replace the existing switch.
Bret_Cannon 7:15am on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 
I make a lot of online purchases and would have no hesitation purchasing from PC Nation again in the future. Great experience... The best thing that you can say about a switch is that it works. I needed a POE switch to set up some Cisco VoIP phones for a training event.
pat donovan 11:02pm on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 
On the box its a VPN/firewall/router. Well the thing is nothing more than a good door stop. It crashes all the time and takes forever to reboot. The problems with this router are well documented, it is just a third rate product. Hopefully a firmware upgrade will make it usable someday. I bought 4 FS-116 when it was on-sales. It was the least expensive 16 ports I can find at that time. Inexpensive. Pro look Dead immediately. If you were thinking of buying this router and putting your clients public WAP (WRT300N) in the DMZ forget it. Nice reports and logging.
pmgdj 1:54am on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 
I use this product to support two POE IP CCTV cameras. Product is perfect for this application. Easy To Set Up","Reliable","Small Good and reliable product. Two ports used with power and the rest without. Worked just fine. Easily Expanded","Easy To Set Up","Reliable
ghooks 9:39am on Friday, May 28th, 2010 
Do not buy this product Netgear have accepted there is a firmware problem with this device which causes it to hang every 3 or 4 hours. Almost a good piece of kit For the average wired office or home network this is a good piece of kit. Just what I wanted Well put together solid unit. Metal case and new more efficient external power supply.
LarryJ 12:23pm on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 
Does the job, seems reliable. I bought this for a client to replace a D-Link that had a port failure. Disconnects All Systems and Dies I am unbelievably frustrated by this product.
jarik 12:07am on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 
i just like the idea of the 10/100/1000 mbps rate. i can connect to my other computers faster w/o any hang ups. The switch does its job. Delivers gigabit speed in a small metal case. The version I received supports jumbo packets, full duplex and auto-uplink. This switch is exactly what I want. The size is very compact for a 8-port switch.
fortinmat 3:07am on Sunday, April 4th, 2010 
Netgear 10/100Mpbs switch This unit replaces a 10Mpbs switch. The old unit was replaced in minutes with the new one which is working fine.

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Technical Support

PLEASE REFER TO THE SUPPORT INFORMATION CARD THAT SHIPPED WITH YOUR PRODUCT. By registering your product at, we can provide you with faster expert technical support and timely notices of product and software upgrades. NETGEAR, INC. Support Information Phone: 1-888-NETGEAR (For US & Canada only) - 24 x7 phone support See Support Information card for other countries. E-mail: (24 x 7 online support)
Fast Ethernet Switch 10/100 Mbps FS105 v2/FS108 v2
2003 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the Netgear logo, The Gear Guy, Auto Uplink and Everybody's Connecting are trademarks or registered trademarks of Netgear, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved

Installation Guide


July 2004

Statement of Conditions
In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability, NETGEAR reserves the right to make changes to the product described in this document without notice. NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of the product(s) or circuit layout(s) described herein.


The NETGEAR 5/8-Port Fast Ethernet Switch Model FS105 v2/FS108 v2 provides you with a low-cost, reliable, high-performance switch to connect up to five or eight different Ethernetenabled devices (such as computers, file servers, print servers, printers, routers and hubs).
Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer
It is hereby certified that the NETGEAR Model FS105 v2/FS108 v2 Fast Ethernet Switch has been suppressed in accordance with the conditions set out in the BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg 46/1992. The operation of some equipment (for example, test transmitters) in accordance with the regulations may, however, be subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in the operating instructions. Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of this equipment on the market and has been granted the right to test the series for compliance with the regulations.

Fast Ethe rnet Switch

Fast Ethernet Switch


Auto 10/100 Mbps

100M 10M

On=Link Blink=Act
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notice: Radio Frequency Notice
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Fast Ethernet Switch FS105 v2/FS108 v2
You use the FS105 v2/FS108 v2 switch to build a small network that enables you to have 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps access to other devices on the network. Also, with this switch, you can add extra computers to your cable or DSL router. Unlike a hub that shares its connection with all devices, the FS105 v2/FS108 v2 switch provides a full, dedicated 100 Mbps (or 10 Mbps) connection between two devices. If a device has full-duplex capability, the FS105 v2/FS108 v2 switch provides a 200 Mbps (or 20 Mbps) connection. Ethernet cables come as either straight-through or crossover cablesdepending on whether youre connecting to a device (computer, server, or printer) or networking equipment (hub, switch, or router). With the Auto Uplink feature, you dont have to worry about which one you use. Each port on the FS105 v2/FS108 v2 switch automatically configures itself correctly when you plug in a devices cable. If you have a problem with your switch, NETGEAR offers free support 24 hours a day and 7 days a week on the Web (, by e-mail ( and by phone (see the provided support information card for phone numbers).
EN Declaration of Conformance
This is to certify that the NETGEAR Model FS105 v2/FS108 v2 Fast Ethernet Switch is shielded against the generation of radio interference in accordance with the application of Council Directive 89/336/EEC, Article 4a. Conformity is declared by the application of EN Class B (CISPR 22).
Canadian Department of Communications Radio Interference Regulations
This digital apparatus (NETGEAR Model FS105 v2/FS108 v2 Fast Ethernet Switch) does not exceed the Class B limits for radio-noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Rglement sur le brouillage radiolectrique du ministre des Communications
Cet appareil numrique (NETGEAR Model FS105 v2/FS108 v2 Fast Ethernet Switch) respecte les limites de bruits radiolectriques visant les appareils numriques de classe B prescrites dans le Rglement sur le brouillage radiolectrique du ministre des Communications du Canada.

Installation Overview

Estimated Time: 510 minutes 1. 2. 3. Unpack the box and verify the contents. Prepare to install the switch. Install the switch and connect the other devices.

Unpack the Box and Verify the Contents
Prepare to Install the Switch
Decide where you want to place the switch. Find a flat horizontal surface such as a table, desk or shelf. The switch comes with wall-mounting screws. Youre welcome to use the screws if you want to hang the switch in an open space on a wall. Make sure the selected location is:
Fast Ethernet Switch FS108


Not in direct sunlight or near a heater or heating vent. Not cluttered or crowded. There should be at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space on all sides of the switch. Well ventilated (especially if it is in a closet).
Wall-mount hardware Installation guide, warranty/registration card and support information card
Also, youll need one Category 5 (Cat 5) Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors for each device you want to connect to the switch. Each Ethernet cable must be less than 328 feet (100 meters).

Power adapter

When you open the box, verify that you received everything. The package includes: 5/8-Port Fast Ethernet Switch FS105 v2/FS108 v2 AC power adapter Wall-mounting screws FS105 v2/FS108 v2 Installation Guide (this document) Warranty and support information card
If you dont have everything listed above, see the support information card for contact information. If youre missing the Technical Support information card itself, get contact information at in the Customer Service area.
Install the Switch and Connect the Other Devices


The Power light is not lit
The switch has no power. Make sure the power cord is properly connected to the switch. Make sure the power adapter is properly connected to a functioning power outlet. If its in a power strip, make sure the power strip is turned on. If the socket is controlled by a light switch, make sure the switch is in the on position. Make sure you are using the NETGEAR power adapter supplied with your switch.
The Link/Activity is not lit for a connected device or stays on continuously
Theres a hardware connection problem. Make sure the cable connectors are securely plugged in at the switch and the device. Make sure the connected device is turned on. If the Ethernet cable is connected to a NIC or other Ethernet adapter, make sure the card or adapter is installed correctly and is working. Make sure the cable is less than 328 feet (100 meters).

Technical Specifications

1. 2. Place the switch on a flat surface or hook onto the screws. For each device, insert one end of an Ethernet cable into the port in the device and insert the other end into one of the Ethernet ports on the switch.
Note: If you have more than 5 or 8 devices to connect to this switch, you must connect them to a hub or other switch and then connect that hub or switch to this switch.
Standards Compatibility: Data Rate: Network Interface: DC Power: Physical Dimensions: Weight: Operating Temperature: Operating Humidity: Electromagnetic Compliance: Safety Agency Approvals for the Power Adapter: IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet, IEEE 802.3u,100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3x Flow Control; compatible with Windows, Mac OS, NetWare, Linux 100 Mbps with 4B/5B encoding and MLT-3 physical interface for 100BASE-TX 10 or 100 Mbps half-duplex RJ-45 connector for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX Ethernet interface 7.5W max and 7.5V @ 1A DC input FS105 v2 - W: 94.8 mm (3.73") D: 101 mm (3.98") H: 27 mm (1.06") FS108 v2 - W: 158 mm (6.22") D: 101 mm (3.98") H: 27 mm (1.06") FS105 v2 - 0.275 kg (0.6 lbs); FS108 v2 - 0.49 kg (1.08 lbs) 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F) 10% t0 90% relative humidity, non-condensing CE mark, Commercial; FCC Part 15, Class B; EN (CISPR 22) Class B, C-Tick CE mark, Commercial UL listed (UL 1950), TUV licensed (EN 60950), C-Tick
Connect the power adapters cord into the back of the switch and then plug the adapter into a power source (such as a wall socket or power strip). The Power light should light up. The corresponding port number for each connected and powered device should light when link (connection), and flash when activity occurs.
Note: If any light doesnt operate as indicated, go to the Troubleshooting section.
Performance Specifications Frame Filter Rate: 14,800 frames/sec max for 10M port / 148,800 frames/sec max for 100M port Frame Forward Rate: 14,800 frames/sec max for 10M port / 148,800 frames/sec max for 100M port Network Latency: 100 Mbps to 100 Mbps: 20 s max

(using 64-byte packets)

Address Database Size: Addressing: Queue Buffer:
1024 MAC addresses 48-bit MAC address FS105 v2 - 64 kilobytes; FS108 v2 - 96 kilobytes


ProSafe 10/100 Desktop Switches FS105, FS108, FS116
Solid Network Performance for Growing Businesses

Data Sheet

NETGEARs popular FS100 series desktop switches, known for its reliability and performance, provide your LAN with high-speed, 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing connectivity for as many as 5, 8, or 16 users. Just plug in your Ethernet cables, connect a power cord, and youre ready to go-theres no software to configure. They negotiate to the fastest possible connection and with Auto Uplink technology, these switches automatically figure out if the link needs a straightthrough or cross-over connection, and makes the right choice. Existing 10BASE-T devices are easily integrated within higher bandwidth environments, with full wire speeds on all ports of either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps. Engineered without the need for internal fans, they operate silently. And each of these very compact switches is housed in a sturdy metal case for years of dependable use. When you want solid network performance for your growing business, plus the added benefit of quiet operation, NETGEARs ProSafe FS105, FS108, and FS116 are your best choices for quality, convenience, and smooth running usability all at very affordable prices.

At Your Service

Five, eight, or sixteen ports provide LAN access for many users. Every port supports up to 200 Mbps in dedicated bandwidth and traffic is forwarded flawlessly with automatic flow control. Solidly built in small sizes that are easy to position when space is at a premium. Ideal for conference rooms, class rooms, study groups or small offices. Place it on any flat surface or use the included wall mount kit to tuck it out of the way. Once you connect the hardware, your switch is operating! Auto negotiation takes care of the speed and duplex, while Auto Uplink takes care of the MDI/MDI-X connection. Eliminate the need for toggle switches or special crossover cables. No fan means no noise, which helps maintain a peaceful atmosphere in your busy office.


Simple To Use


FVS318 ProSafe VPN Firewall-8
WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point FS105, FS108, or FS116 ProSafe 10/100 Desktop Switch

Broadband modem

Notebook PC

Desktop PC



24 / 7
1-888-NETGEAR (638-4327) Email:
ProSafe 10/100 Desktop Switches

Technical Specifications

Network Ports FS105: Five (5) 10/100 Mbps auto speed-sensing UTP ports FS108: Eight (8) 10/100 Mbps auto speed-sensing UTP ports FS116: Sixteen (16) 10/100 Mbps auto speed-sensing UTP ports Standards Compliance: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex Flow Control Performance Specifications Forwarding modes: Store-and-forward Bandwidth: FS105: 1Gbps FS108: 1.6 Gbps FS116: 3.2 Gbps Network latency: Less than 20 s for 64-byte frames in store-and-forward mode for100 Mbps to 100 Mbps transmission Buffer memory: FS105: 64 KB FS108: 96 B FS116: 512 KB Address database size: S105: 1,000 F S108: 1,000 F S116: 8,000 F Addressing: 48-bit MAC address Mean time between failures (MTBF): S105: 393,000 hours (~45 years) F S108: 168,000 hours (~19 years) F S116: 353,000 hours (~40 years) F Acoustic Noise: 0 dB Environmental Specifications Operating temperature: 32 to 104F (0 to 40 C) Storage temperature: 14 to 158F (-10 to 70C) Operating humidity: 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing Storage humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing Operating altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum Storage altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum Safety Agency Approvals UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950 Status LEDs Power Link, speed, and activity indicators built into each RJ-45 port Electromagnetic Emissions CE mark, commercial FCC part 15 Class A EN 55022 (CISPR22), Class A VCCI Class A C-Tick AC Power FS105: 7.5W (7.5V DC, 1A) FS108: 7.5 W (7.5V DC, 1A) FS116: 12W (12V DC, 1A) Physical Specifications FS105 -Dimensions: (w x d x h) 94 x 103 x 27 mm (3.7 x 4.1 x 1.1 in) -Weight: 0.28 kg (0.62 lb) FS108 -Dimensions: (w x d x h) 158 x 103 x 27 mm (6.2 x 4.1 x 1.1 in) -Weight: 0.49 kg (1.1 lb) FS116 -Dimensions: (w x d x h) 287 x 103 x 27 mm (11.3 x 4.1 x 1.1 in) -Weight: 0.9 kg (2.0 lb) System Requirements Network card for each PC (e.g. NETGEAR FA311) Network Cables Network card for each PC or server Network software (e.g., Windows, Linux, Mac OS)

FS105, FS108, FS116

ProSupport Service Packs Available
OnCall 24x7, Category 1 PMB0331-100 (US) PMB0331 (non-US) XPressHW, Category 1 PRR0331

Package Contents

10/100 Desktop Switch (FS105, FS108 or FS116) Wall-mount kit AC adapter Quick Installation Guide Warranty/support information card
NETGEAR Related ProSafe Products
5-port Gigabit Switch (GS105) 8-port Gigabit Switch (GS108) 16-port Gigabit Switch (GS116) 32-bit Gigabit PCI (GA311) PC Gigabit Adapter (GA511) 32-bit 10/100 PCI (FA311) PC Card 10/100 Adapter (FA511)

Ordering Information

North America FS105NA FS108NA FS116NA Europe - General FS105IS FS108IS FS116GE Europe - Germany FS105GR FS108GR Europe - UK FS105UK FS108UK FS116UK Latin America FS116-100LAS Asia FS105AU FS108AU FS116AU Japan FS105JP


Switch: NETGEAR Lifetime Warranty Power adapter: NETGEAR 2-year Warranty
4500 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA 1-888-NETGEAR (638-4327) E-mail:
2008 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo, NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Logo, Connect with Innovation, FrontView, IntelliFi, PowerShift, ProSafe, RAIDar, RAIDiator, X-RAID, RangeMax, ReadyNAS and Smart Wizard are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. *Free basic installation support provided for 90 days from date of purchase. Advanced product features and configurations are not included in free basic installation support; optional premium support available.
Lifetime warranty for product purchased after 05/01/2007. For product purchased before 05/01/2007, warranty is 5 years for switch, 2 years for power supply. D-FS105 / FS108/ FS116-2



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