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ProSafe 24-Port Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switch


Sorry, this product is no longer available, replaced by the GS324-200NAS.



The NETGEAR Fast Ethernet Unmanaged Switches series are purposely designed, well built and rigorously tested for small and medium-sized networks where reliability and performance are the keys while Plug-N-Play connectivity and operational cost savings are the must-haves. With a 1U form factor, they can be placed on the desktop or rack-mounted with the included rack-mount kit for professional installation.

The JFS516 and JFS524 come with 16 and 24 ports 10/100Mbps copper ports respectively. They offer energy efficiency features and are compliant with the IEEE 802.3az standard. Both models are fanless for silent operation, business class rugged, and come with a lifetime warranty.


Instant Network Connectivity for Your Small Business and Home Office

  • Non-blocking switching architecture forwards and filters packets at full wire-speed for maximum throughput
  • Up to 24 ports, each delivering up to 200Mbps of dedicated network bandwdith to servers, PCs and newtork devices
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE802.3az) for optimized power saving
  • Rugged metal case and fanless design for reliable and silent operation

Business-Class, Built with Performance and Reliability

  • Plug-and-play—begins working as soon as it’s powered on
  • Auto MDI/MDI-X automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables
  • Auto Sensing and IEEE 802.3 Nway Auto Negotiation
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1p QoS for traffic prioritization
  • Intelligent LEDs for port link status and activity
  • Compact size for the desktop or for mounting in a standard 19 -inch rack
  • Backed by a NETGEAR Lifetime Warranty


Specifications JFS516 JFS524
Ethernet Speed 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Number of ports 16 24
Short cable power saving Yes Yes
Energy Efficient Ethernet Support IEEE 802.3az Yes Yes
Queue WRR Ratio 8:4:2:1 8:4:2:1
MAC Table Size 8K 8K
Packet buffer Size 2Mb 2Mb
Jumbo Frames 2KB 2KB
IEEE 802.1p QoS Yes Yes
MTBF (hours) 2,940,540 2,940,540
IEE Network Protocols
IEE Network Protocols
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service
Physical Specifications
Weight (kg) 0.92 (2.03 lbs) 1.00 (2.20 lbs)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 280 x 126 x 44 mm 280 x 126 x 44 mm
Power Consumption (When all ports used, line-rate traffic)
Worst case, all ports used, line-rate traffic 2.7W 4.0W
Per port Speed, Link, Activity
Per device Power
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
Operating Humidity 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Operating Altitude 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Storage Temperature – 4° to 158°F (–20° to 70°C)
Storage Humidity 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage Altitude 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Electromagnetic Emissions and Immunity
  • CE Class A
  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • VCCI Class A
  • EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class A
  • EN 55024
  • CCC
  • UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950
  • CCC (China Compulsory Certificate)
  • CB
  • KCC
Warranty and Support
  • ProSAFE Lifetime Warranty
  • Lifetime 24x7 Online Chat Technical Support
  • 90 days (24/7) Live Phone Technical Support
  • Lifetime Next Business Day (NBD) Hardware Replacement
ProSUPPORT Service Packs Available
  • On Call 24 x 7, Category 1**
    • PMB0311 (1 yr.)
    • PBM0331 (3 yrs.)
    • PMB0351 (5 yrs.)
Package Content
  • 16- or 24-port Fast Ethernet Switch (JFS516v2 or JFS524v2)
  • Power cord
  • Rack-mounting kit
  • Hardware Install Guide

*This product comes with a limited warranty that is valid only if purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller, and modifications to product may void the warranty; covers hardware, fans, and internal power supplies—not software or external power supplies; see for details. 2-year warranty on power adapters on applicable models. Lifetime technical support includes basic phone support for 90 days from purchase date and lifetime online chat support when purchased from a NETGEAR authorized reseller.
**The NETGEAR OnCall 24x7 contract provides unlimited phone and email technical support for your networking product. For ProSAFE products purchased prior to 06/2014, also includes next business day hardware replacement.


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The NETGEAR ProSAFE Fast Ethernet Switch, the right-sized solution with the best value

  • Fast Ethernet for the best value at the most affordable price
  • IEEE 802.1p QoS for traffic prioritization
  • Fanless design for quiet operation
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) for optimized power and cost savings
  • Lifetime warranty for peace-of-mind


Download the NETGEAR JFS516v2 and JFS524v2 Datasheet (PDF).