The GS-7316 is a Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch designed for small office or home office applications. The ports can be used to connect to a PC or Server as well as uplink ports to connect other network devices. With the GS-7316, users can keep their original 100Mbps network cabling in place and remove the bottleneck of a Fast Ethernet (10/100) switch, therefore increasing the aggregate transmission rate. For example, using a Gigabit (10/100/1000) switch would allow 10 devices to use their full 100Mbps transmission rate simultaneously. In addition, the GS-7316 supports automatic shifting to power-saving mode when ports are not in use.