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Old July 30th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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Default WG102 Power over Ethernet (PoE)

My new WG102 will connect to a non-PoE switch. I was a bit surprised to find that a Cat 5 power injector was not included, but I was knocked back to find that Netgear do not apparently even sell a suitable injector - I seemingly have to buy an FS108P 8-port switch (or better) just to provide PoE power.

If this is right, any suggestions please for a compatible PoE injector?
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: WG102 Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Yup. Try this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812995017

I have several of these floating around various client sites. They work great. All metal case. Good solid feeling piece of equipment.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 10:52 PM
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Default Re: WG102 Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Or, if you're in the UK, these are pretty decent

http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-poe-injector.htm
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Old August 15th, 2007, 11:56 PM
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Default Re: WG102 Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Thanks to both.
I could find no source of the NewEgg ones in the UK but the Solwise was the one I eventually went for. Works fine.
In passing I has an interesting discussion with the man at Solwise who wrote their white paper on POE. He mentioned something I had never give much thought to - that adherence to 802.3af is a variable feast: that standalone POE injectors typically provide the correct voltage but don't bother to go through the full 'test the other end and see' routine implied by 802.3af and some POE-powered end-equipment (e.g. an AP) not bothering to react propertly to such injected test voltages. The result (for them - and others) is that their switches (which he said were 'full' 802.3af) couldn't power some of their other end-equipment (also "POE") because the end-equipoment wasn't reacting to the test voltages properly and the switch thus (correctly) then refused to power them!
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