03-30-2011 07:35 AM
If the AP-125 access point powers up just fine operating in A/G mode when powered by a POE-capable switch delivering 15.4 watts, under what conditions would it be preferable to have a switch that delivers power at POE+ levels?
The datasheet indicated that the AP125 will power up under either standard, yet the product matrix stated that the maximum power consumption for the device is 16 watts.
When would the access point be operating to require that much power?
Thanks in advance,
03-30-2011 08:03 AM
1) If you want to utilize the 2nd Ethernet port on the AP-125
(rare...but happens). Then you need more power than 802.3af can provide
due to the extra power to run the 2nd port.
2) If you have a really long cable run (say 300feet). Then you would
need more power sourced than 802.af can provide due to cable loss.
03-30-2011 11:11 AM
If you get into this state, users probably wouldn't even notice since it's still 2 spatial stream...