07-14-2015 05:30 AM - edited 07-14-2015 05:56 AM
It's an automatic process. If af power is used, the AP will go into a "lite" mode and drop the 2.4 radio to a single stream and disable the USB port. You don't need to manually do anything.
<EDITED, MISREAD> This only applies to the 220 series.
07-14-2015 05:54 AM - edited 07-14-2015 05:54 AM
The AP-215 can fully operate off of 802.3af power. The 225 will automatically disable the chain and USB port as Tim suggests.
Systems Engineer, Northeast USA
ACCX | ACDX | ACMX
07-14-2015 07:24 AM
thanks for the quick reply, we were going to create a radio profile with 2.4 radio manually turned off anyway for a different reason , other than PoE ..... very high density user area , saturated with 2.4 channels already and did not want to rely on ARM , band steering and spectrum load balancing to avoid the problems caused by channel interference .
We are completely BYOD environment and so cannot test behaviour of all clients with band steering spectrum load balancing etc.
07-14-2015 07:40 AM
thanks for the reply. Forgive me if this is a silly question : If the AP215 does not support automatically adjusting the number of radio chains, then how does the AP215 manage on 802.3af ?
07-14-2015 07:54 AM
07-14-2015 08:00 AM
thankyou .last question , promise . Found this on the spec sheet for aP215 :
--"USB port is disabled when using an 802.3af PoE power
source; for unrestricted operation with PoE power, use
an 802.3at compliant source"
In what scenario would you use a usb port on the AP215 - just curious ?
07-14-2015 08:03 AM