Wireless Access

Reply
MVP
Posts: 1,111
Registered: ‎10-11-2011

PoE Options for Home Lab

[ Edited ]

I'm looking to power several APs in my home lab.  They're all AP-2XX and AP-3XX APs.  Does anyone have recommendations for a small PoE switch or PoE injectors that work well.  I know there are tons of cheap options out there, but a lot are cheap and reliability appears to be questionable.  At this time, I don't think PoE+ is a must have, since this is strictly a lab.  Anyone have suggestions for an affordable and reliable PoE solution for a home lab?

=======================================
If a reply adequately addresses your issue, please click on the "Accept as Solution" and "Give Kudos" button so this information can benefit other users.
Aruba
Posts: 1,377
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: PoE Options for Home Lab

I would suggest the HP 2530-8-PoE+ - http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/networking-switches/product-detail.html?oid=7331445

 

You can also test out wired AAA 802.1x/Mac Auth to ClearPass as well in your lab :-)

 

...and it's fanless.

Seth R. Fiermonti
Consulting Systems Engineer - ACCX, ACDX, ACMX
Email: seth@hpe.com
-----
If you found my post helpful, please give kudos
Guru Elite
Posts: 8,633
Registered: ‎09-08-2010

Re: PoE Options for Home Lab

+1

 

These are great.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
MVP
Posts: 1,111
Registered: ‎10-11-2011

Re: PoE Options for Home Lab

Cool. Thanks guys.
=======================================
If a reply adequately addresses your issue, please click on the "Accept as Solution" and "Give Kudos" button so this information can benefit other users.
Aruba
Posts: 1,377
Registered: ‎12-12-2011

Re: PoE Options for Home Lab

[ Edited ]
 
Seth R. Fiermonti
Consulting Systems Engineer - ACCX, ACDX, ACMX
Email: seth@hpe.com
-----
If you found my post helpful, please give kudos
Occasional Contributor I
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: PoE Options for Home Lab

[ Edited ]

I would probably step up to the 2530-8G-PoE+, as the 2530-8-PoE+ is only 10/100.  It is more expensive, but if you are doing any load or throughput testing, it is worth it.

 

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/networking-switches/product-detail.html?oid=5384990

Search Airheads
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: