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PoE Options for Home Lab

  • 1.  PoE Options for Home Lab

    Posted Oct 28, 2015 10:27 PM

    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?



  • 2.  RE: PoE Options for Home Lab

    Posted Oct 29, 2015 08:21 AM

    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.



  • 3.  RE: PoE Options for Home Lab

    Posted Oct 29, 2015 08:37 AM

    +1

     

    These are great.



  • 4.  RE: PoE Options for Home Lab

    Posted Oct 29, 2015 08:59 AM
    Cool. Thanks guys.


  • 5.  RE: PoE Options for Home Lab

    Posted Oct 29, 2015 09:01 AM


  • 6.  RE: PoE Options for Home Lab

    Posted Oct 29, 2015 01:19 PM

    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