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Anyone ever have issues using power bricks instead of POE?
We're planning a move to a new, bigger facility and looking at the prices of the switches. There is such a significant difference if we don't provide power over ethernet.
Any suggestions, experiences or opinions you'd like to share?
I would always go with the PoE switches!
Looking for power everytime you need to rollout a phone becomes a real pain :( Suddenly, you need a power bar at every desk and another large Power Cube for the user to deal with. Not to mention that these get unplugged when the user needs to plug in their Coffee Pot and in our case their "baseboard heater" (it gets cold here in the Winter :)
The other plus with PoE switches is that when you go to rollout Wireless AP's they can also use the same power in most cases. This really leverages the investment when you don't have to bring in an Electrician the install 110Vac at the AP location.
Go with the PoE, you'll be happy you did!
Just my two cent$ Liz.