Power Issues with AIR-LAP1242AG

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Mar 7th, 2008

I am installing the above AP's into a network and they are connected to 6509 switches using WS-X6148A-GE-45AF modules.

When the AP's are connected and the command show power inline is issued some of the AP's show up correctly as:


cisco AIR-LAP1242AG


but others show up as:


Ieee PD


these devices are having an issue connecting.


Has anyone else seen this?

All inline power is set to auto.

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rduke Fri, 03/07/2008 - 10:05

I don't know about anything specific to the 6500. Most of my devices are powered with 3560s, but I have seen the "ieee PD" message. Most of the time it is a cable problem. I would have a pin out check of your links. This link has a pretty good explaination the two methods of powering. Some devices need pins other than 12 36, though I am not sure which method Cisco used for the 1242. You could attach one directly to the switch with a patch cord to test.


http://www.bb-elec.com/tech_articles/Power_Over_Ethernet.asp


Randy


JHaynes4 Fri, 03/07/2008 - 10:50

Thanks Randy. Actually the solution was simpler than that. We rebooted the switches and everything is working exactly as it should. Not sure what happened though.

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