connecting 7960G to a 802.3af compliance switch

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Apr 2nd, 2008

Need your expert advice here. I am trying to connect quite a few 7960G phones to a non-cisco 802.3af compliance POE switch. The phone didn't power up I guess it's due to the fact it is a Cisco pre-standard POE phone. Is there any workaround to resolve this issue? Will the "Catalyst Inline Power Patch Panel" do any good for me? Please advise.

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tedlau Thu, 04/03/2008 - 14:05

Hi Rob,

Thanks for the info. That was really helpful. And just want to make sure I am clear on this. If the access switch can supply 802.3af POE, I can just use the PD-PS-401/Cisco POE splitter, one RJ45 to the the POE switch, and the other RJ45 along with the AC plug to the 7960G phone?

Thanks for your help again. -Ted

rob.huffman Thu, 04/03/2008 - 16:39

Hi Ted,

Yes, this product will enable you to use the 7960 with your 802.3af switch. I don't beleive it needs AC either (the picture doesn't portray this well). I have not used this splitter so you may want to test one out first (they are pretty cheap (look on Google))

My understanding is that they work well :)

Hope this helps!



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