1232 AP and 802.3af (PoE) issues.....

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Jul 10th, 2008
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I use Cisco 1232's in a wireless solution, and they work great. They can get power (PoE) from an 8 port Linksys switch, but the 24 port PoE switch wont power them. After a call from Linksys they confirmed that all their switches are 802.3af standard. The Cisco 1131 AP's that I use as well get power from this switch but not the 1232's.

Is there a setting somewhere on the 1232's that make it compatible with the 802.3af standard or is there a firmware upgrade that fixes this.

Currently I have them powered with a power injector, but I'd like to be able to use the PoE ports on the switch to power them by.

If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.


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lonnylegrand99 Sat, 07/12/2008 - 16:13
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Thanks. That explained it all.

Strange though, some are .3af and some are not.

Seems like Cisco should make their AP's compatible both ways. It appears that the industry standard is becoming .3af

fibreguy1 Wed, 07/16/2008 - 06:41
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The 1230 series aps were made before 802.3af was ratified. all other aps and phones were later supported.


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