I just got 5 routers (CISCO2811-AC-IP) with 5 NME-16ES-1G-P modules for them.
I haven't used a switch module in a router in years, and have never used one for PoE.
Anyways, I found:
From that link:
"The new Cisco EtherSwitch service modules (NME-16ES-1G-P, NME-X-23ES-1G-P, NME-XD-24ES-1S-P, and NME-XD-48ES-2S-P only) are capable of providing both Cisco pre-standard and IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) support when inserted in Cisco 2800 Series or 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers (requires an upgrade to an AC-IP power supply)."
If I plug in a Cisco 7970 phone (which uses 802.3af if I'm not mistaken?), it does supply power.
Unfortunately, this customer has only the older 7940 and 7960 phones, which require the pre-standard PoE. And of course, when I plug in a 7940, the link light on the NME card lights up for that port, but the phone doesn't have power, and if I do "show power inline" I see no power being supplied on that port.
Am I missing something in terms of how to get pre-standard PoE devices working in the scenario, or is that document I quoted above incorrect?
Any help would be most appreciated!