Switch Compatability for IP phone 7960

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May 28th, 2009
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Hi All,

We will be using 7960 IP phone(15 Nos). Do I need PoE supported Switch/router or can I use any Switch?

Can you please name the supporting Hardware requirements for the same.

What are all the important Interface modules do i need?

Thank you,

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Rob Huffman Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:07
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Hi Siva,

With the 7940/7960 series you will require a switch that supports Cisco Pre-Standard PoE. So another provider like Linksys will not work (all Cisco PoE switches are backwards compatable for Pre-standard I believe). The phones can also be powered locally but this is a very messy solution. Have a read of this good Cisco doc;

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power Requirements FAQ


Hope this helps and best of luck!



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