871W POE options

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Aug 10th, 2010

We use the 871W for telecommuting purposes with our company.  We are  using IP phones currently the Cisco 7960 and that works fine with the AC  adaptor, but our company is switching over to Avaya IP phones and they  do not have an external power source.  Which brings me to my question.

If  I only needed one port for the phone does the 800-IPLM-4 allow you to  configure them for if POE is turned on or off?

Also I see  there are plenty of single port power injectors that are IEEE 802.3af  compliant and would probably work fine.  I just wasn't sure of the best  option in our scenario.

Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Leo Laohoo Tue, 08/10/2010 - 14:45

With only one port being used, it's better to get a power injector.

drichards21 Tue, 08/10/2010 - 15:02

well both are listed as power injectors, but I am guessing your vote is for the single port?

Leo Laohoo Tue, 08/10/2010 - 15:36

Nah.  My vote is for the power injector ... or whichever is cheaper.

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