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Selecting the proper access layer switch.

Hello everyone.

I was wondering if I could have a few questions answered from here.

1) Does it matter which cisco switch is used, ie: 2950G, 3524-PWR, so on...

2) Is there an advantage in going with an inline power?

3) Are there any 48 port inline power switches available?(I have only seen a 24 port.)

4) If an IP phone was plugged into a non cisco switch (ie: dlink), would voip still be possible.

Thanks for your time.

-- Dominique.

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Re: Selecting the proper access layer switch.

1. No (-PWR on a switch specifies inline power)

2. YES. You will not have to plug every phone into an outlet. This comes in very handy. If you need to move a phone, all you do is plug the phone into the nearest jack.

3. No and Yes. There are no "single" 48 port power switches. If you were to purchase a cat400 or cat6500 they make 48 port inline power blades.

4. Yes IPT would be possible. As far a transporting voice it is not Cisco specific, however you would lose out on QOS, inline power, etc.

My .02 cents

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