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Cisco 3550's and IEEE 802.3af?

Hello,

We discovered to our chagrin today that the Cisco 3550-24PWR switches we've purchased en masse are not IEEE 802.3af compliant. Instead they are equipped with Cisco's proprietary pre-IEEE retified PoE spec and will not power our HP WAP's nor Axis security cameras.

I'm writing to ask a couple of questions;

1.Is there an IOS upgrade for the 3550-24PWR which would allow the switch/administrator to employ the IEEE standard?

2.In the event that this is not the case (which I think it isn't) what is the next non EOL Cisco switch in the same equivalency ballpark (ie 24-port 10/100 with 2 full-size GBIC slots, L2/L3 etc) available but with IEEE 802.3af compliance? Thank you!

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Re: Cisco 3550's and IEEE 802.3af?

Hi,

I think this document should provide answers you are looking for.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns340/ns394/ns147/ns412/netbr09186a00801f4329.html

HTH,

Sundar

Re: Cisco 3550's and IEEE 802.3af?

Hi,

Forgot to address the second part of your query. 3560 might be a good choice.

Check out this link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps646/prod_eol_notice0900aecd8029f777.html

HTH,

Sundar

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Re: Cisco 3550's and IEEE 802.3af?

Or you have to insert a power injector (802.3af compliant) between the 3550 and your devices. It should be cheaper than replace a new switch.

Hope this helps.

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