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# 146898 2-Jun-2014 10:18
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looking to get a 16 port gigabit switch for the new house build.

at this stage dont have any POE devices but when UFB finally comes to the new street i guess we'll get a voip phone etc.( you would think that a new subdivision would  have UFB as a default, but Nooooooooo)
looks like its better to go with a non POE switch and then just get an injector at a later stage for the few items requiring POE?

do the remote wifi access points require POE? we will probably need one of these from the get go...any suggestions? needs to work with older devices and new galaxy S4/S5 too, which our old router seems to struggle with.

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  # 1057834 2-Jun-2014 11:07
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At home I think it is better to just run injectors.

16-port, Gigabit, PoE switches are still pretty expensive and you are probably only going to have 3 or 4 PoE devices. The other thing it that your lower cost access points (like Unifi) don't run standard 802.3af PoE anyway so you need an adapter.



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  # 1057853 2-Jun-2014 11:27
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ah ok thanks. I'll just grab a $150 ish dollar 16 port switch and a unify.

silly question but do switches run on mains power or dc adaptors? thinking of setting it all up on a DC DC UPS

 
 
 
 


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  # 1057925 2-Jun-2014 13:18
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Most will have built in transformers and the external plug is IEC

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  # 1057926 2-Jun-2014 13:22
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floydie: ah ok thanks. I'll just grab a $150 ish dollar 16 port switch and a unify.

silly question but do switches run on mains power or dc adaptors? thinking of setting it all up on a DC DC UPS


Under 24 port will be a DC adapter.
A rack mount will 99% of the time be Mains.

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  # 1057949 2-Jun-2014 13:42
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Whether you need PoE or not will depend entirely on the hardware you're using.


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  # 1058862 3-Jun-2014 21:01
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Go with Non Poe and get injectors - or when needed get a 4/8 port POE switch.

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