POE networking, what's the range?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Sat Oct 7 11:04:24 PDT 2006

On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 01:40:37PM -0400, Michael Johnson wrote:
> This isn't really a FreeBSD-specific question but does
> anyone know the range of Power Over Ethernet? I want
> something to go from my house to my garage apartment
> then hook a wireless access point in to the POE box. The
> garage and the house are on their own power circuit but
> where the lines split is in between the house and the garage.
> I'm thinking it'll be around 600ft plus all the wiring in the house
> and garage. I'm kinda hesitant to buy one and try it before
> I *think* it may work.

For normal Ethernet cables (carrying data) the maximum length of a cable
is 100 meters (328 ft.)  I would not count on PoE working over longer
distances than that.

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Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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