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POE device not functioning
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POE device not functioning

POE device not functioning

(OP)









last week, i bought a POE Extender because in our workplace, we only have one I/O Ethernet port in every cubicle. so in order for me to use a 2nd PC (we had plenty of spare PCs since we upgraded some of the 'not so old PCs') which is still good and didn't have any hardware or software problem.


i was very excited to received the POE Extender. however, when i connect a patch cord from the live I/O Ethernet port to the input of the POE Extender, it doesn't lit it's light (it has 2 small led lights). i was confuse as to why the led lights doesn't glow. i thought that i have connect the patch cord in the wrong port of the POE Extender so i connect it on any of the 4 ethernet ports but still all the led lights didn't blink.


then i was thinking maybe it only needs the output port connected to the PC in order for complete cycle of connection from I/O Ethernet port-POE Extender-PC but gush, still no such big or small thing happens.


what must be wrong? is there a tester for such device (or device test, if any)?


i bought the POE Extender since i don't like a device that has a charger because i don't like bulk of things underneath my cubicle.


now, i don't know what to do with this dumb thing as i'm just planning to buy an 8 port hub.

RE: POE device not functioning

You didn't say whether or not you were supplying POE from your switch to begin with.

If not, then what you are looking for is a POE Injector, not a POE Extender.

Or, on my desk at work, I have a cute little 8 port switch that has 4 POE ports on it.

Just my $.02

"What the captain doesn't realize is that we've secretly replaced his Dilithium Crystals with new Folger's Crystals."

--Greg

RE: POE device not functioning

... and I also have to ask why you need POE for a second PC? A PC doesn't run on POE...

An IP phone or camera may run on POE...

Just my $.02

"What the captain doesn't realize is that we've secretly replaced his Dilithium Crystals with new Folger's Crystals."

--Greg

RE: POE device not functioning

Quote (gergerdotcom)

...we only have one I/O Ethernet port in every cubicle. so in order for me to use a 2nd PC (we had plenty of spare PCs since we upgraded some of the 'not so old PCs') which is still good and didn't have any hardware or software problem.

Quote (gbaughma)

... and I also have to ask why you need POE for a second PC? A PC doesn't run on POE...

In order to connect multiple PCs to a singe Ethernet port, you can buy a simple, cheap, unmanaged switch.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: POE device not functioning

(OP)
thanks @gbaughma for the enlightenment thumbsup2


i just want to use the device to connect to another PC. i mean at the start of these thread, i stated that there is only 1 ethernet port in our cubicle. and since at the moment we have plenty of spare PCs at work, i get another PC for me to play on.


i just thought that a POE Extender will be just fine. any way, i already returned that device.


after, returning that device ... i bought this two (2) other devices which (hopefully) i think will work this time:


Passive Power over Ethernet PoE Adapter Injector





Ethernet Switch, Mini 5 Port Desktop Ethernet Network Switch (100Mbps LAN Hub/Small and Smart/Plug and Play)



will the Passive PoE Adapter Injector "B" function if it's inserted to Mini 5 Port Desktop Ethernet Network Switch?


thanks .. cheers!



P.S. thanks also @2ffat thumbsup


RE: POE device not functioning

Quote (gergerdotcom)

will the Passive PoE Adapter Injector "B" function if it's inserted to Mini 5 Port Desktop Ethernet Network Switch?
It's really going to depend on the switch. I would check with the manufacturer to verify.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: POE device not functioning

Once again.... you do NOT need POE to simply attach another PC.

A PC doesn't run on POE.

All you need is a simple hub/switch.

Just my $.02

"What the captain doesn't realize is that we've secretly replaced his Dilithium Crystals with new Folger's Crystals."

--Greg

RE: POE device not functioning

I agree with everyone above, you DO NOT need POE. Nothing you mentioned required POE. You should NOT be getting anything with POE.

I have only one Ethernet port in my cube, but I have three devices in it. I have a simple four port HUB. It works perfectly.

RE: POE device not functioning

(OP)
well, i can say that i'm now more convince that i really need not a POE device.

so in view of this, may i know if this gadget (below) works just fine:








though the device is China-made but perhaps it's realiable and cheaper as well, that hoping this are all good for the spare PC that i have wink

RE: POE device not functioning

That will work fine.

Just my $.02

"What the captain doesn't realize is that we've secretly replaced his Dilithium Crystals with new Folger's Crystals."

--Greg

RE: POE device not functioning

(OP)
once again, thanks for the enlightening me tiphat

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