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Date:      Sat, 07 Oct 2006 13:49:12 -0400
From:      Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus@marcuscom.com>
To:        Michael Johnson <ahze@ahze.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: POE networking, what's the range?
Message-ID:  <1160243352.5889.13.camel@shumai.marcuscom.com>
In-Reply-To: <b2203fed0610071040y298b1b62wab8b5f57e795e5a3@mail.gmail.com>
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On Sat, 2006-10-07 at 13:40 -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.

600 ft will be too much.  POE (802.3af) works over Cat 5 which limits
you to 328 feet or 100 meters.

Joe

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