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Compatibility of Gigabit AP with 10/100 Router

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I am eyeing to buy a Wireless Access Point (D-Link DAP-2660) that only offers a single Gigabit port (PoE) that supports IEEE 802.11ac. My current router only supports 10/100 Mbps on all the ports (I will upgrade eventually in 2 years). Would I be running into issues trying to daily chain my AP to the router (since I wish the router to handle IP assignment/DHCP)?
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    The only issue would be all traffic would be at 100mbps max.
  2. USAFRet said:
    The only issue would be all traffic would be at 100mbps max.


    Thank you. I'm planning to get a new router that supports Gigabit in less than 2 years, so I wanted the AP to be able to handle that speed to prevent another upgrade in the future.
  3. I forgot to ask about PoE that D-Link DAP-2660 requires. Should I be concern about Linksys BEFSR81 being able to supply power to this AP?
  4. You do raise a valid concern with the PoE. What you will find is many AP can run with a external power supply or run with PoE. The sometime tricky question is does the manufacture include anything or do they assume you have a PoE switch. So it may have a small power supply that plugs directly into the AP or some include a small power injector that in effect is a small PoE device.

    The ones that include nothing actually tend to be some of the most expensive commercial units and lower end small business ones come with some method to power it other than having a true PoE switch. I suspect you are going to have to look very closely as to what is included in the box when you order since they likely sell it both with and without the power supply.

    It is not common for a consumer router to be able to power a PoE device so it will limit your selection of routers. You are going to have to decide if you can get power near the AP or you really need PoE.
  5. bill001g said:
    You do raise a valid concern with the PoE. What you will find is many AP can run with a external power supply or run with PoE. The sometime tricky question is does the manufacture include anything or do they assume you have a PoE switch. So it may have a small power supply that plugs directly into the AP or some include a small power injector that in effect is a small PoE device.

    The ones that include nothing actually tend to be some of the most expensive commercial units and lower end small business ones come with some method to power it other than having a true PoE switch. I suspect you are going to have to look very closely as to what is included in the box when you order since they likely sell it both with and without the power supply.

    It is not common for a consumer router to be able to power a PoE device so it will limit your selection of routers. You are going to have to decide if you can get power near the AP or you really need PoE.


    I know that the package comes with an AC adaptor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G1S89336) and not some PoE device/injector, but I would like to be able pull power from the router. What I don't know is how to determine whether my current or future routers that I buy would satisfy this requirement.

    UPDATE
    Actually, on second thought, I might as well get a Gigabit PoE injector just to be future proof about this.
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