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Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Last response: in Wireless Networking
July 21, 2009 12:04:53 AM

So I was thinking of doing a PoE setup. However, some things are unclear to me and I'm hoping that you guys can help clarify for me.

So from my understanding, the injector connects to a wall outlet, which is then connected to the router. Then, the splitter is plugged in to a different wall outlet in a different room, which is then connected to a computer via ethernet. This will provide the copmuter with internet through ethernet cable right?

Since my router is upstairs, and my computer downstairs, I'm hoping to have a stable connection through ethernet rather than through wifi

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July 21, 2009 1:49:28 AM

Exactly what do you need PoE for?

If you are trying to connect to the network a simple Ethernet cable will
make the connection between router and computer.
July 21, 2009 9:35:01 PM

Well, since the computer is downstairs and the router upstairs, I'm hoping to have an ethernet connection, but through PoE
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July 21, 2009 10:29:01 PM

You must be speaking of Powerline networking.
Using the house wiring to carry the networking signal.
Powerline networking should work for you.

PoE as I know it, is supplying the electricity a device needs
through the Ethernet cable.
We sometimes do this to power video surveillance cameras.
There are network switches available that supply the power.

Check out the Powerline networking components at Newegg.

Example >

Read the customer reviews of these products. Some mention electrical interference.
July 22, 2009 8:40:51 PM

Ohhh, i thought powerline and power over ethernet were the same thing. I see now, thanks.