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Wireless Ethernet: Tired of installation and configuration woes? Just point and play

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Mike Fahrion
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re: Wireless Ethernet: Tired of installation and configuration woes? Just point and play
Mike Fahrion   6/23/2011 1:06:54 PM
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PoE can introduce some new issues that must be considered. Pay careful attention to grounding practices (which vary in implementation by switch manufacturer) to be sure you're not introducing a ground loop. In my experience ground loops are the #1 cause of trouble, surges are #2. The internal power supply (or external PoE adapter) should include surge suppression. For wireless applications of PoE (WAP's or bridges for example), ground loops typically aren't an issue unless the wireless node has a metal/grounded chassis. Those typically don't perform well in an outdoor environment so most of us use plastic enclosures with no external ground connection to introduce problems.

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re: Wireless Ethernet: Tired of installation and configuration woes? Just point and play
DeeterGroup   6/21/2011 2:40:47 PM
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Interesting thought, but in my experience with POE over a network, I have had switches burn out on me, now if this is because of the POE system I can not say, but I have other systems with the same hardware which are still running, yet the POE site has been through 3 switches.

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