Hi, Can you confirm if i can use AP230 with POE802.3af, if yes does all sepc will be supported, if no can you confirm how watt does i need ?

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Nicolas Rapenne

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Nicolas,
Yes, you can use the AP230 with 802.3af PoE and all software features will work, but I believe that the second ethernet port and the USB port will be disabled. If you use our AC adapter or 802.3at PoE then you will have no restrictions.

PoE nominal input voltages: 48V, 0.35A, (802.3af) – 48V, 0.625A (802.3at)
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The AP230 is sold without PS. With a maximum of 16W per PoE-port, I understand that the USB port is diabled to safe power but what is the purpose of a disabled second ethernet port when powered over 802.3af?
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Purpose? To provide sufficient power for the remainder of the hardware in that system.
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OK, understood but for the moment the AP230 only takes 8-9W equal to an AP340 that has eth1 enabled. Will there be a future firmware with eth1 enabled?
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No, there are chipset differences and thus different hardware requirements. The AP340 uses an older 802.11n chipset, the AP230 uses a newer 802.11ac chipset.
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Sorry for the reply to the older post.  Can you confirm...does the AP230 in fact disable the second ethernet port when running 802.3af?  It sounded like it based on the 'I believe' comment above but can you confirm?  Thanks.
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We're using 802.3af and aggregating the two Ethernet ports on the AP230. Both are up. However, only eth0 does PoE, so you don't get redundant links (unless using local power) or extra power by connecting both. It's fine for extra throughput or if you want to chain something off eth1.
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I have been trying to use Eth1 in backhaul mode to a separate network at this one site.  Eth0 feeds the PoE and has the main network and everything.  We are trying to connect Eth1 to a separate Internet connection for the guest network that doesn't touch the production network.  I can not even get the Eth1 to give me a link light.  I am thinking maybe the 802.3af has disabled Eth1 but I am trying to verify.  I might try to find a power injector later and see if that will bring Eth1 to life...which wouldn't be a good long term solution.  I wish I could find a breakdown of what features are disabled on the AP230 and AP370 with running 802.3af instead of 802.3at.

Thank you.
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ETH1 is disabled when powering the AP230 with 802.3af. Technically, when the AP boots, ETH1 powers up briefly, but by the time boot is complete, ETH1 will power down.

If you want to use ETH1 port, you need to use 802.3at (either from the switch or midline injector) or a power brick.

http://docs.aerohive.com/330000/docs/help/english/6.6r1/hm/full/help.htm#hw/ap/AP230.htm#EthernetPor...
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