Identify if APs use POE via the Hive Manager?

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Hi all, is there a way of identifying whether the Access points in my network have/use POE from the Hive Manager?

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MushyPeas

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Posted 7 months ago

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Fabien Gaille

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Strangest request ever. I'm quite sure you can't
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MushyPeas

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haha, why is it so strange? Is there another way do you know?
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Fabien Gaille

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I know because all my AP use PoE. No way I plug a second cable on them.

In case you can't have PoE switch, consider the usage of PoE injector. I'll not say it's mandatory, but by using PoE you can centralize the solution and for example, use an UPS to maintain your comprehensive WLAN infra even in case of power outage.
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MushyPeas

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Ok thanks. The issue we have is some of the devices (large new estate of APs) will be using POE and we currently need to identify which those are
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Interesting idea... not that I know of.

This is typically information you pull from the switches (= the devices that deliver PoE), not the receivers...

If you are running Aerohive switches, you see this via Monitor / Switches / Switch details:


And if LLDP is configured correctly, you can see under Monitor / All Devices the switch port each AP is connected to.
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MushyPeas

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Thanks for the replies. We are not running Aerohive switches, so would need to check the management tool for those I would assume.