network installations with power and data on one
The Linksys Power Over Ethernet
Adapter Kit lets you put
your access points almost
anywhere, by removing the requirement of nearby power outlets.
By using the existing
Category 5 Ethernet cabling to
deliver power to any standard 5 volt access point or other
network device, you save the time, hassle, and expense of
running AC power to the access point's installation location.
The best position for a wireless
access point is usually on the ceiling, in the center of the
area to be covered. Second best would be high on a nearby wall.
Unfortunately, there's usually no easily accessible AC power
plugs available in these locations. With the Power Over Ethernet
Adapter Kit, installing the access point in these preferred
spots becomes far less trouble.
The Power Over
Ethernet Adapter Kit is a two piece set.
The "Injector" sends both power and data over
one Category 5 cable to your access point,
wireless router or bridge. Then the tiny
"Splitter", placed at the remote
location, separates the network data and DC power back into two
cables, and delivers them to the access point. The Injector can
also be used by itself with
POE-enabled network devices that
accept 48 volts directly on a POE port.