Can a meshed EAP can be powered with a ordinary POE switch and supply connection to wired devices?

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Can a meshed EAP can be powered with a ordinary POE switch and supply connection to wired devices?
Can a meshed EAP can be powered with a ordinary POE switch and supply connection to wired devices?
2023-12-18 14:39:48 - last edited 2023-12-20 16:36:11

Hello everyone, 

 

i can't explain very much what i intended to do. However, i just wanted to know if a OMADA meshed EAP (any compatible model) supply the connection whiles being powered by a POE switch. 

I mean, say have an ordinarty POE switch in my bedroom which will power the EAP that will be meshed to another EAP (the source) in the living room. 

 

See this diagram i made (all meshed mentioned is OMADA)

 

Now, i know that the switch in the omada stack can power the source EAP mesh. 


However, i am not too sure if the child mesh can also be powered by an ordinary poe while also giving connection back to the switch which it is being powered upon? 

I hope everyone gets what i inteded to do :D 

 

if this is possible, it would be 1 less DC power in our bedroom and all wil be powered by POE and provided connection by the same POE Switch

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2023-12-18 17:17:46 - last edited 2023-12-20 16:36:11

  @Mikram 

 

Yes.  Devices attached to the child AP's remote switch will appear as if bridged to the ethernet port that the root AP is attached to.

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2023-12-18 17:17:46 - last edited 2023-12-20 16:36:11

  @Mikram 

 

Yes.  Devices attached to the child AP's remote switch will appear as if bridged to the ethernet port that the root AP is attached to.

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2023-12-22 00:43:23

  @d0ugmac1 

 

quick confirmation, can the child AP propagate the connection through a normal

POE switch connected to a poe port and not the uplink port of a ordinary poe switch just like in the image right? Just noticed that the poe switch im gonna use has a uplink port seprated from the 4 poe ports. So i figured can it still propagate the network using a non uplink port?.

 

thanks man

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2023-12-22 19:41:05

  @Mikram 

 

You should be fine, worst case the uplink port is somehow performance optimized, but the AP should work find on a regular port :)

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