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About Poe Switches

You just purchased a new video game system and it turns out you need to have a switch so you can add it to your network without having to worry about connecting it via wireless. You could acquire a classic switch and be done with it, but if available outlets are scarce, consider a PoE switch instead. PoE stands for power over Ethernet, which means the switch attains both its power and network connectivity from an Ethernet port. This can be extremely convenient for those with limited space or outlets. Just remember that a Cat 5 cable is required for the best power use. You can always shop eBay if a PoE switch sounds right for your needs. Home users can look for a 4-port PoE switch, while those on the enterprise end can invest in a Cisco PoE switch that offers a much larger number of ports and packet routing.