Linksys Delivers the Power of One
The WAPPOE12 brings Power over Ethernet capabilities to Linksys equipment that requires a little more juice.Power over Ethernet is often best delivered en masse, with high-port-density switches or power injectors delivering power and the network to numerous devices simultaneously. But sometimes, at small remote locations (or my house), Ive needed to power just a single device, which is why Linksys 12-volt WAPPOE12 POE Adapter Kit is so handy. While Linksys has been shipping a 5-volt POE kit for more than a year, the WAPPOE12, which started shipping last month for $50, brings POE capabilities to Linksys equipment that requires a little more juice, such as the BEFSX41 Router/VPN or many of the companys IEEE 802.11g-compliant access points and routers.
Because Linksys devices dont support in-line power, the WAPPOE12 includes a splitter that attaches directly to the access point. The splitter divides the power and network signals into separate cables that each attach to the access point.