PoE - Power over Ethernet

I have seen elsewhere a discussion about Eero supporting the use of PoE to power Eero APs. I would add my support to this desire. (See https://www.reddit.com/r/eero/comments/476pzy/eero_is_shipping_ask_us_anything/ and search for PoE)

Whilst to many PoE might be considered an enterprise level feature I would point out that even Apple at one point included PoE support in an earlier round AirPort base station model nicknamed the UFO part number M9397LL/A. Furthermore these days it is increasingly common to get smart home devices particularly WiFi cameras which also support using PoE.

So PoE is not purely an enterprise feature, is becoming perhaps more common in smart homes, and does make wiring power to locations much easier and cheaper.

Note: Ubiquiti also have WiFi products which support PoE.

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  • Agree, I'd like to see a lower cost version that I could add to my existing mesh, which would support POE.  Making it weather resistant would be ideal too, say for placing outside. 

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  • Would something like this plugged into the Eero allow one to then plug in a PoE-dependent device, such as a security camera? https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Gigabit-Ethernet-Injector-TPE-115GI/dp/B00BK4W8TQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1486738057&sr=1-6&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_browse-bin%3A2885863011

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    My goal is to power the Eero itself via PoE so the device you list will not solve that. You would need a PoE extractor not injector and then you would have to plug a standard wall wart in to it and frankly that is just not feasible.

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  • I'd also like to see a POE model. This would make life easier. :)

     

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  • Power over Ethernet is becoming a common feature for residential equipment, both in terms of Ethernet switches as well as endpoint devices, such as APs and Video Cameras. One key advantage to PoE power is the ability to centralize power backup to protect against a power failure. Deploying one large UPS for the Ethernet switch (and residential gateway) versus multiple UPSes at each equipment location is significantly easier and less costly.

    This is the one key disappointment I have with moving to Eero APs from my previous APs, which were PoE powered. Please develop a PoE model.

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  • Another vote for POE.  IMO the "enterprise" vs. "consumer"  issue is irrelevant, what matters is performance in real-world consumer use. This is an expensive product relative to it's competition. The reason for buying Eero (or amy mesh system) is most often to cover dead spots. Unit placement is critical for this, and POE often makes ideal unit placement MUCH easier. Therefore POE - like ethernet backhaul - is a logical feature in any high-end consumer mesh system. 

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  • +1 for POE. Consumer switches can be had for as little $150 (see as recent netgear click switches) 

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