Does anyone know if the two listed POE switch ports on the 880 series routers are active out of the box (default) or is configuration or extra parts required as internet pictures appear to show what looks like a power connector new to the POE ports?
CISCO881W and C881W Comparison
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Configuration
2-port PoE support, through separate PoE power adaptor
Default: 256 MB
Maximum: 768 MB
2-port PoE support; no separate PoE adaptor needed
Factory option only
Default: 512 MB
may be this the answer of you question ?
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Thanks Sandeep for your reply but unfortunately not, the units I'm looking at are 888-K9. The spec does say factory option POE but the routers have power plug next to the switch FE" 0 and 1" ports so it appears to me an external power supply will be required but the documentation seems to contradict that hence the reason for my question. Has anyone got a POE device running of a 888-K9 router?
this is wahat i can see on cisco website.
Ya I've seen that too, it's all very vague. I'm thinking that either an external PSU is required as POE is normally 48v and the router is powered by a 12v external PSU or the power connector is for a second POE device so as to make all 4 switch ports POE.
If you want to power up to four ports 15.4 PoE then it would have to be the 890 with a PoE daughter module and a separate power brick.
Router#sh pow inline
PowerSupply SlotNum. Maximum Allocated Status
----------- -------- ------- --------- ------
EXT-PS 0 80.000 0.000 PS GOOD
Interface Config Device Powered PowerAllocated
--------- ------ ------ ------- --------------
Fa0 auto Unknown Off 0.000 Watts
Fa1 auto Unknown Off 0.000 Watts
Fa2 auto Unknown Off 0.000 Watts
Fa3 auto Unknown Off 0.000 Watts
NAME: "891", DESCR: "891 chassis, Hw Serial#: FHK150277V6, Hw Revision: 1.0"
PID: CISCO891W-AGN-N-K9, VID: V01, SN: FHK1502BANG
NAME: "ESW Power Daughter Card", DESCR: "4-Port ESW Power Daughter Card"
PID: 800-IL-PM-4 , VID: V01 , SN: FOC1436BLAH
Thanks, but does that mean the 2 factory options ports (FE 0 &1) on the 888-K9 are already powered or also need an external power supply?
Not sure about the 888 as I haven't used it. However, in a majority of cases, you still need a PoE daughter card and a PoE power brick if the PoE option is ordered separately.