When deciding on a home router solution it is often difficult to choose from the many different brands and options available. Is it advisable to have a dual-band router? Do I need multiple access points or will a single wireless router suffice? Do I have no choice but to go through the labour and expense of pulling unsightly cable all over my house in order to eliminate all the dead spots?
What is PoE? Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is the process of sending power & data over twisted pair Ethernet cabling to simplify power requirements. Ethernet cabling consists of 4 twisted pairs. In a FE (10/100mbps) network only two of the four pairs will transmit data, the remaining two are reserved for power. In GE (1Gbps) networks all four pairs transmit data, while two of these pairs transmit power and data simultaneously.