I have a FS108P Netgear POE switch and I am trying to use it to power a Q-Bridge Wireless device by Connex Wireless. I have come to the point of having the Q-bridge Wireless device directly plugged into the POE ports on the switch using a straight through and then using a crossover. I get no link even in these simpliest of set-ups. Both devices claim to be 802.3af compliant. However upon closer examination I see DTE added to the FS108P that suggested it is another standard from 2003 rather than 2005.
I have also seen that 802.3af can work in either mode A or Mode B depending on if your want to use "spare" pins or "live" pins. I was wondering if maybe one device only works on A and the other on B.
May biggest problem is that everything I have read goes something like this "If you Plug the 802.3af compliant device into the 802.3af compliant switch, birds will sing, children will laugh, and all will be right with the world." My own experience is not so happy and joyful.
Any help is appreciated.