Cisco 521 Wireless AP and POE
Posted on 2009-02-20
I'm installing a Cisco 521 wireless access point (actually 5) with a Cisco 526 Wireless Express Mobility Controller. I have a POE switch with 8 ports that is capable of 120 watts. When I plug the access points into the POE switch, they light up, but do not function properly. There is no wireless network and I get a "Radio Down" status. When I use the supplied power supply, they work fine. This seems like a silly question, but do I have to use some kind of splitter on the access point end that splits the POE ethernet signal to an ethernet cable and the power to a power connector? This can't be the case, can it?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.