Can I power multiple phones via PoE with a non-PoE switch inbetween?
Posted on 2015-02-12
I am looking to set up five IP phones in a location that currently only has two network jacks. Would I be able to connect these five phones to a non-PoE switch first, then connect this switch to the network jack that goes to a PoE switch in the LAN room, or will I need to connect the PoE switch direct to the phones themselves (eliminating the other switch in between) in order to supply the power to the phones?
I also plan do set them up in a separate VLAN, which in itself may mean no switch in between.