Network act funny after adding a switch

we are expanding our office and the far reaches will not be reachable with copper. I plan to run a fiber line and setup a POE switch at the other end. Our office side has a VLAN for data and VLAN for phone. My question is once I media convert to fiber and back again do I need to program the POE switch at the other end to match the ones in the office?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
POE will not work over fibre, as glass is non-conductive you need copper. Fibre only transmits light energy not electrical energy
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
My question is once I media convert to fiber and back again do I need to program the POE switch at the other end to match the ones in the office?
If you are referring to the configuration of the VLAN's and the link between the new switch and the existing switch, then yes.  You will need the same VLAN's on the new switch and the link between the two switches will need to carry the VLAN's in question and also have the same native VLAN on the link. Whether it's fiber or copper is not really relevant.

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