Configure POE on a Cisco 2960

J G
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When I try to configure a Cisco 2960 to turn on POE on a switch port using the command:

power inline auto,

The switch says:

#power inline auto
                               ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

How can I fix?
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on the left of # is Switch(config-if) ?
I think you need to use
enable
command
J G

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What is the enable command in context with "power inline auto"?
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You can turn on the power only per interface/port basis. So, you need to enter in the Privilege mode, for this you need to execute the enable command from User mode

From privilege mode you must enter in the global configuration by executing "configure terminal" command

After that you must enter in the Interface configurtion by executing

INterface + interface/port_number

only from there you can execute power inline auto
J G

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I still can't get it to work:

Switch(config)#interface GigabitEthernet0/47
Switch(config-if)#power inline auto

power inline auto
  ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
can you check two things:

1. Switch model & specs, I suspect whether it is really POE switch?
2. can you shoot command: #sh interfaces capabilities , and check for Gi0/47? it will show whether inline power is Yes or NO.

I think now by default POE is enabled on all interfaces if SW is POE capable.
J G

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Cisco 2960g - Inline power shows NO.

I thought the 2960s were POE capable.
ok, ther you go..now check the exact model of CISCO 2960 you have with cisco specs sheet, you will find whether it is POE capable or not.
There are two possibilities:

1. Your model does'n't support PoE
2. You are not running the proper IOS version. The power inline auto is available only in LAN Base IOS Image

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