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Easy on the eye and easy to use
on 20 September 2013
I've been using devices with POE receivers built in for a couple of years, but wanted to expand the usage to devices that don't have that function. Now I can use one, easy to install, CAT5 cable to install wireless access points and other (low power) network equipment anywhere in my house or garden without having to compromise on the functionality of the device because it doesn't have POE built in.
The unit's about the size of a cigarette packet, with a polished plastic case. One end has a lan port which you plug into the network, and a stepper switch that goes from 5v, to 9v, to 12v. The other end has a lan port that connects to your device, a power output socket, and a LED to indicate the unit is working.
It is a lot more discrete that the Trendnet TPE-104S, in both size and the fact the Trendnet has an LED to indicate which power setting has been selected and another to show the unit is working, both on the top of the unit, while this TP-Link unit has its LED on the back, so it's out the way.
It does lack fixing brackets, but I'm using sticky feet to attach it to my wireless access point, meaning I can move it to where I need it rather than to the wall.
If you already have an IEEE 802.3af compatible network, this is very useful and cheaper option than the competition, perfect for home users.
Edit: been in use constantly for over six months, connected to a Linksys switch/wifi access point in a spare room. No issues, and no need to run extra cables as already had a Cat5 cable arriving from PoE hub.