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    Any wireless points still using a power brick + kettle lead?

    Maybe an odd request this - need to upgrade a wireless link between two buildings, currently a painfully slow but reliable 11mbps. Want to upgrade to 54 or 108 gear, but the tricky part is - had a sparky sort out a hardwired kettle lead because people kept turning the bridge off... Does anyone know of/have any current gear which uses a kettle lead connection to a power brick then on to the access point? Everything new I have at the moment simply uses a transformer style plug! Rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch View Post
    Maybe an odd request this - need to upgrade a wireless link between two buildings, currently a painfully slow but reliable 11mbps. Want to upgrade to 54 or 108 gear, but the tricky part is - had a sparky sort out a hardwired kettle lead because people kept turning the bridge off... Does anyone know of/have any current gear which uses a kettle lead connection to a power brick then on to the access point? Everything new I have at the moment simply uses a transformer style plug! Rats.
    I'm not sure about that, but if you can't locate one specifically, you could try getting hold of one of the cheap 3com PoE adapters as these use a kettle lead type connector and a PoE friendly access point.

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    HP420 psu are kettle plug.

    Ben

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    I know my BlueSocket WAPs use kettle leads... why not use PoE though? An injector is under £20.

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    Injector is under £10 the 3com ones are about 6 or 7 quid each.

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    I tape mine up and add a notice saying do not switch off or unplug.
    Gaffer tape works well.

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far!

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    I tape mine up and add a notice saying do not switch off or unplug.
    Gaffer tape works well.
    You'd be surprised how well people manage to selectively ignore these, and somehow even turn off plugs covered up with bright red electrical tape and a sign saying "IF YOU TURN THIS OFF THE WHOLE OF BLOCK X LOSES NETWORK ACCESS"... Also very good at turning the directional antenna to point in the complete opposite direction...

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    I know this is what what you where asking directly. But if you need to change the connection between the two building and cannot afford the fibre or a cable put between the two building.

    It might be worth having a look at http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...1030&InMerch=1

    There are various makers and speeds but they are a simple solution if the power fort he other building is from a close building with a network in it.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricki View Post
    It might be worth having a look at http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx...1030&InMerch=1
    Richard
    Providing the sockets you choose are on the same phase, and the length of wiring between the sockets is <200m. Consider that the two buildings, even if on the same phase, may not have any shared cable until you get back to a sub-station.

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