Chapter 4

Physical and Logical Infrastructure Requirements

This chapter discusses the following topics:

  • Physical Infrastructure Requirements: Powering an access point with Power over Ethernet (PoE) has several variants, including delivering power directly from a switch or through a power injector. However, PoE itself comes in several flavors that have cabling infrastructure dependencies. This section discusses the main types of PoE, including PoE, PoE+, UPoE, and UPoE+, and the types of cables that support them. In addition, as modern 802.11 standards begin to push beyond 1Gbps, traditional Ethernet connections over twisted pair cable are no longer enough to support the maximum performance capabilities of the access point. This section discusses ...

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