For all APs being deployed during the COWLSHUR project, a minimum POE standard of 802.3at (also known as POE+) is required for all APs to operate correctly. We highly recommend that the ITSS check their switches to ensure that they also have the power budget to support total power draw of APs connected to them. For technical details on the APs please see the FAQ about AP Hardware.
For some particular AP models they can operate at the lower power standard of 802.3af, however some will not operate at all. It is so important that we run at the correct power that the Project is offering to supply POE+ rated injectors where POE+ isn’t available from the local switch. Note that each POE injector will require mains power.
In terms of Ethernet speed the Mist APs support up to 2.5Gbps. We would recommend that switch ports connected to APs support 1Gbps as a minimum but it is accepted that this may not always be possible. If you are aware of any AP that will only be operate at 100Mbps, please make sure to let the Project Team know during the Technical Conversation in preparation for your site install. Note an AP running on 100Mbps will be significantly constrained in forwarding client traffic.