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Power over Ethernet (PoE) for AirPort
POE Setup

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MacWireless Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows you to mount your base station or access point where there is no nearby electrical power outlet. A pair of adapters converts a normal ethernet cable into a data plus power cable - that's data and electricity in one single cable. This allows you to position your base station for optimal wireless coverage - up to 328 feet away from the electrical outlet that powers it.

This kit is great for mounting your Base Station on a ceiling, a location which provides excellent wireless reception. With this kit you won't need to run an electrical cable on the ceiling, which can prove both awkward and unsightly, as the ethernet cable alone will provide the data connection and the power!

Works internationally, all over the world.
Please Note:

* 11n AirPortBase Station is a square box, while 11g AirPort is round

* DOES NOT WORK WITH VERY LATEST(6th generation) APPLE BASE STATION (the tall square shape).

* 11n PoE supports latest AirPort Base Station (5th Generation).

* Range below refers to the maximum length of the Ethernet cable carrying power+data.



Full PoE Kits

Full PoE Kits contain both the injector and splitter. Please see 'Contents of Kits' Triangle below.

Select Apple AirPort Base Station: 

802.3af Splitter Kits

Do you already have a PoE Switch? Splitter Kits work with ethernet switches that provide Power over Ethernet, such as the MacWireless PoE Switch.
Select AirPort Base Station: 

Injector Kit

Supplies power and combines with data for the Apple 11g AirPort Extreme Base Station with built-in PoE Support.

$29.98

Product Information Show All Show or Hide all specs
Expand or Contract Product Features
  • No software required.
  • AC adapter works internationally (110 to 240 volts). NOTE: If your AC electrical connector is not a 3-prong USA type connector, you will need to provide a converter.
  • Will work with any Apple AirPort base station (please choose appropriate PoE version).
  • FCC & CE Approved.
  • Maximum ethernet cable length:
    • 11n AirPort Extreme: 200 feet (60 meters) version and 328 feet version
    • 11g Airport Extreme: 328 feet (100 meters)
    • 11b AirPort Snow: 250 feet
    • 11b AirPort Graphite: 150 feet
  • Base Station / Access Point and long ethernet cable are not included.
  • Electrical Plug Type:
    • 11g AirPort Extreme Bases & MacWireless Access Points: American 3-prong
    • 11n AirPort Extreme Base: n/a.
    • 11b AirPort Graphite/Snow Bases: n/a.
Expand or Contract Contents of Kits
  • 11n AirPort Extreme Base Stations (200 feet lower cost version) and
  • 11b AirPort Snow / Graphite:
    • A data + power injector
    • A data / power splitter
  • 11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (328 feet version) and
  • 11g AirPort Extreme Base Stations:
    • A 48 volt AC adapter
    • A data + power injector
    • A data / power splitter plus voltage regulator
    • A short data cable
    • A short DC power cable
  • 11g AirPort Extreme Base Stations with PoE support (M9397LL/A):
    • A 48 volt AC adapter
    • A data + power injector
Expand or Contract System Requirements
Requires a Base Station or Access Point including the MacWireless Wireless Router and an ethernet cable long enough to suit your needs (up to 328 feet). Please Choose the cooresponding version for your base station, access point, or wireless router.

Expand or Contract Compatibile Base Stations, Access Points, and Wireless Routers
Full PoE Kits

for 11n AirPort Extreme Base Stations: Apple 11n AirPort Extreme Base Station. Please see Related FAQs section below regaring the GigaBit Ethernet support.

for 11g AirPort Extreme Base Stations without PoE Support: All Apple AirPort Extreme Base Stations.

for 11b AirPort Snow Base Stations: Apple AirPort Snow Base Stations.

for 11b AirPort Graphite Base Stations: Apple AirPort Graphite Base Stations.


Injector Kits

for 11g AirPort Extreme Base Stations with PoE Support: Apple AirPort Extreme Base Stations with PoE Support (M9397LL/A).
Expand or Contract Power over Ethernet Setup



Where you position your Access Point will define the limits of your wireless network. For the best coverage, you want your base station mounted high and in a central location -- and odds are there are no electric outlets there!

How do you solve the problem? You use the Ethernet cable itself to power the AirPort base station -- with the MacWireless PoE kit!

The only additional items you will need are a Base Station / Access Point and a long cat-5 or cat-5e Ethernet cable.The kit makes use of otherwise unused wires in your Ethernet cable and has no effect on data integrity. If you've ever had a dropped connection or found yourself just outside of your AirPort coverage area, this is a great solution!

Expand or Contract Related FAQs

Q: Which PoE kit should I choose?
A: If your base station does not have PoE built in, and you do not have a PoE switch, then you'll need a complete PoE kit. If you'd like to use PoE with several base stations, consider purchasing a PoE Switch and one splitter for each base station. If you already have a PoE enabled switch, then you only need a splitter. If you have a base station that has built-in PoE, such as the MacWireless High Power 11g Wireless Access Point, then you should only purchase an injector.

Q: What is the difference between short and long range PoE?
A: The difference is in the maximum length of the Ethernet cable connecting the injector and the splitter. This length determines how far away your base station can be from the nearest electrical outlet. Our short range kit has a 60 m (200 ft) maximum, while our long range kit has a 100 m (328 ft) maximum.

Expand or Contract Installation Instructions
Full PoE Kits
Download PoE Installation Instructions for:

Apple 11n Airport Extreme Base Station - Dual Band (Long Range)
Apple 11n Airport Extreme Base Station - Dual Band (Short Range)
Apple 11n Airport Extreme Base Station (Long Range)
Apple 11n Airport Extreme Base Station (Short Range)
Apple 11g Airport Extreme Base Station without PoE Support
Apple 11b Airport Snow/Graphite Base Station


Splitter Kits
Download PoE Installation Instructions for:

Apple 11n Airport Extreme Base Station - Dual Band
Apple 11n Airport Extreme Base Station
Apple 11g Airport Extreme Base Station

Injector Kits
Download PoE Installation Instructions for:

Apple 11g Airport Extreme Base Station with PoE Support



MacWireless Ethernet Cables
Choose from regular, crossover, and outdoor types and from a variety of cable lengths to meet your needs.
from $1.98


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