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PoE cable recommendation

Wed May 15, 2019 9:08 pm

Is there a recommended cable type (6, 6a, 7, shielded, twisted, ...) when using
the PoE HAT for the 3 B+? I bought 12 inch, type 6, 26AWG patch cables as
the switch is next to the device. On the network jack the LED constantly
flashes amber and I see only about 100KB/s downloads with wget but
this may be limited by the speed of the SDcard.

If it matters this is the switch I'm using: ... t-with-poe

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Re: PoE cable recommendation

Sun May 19, 2019 4:16 am

Basic Cat.6 is fine. Your distances are very short.
..the only thing worse than a stupid question is a question not asked.

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