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Member Since: December 11, 2011

Country: United States

  • Regular Cat5/5e/6 has the lines needed. You have 4 pairs of 2 wires in Ethernet cable. 2 pair are used for data, leaving 2 pair. One of the remaining pair is used for power.

    In order to use PoE, you will either have to have a switch/router with PoE ports (which supply the power straight from the router) or you’ll need to get a PoE injector. These can be had pretty cheap, I bought one to use with my IP camera for around $20 on Amazon.

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