(HELP!) Cisco switch configuration

Andrew Galdes andrew.galdes at vivopharm.com.au
Tue Feb 10 09:56:24 CST 2009

Hi David,

If you can log into it, try running this command "Switch> show power  
inline".   As the ">" indicates, you don't need to be in Enable  
(Administration) mode. It will give you output showing the state of  
your ports and how much power is being used and available on each port.

Then to activate the POE on a port. Make sure you are in Enable mode.  
As the example below shows:

Switch(config)# interface fastethernet0/1
Switch(config-if)# power inline auto

The above will change you to enable mode (for which you need the  
enable secret/password) and then move into interface FA 0/1. Then set  
the POE mode to auto. But instead of typing in "auto" try a "?" which  
will show you all the possible modes. I don't have a switch to test  
this on though.

-Andrew G

On Feb 10, 2009, at 8:36 AM, David Wolverton wrote:

>> Andrew Galdes wrote:
>> 1. Does it give power to your phones?
> No.
>> 2. Can you (assuming they can get to your dhcp
>> server. Otherwise asigned them manually via the
>> key-pad) ping your phones?
> I do not know how to do this? (Sorry)
>> 3. By the way, what VoIP server are you using?
> Asterisk is built into LinuxMCE.  (More specifically, FreePBX 2.2.0  
> beta3)
> Regards,

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