Ethernetricity? Linksys said Tuesday (press release) that it is offering two new access points aimed at small businesses that support power-over-Ethernet (POE). POE provides the power for access points and other equipment without the need to plug them in to standard electrical outlets. It enables use of wireless LAN equipment in hard-to-reach places. An indoor version will cost around $250, and outdoor one, $450.

Gee. I guess this is like when a telephone supports “power-over-Telephone-line” (but has it ever been called POTL?).


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  1. At work our networking guys just installed some Cisco WAPs (wireless access points) that have this. It’s pretty cool, they only had to run the Ethernet cable up to the ceiling, instead of it and the power.

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