4 port nic card with poe



  • nic card with poe?

    I'm new to pfsense and haven't even built one or implemented one before so I'm a newb but it should be fun and a challenge. This is for home so nothing important or serious :D

    My question is do nic cards with POE power out of the ethernet. I have unifi AP PRO. it says it requires 802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+. which nic card should I go with I only need 4 ports. All the intel nic cards i see don't mention poe or I don't know what specs to look for. thanks in advance



  • @bpherbst said in 4 port nic card with poe:

    nic card with poe?

    I'm new to pfsense and haven't even built one or implemented one before so I'm a newb but it should be fun and a challenge. This is for home so nothing important or serious :D

    My question is do nic cards with POE power out of the ethernet. I have unifi AP PRO. it says it requires 802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+. which nic card should I go with I only need 4 ports. All the intel nic cards i see don't mention poe or I don't know what specs to look for. thanks in advance

    I'd personally just get a POE injector for <$20. It is possible to get a NIC that does POE but they're expensive. If you go that route, look for something with an intel chipset, that's basically the only type that works well with pfsense.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes, the supplied injector would be easiest. Then using a PoE switch. Using a NIC that can supply PoE is not something I've ever actually seen myself. It would be interesting but almost certainly far more expensive.

    Steve