Cat 5e Hub Wiring Question

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pendo007

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Okay here is the setup. We have four computer drops ran to a central location.

The original plan was to place a hub in central location to connect them all together. From this location a wire already runs from the central location to the main office.

Now they all have internet access.

Here is the problem. I can not get power to the hub. What can I do? What happens if I splice all the drops together with the run to the main office?

Can I use any of the leads from the main office to run power to the hub?

Any ideas??
 

Elbatrop1

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There is an IEEE standard out called "Power over Ethernet."

You can also get switches/hubs that can get their power from the ethernet cable.

Have a look here for some more info.
 
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