Adding Wired Devices - How to Share Wired Connections?

RumorConsumer
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Adding Wired Devices - How to Share Wired Connections?

I have some tall buildings on site that have a single ethernet running up to a MR84 or 74. I am going to add some more hardware up there that requires their own POE+ connections. Is there anything weather proof people use to offer another wired connection that isn't totally hacky crap or am I gonna be running a new ethernet cable up there? Either way is fine just didn't want to do something y'all already thought of. 

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NolanHerring
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Re: Adding Wired Devices - How to Share Wired Connections?

What about a small PoE switch inside a NEMA enclosure?
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RumorConsumer
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Re: Adding Wired Devices - How to Share Wired Connections?

But then I’m stuck powering a switch right?
Networking geek since high school where I got half of a CCNA. Played Marathon II and Infinity over localtalk.
Made many a network over the years, now de facto admin of a retreat center with some of this fine Meraki hardware.
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NolanHerring
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Re: Adding Wired Devices - How to Share Wired Connections?

The switch would need power yes. Not sure what else you can do. Either you have to get a switch up there in a NEMA box or you will simply need to run another Ethernet cable (or more?).
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PhilipDAth
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Re: Adding Wired Devices - How to Share Wired Connections?

The POE+ is the sticking point there.

 

Cisco used to have a series of switches that could be powered by POE+ and give out POE.

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/switches/catalyst-2960-c-series-switches/index.html 

 

 

I think I would run 4 cables rather than one to save any future grief.

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