Do Meraki Wireless Access Points work with non Meraki POE switches?

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kevinmodonnell
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Do Meraki Wireless Access Points work with non Meraki POE switches?

Do Meraki Wireless Access Points work with non Meraki POE switches? I have licneses for all of the equipment but my Business Administrator wants to upgrade just his 24 port POE Mareaki switch a different brand. I need ot check that the access points will still work as long as they are connected to a POE port

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cmr
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@kevinmodonnell yes they will as long as it supports PoE+ unless you are only using lower end models then any PoE will work.  You will get less useful information by using a different vendor's switch, but it does work.

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cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

@kevinmodonnell yes they will as long as it supports PoE+ unless you are only using lower end models then any PoE will work.  You will get less useful information by using a different vendor's switch, but it does work.

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BlakeRichardson
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@kevinmodonnell  You have you answer but just FYI POE is an industry standard just like Wifi, Radius etc.  Meraki doesn't care if you mix their hardware with other equipment. 

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EJN
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Is there only one switch? If all WAPs and other switches are Meraki, why change this one? (Don't looking to start an argument, but rather reconsider the pros/cons of making the change. Meraki works so nicely when all the equipment is on the dashboard for monitoring, configuring, troubleshooting.)

Esteban J Nunez
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