I was wondering if anyone has PoE (power over Ethernet) in their house?
I am fed up with the reliability of WiFi in my house. I have gone through 3 routers and 5 PCI cards and have regular disconnections and average speeds of only 18Mbps.
Our ISP is currently upgrading their network and I'm due a speed boost from 2Mbit to 10Mbit this month sometime. At my current speeds over WiFi, I wouldn't be able to take advantage of 10Mbit.
Anyway, I like the sound of PoE but I had a few questions that I cannot find the answers to anywhere (even from the manufacturers):
--What is the speed of PoE connections? 100Mbps like a standard wired connection?
--What is the reliability of PoE? Do electrical devices cause connection issues etc...?
--Can you operate these on power strips or do you need a dedicated socket?
If anyone has any experience of PoE and could answer any of those questions, that would be great. I'm very interested in knowing if it actually works or not.