This is my first post and I would LOVE some help.
I'm in a situation where the customer owns our intranet/"VendorNet", which is a VLAN that represents all the servers and devices to which I need to communicate (e.g. remote desktop into a server).
For various reasons, I am not allowed to use wireless APs to gain wireless access to ports activated on this VLAN and must be hard-wired directly from my computer into the port. My issue is that I am not able to reach where I need to go with the 100m cat5e restriction. The customer has permitted me to use a wired, 1-port ethernet repeater to extend my range.
So here are my questions:
Is it possible to plug an ethernet cable directly from my laptop's standard ethernet port into an ethernet repeater, then the ethernet repeater into a port capable of communicating over the network I'd like to access, and be able to remote desktop into a server on said network? What if this repeater is PoE/PoE+? Even if the repeater is IEEE802.3af/at (af class 1-4), will it still fry my port/network adapter?
For some reason or another, they will only let me use a 1-port ethernet repeater and not a dumb switch or anything like that. This has really tied my hands and made efficient work a genuine challenge. Any help would be truly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,