I just set up a new WS-C2960X-24TD-L, and I can access the switch via Network Assistant without any issues. However, when I plug in the WAP directly to the switch with the included cable, it seems to get no power, and nothing lights up.

I am fairly new to the Cisco switches and WAPs. Is there something I need to do to get PoE working so that the WAP will turn on?


That particular switch model, WS-C2960X-24TD-L, doesn't have PoE.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches Data Sheet

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You will either need a switch which has PoE, or you will need an inline PoE adapter.

  • Thanks, lesson learned :) I guess I will get the adapter, I guess another name for what I need to get is PoE injector for anyone else with this issue.
    – Matkey
    Jul 5 '16 at 14:07

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