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Why do wireless APs constantly transmit (e.g., with a beacon interval of 10×/sec.), even when no devices are connected to them? Just because an AP doesn't have any client devices associated to them, doesn't mean there are no client devices that would be "interested" in associating to them. In particular, this is useful in deployments that have multiple APs ...


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Have you got a physical switch that is rated for Cat5 cabling? The answer to your question is the same as the answer to my question. More than likely you need to buy an electronic relay, and I know of some rated for Cat5.


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Vent the Device into the Room's Airspace If you seal off the device from the "plenum airspace" and vent it into the room, then, from the point of view of smoke, fire, and air handling the device is no longer in the plenum but rather in the room. This way the device can physically occupy the space above suspended ceiling without requiring a flame-...


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Partially serious, partially making light of the question, you could try a 4 pole, 2 throw (4PDT) switch like this one on Amazon and solder the switch in place in one of the wires in each pair. In all seriousness though, Mike Pennington has the best solution with a button connected to a relay. Add a few RJ-45 jacks and the aforementioned items to a project ...


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A beacon is required in order for clients to know when a particular AP/SSID is nearby and ready for connections. Without that, the client would never know there's available WiFi nearby, regardless of possibly having previously connected to said SSID. You can disable a beacon by disabling/deleting the associated SSID, or you can simply adjust the beacon ...


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Unfortunately, in the U.S., there is no one single solution. While all 50 states, and most local jurisdictions, have adopted the NEC (NFPA 70), there are still many local jurisdictions, including those which have adopted the NEC, with varying laws and rules. The answer to your question can only be found by asking the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction), ...


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