ATTN: Pine 64 Marketing Department - Fix your PoE Adapter Product Page
#1
https://www.pine64.org/?product=rock64-poe-splitter

A PoE splitter for the Rock64? Awesome!
It doesn't specify if it's 10/100 or 10/100/100???
Well, it claims to be compatible with the Rock64, which is 10/100/1000, so, the PoE is probably 10/100/1000 right??? 
Nope................ It's 10/100.........

Why does the product page not warn customers that this is a 100Mbps max PoE splitter? This is a HUGE oversight. I now have 2x 10/100 PoE splitters which can't be used for my Rock64 without eliminating one of the specific reasons I puchased the Rock64, GIGABIT ETHERNET.

Here's a post of a forum moderator mis-identifying the PoE as Gigabit capable, and recommending it to a forum user who explicitely is looking for a Gigabit version. https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=5108

Here's the same moderator indicating in May of 2016, that the PoE adapter is, in fact, 10/100, and the "KS team" will be instructed to post more detail on the PoE. https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=931

It LOOKS like Pine64 wants customers to mis-identify the PoE and purchase a 10/100 unit without realizing it.... which would be really naughty of Pine64...
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(02-07-2018, 12:13 AM)dotbowder Wrote: https://www.pine64.org/?product=rock64-poe-splitter

A PoE splitter for the Rock64? Awesome!
It doesn't specify if it's 10/100 or 10/100/100???
Well, it claims to be compatible with the Rock64, which is 10/100/1000, so, the PoE is probably 10/100/1000 right??? 
Nope................ It's 10/100.........

Why does the product page not warn customers that this is a 100Mbps max PoE splitter? This is a HUGE oversight. I now have 2x 10/100 PoE splitters which can't be used for my Rock64 without eliminating one of the specific reasons I puchased the Rock64, GIGABIT ETHERNET.

Here's a post of a forum moderator mis-identifying the PoE as Gigabit capable, and recommending it to a forum user who explicitely is looking for a Gigabit version. https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=5108

Here's the same moderator indicating in May of 2016, that the PoE adapter is, in fact, 10/100, and the "KS team" will be instructed to post more detail on the PoE. https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=931

It LOOKS like Pine64 wants customers to mis-identify the PoE and purchase a 10/100 unit without realizing it.... which would be really naughty of Pine64...

Thanks on the comments, we have check the PoE description and add in 10/100 Mbps statement.
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#3
Thank you for correcting the issue so quickly! I am impressed and my trust has been restored.

Thanks for creating a compedetive alternative to the Raspberry Pi!
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#4
I ran into the same Problem.  i purchased my rock64, case CPU heatsink and a poe injector the website said was a gigabit POE adapter and found out that it cuts my speed down to 100Mbps.  I am contacting sales to see if it is possible to trade for a conventional US wall wart as I will need some 300-400Mbps bandwidth for the purposes of my device.
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#5
To add 2 cents to the conversation...

In my experience, PoE injectors of this type use pairs from the 4 pairs available, only allowing data transmission over 2 pairs, not 4. In 1000Base-T case (very common), it uses 4 pairs and isn't suitable for this type of adapter. However in the case of 1000Base-TX (which requires Cat 6 cabling, and not as widely implemented), it only uses 2 pairs so these should be OK. Check your switch spec if you aren't sure which you have.
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