On a Mt device such as the excellent / versatile new OmniTIK 5 poe (RBOmniTIKPG-5HacD ) - when the RB is powered with 802.3at (or af for that matter) - and you then plug in another 802.3af device (such as an IP camera)- How does “PoE Out = Forced ON” differ from “PoE Out = Auto ON” (or does it?) - again im only asking this in the case of 802.3 PoE being used (not passive POE).
Ive had excellent results with the OmniTIK 5 poe , and powering them via 48v DC in , and then plugging in 802.3af IP cameras into the OmniTIK. I really like this routerboard!
But Ive just always had the question of how does “PoE Out = Forced ON” work when 802.3x PoE is being used (bc the 802.3x protocol uses auto detection, so what does Forced ON mean in this scenario)