How to enable Extended Range Mode on a GS1350 series switch?

Zyxel_Chris Posts: 701  Zyxel Employee
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Traditionally, PoE switch delivers power and data within the distance of 100-meter limitation. If you want to deploy a power device for a longer distance, you have to add an extra PoE switch to extend the distance like the figure below (Figure.1). Therefore, you have to spend more money on it. Now, with the Zyxel surveillance switch GS1300/GS1350 series, you can fulfill the need to deploy your PD to a distant location and also reduce the expense.

If your PD is “802.3af mode” and is able to run with the “link speed 10 Mbps”, with the feature of extended range on Zyxel surveillance switch, you can simply deploy your power device with the distance at most 250 meters without extra PoE switch like the figure below (Figure. 2).

After enabling the extended range, the selected port on switch will enter forced 802.3at mode and the max power of output on the port will extend to 33 watts to compensate cable loss over long distance cabling. Furthermore, the link speed will be fixed to 10Mbps to guarantee data transmission over long distance operation. That’s why the PD should be able to run with the link speed 10 Mbps.

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Figure 2


If PD can’t link up at the distance of 250m, please try to shorten the distance to 200m or change a higher quality cable.

1.   Access switch via Web GUI

2.   Go to Basic Setting > Port Setup

3.   Select the port you would like to enable extended range

After enabling extended range successfully, the link LED will show “amber” for 10Mbps and the PoE LED will show “green” for 802.3at.

Check PoE status and you will find the Power-Up mode is fixed to 802.3at and the Max Power is 33 watts.