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Nanostation M5 Passthrough

How To Use PoE Passthrough with OpenWRT

Device: Nanostation M5

Powered device: Ubiquiti PicoStation

If you want you can use PoE Passthrough to power on a device (in this case Ubiquiti PicoStation) with a secondary LAN interface.

On a device with OpenWRT you have to add these lines:

echo 8 > /sys/class/gpio/export

echo out > /sys/class/gpio/gpio8/direction

echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio8/value

If you want to power off the device you have to do:

echo 0 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio8/value