TOUGHSwitch - How to enable, disable or cycle POE via SSH


Readers will learn how to enable POE output on the TOUGHSwitch via SSH / command line.


  1. Use an SSH client to connect to the TOUGHSwitch, like PuTTY or Terminal (the default IP is

  2. To enable POE on Port 4 at 24V, type: 
    poe 4 24
  3.  To disable POE on Port 4, type:
    poe 4 0
  4.  To cycle power on Port 4 with a 5secondoff cycle, type:
    poe 4 0; sleep 5; poe 4 24

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