you can get a Poe+ injector and force the r610 into 802.3at mode... be sure to first flash to solo firmware then to unleashed firmware.I'm in, bought one. Will likely use an injector into this and forego the 2.5 strength. Hoping to replace an AC-PRO and an AC-Lite. If the R610 can't cover my house, not sure which to keep. The throughputs on the R610 and AC-PRO are apparently the same.