The user manual insists on the usage of CAT5 UTP cables. However, when I contacted their support asking if those were the only types of cables supported they weren’t able to help; rather disappointing.
In a quiet moment I went through my bag of cables and tested them all. Eventually the ones that I can confirm to be working with the TL-POE200 are the following:
- Cat.5 UTP
- Cat.5 STP
- Cat.5e UTP
- Cat.5e S/FTP
- Cat.6 S/FTP
- Cat.6 S/STP
Hope this helps when ordering your PoE ethernet cables.