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ACX500 Routers Quick Start Description

This Quick Start contains information you need to install and configure the ACX500 outdoor router quickly. For complete installation instructions, see the ACX500 Universal Access Router Hardware Guide at

Warning: This Quick Start contains a summary of safety warnings in Safety Warnings. For a complete list of warnings for this router, including translations, see the ACX500 Universal Access Router Hardware Guide at

The ACX Series Universal Access Routers are Ethernet-optimized mobile backhaul routers that provide both switching and carrier-class Ethernet routing. The ACX Series routers enable a wide range of business and residential applications and services, including microwave cell site aggregation, mobile backhaul service cell site deployment, and service provider or operator cell site deployment. The routers have high-density Ethernet interfaces and high-capacity switching throughput.

An ACX Series router has a built-in Routing Engine and one Packet Forwarding Engine. The Packet Forwarding Engine has one “pseudo” Flexible PIC Concentrator (FPC 0). Because there is no switching fabric, the single Packet Forwarding Engine takes care of packet forwarding.

The compact ACX500 outdoor routers are environmental-hardened, and can be deployed in a variety of outdoor locations, such as on outside street cabinets, walls, and utility poles. With the router orientation as shown in Figure 1, the chassis of the ACX500 outdoor router measures 12.3 in. (31.24 cm) deep, 4.3 in. (10.92 cm) high, and 10 in. (25.4 cm) wide. The ACX500 outdoor router is available in both AC and DC models.

The ACX500 outdoor routers contain three Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports—labeled GE(Fiber)—and three RJ-45 ports—labeled GE(Cu).

Figure 1 shows the front view of the ACX500 outdoor router.

Figure 1: Front View of the ACX500 Outdoor Router

Front View of the ACX500 Outdoor Router
Interface port cover
Management port cover
Interface cable covers
Power terminal

Figure 2 shows the front panel of the ACX500 outdoor router. For detailed information about the interface ports and the management ports, see Figure 6 and Figure 7.

Figure 2: Front Panel of the ACX500 Outdoor Router

Front Panel of the
ACX500 Outdoor Router
Interface ports
Management ports

Modified: 2015-08-26