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Connect Network Interface Cables to the ACX500 Router

  1. Have ready a length of the type of cable used by the network ports. For cable specifications, see the ACX500 Universal Access Router Hardware Guide.

    Note: Shielded cables are required for outside deployment.

  2. Remove the rubber safety plug from the cable connector port.

    Warning: Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    Caution: Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  3. Insert the cable connector into the interface ports on the front panel. Figure 6 shows the port.
  4. Arrange the cable to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it does not support its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop.

    Caution: Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

    Caution: Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

Modified: 2015-08-26