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Replacing the T320 Console or Auxiliary Cable


To use a system console to configure and manage the Routing Engine, connect it to the appropriate CONSOLE port on the CIP. To use a laptop, modem, or other auxiliary device, connect it to the appropriate AUXILIARY port on the CIP. Both ports accept a cable with an RJ-45 connector. One RJ-45/DB-9 cable is provided with the router. If you want to connect a device to both ports, you must supply another cable.

To connect a management console or auxiliary device:

  1. Plug one end of the replacement cable into the appropriate CONSOLE or AUXILIARY port. Figure 1 shows the external device ports on the CIP. The ports labeled HOST 0 connect to the Routing Engine in the upper Routing Engine slot (RE0), and the ports labeled HOST 1 connect to the Routing Engine in the lower Routing Engine slot (RE1).
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into the device's serial port.
Figure 1: Routing Engine Console
Routing Engine Console