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Connecting the TX Matrix Plus Router to a Network Device

 

To connect the Routing Engines in a TX Matrix Plus router to a network for management of the routing matrix, connect a UTP Category 5 Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector to the ETHERNET port on a TXP-CB.

Note

For TX Matrix Plus routers with two host subsystems, we recommend that you connect each TXP-CB to a network. One cable is provided in the accessory box. To connect another cable to the ETHERNET port on the other TXP-CB, you must provide an additional cable.

To connect a cable to a network device:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Plug one end of a UTP Category 5 Ethernet cable (Figure 2 shows the connector) into the ETHERNET port on the TXP-CB in slot CB0 (see Figure 1). This port connects to the Routing Engine installed into the TXP-CB in slot CB0.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
  4. Plug one end of another UTP Category 5 Ethernet cable into the ETHERNET port on the TXP-CB in slot CB1. This port connects to the Routing Engine installed into the TXP-CB in slot CB1.
  5. Plug the other end of the cable into the network device.
Figure 1: TX Matrix Plus Ethernet Port on the TXP-CB
TX Matrix Plus Ethernet
Port on the TXP-CB
Figure 2: Routing Engine Ethernet Cable Connector
Routing Engine
Ethernet Cable Connector