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    Installing the M40e Router Using a Mechanical Lift

    Using a mechanical lift to maneuver the router into the rack is recommended because of the router's size and weight. The lift must be able to accommodate the router's weight—between 190 lb (86 kg) and about 360 lb (164 kg) depending on configuration—and must fit between the support posts of the rack.

    Note: If you are installing multiple routers in a rack, install the lowest one first and proceed upward.

    First, perform the prerequisite procedures:

    Then install the router:

    1. If you are front-mounting the router, remove the center-mounting brackets from each side of the chassis. (Also, we recommend installing a shelf or other support for the rear of the chassis.)
    2. Load the router onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
    3. Use the lift to position the router at the correct height in the rack.
    4. Align the bottom hole in both front support posts or center-mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level.
    5. Install one of the mounting screws provided into each of the two aligned holes. Use a 5/32-in. Allen wrench to tighten the screws.
    6. Moving up each post or bracket, install a screw in every mounting hole.
    7. Verify that all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and that the router is level.
    8. Move the lift away from the rack.
    9. To continue the installation, proceed to Connecting the M40e Router to Management and Alarm Devices.

    Published: 2010-10-28