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Installing the M7i Router Into the Rack


Depending on configuration, the chassis weighs between 28.2 lb (12.8 kg) and 36.5 lb (16.6 kg). Installing it into the rack requires at least one person to lift and another person to secure the mounting screws.

First, perform the following prerequisite procedures:

Then, perform the following procedures to install the router:


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

  1. If you are center-mounting the router, move the mounting brackets on the chassis as described in Moving the Mounting Brackets.
  2. Have one person grasp each side of the router, lift the router, and position it in the rack.
  3. Align the bottom hole in both mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level.
  4. Install one of the mounting screws provided (in the accessory box shipped with the router) into each of the two aligned holes. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the screws.
    Figure 1: Installing the Router
    Installing the Router
  5. Install the second screw in each mounting ear.
  6. 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.
  7. To continue the installation, proceed to Connecting the M7i Router to Management and Alarm Devices.