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    Replacing the M40e 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. To connect a device to the other port, you must supply another cable. For cable specifications, see Routing Engine Interface Cable and Wire Specifications for the M40e Router.

    Figure 1: Routing Engine Interface Ports and Alarm Relay Contacts

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    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 (RE 0), and the ports labeled HOST 1 connect to the Routing Engine in the lower Routing Engine slot (RE 1).
    2. Plug the the other end of the cable into the device's serial port.

    Published: 2010-10-28