Connecting the MX2020 Router to a Console or Auxiliary Device
To use a system console to configure and manage the Routing Engine,
connect it to the appropriate
CONSOLE port on
the CB-RE interface. To use a laptop, modem, or other auxiliary device,
connect it to the
AUX port on the CB-RE interface.
Both ports accept a cable with an RJ-45 connector. One serial cable
with an RJ-45 connector and a DB-9 connector is provided with the
router. To connect a device to the
and another device to the
AUX port, you must
supply an additional cable.
The MX2020 router must be adequately grounded before powering on the console or auxiliary devices, (see MX2000 Router Grounding Specifications).
To connect a management console or auxiliary device:
- Turn off the power to the console or auxiliary device.
- Plug the RJ-45 end of the serial cable (see Figure 2) into the
CONSOLEport on the CB-RE interface. Figure 1 shows the ports. Table 1 describes the auxiliary and console ports.
- Plug the DB-9 socket end into the device's serial port.
For console devices, configure the serial port to the following values:
Table 1: Console and Auxiliary Ports on the MX2020 CB-RE
Connect a laptop, modem, or other auxiliary unit.
Connect a laptop or console terminal to configure the MX2020 router.