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MX204 Installation Overview

 

To install the router:

  1. Prepare your installation site.

    See MX204 Site Preparation Checklist.

  2. Review the safety guidelines and warnings:
  3. Unpack the router and verify the parts:
    1. See Unpacking MX204 Router.
    2. See Verifying the MX204 Router Parts Received.
  4. (Optional) Remove components from the MX204 router chassis before Installing It in a rack.

    See individual topics listed in Removing, Installing, and Upgrading Components for removing components.

  5. Install the router in the rack.

    See Installing the MX204 Chassis in a Rack.

  6. (Optional; Required only if you have removed the components from the router in step 4) Reinstall components in the MX204 router after installing the chassis in a rack.

    See individual topics listed in Removing, Installing, and Upgrading Components for installing components.

  7. Connect cables to the network and external devices.

    See Connecting the MX204 Router to External Devices and Cables.

  8. Connect the grounding cable.

    See Grounding the MX204 Router.

  9. Connect the AC power cord or DC power cables:
  10. Power on the router:
  11. Perform the initial system configuration.

    See Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the MX204 Router.