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Installing an MX240 Router Overview


To install the MX240 router:

  1. Prepare your installation site as described in MX240 Site Preparation Checklist.
  2. Review the safety guidelines and warnings.
  3. Unpack the router and verify the parts.
    1. Unpacking the MX240 Router
    2. Verifying the MX240 Router Parts Received
  4. Install the mounting hardware.
  5. Lift the router on to the rack. Because of the weight of the router, we recommend that you use a mechanical lift.
  6. Connect cables to the network and external devices as described in Connecting the MX240 Router to Management and Alarm Devices.
  7. Connect the grounding cable as described in Grounding the MX240 Router.
  8. Connect the AC power cord or DC power cables:
  9. Power on the router:
  10. Perform the initial system configuration as described in Initially Configuring the MX240 Router.