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Installing an MX960 Router Overview


To install the MX960 router:

  1. Prepare your installation site.

    See MX960 Site Preparation Checklist.

  2. Review the safety guidelines.
  3. Unpack the router and verify the parts.
    1. Unpacking the MX960 Router
    2. Verifying the MX960 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.

    See Installing the MX960 Router Using a Mechanical Lift.

  6. Connect cables to the network and external devices.

    See Connecting the MX960 Router to Management and Alarm Devices.

  7. Connect the grounding cable

    See Grounding the MX960 Router.

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

    See Initially Configuring the MX960 Router.