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Installing the ACX500 Router

 

Installing the ACX500 Indoor Router in a Rack

Note

The router must be installed horizontally in a rack or cabinet. The term rack is used to mean rack or cabinet.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • Two mounting brackets for front or rear mounting are shipped with the router (see Figure 1 and Figure 2).

Caution

Before front mounting the router in a rack, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the router's weight (about 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)) and is adequately supported at the installation site.

Note

One person must be available to lift the router while another secures it to the rack.

Caution

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack, and mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To install the router in the rack:

  1. Install both mounting brackets to either the front or rear of the chassis:

    1. Align the bracket with the two sets of mounting holes.
    2. Insert the four screws at the top and bottom of the bracket, and tighten each partially.
    3. Tighten the four screws completely.
    4. Repeat the procedure for the other bracket.
      Figure 1: Installing the Mounting Brackets to the Front of the ACX500 Router
      Installing the Mounting
Brackets to the Front of the ACX500 Router
      Figure 2: Installing the Mounting Brackets to the Rear of the ACX500 Router
      Installing the Mounting
Brackets to the Rear of the ACX500 Router
  2. Ensure that the rack is in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance.
  3. Position the router in front of the rack or cabinet.
  4. Hold onto the bottom of the chassis, and carefully lift it so that the mounting brackets contact the rack rails. See Figure 3.Warning

    To prevent injury, keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back. Avoid twisting your body as you lift. Balance the load evenly and be sure that your footing is solid.

    Figure 3: Installing the ACX500 Indoor Router in the Rack
    Installing the ACX500
Indoor Router in the Rack
  5. Align the mounting brackets with the holes in the rack rails.
  6. Install a mounting screw into each of the open mounting holes on the mounting bracket aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  7. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack should be aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side, and the router should be level.

Mounting the ACX500 Outdoor Router on a Wall

Note

The information provided in this topic is applicable for both the ACX500 outdoor router variants—ACX500 outdoor router and ACX500 outdoor router with PoE.

You can mount the ACX500 outdoor router on the wall with the help of a wall-mounting kit. The ACX500 wall-mounting kit consists of two mounting brackets (one is attached to the rear of the ACX500 outdoor router and the other to the wall).

The ACX500 outdoor router meets the requirement of the International Protection Code (IP65) for dust-tight environments and ingress of water jets.

The wall on which you want to install the ACX500 outdoor router along with the wall-mounting kit must have the following:

  • When installing the ACX500 outdoor routers on a wall, the chassis must be installed in a vertical orientation with the cables pointing downward and the eye bolt for hoisting the router pointing upward.

  • The strength and thickness of the wall must safely support the total weight of the router chassis, including the mounting brackets and cables, and must comply with local standards and practices.

  • The wall must be able to support the weight of the fully configured router (router chassis and mounting kit).

    The AC-powered ACX500 outdoor router weighs 18.2 lb (8.3 kg), and the DC-powered router weighs 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). The AC-powered ACX500 outdoor router with PoE weighs 18.7 lb (8.5 kg), and the DC-powered router with PoE weighs 18.6 lb (8.4 kg). The wall-mounting kit weighs 2.8 lb (1.3 kg).

  • When choosing a location, allow at least 6 in. (15.2 cm) of clearance between the sides of the chassis (with the router in the installed position) and adjacent equipment or walls.

  • Ensure that the wall is stable and securely supported.

  • If you are mounting the router in wallboard with a gypsum plaster core or in wallboard not backed by wall studs, use hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the combined weight of two fully loaded chassis. Insert the screws into wall studs wherever possible to provide added support for the chassis.

  • To mount the router, use the wall-mounting kit from Juniper Networks.

  • The wall-mounting kit is not part of the standard package and must be ordered separately.

  • For service personnel to remove and install hardware components, allow at least 24 in. (60.9 cm) on top of the router.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver with a minimum shaft length of 6 in. (150 mm)

  • 10 mm ratchet driver set

  • An electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Wall-mounting kit (to be purchased separately)

  • Based on the wall type, appropriate screws to secure the wall-mounting bracket on the wall (not provided)

  • Ground label and ground lug provided with the wall-mounting kit

  • Marker pen

  • Drilling machine

To mount the ACX500 outdoor router on a wall:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Align and attach the chassis-mounting bracket and the wall-mounting bracket provided with the wall-mounting kit, and secure the two brackets with the set of four bracket screws, washers, and nuts. See Figure 4.Note

    Apply between 50 lb-in. (5.7 Nm) and 60 lb-in. (6.8 Nm) of torque on the screws to ensure that both the brackets are held tightly.

    Figure 4: Wall-Mounting Kit
    Wall-Mounting Kit
      1
    Screw
      4
    Wall-mounting bracket
      2
    Split washer
      5
    Flat washer
      3
    Chassis-mounting bracket
      6
    Nut
  3. Place the joined brackets on the wall where you want to install the outdoor router with the wall-mounting bracket facing the wall, and mark the four wall-mounting screw hole points on the wall.Note

    The router must be mounted keeping in mind the basic clearance requirement for the ACX500 outdoor router. See Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance on ACX500 Routers for more information.

  4. Remove the bracket, and drill four holes at the points marked on the wall.
  5. Install mounting screws (to anchor the router) into the top two drill holes until you have 1/4 in. of the screws left. Note
    • The mounting screws are not provided. The size and strength of the mounting screws must safely support the total weight of the router chassis, including the mounting brackets and cables, and must comply with the local standards and practices.

    • It is important to leave 1/4 in. of the screw. The keyholes on the wall-mounting bracket align with these screws and help hang the wall-mounting kit on the wall.

  6. Carefully align the wall-mounting bracket keyholes of the joined brackets and hang it on the two screws that were secured on the wall in step 5. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Installing the Wall-Mounting Kit
    Installing the Wall-Mounting
Kit
      1
    Wall-mounting bracket keyhole
      3
    Chassis-mounting bracket
      2
    Chassis-mounting bracket keyhole
      4
    Wall-mounting bracket
  7. Pull the wall-mounting kit gently down so that it sits tightly on the screws.
  8. Insert two mounting screws onto the bottom wall-mounting holes to completely secure the wall-mounting kit to the wall.
  9. Lift and carry the ACX500 outdoor router to the wall where the wall-mounting kit is attached.

    The small eye bolt at the top of the ACX500 outdoor router can be used to lift the chassis. Use an appropriate rope and lifting tool to hoist the router at the desired height.

    One person must be available to lift the router while another secures the router.

  10. Insert two mounting screws on the top of the outdoor router and secure the screws.

    The ACX500 outdoor router is secured onto the wall-mounting kit with the help of six screws. The top two screws are inserted first into the keyholes on the wall-mounting kit. These screws help to first hang the router on the wall-mounting kit by taking the weight out, and when the router comfortably hangs on the unit, secure it by using the other four screws.

  11. Align the router carefully and then insert the top two chassis-mounting screws attached to the router in step 10 into the chassis-mounting bracket keyholes. See Figure 6.Note

    Ensure that the chassis-mounting screws sit properly in the chassis-mounting bracket keyholes.

    Figure 6: Installing the ACX500 Outdoor Router onto the Wall-Mounting Kit
    Installing the ACX500
Outdoor Router onto the Wall-Mounting Kit
      1
    Eye bolt
      5
    Chassis-mounting bracket
      2
    Router
      6
    Wall
      3
    Top chassis-mounting screw
      7
    Middle chassis-mounting screw
      4
    Wall-mounting bracket
      8
    Bottom chassis-mounting screw
  12. After the router comfortably hangs on the wall-mounting kit, secure it by using the other four chassis-mounting screws (two screws on the middle and two on the bottom of the outdoor router).

The ACX500 outdoor router is now securely mounted on the wall and ready to use. Connect the power supply and cabling as required.

Mounting the ACX500 Outdoor Router on a Pole

Note

The information provided in this topic is applicable for both the ACX500 outdoor router variants—ACX500 outdoor router and ACX500 outdoor router with PoE.

You can mount the ACX500 outdoor router on a pole with the help of a pole-mounting kit. The ACX500 pole-mounting kit consists of two mounting brackets (one is attached to the rear of the ACX500 outdoor router and the other to the pole), 5/8-in. through bolts, and pole straps.

The ACX500 outdoor router meets the requirement of the International Protection Code (IP65) for dust-tight environments and ingress of water jets.

The pole on which you want to install the ACX500 outdoor router along with the pole-mounting kit must satisfy the following requirements:

  • When installing the ACX500 outdoor router on a pole, the chassis must be installed in a vertical orientation with the cables pointing downward and the eye bolt for hoisting the router pointing upward.

  • The strength and thickness of the pole must safely support the total weight of the router chassis, including the mounting brackets and cables, and must comply with local standards and practices.

  • The pole must be able to support the weight of the fully configured router (router chassis and mounting kit).

    The AC-powered ACX500 outdoor router weighs 18.2 lb (8.3 kg), and the DC-powered weighs 17.5 lb (7.9 kg). AC-powered ACX500 outdoor router with PoE weighs 18.7 lb (8.5 kg), and the DC-powered router weighs 18.6 lb (8.4 kg). The pole-mounting kit weighs 2.8 lb (1.3 kg).

  • Ensure that the pole is stable and securely supported.

  • The width of the pole must be within the range of 2 in. through 16 in. to hold the pole-mounting kit.

  • To mount the router, use the pole-mounting kit from Juniper Networks.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver with a minimum shaft length of 6 in. (150 mm)

  • 10 mm ratchet driver set

  • An electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Pole-mounting kit (to be purchased separately)

  • Ground label and ground lug provided with the pole-mounting kit

To mount the ACX500 outdoor router on a pole:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Align and attach the chassis-mounting bracket and the pole-mounting bracket provided with the pole-mounting kit, and secure the two brackets with the set of four bracket screws, washers, and nuts. See Figure 7.Note

    Apply between 50 lb-in. (5.7 Nm) and 60 lb-in. (6.8 Nm) of torque on the screws to ensure that both the brackets are held tightly.

    Figure 7: Pole-Mounting Kit
    Pole-Mounting Kit
      1
    Screw
      5
    Pole-mounting bracket
      2
    Split washer
      6
    Pole-mounting straps
      3
    Chassis-mounting bracket
      7
    Flat washer
      4
    Hole for through bolt
      8
    Nut
  3. Insert the pole-mounting straps through the pole-mounting strap holes on the pole-mounting bracket. See Figure 8.
    Figure 8: Installing the ACX500 Outdoor Router onto the Pole-Mounting Kit
    Installing the ACX500 Outdoor
Router onto the Pole-Mounting Kit
      1
    Router
      7
    Pole-mounting strap screw
      2
    Eye bolt
      8
    Pole-mounting strap
      3
    Top chassis-mounting screw
      9
    Pole-mounting bracket
      4
    Chassis-mounting bracket keyhole
    10
    Bottom chassis-mounting screw
      5
    Chassis-mounting bracket
    11
    Middle chassis-mounting screw
      6
    Pole
     
  4. Place the joined brackets on the pole where you want to install the ACX500 outdoor router with the pole-mounting bracket facing the pole, and secure the joined brackets with the three 5/8-in. through bolts provided.

    The three holes present on the pole-mounting brackets are for the through bolts.

  5. Wrap the pole-mounting straps across the pole, and secure the straps with the pole-mounting strap screws.Note

    Apply 20 lb-in. (2.3 Nm) of torque on the screws to ensure that both the brackets are held tightly.

  6. On the bottom of the router (that is, the surface that will face the pole), secure two keyhole mounting screws in to the top two chassis-mounting screw holes.

    The ACX500 outdoor routers has six screw holes at the bottom of the chassis—two on top, two on center, and two on bottom. The center and bottom screw holes are for normal screws while the top screw holes are for keyhole screws.

    Note

    Ensure that the top two chassis-mounting screws are secured tightly in to the chassis as these screws will hold the entire weight of the chassis initially when attached to the wall.

  7. Lift and carry the ACX500 outdoor router to the pole where the pole-mounting kit is attached. See Figure 9.

    The small eye bolt at the rear of the ACX500 outdoor router can be used to lift the chassis. Use an appropriate rope and lifting tool to hoist the router at the planned height.

    One person must be available to lift the router while another secures the router.

    Figure 9: Securing the ACX500 Outdoor Router on the Pole
    Securing the ACX500 Outdoor
Router on the Pole
      1
    Router
      5
    Pole-mounting strap
      2
    Eye bolt
      6
    Bottom chassis-mounting screw
      3
    Pole
      7
    Middle chassis-mounting screw
      4
    Pole-mounting strap screw
      8
    Top chassis-mounting screw
  8. Align and insert the top two chassis-mounting screws attached to the router in step 6 into the chassis-mounting bracket keyholes.Note

    Ensure that the chassis-mounting screws sit properly in the chassis-mounting bracket keyholes.

  9. Insert and secure the router by using the center and bottom chassis-mounting screws.
  10. Tighten the screws to secure the ACX500 outdoor router to the pole-mounting kit.

The ACX500 outdoor router is now securely mounted on the pole and ready for use. Connect the power supply and cabling as required.

Weatherproofing the ACX500 Outdoor Router

Note

The information provided in this topic is applicable for both the ACX500 outdoor router variants—ACX500 outdoor router and ACX500 outdoor router with PoE.

Weatherproofing Overview

The ACX500 outdoor router meets the requirement of the International Protection Code (IP65) for dust-tight environments and ingress against water jetting environment.

To protect the router’s inner components from external environmental factors, the router is environmentally hardened and the chassis is ruggedized. The router is fanless and ventless, and supports passive cooling for outdoor deployments in extreme weather conditions.

There are two parts to securing and weatherproofing the ACX500 outdoor router—weatherproofing the interface ports and cables, and weatherproofing the management components.

The interface cables are arranged inside the cable connector unit (see Figure 15 and Figure 19), which makes them waterproof and dustproof. The metal interface and management port covers on the router lock and seal the respective port chambers from external environmental factors.

Note

The ACX500 outdoor router do not power on if the interface and the management port chambers are open. Ensure that the interface and the management port chambers are closed before you power on the router. This is an IP65 requirement for weatherproofing the router.

Figure 10 shows the ACX500 outdoor router along with the weatherproofing caps, also called weather seal caps. The figure also shows the weatherproofing port covers, also called weather seal covers, protecting the interface and management port components from external environment.

Figure 10: Interface Port and Cable Inlet Cover
Interface Port and Cable Inlet Cover
  1
Interface port chamber with weather seal cover
  3
Management port chamber with weather seal cover
  2
Cable connector ports with weather seal cap
  4
Power port with weather seal cap

To know which components are housed inside the interface and the management port covers, see Front Panel of an ACX500 Outdoor Router.

Ensure that you have the following parts available:

  • Cable connector units (provided)

  • Hex screwdriver

  • Slotted screwdriver

Accessing and Weatherproofing the Interface Ports

In the ACX500 outdoor router, all the interface ports (Gigabit Ethernet SFP and RJ-45 ports) are located in a small chamber on the front top of the router. You can access the interface ports to install the transceivers and check LED status through this interface port chamber. The metal cover locks and seals the chamber from external environmental factors. See Figure 10.

Weatherproofing the Interface Ports—Gigabit Ethernet SFP

To access and weatherproof the Gigabit Ethernet SFP interface ports and cables:

  1. Unscrew and remove the six screws from the metal cover on top of the router that covers the interface port chamber. Keep the screws for later use.

    In Figure 10 from left to right, the first three cable connector inlets are for the three Gigabit Ethernet ports supporting SFP transceivers. The fourth inlet is for the cables for the three Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports.

  2. Remove the weather seal cap from the cable inlet port on the router by using a slotted screwdriver. See Figure 11. Keep the weather seal cap in a safe place for future use.

    The weather seal caps prevent dust and water from entering into the router when the router or the interface port is not in use.

    Figure 11: Removing the Weather Seal Cap
    Removing the Weather Seal Cap
    Warning

    Ensure that you have the weather seal caps on the cable inlet ports that are not in use. Failing to do so might allow water and dust to enter the router, resulting in router failure.

  3. Unscrew and remove the corresponding cable connector unit from the cable inlet port. See Figure 12.

    The cable connector unit consists of three components—the outer connector enclosure, the connector screw, and the cable seal. The front end of the outer cable connector enclosure is from where the interface cable enters the router, and the rear end with screw thread connects directly to the chassis cable port on the router. The connector screw houses a rubber cable seal, and screws fit tightly in the cable connector enclosure. The cable seal is a small cylindrical rubber structure with grooves or holes for the cables to pass through. The cable seal sits tightly in the connector screw and prevents water and dust particles from entering the router.

    Note

    The cable seal with single groove must be used for the SFP cables, and that with three grooves must be used for the RJ-45 cables.

    Figure 12: Removing the ACX500 Outdoor Router Cable Connector Unit
    Removing the ACX500 Outdoor
Router Cable Connector Unit
  4. Carefully align the transceiver with the cable inlet hole of the SFP port where you want to insert the interface cable, and slide the transceiver until the connector is seated in the corresponding port. See Figure 13.
    Figure 13: Installing a Transceiver on the ACX500 Outdoor Router
    Installing a Transceiver on
the ACX500 Outdoor Router
      1
    Transceiver
     

    To install a transceiver:

    1. Take each transceiver to be installed out of its electrostatic bag, and identify the slot on the component where it will be installed.
    2. Verify that each transceiver is covered by a rubber safety cap. If it is not, cover the transceiver with a safety cap.
    3. Carefully align the transceiver with the slots in the component. The connectors must face the component.
    4. Slide the transceiver until the connector is seated in the component slot. If you are unable to fully insert the transceiver, make sure that the connector is facing the right way.
    5. Close the ejector handle of the transceiver.
  5. Remove the cable seal from the cable connector unit (also known as cable gland unit) by loosening the connector screw and pushing the cable seal out. See Figure 15. Keep the cable seal and the cable connector unit for later use.
  6. Pass the interface cable through the front end of the outer cable connector enclosure.Note

    Ensure that you use an outdoor installation rated and IP65-compliant waterproof fiber-optic cable with an outer diameter of 10 mm for the SFP ports, and that with an outer diameter of 6.5 mm for the RJ-45 ports for the ACX500 outdoor routers.

  7. Slide the interface cable up to at least 2 in. (5.08 cm) into the cable seal groove. See Figure 14.

    The groove in the cable seal has slits that help push the cables easily into the groove.

    Note
    • The cable seal with single groove must be used for the SFP interface cables, and the one with three grooves must be used for the RJ-45 interface cables.

    • Ensure that each groove on the rubber cable seal accommodates only one cable through it.

    • Leave at least 2 in. (5.08 cm) of interface cable for connecting it to the transceiver.

    Figure 14: Installing the ACX500 Outdoor Router Cable Seal on the Interface Cable
    Installing the ACX500 Outdoor
Router Cable Seal on the Interface Cable
      1
    Interface cable
      3
    Rubber cable seal with groove
      2
    Outer cover of cable seal
      4
    Hole-plugs
  8. Push back the cable seal enclosing the interface cable back into the cable connector unit. See Figure 15.

    The connector enclosure connects directly to the router’s cable inlet port. The cable seal wraps the interface cable and, along with the connector screw on top of it, makes the whole unit watertight and dustproof.

    Figure 15: ACX500 Outdoor Router Cable Connector Unit
    ACX500 Outdoor Router Cable
Connector Unit
      1
    Connector enclosure
      3
    Cable seal
      2
    Interface SFP cable
      4
    Connector screw
  9. Push the connector screw back on top of the cable seal until the whole unit fits tightly.
  10. Tighten the connector screw’s thread end along with the cable seal inside it back into the connector enclosure port on the router. See Figure 16.

    Pull the cable with a torque of 16 lb-in. (1.8 Nm) to ensure that the cable sits tightly inside the cable connector unit. Also, visually examine the cable and the groove to ensure that there is no gap left, and that the cable sits properly in the groove.

    Figure 16: Installing the ACX500 Outdoor Router Connector Screw
    Installing the ACX500
Outdoor Router Connector Screw
  11. Repeat steps 3 through step 10 for the remaining interface cables, as required.
  12. Insert the interface cables into the respective transceivers. See Replacing a Fiber-Optic Cable. Use the interface port chamber to snap in the SFP cable into the transceiver.
  13. Verify that the status LEDs on the front panel indicate that the transceiver is functioning correctly. For more information about the component LEDs, see LEDs on ACX500 Routers.
  14. Replace the metal cover of the interface port chamber back to its original place, and secure it with the six screws that were removed in step 1.Note

    Ensure that the metal cover sits tightly on top of the router. Failing to do so might allow dust and water to enter the router.

The Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports are now weatherproof and are ready to use.

Weatherproofing the Interface Ports—Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45

To access and weatherproof the Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 interface ports and cables:

  1. Unscrew and remove the six screws from the metal cover on top of the router that covers the interface port chamber. Keep the screws for later use.

    As shown in Figure 10 from left to right, the first three cable connector inlets are for the three Gigabit Ethernet ports supporting SFP transceivers. The fourth inlet is for the cables for the three Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports.

  2. Remove the weather seal cap from the cable inlet port on the router by using a slotted screwdriver. See Figure 17. Keep the weather seal cap in a safe place for future use.

    Weather seal caps prevent dust and water from entering the router when the router or the interface port is not in use.

    Figure 17: Removing the ACX500 Outdoor Router Weather Seal Cap
    Removing the ACX500 Outdoor
Router Weather Seal Cap
    Warning

    Ensure that you have the weather seal caps on the cable inlet ports that are not in use. Failing to do so might allow water and dust to enter the router resulting in router failure.

  3. Unscrew and remove the corresponding cable connector unit from the cable inlet port. see Figure 18.

    The cable connector unit consists of three components—the outer connector enclosure, the connector screw, and the cable seal. The front end of the outer cable connector enclosure is from where the interface cable enters the router, and the rear end with screw thread connects directly to the chassis cable port on the router. The connector screw houses the rubber cable seal, and the screw fits tightly in the cable connector enclosure. The cable seal is a small cylindrical rubber structure with grooves or holes for the cables to pass through. The cable seal sits tightly in the connector screw and prevents water and dust particles from entering the router.

    Note

    The cable seal with single groove must be used for the SFP cables, and that with three grooves must be used for the RJ-45 cables.

    Figure 18: Removing the Cable Connector Unit
    Removing the Cable Connector
Unit
  4. Remove the cable seal from the cable connector unit (also known as cable gland unit) by loosening the connector screw and pushing the cable seal out. See Figure 19. Keep the cable seal and the cable connector unit for later use.
  5. Pass the interface cable through the front end of the outer cable connector enclosure.Note

    Ensure that you use an outdoor installation rated and IP65-compliant waterproof fiber-optic cable with an outer diameter of 10 mm for the SFP ports, and that with an outer diameter of 6.5 mm for the RJ-45 ports for the ACX500 outdoor routers.

    Figure 19: Cable Connector Unit
    Cable Connector Unit
      1
    Connector enclosure
      3
    Cable seal
      2
    Interface RJ-45 cable
      4
    Connector screw
  6. Slide the interface cable up to at least 2 in. (5 cm). into the cable seal groove. See Figure 20.

    The grooves in the cable seal have slits that help push the cables easily into the groove.

    Note
    • The cable seal with single groove must be used for the SFP interface cables, and the one with three grooves must be used for the RJ-45 interface cables.

    • Ensure that each groove on the rubber cable seal accommodates only one cable through it.

    • Leave at least 2 in. (5 cm) of interface cable for connecting it to the transceiver.

    • Leave in place the hole-plugs for the unused cable seal groove holes.

    Figure 20: Installing the ACX500 Outdoor Router Cable Seal on the Interface Cable
     Installing the ACX500
Outdoor Router Cable Seal on the Interface Cable
      1
    Interface cable
      3
    Rubber cable seal with grooves
      2
    Outer cover of cable seal
      4
    Hole-plugs
  7. Repeat steps 5 through step 6 for the remaining RJ-45 interface cables, as required. Leave in place the hole-plugs for the unused cable seal groove holes.
  8. Push back the cable seal enclosing the interface cable back into the cable connector unit.
  9. Provide enough cable slack to reach the connector.
  10. Tighten the connector screw’s thread end along with the cable seal inside it back into the connector enclosure port on the router. See Figure 21.
    Figure 21: Installing the ACX500 Outdoor Router Connector Screw
    Installing the ACX500
Outdoor Router Connector Screw
  11. Insert the respective interface cable into the port. Use the interface port chamber to snap in the RJ-45 cable into the RJ-45 port.
  12. Verify that the status LEDs on the front panel indicate that the transceiver is functioning correctly. For more information about the component LEDs, see LEDs on ACX500 Routers.
  13. Replace the metal cover of the interface port chamber back to its original place, and secure it with the six screws that were removed in step 1.Note

    Ensure that the metal cover sits tightly on top of the router. Failing to do so might allow dust and water to enter the router.

The Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports are now weatherproof and are now ready to use.

Accessing and Weatherproofing the Management Ports

In the ACX500 outdoor router, all the management ports (console, ToD, management, alarm, external clocking 1 PPS, and USB ports) are located in a small chamber on the front bottom of the router. You can access the management ports to access the router, to perform tasks such as monitoring, upgrading, and so on. The metal cover locks and seals the chamber from external environmental factors. See Figure 10.

Note

You need access to the management components only when there is a need to perform any monitoring or upgradation task on the router. Other than that, the management port chamber must always be kept closed and sealed to protect the internal ports from dust and water, and to meet the IP65 requirement.

To access and weatherproof the management ports:

  1. Unscrew and remove the seven screws from the metal cover on the front of the router that covers the management port chamber. Keep the screws and the cover for later use.
  2. Perform the management task as required. See Connecting ACX500 Routers to Management Devices.
  3. Replace the metal cover of the management port chamber back to its original place, and secure it with the seven screws that were removed in step 1.Note

    Ensure that the metal cover sits tightly on top of the router. Failing to do so might allow dust and water to enter the router.