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Connecting MPC or MIC Cables to the MX2010 Router

To connect the MPCs or MICs to the network (see Figure 1 and Figure 2):

  1. Have ready a length of the type of cable used by the component. For cable specifications, see the MX Series Interface Module Reference.
  2. Remove the rubber safety plug from the cable connector port.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.


    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  3. Insert the cable connector into the cable connector port on the faceplate.
  4. Arrange the cable in the cable manager to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop. Placing fasteners on the loop helps to maintain its shape.

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.


    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

Figure 1: Attaching a Cable to an MPCAttaching a Cable to an MPC
Figure 2: Attaching a Cable to a MICAttaching a Cable to a MIC