Installing Routers and Router Interfaces
 


Steps for installing an card are -

Step 1 Install a slot divider in the center of the slot to create two single-wide interface card slots. (For interface card slots that contained double-wide interface cards.)

Step 2 Align the captive screws with the threaded holes on the chassis. Using either a number 1 Phillips screwdriver or a small flat-blade screwdriver, tighten the captive screw(s) until the blank faceplate is flush with the chassis. (See Figure 1. and Figure 2)

Figure 1 Installing a Single Thumb Screw Interface Faceplate

 
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A Blank Interface Faceplate with Single Thumb Screw.

Figure 2 Installing a Double Thumb Screw Interface Faceplate

 
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A Blank Interface Faceplate with Double Thumb Screw.

Step 3 Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 for every empty interface card slot.

Step 4 Continue with hardware installation tasks.


Removing Blank Faceplates

To remove blank faceplates, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Using either a number 1 Phillips screwdriver or a small flat-blade screwdriver, unscrew the captive screws and remove the blank faceplate from the chassis slot you plan to use. (See Figure 3 and Figure 4.)

Figure 3 Removing a Single Thumb Screw Blank Interface Faceplate

 
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A Blank Interface Faceplate with Single Thumb Screw.

 

Figure 4 Removing a Double Thumb Screw Blank Interface Faceplate

 
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A Blank Interface Faceplate with Double Thumb Screw.

 



Steps to install a router
 

The following steps have to be done:

  • Connect Admin-Workstation with a serial cable to the firewall for the configuration
  • Install TFTP-Server and Terminalemulation Software on Admin-Workstation
  • Save current CISCO IOS from Router to the Admin-Workstation
  • Download CISCO Firewall IOS to the Router using TFTP
  • Save current Configurationfile from Router to the Admin-Workstation using TFTP
  • Create Configurationfile and download it to the Router using TFTP