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Connect the vEdge 100b Router

This article describes how to connect the vEdge 100b router to an AC power source and to a management console.

Connect AC Power to the Router

To connect the vEdge 100 router to an AC power source, plug one end of the AC power adapter into the front of the router, and plug the other end into an AC power outlet as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Connecting AC Power Supply to a vEdge 100b Router

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Note: It is strongly recommended that you use the power adapter supplied with the vEdge 100b router.

Caution: If you are connecting AC power to the router, it is recommended that the building have an external surge protective device installed.

Connect the Router to LAN and WAN Interfaces

To connect the vEdge 100b router to the LAN, plug the appropriate cable into any port, except port 4, on the front of the router.

To connect  the vEdge 100b router to a WAN, plug the appropriate cable into port 4 on the front of the router.

Connect the Router to a Management Console

To connect the vEdge 100b router to a management console:

  1. Connect one end of the USB Type-A to Mini-B connector cable into the console port, labeled CONSOLE, on the vEdge router (see Figure 2).
  2. Connect the other end of the console cable into the console server or to a management console.

Figure 2: Connecting a vEdge 100b Router to a Management Console

To use the USB console from a Windows device:

  1. Go to the Device Manager to determine which COM port is being used for the USB serial port.
  2. In the PuTTY SSH/Telnet client, in Connection Type, select Serial. Then, specify the COM port and a speed of 115200.

You can download the Windows driver here.

To use the USB console from a Macintosh device:

  1. Install the USB serial drivers attached here.
  2. Launch the Terminal utility.
  3. From a terminal shell, access the console port with this command:
    screen /dev/tty.usbserial* 115200,cs8
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