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Connect the Firebox Cables

Use these guidelines when you connect cables to your Firebox.

  • Connect the power cable to the Firebox power input and to a power source.
  • Use a straight Ethernet cable (green) to connect your management computer to a hub or switch.
  • Use a different straight Ethernet cable to connect your Firebox to the same hub or switch.
  • Use a red crossover cable to connect the Firebox trusted interface to the management computer Ethernet port.

For XTM 5 Series devices, Interface 0 does not support Auto-MDIX, which automatically senses the cable polarity. Use these guidelines to decide which type of Ethernet cable to use with Interface 0:

  • To connect Interface 0 to an interface on a switch or router that supports Auto-MDIX, you can use either Ethernet cable.
  • To connect Interface 0 to an interface on an older switch or router that does not support Auto-MDIX, use the green Ethernet cable. Your switch or router might be set to a different polarity. If the green Ethernet cable does not work, try the red cross-over Ethernet cable.
  • To connect Interface 0 to a PC, use the red cross-over Ethernet cable.

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