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Hardware Installation and Maintenance Guide

AR100, AR120, AR150, AR160, AR200, AR1200, AR2200, AR3200, and AR3600

This section provides brief procedure for installing the AR series routers. This document describes preparations before AR series routers installation, installation methods and precautions, AR series routers maintenance, and common methods for troubleshooting typical hardware module faults.
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Installing Cards

Installing Cards


  • All cards are hot swappable.
  • Vacant slots in the router must be covered with filler panels.
  • When installing a card, slowly push it into the slot. If you feel resistance or find the card inclined, pull the card out and push it into the slot again. Do not push the card with force; otherwise, the connectors on the card and backplane may be damaged.
  • A card can only be installed in a router that supports this card. For the specific cards supported by different routers, see Cards in the Hardware Description.
  • During installation of ADSL cards, if outdoor overhead routing is involved, configure a protective unit on the distribution frame and properly ground the protective unit.

Tools and Accessories

  • ESD wrist strap
  • Phillips screwdriver


  1. Wear an ESD wrist strap. Ensure that the ESD wrist strap is grounded and in a close contact with your wrist.
  2. Loosen the captive screw on the filler panel and remove the filler panel.
  3. Perform the following steps depending on whether slots are combined:
    • When no slots are combined:


      The methods for installing SIC and WSIC cards into SIC and WSIC slots are the same. The following procedures install a SIC card into a SIC slot.

      1. Rotate the ejector levers outward and slide the card into the slot horizontally along the guide rails until the card panel is closely attached to the router panel.
      2. Rotate the ejector levers inward until the card is completely seated in the slot, and then tighten the captive screws on both sides of the card.

    • When slots are combined:


      Slots of a router can be combined into a larger slot. For example, two SIC slots can be combined into a WSIC slot, and two SIC slots and the WSIC slot below them can be combined into an XSIC slot. In this example, two SIC slots are combined into a WSIC slot.

      1. Loosen the captive screw on the guide rail between the two SIC slots.
      2. Remove the guide rail to combine the two SIC slots into a WSIC slot.
      3. Slide the WSIC card into the WSIC slot horizontally along the guide rails until the card is completely seated in the slot. Rotate the ejector levers inward to lock the card in the slot, and then tighten the captive screws on both sides.

Updated: 2019-05-17

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