This section includes all the procedures required to mount the router on any supported pole type.
This section covers the following procedures:
■Install the Mounting Plate onto a Pole
■Attach the Mounting Bracket to the Mounting Plate
■Install the Router onto the Mounting Bracket
■Mounting the Router onto a Wall
When mounting the router on a pole, ensure that:
■The router is oriented with the chassis cabling openings pointing down so the router cables can be correctly connected through the openings and so the router door opens correctly, as shown in Figure 35.
■The router is mounted with the hinged access cover facing out.
Install the Mounting Plate—Poles Up to 4.5 Inches in Diameter
■Mounting plate, carriage bolts, and clamp brackets included in Pole Mount Kit.
■13-mm box-end socket wrench
To install the mounting plate on a vertical pole up to 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) in diameter (refer to Figure 28 and Figure 29:
1. Select a mounting location on the pole and place the top and bottom pole clamp bracket (1) notches against the pole.
2. Place one of the clamp brackets on the opposite side of the pole, aligning the clamp bracket holes with the top two carriage bolt holes on the mounting plate.
3. Insert a carriage bolt ( 5) through each of the top two carriage bolt holes on the mounting plate and through the holes in the clamp brackets.
4. Position the each bolt in the clamp so that the bolt is next to the pole, as shown in Figure 28.
5. To place the bracket hardware on each carriage bolt (see Figure 28):
a. Place the washer ( 2) and then the split lock washer ( 3) on the back of each carriage bolt ( 5).
b. Thread the hex nut ( 4) on each carriage bolt. Place the split-lock washer between the washer and the nut.
Figure 28 Carriage Bolt Hardware Assembly Details
6. Hand tighten the hex nuts (do not overtighten).
7. Repeat Step 3 through Step 6, installing the two bottom carriage bolts and the second clamp bracket at the bottom of the mounting plate.
8. Position the mounting plate and clamp brackets on the pole as needed before further tightening the carriage bolts.
9. Use a socket wrench to evenly tighten all four carriage bolts to finish installing the mounting plate on the pole.
Figure 29 Mounting Plate Installed on Pole with Clamp Brackets
Pole clamp notch
Carriage bolts (4)
Pole clamps (2)
Install the Mounting Plate—Poles Larger than 4.5 Inches in Diameter
■Mounting plate and steel straps included in Pole Mount Kit.
■BAND-IT tool included in Strap Tool Kit
To install the mounting plate on a vertical pole that is larger than 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) in diameter (refer to Figure 30):
1. Assemble the straps and the mounting plate by threading the two steel straps through the band strap slots on the mounting plate.
2. Select a mounting location on the pole.
3. Position the mounting plate on the pole as needed and tighten the straps around the pole.
4. Use the BAND-IT strap tool to tighten the metal bands around the pole, following the instructions in the box with the tool. Ensure the metal bands are as tight as possible (approximately 7 ft-lbs).
Note: When the metal bands are tightened to the full tension, the mounting plate cannot be adjusted unless the metal bands are disassembled or cut.
Figure 30 Mounting Plate Installed on Pole with Steel Straps
Install the Mounting Plate—Through-Pole Mounting (Optional)
If the pole used in your installation is made of wood, you can optionally install the mounting plate using the procedure described in this section. This is an alternate mounting method to the following two mounting methods, which can also be used when mounting the router on a wood pole:
■Install the Mounting Plate—Poles Up to 4.5 Inches in Diameter
■Install the Mounting Plate—Poles Larger than 4.5 Inches in Diameter
■Mounting plate included in Pole Mount Kit.
■Hardware that you supply: 5/8-in. carriage bolt (length depends on the pole size in your installation), standard washer, fender washer, nut (2 sets)
■Tools that you supply: Drill, drill bit (for 5/8-in. through bolts), and 13-mm box-end socket wrench
To mount the router on a wood pole:
1. Place the mounting plate on the selected mounting location on the pole.
2. Mark the drilling locations on the pole through the clearance holes and remove the mounting plate.
3. Drill holes completely through the pole at the points you marked in Step 2.
4. Position the mounting plate over the drilled holes. Align the clearance holes on the mounting plate with the drilled holes.
5. Place a standard washer against one of the clearance holes on the mounting plate, then feed the bolt through the washer, clearance hole, and drilled hole. Push the bolt all the way through the pole. See Figure 27.
6. Follow these steps on the opposite side of the pole:
a. Place a fender washer on the end of the bolt, and then a nut.
b. Hand tighten the nut.
7. Repeat Step 5 and Step 6 for the second bolt.
8. Use a socket wrench to evenly tighten both bolts to finish installing the mounting plate on the wooden pole.
Figure 31 Mounting Plate Installed on Wooden Pole with Through Bolts
5/8-in. through bolts (2)
Attach the Mounting Bracket to the Mounting Plate
This section describes how to attach the mounting bracket to the mounting plate.
Assemble Bracket Hardware
Several of the procedures in this section require you to assemble the bracket hardware before installing the bracket. A bracket hardware set consists of one bolt, one washer, one split lock washer, and one nut.
To assemble the bracket hardware:
1. Slide the split lock washer ( 2) on the bolt ( 1).
2. Slide the regular washer ( 3) on the bolt ( 1).
Place the split-lock washer between the regular washer and the bolt as shown in Figure 32.
Figure 32 Assemble Bracket Hardware Sets
The instructions for the procedures in this section refer to the mounting plate features shown in Figure 33.
Figure 33 Mounting Bracket Details
Pivot grooves (4)
Quick hang notch
Quick hang slots (2)
Optional wall-mount holes (4)
Note: The mounting plate must be installed as described in Install the Mounting Plate onto a Pole.
To attach the mounting bracket to the mounting plate (refer to Figure 34):
■Mounting bracket and hardware included in the Mounting Bracket Kit
■13-mm box-end socket wrench
1. Assemble four sets of bracket hardware (washer, split lock washer, and bolt) as shown in Assemble Bracket Hardware.
2. Place the mounting bracket against the mounting plate by inserting the bracket quick hang notch over the mounting plate quick hang stud ( 4).
3. Thread the serrated nut onto the quick mount stud ( 4) and hand tighten (do not overtighten).
4. Align the pivot grooves ( 2) on the bracket with four of the bracket mount holes ( 1) on the mounting plate. Follow these guidelines:
–Each of the four pivot grooves on the bracket must be attached to at least one bracket mount hole on the mounting plate.
–The final desired orientation of the mounting plate and router determine which bracket mount holes are used.
–Mount the router as described in Router Orientation.
5. Insert one bolt assembly ( 3) through one of the pivot grooves ( 2) on the bracket and then through the corresponding bracket mount hole on the mounting plate.
6. Repeat Step 5 for the remaining bolt assemblies.
7. Position the mounting bracket onto the mounting plate as needed before further tightening the bolts.
8. Use a socket wrench to evenly tighten all four bolts and the serrated nut to finish installing the bracket on the plate. Use a torque of 6-7 foot-pounds when tightening the bolts and nut.
Figure 34 Mounting Bracket Attached to Mounting Plate
Install the Router onto the Mounting Bracket
This section describes how to attach the router to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket is installed on the mounting plate (included in the Cisco pole mount kit), which is installed on a supported pole type. See Pole Mount Kit.
The instructions for the procedures in this section refer to the mounting bracket kit contents shown in Figure 24 and the bracket features described in Figure 33.
Note: Refer to Install the Optional Security Panel for how to install the optional security panel on the bracket.
Figure 35 Router Installed in Mounting Bracket
■Mounting bracket and hardware included in Mounting Bracket Kit.
■Socket wrench that you supply.
To mount the router on the bracket (refer to Figure 36 and Figure 37:
1. Assemble eight sets of bracket hardware (washer, split lock washer, and bolt) as shown in Assemble Bracket Hardware.
2. Attach one set of hinge bolt hardware to the mounting bracket connector shown in Figure 37 ( 1).
Do not tighten the hardware until Step 6. There must be enough space between the washer and the router to slide the router onto the bracket.
3. Repeat Step 2 on the other side of the router.
4. Slide the router onto the bracket by inserting the hinge bolts you attached in Step 2 into the bracket quick hang slots ( 2).
Figure 36 Attach One Hinge Bolt to Each Side of the Router
5. Attach the six remaining sets of hardware to each side of the bracket and router (3 sets on each side), as shown in Figure 37.
6. Use a socket wrench to evenly tighten all four bolts, using 6-7 foot-pounds of torque.
Figure 37 Attach Remaining Bolts to Bracket and Router
Install the Optional Security Panel
The Cisco includes an optional security panel. See Mounting Bracket Kit. The security panel prevents unauthorized users from removing the router from the mounting bracket, and also prevents unauthorized access to the SD Card Slot (see SD Card Slot Access for Bracket-Mounted Routers).
■Security panel and the hardware (three 8-32 PNH screws) included in the mounting bracket kit.
Figure 38 Security Panel Details
Insert the security panel tabs into the corresponding notches on the mounting bracket.
Secure the security panel to the bracket at these locations, using the screws included in the Mounting Bracket Kit.
Insert the captive screw located in the router door lock block through this hole when closing the router door.
To install and secure the security panel to the bracket and router:
1. Loosen the captive bolt that is located inside router door lock post. For lock post location, see Figure 57.
2. Install the security panel on the bracket by inserting the security panel tabs into the corresponding slots on the bracket as shown in Figure 39.
Note: For clarity, the router is not shown here. During this procedure, the router is mounted in the bracket.
Figure 39 Assemble Bracket and Security Panel
3. Swing the panel shut over the bracket, aligning the three screw holes on the panel with the corresponding holes on the bracket.
4. Insert the three security panel screws (included in the mounting bracket kit) and tighten using the Phillips screw driver (see Figure 40).
The router door captive bolt inside the door lock post is aligned over the bracket hole as shown in Figure 41.
Note: For clarity, the router is not shown here. During this procedure, the router is mounted in the bracket.
Figure 40 Security Panel Attached to Bracket with Included Screws
5. Tighten the captive bolt (using 6-7 ft-lbs of torque) located inside the router door lock post ( 2 in Figure 41), ensuring the bolt extends into the security bracket ( 3 in Figure 41).
Figure 41 Router Door Closed with Security Panel Installed
6. Insert a lock that you provide through the router door lock post (Item 1 in Figure 41).
The SD card can be accessed only by users who have access to the router door lock. The router can be removed from the mounting bracket only by users who have access to the router door lock.
Mounting the Router onto a Wall
The mounting bracket has wall-mount holes that you can use to mount the router directly onto a wall.
To mount the router on a wall, you must provide the hardware and anchors that can be used with the wall material in the installation environment.
Caution: The wall material and hardware that you use to mount the router must be able to support the weight of the router with two modules installed: approximately 23.0 pounds (10.4 Kg). The bolts must support a minimum of 150 in-lbs of pull out moment (FoS not included).
Router Orientation When Mounting
When mounting the router onto a wall, ensure that the router is oriented with the chassis cabling openings pointing downward so the router cable hangs down.
Caution: Never mount the router with the bottom (facing up) or to the side.
Identify an area on a wall that meets the safety, space, and environmental requirements described in Site Requirements.
Mount the router at a height where you can view the top of the module-side panel, and at which the cables can be managed without adding stress to the router ports.
Wall-Mount Hardware Distance
Mount any reinforcement hardware that you provide to the wall the correct distance apart so that when the bolts are installed through the mounting bracket wall mount holes (Item 1, Figure 42), they align with the holes in the wall.
Figure 42 Distance for Wall-Mounting Hardware
■Mounting bracket. For bracket dimensions, see Figure 42 and Figure 43.
■Socket wrench that you supply
■5/16th-in. or M8 bolts or equivalent (5) (customer supplied)
■Bolt reinforcement hardware (for example, wall shoe anchor bolts) (5) (customer supplied)
1. Place the mounting bracket onto the location on the wall. Mark the locations of the four mounting holes and the one center hole.
2. (If Required) Install the bolt reinforcement hardware onto the wall at the five hole locations.
3. Install the bolt into the center hole location. Do not fully thread in; leave bolt extended about 1/4”.
4. Align the center hole of the mounting bracket over the previously installed bolt so that the bracket rests on the bolt.
Figure 43 Securing the Wall-mount Bracket to the Wall
Bracket: bolt holes (4)
Customer-supplied hardware: 5/16th-in. or M8 bolts or equivalent (1)
Mounting bracket (1)
Center mounting hole (1)
Customer-supplied hardware: 5/16th-in. or M8 bolds or equivalent (4) (same as #2 above)
5. Install the four mounting bolts through the bracket and into the wall.
Secure properly by hand-tightening in a star pattern order, beginning with the first bolt, tighten using the wrench. Torque based on hardware and wall material. Torque center bolt last.
6. Install the router onto the mounting bracket. See Install the Router onto the Mounting Bracket.
7. Install the optional security panel. See Install the Optional Security Panel.
SD Card Slot Access for Bracket-Mounted Routers
When the Cisco mounting bracket is attached the router according to the instructions in this section, the bracket blocks access to the SD card port slot the router exterior.
Note: You must open or remove the mounting bracket security panel to see or access the SD card port.
To access the SD card slot ( 1) without removing the router from the bracket or any mounting installation that uses the bracket (refer to Figure 44):
1. One one side of the router, remove the three bolts shown in Figure 37.
2. Loosen but do not remove the fourth bolt that is inserted in the quick hang slot.
3. Repeat Step 1 through Step 2 on the other side of the router.
4. Tilt the bracket on the quick mount slot, as shown in Figure 44.
Caution: When you finish using the SD card slot, reinstall and tighten all eight bolts with 6-7 foot-pounds of torque. The router must be securely attached to the mounting bracket with four bolts on each side.
Figure 44 Tilt Mounting Bracket for SD Card Slot Access