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Front and Rear Panel Components

This article describes the components on the front and rear panels of the vEdge 100 router. See At a Glance for the exact location of these components on the router.

Front Panel LEDs

The vEdge 100 router has five chassis status LEDs located in the front. See Figure 1.

Figure 1: Chassis Status LEDs in a vEdge 100 Router

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Table 1 describes the LEDs , their color and states, and the status they indicate.

Table 1: Chassis Status LEDs in a vEdge 100 Router

LED

Color

Status

Power

Green/Red

  • Off: System is not on
  • Green: System is healthy and operating fine
  • Red: Power supply fault

Status

Green/Yellow/Red

  • Off: System is not on
  • Solid Green: System is fully functional
  • Blinking Green: System is booting up
  • Solid Yellow: No Internet connectivity or the system has detected a minor alarm
  • Red: System has detected a major system level fault or alarm

Ethernet Port (LED 0–4)

Green/Yellow

  • Off: No link
  • Solid Green: 1000 Mbps link detected
  • Blinking Green: 1000 Mbps link detected and link activity
  • Solid yellow: 10/100 Mbps link detected
  • Blinking Yellow: 10/100 Mbps link detected and link activity

Rear Panel

The rear panel of the vEdge 100 router has a Reset button, a Kensington security lock slot, and a GPS antenna input. See Chassis Views for the location of these components.

Reset Button

The Reset button on the rear panel is recessed, to avoid accidentally pressing it while the router is operational. To press the Reset button, use a sharp narrow tool. Table 2 describes the effects of pressing the Reset button.

Table 2: Reset Button Press Behavior

Press Duration

Behavior

Short press

Pressing for two seconds resets and reboots the router.

Long press

Pressing for 10 seconds resets the router and reboots it with factory default configuration.

Kensington Security Lock Slot

The rear panel of the vEdge 100 router has a small metal-enforced hole for attaching a Kensington lock to secure the router.

GPS Input

The GPS antenna input on the rear panel of the router allows you to connect an external GPS antenna that has an SMA connector. If you connect a GPS antenna to the router, it can automatically identify the router's geographical location.

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