Installing Your Switch

Welcome to section two of installing your equipment. The previous article; Installing Your Router had you install your battery backup, your router, and connect the router to the modem. This article will show you how to properly install your Granbury-purchased switch.

A Switch is a network device that helps modems, routers, printers, callerid, and other various devices talk to each other throughout the network. It helps boost the signal to keep your workflow running smoothly.

If you did not purchase a network switch from Granbury, work with your network engineer to install your equipment.

Step 1 - Equipment Checklist

To get started; you will first need to make sure you have all the appropriate items. You will need the following.
  • Switch: This should be included in the equipment shipment you received from Granbury.

  • Yellow Cables (CAT5): This should be included in the equipment shipment you received from Granbury.

Step 2 - Plug in The Switch:

Locate your switch in the shipment sent from Granbury. Remove all the contents from the box and set aside the documentation and disk in a safe place just in case you need them in the future.

Plug the power cord into the back of the switch > plug the other end into the Battery Surge and Noise Protected side of the battery backup. This will ensure that if you lose power in the store, the switch and router will not lose power immediately and will run off the battery backup.

Step 3 - Connect The Switch To The Router:

Grab one of the yellow CAT5 cables you received in your shipment and plug one end into the switch.

Tip: As you will end up having many wires running out of your switch once everything is installed, best practices is to always make your router cord the first port.

Run the other end of the CAT5 (WAN) cable to your router and plug it into one of the yellow ports.

All your other network devices, including your server, workstations and printers, will be connected to the remaining ports on the switch. 

You are now ready to move on to the third segment of a hardware install which would be to setup your CallerID.

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