Connect Cables to Transceiver Ports

About this task

To connect cables to transceiver ports:


  1. Remove the protective covers from the transceiver and from the connectors on each end of the cable.
  2. Insert the cable connector into the transceiver connector until it clicks into place.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the appropriate port on the other device.
    Some fiber-optic cables may be terminated at the other end with two separate connectors, one for each fiber-optic strand. In this case, ensure that the transmit fiber-optic strand from the appliance is connected to the receive port of the other device, and the receive fiber-optic strand on the appliance is connected to the transmit port of the other device.
  4. If a transceiver port is unused, install a dust cover.


    Fiber-optic transceivers use Class 1 lasers. Do not use optical instruments to view the laser output. The use of optical instruments to view laser output increases eye hazard. When viewing the output optical port, power must be removed from the network adapter.