Use the appropriate type of cable to connect the ports of your
switch to another switch or router.
Working carefully, one port at a time, do the following:
Verify that you have identified the correct cable
for the port.
Use an alcohol wipe or other appropriate cleaning agent
to clean the cable connectors; make sure they are free of dust,
oil, and other contaminants.
If you are using optical fiber cable, align the
transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) connectors with the correct corresponding
connectors on the switch or the I/O module.
Press the cable connectors into their
mating connectors on the switch or I/O module until the cable connector
is firmly seated.
Repeat step 1 through step 5 for
the remaining cables on this or other switches or I/O modules.
Dress and secure the cable bundle to provide appropriate
strain relief and protection against bends and kinks.