June XX, 2XXX
Configuring Switches and Routers
There are a few things that you should take into consideration when configuring a router or a switch. The first of which is the environment that the router or switch will be placed in. The room in which the router/switch will be placed should be kept at a temperature of around "32oF - 104oF (Regan, 2004)." The second factor is the power source that will be powering the router/switch. The router/switch should be connected to an outlet capable of generating "between 100-240 VAC and 50-60 Hertz (Regan, 2004)" of continuous power. Additional wiring in and around the router/switch is yet another factor. Wiring should be kept at a suitable distance away from the router/switch. This insures that no outside interference can occur. Over and above the prior factors, you must at all times leave a fair amount of space around the router/switch to allow for proper flow of air around the router/switch, prevent the collection of dust, and practice safety measures to prevent damage to the system.