ION 3000 Fail-to-Wire Cabling Matrix

Learn the recommended way to connect the Fail-to-Wire cables.
The ION 3000 fail-to-wire cabling matrix is shown below:
Port Type / Speed
WAN Port Device
LAN Port Device
Recommended Cable
WAN Port- to-WAN Device
Recommended Cable
LAN Port-to-LAN Device
Recommended Settings
ION 3000 Port
Recommended
Cable Connection End Result
Gigabit Ethernet
All
All
Any Ethernet Cable**
Any Ethernet Cable**
Auto Negotiation
Varies
10/100 Ethernet (Hardcoded or Auto Detection)
Router/PC (NIC MDI)
Router/PC (NIC MDI)
Crossover Ethernet Cable
Crossover Ethernet Cable
Hardcode to Match Both Devices
Crossover
Router/PC (NIC MDI)
Hub/Switch (HUB MDI)
Crossover Ethernet Cable
Crossover Ethernet Cable
Hardcode to Match Both Devices
Straight Through
Hub/Switch (HUB MDI)
Router/PC (NIC MDI)
Straight Through Ethernet Cable
Straight Through Ethernet Cable
Hardcode to Match Both Devices
Straight Through
Hub/Switch (HUB MDI)
Hub/Switch (HUB MDI)
Straight Through Ethernet Cable
Straight Through Ethernet Cable
Hardcode to Match Both Devices
Crossover
** Gigabit-rated Crossover or Straight-Through Copper Ethernet Cable.

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