What is the Meraki setup SSID?

What is the Meraki setup SSID?

Configuring cisco meraki mx60w

The management system is completely in the cloud. Something that has its advantages (many in my opinion as the centralized management of totally independent equipment, security, simplicity, …), and some other disadvantages, such as the first configurations, which are intuitive but you have to do several to be “loose”, the need to have Internet access to make configurations or changes, … and little else, because once mounted, it is very interesting and it is difficult to see the management of other switches, APs, … as something simple.

Once you have the equipment with Internet access enabled. The first thing is to create the name of your network. Normally you tend to put the name of your location or headquarters (it is normal), but it does not have to be related. So we give a network name, and click Add devices:

Configuring meraki router

If during a period of time the network loses the internet connection, the Meraki devices will continue working, performing without problems all those functions that do not require internet, and leaving ready those that do require it, to be performed at the moment the connection is recovered.

There is an app for mobile devices to access the Dashboard and control the Meraki network devices, however, for the moment it only allows basic configurations and its use is more intended for network traffic monitoring and control.

In the upper left part of the Dashboard you can access the user profile to modify the user’s data or disconnect the user from the panel. There is also a help option that provides access to the Cisco Meraki Dashboard documentation and help content.

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From the Dashboard it is possible to give permissions at switch port level, a very interesting option when a technician has to access in person to the place where the devices are located. By means of the switch port permissions, it is possible to give the necessary permissions for the technician to perform his work.

Configuring the cisco meraki mr62

First of all we must know that the management of the Meraki APs is done from the cloud (https://account.meraki.com/secure/login/dashboard_login) and therefore the management VLAN must have access to the Internet allowing the necessary ports (Firewall_Rules_for_Cloud_Controller_Connectivity). In addition, the management network must have DHCP since the first time an AP is started it takes the IP via DHCP.

With these steps we will have our wifi network working and it won’t take more than 10 minutes. But as we know the world of Networking is not trivial and we can encounter many problems.

What we must do in this case is to check the initial configuration and verify that the client is entering the password correctly. If this is OK we are going to take advantage of the facility that Meraki offers us to do a “Packet Capture”. Because here it is as simple as going to Network-Wide > Monitor > Packet Capture and we will put the time in seconds.

So in my case I coordinated with the client and before I did the tests I programmed the packet capture for 1 minute and a half (90seconds) and when I opened it with Wireshark I saw that there was an Aruba AP propagating beacon packets and creating interference with my Meraki.

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Meraki mr74 configuration

If during a period of time the network loses the internet connection, the Meraki devices will continue to work, performing without problems all those functions that do not require internet, and leaving ready those that do require it, to be performed at the moment the connection is recovered.

There is an app for mobile devices to access the Dashboard and control the Meraki network devices, however, for the moment it only allows basic configurations and its use is more intended for network traffic monitoring and control.

In the upper left part of the Dashboard you can access the user profile to modify the user’s data or disconnect the user from the panel. There is also a help option that provides access to the Cisco Meraki Dashboard documentation and help content.

From the Dashboard it is possible to give permissions at switch port level, a very interesting option when a technician has to access in person to the place where the devices are located. By means of the switch port permissions, it is possible to give the necessary permissions for the technician to perform his work.

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