Get a free Meraki Access Point

After assist Webinar Cloud Managed WiFi: Next Step in Wireless and provide feedback i was entitled to get a free Meraki Access Point (MR18). Consult here all next live webinars

After 3 days wating my Meraki MR18 arrived….

Meraki will broadcast by default a SSID with your company name

After you connect your AP to the network it will use a Default SSID to connect to the Meraki controller in the cloud

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Even if you try to connect to this default SSID you get….

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Next use the Meraki Dashboard to control your Wifi network

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To review your networks use Creating and deleting dashboard networks, was not to intuitive to get there…..

Once the AP connect to Meraki Controller we are set to go

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By default the Network Access is

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By default the AP use NAT mode, for my case i´m using bridge mode

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A report after a few minutes surfing…

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Hardware/RF

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Licencing

included 3 years of support for this AP

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Highlights

Ideal use cases

  • General use wireless LANs
  • Mobility-intensive organizations

Hardware features

  • 3 radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz, dual-band WIDS/WIPS
  • 2-stream 802.11n, up to 600 Mbps
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 802.3af PoE compatible, AC adapter available

Cloud management

  • Network-wide visibility and control
  • Self-provisioning for rapid deployment
  • Automatic reporting
  • Seamless firmware updates

Enterprise security

  • 802.1X and native Active Directory integration
  • Air Marshal: real-time WIPS with forensics
  • Stateful Layer 3-7 firewall
  • Identity-based group policies
  • Built-in antivirus scan (NAC)

Guest access

  • 1-click secure guest access
  • Guest isolation firewall
  • Customizable splash pages
RF optimization
  • Dual-concurrent, 2-stream MIMO radios
  • Third radio dedicated to security and RF management
  • Built-in real-time RF spectrum view
  • Cloud-based automatic RF optimization
Layer 7 traffic shaping
  • Classifies hundreds of applications
  • Create per-application bandwidth limits
  • Prioritize productivity apps
  • Restrict recreational traffic
Mesh
  • Self-configuring, self-optimizing mesh
  • High performance multi-radio routing protocols
  • Extends coverage to hard-to-wire areas
  • Self-heals after cable or switch failures
Device management
  • Create device-specific firewall rules
  • Deploy applications and updates
  • Troubleshoot issues with built-in RDP

References:

MR18 Installation Guide

Meraki Documentation

Meraki Wireless LAN

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