Finally I received my free Meraki AP (MR18), after participating in one hour webinar (https://meraki.cisco.com/webinars), and now it’s time to make the initial configuration and connect it to my network.
if you have firewall on the network you should open the M-Tunnel ports to allow the AP to connect to the cloud (follow this post: http://www.madari.co.il/2014/06/cisco-zbfw-policy-for-meraki-m-tunnel.html)
Then connect the AP to the switch port and set the port configuration to trunk mode:
switchport mode trunk
no ip address
Now configure the AP IP address (static or dynamic):
And configure the SSID's - I have 2 SSID’s, one for my LAN and one for guests, which need to be tied to two VLAN’s, 1 and 10, accordingly. My LAN segment is 192.168.10.0/24
The SSID configuration for the LAN:
Note that no VLAN tagging is done on this SSID, as this is the network where the AP connects to Meraki cloud.
And the SSID for the guests: