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Claiming and Setting up Meraki Access Points

By June 18, 2019September 23rd, 2020Blog, Cisco, Networking
UPLOADING 1 / 1 – Setting Up a Meraki Access Point_header.png ATTACHMENT DETAILS Setting Up a Meraki Access Point

Here’s a quick walk through on how to setup new Access Points in your network once they have been powered on for the first time.

Adding Access Points to Your Network

Step 1: From the Meraki dashboard, navigate to Organization > Inventory. From here, you should see a list of your current devices.

Meraki Dashboard Device Inventory

Step 2: Click on the Claim button towards the top right of the current device list.

Claim Access Point in Meraki Dashboard

Step 3: Enter the order or serial number and click Claim. The new device can now be added to your network.

Step 4: Navigate to Network-wide > Configure > Add devices. Select your newly claimed device to add it to an existing network.

Add Devices to Network

Setting Up Access Points Once You’ve Claimed Them

Step 1: From the Meraki dashboard, navigate to Wireless > Configure > SSIDs and configure SSID info. Note*** Each network can have up to 15 SSIDs, but the recommendation from Meraki is to broadcast no more than 5 to prevent interference.

Confiure Meraki Wireless SSID

Step 2: Navigate to Wireless > Configure > Access control to configure further settings such as Network access, encryption, splash page, addressing and traffic, vlan tagging, content filtering, bonjour forwarding, and wireless band options

Alison Wallick, Network Support Engineer

Other Networking Basics:

How to Configure Content Filtering for Meraki Devices

Taking and Restoring ASDM Backups

Setting up SSH and Local Authentication 

Upgrading ASA and ASDM Images on New ASAs

Adding and Removing Devices from the Meraki Dashboard

Upgrading an ASA ROMMON Version

Configuring a Cisco Router as DHCP Server

Site-to-Site VPN between Meraki and ASA

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