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Happy New Year! What are your Networking Resolutions?

Community Manager



Photo Credit: @Mr_IT_GuyPhoto Credit: @Mr_IT_Guy

Firmware updates, port security, rewiring that rat’s nest in the network closet — it’s a new year and we all have projects we’ve been meaning to tackle. Will 2018 be the year we get them checked off our list?


Let us know your top New Year’s Network Resolutions in our second Community Challenge, and you just might win some Meraki-branded gear. Your fellow community members will vote for the winning entries, so be creative and make your entry stand out!


How to enter

Tell us your Network Resolutions in a comment on this blog post before 11:59pm PST on Wednesday (January 10). Creativity is encouraged! Add photos or videos, tell a funny story, etc  anything to set your entry apart. (Update 11:59pm PST Jan 10: Submissions are now closed; please vote by giving kudos to your favorite entries!)


How to win

Once submissions close, voting begins, and lasts until 10am PST on Tuesday, January 16 (UPDATE: Voting is now closed! See the announcement of the winners).


We will be selecting 2 winners:


  1. The Community Favorite — chosen by you, our Community members. Cast your vote by giving kudos ( kudos-icon.png) to your favorite entries. The entry with the most kudos from community members who aren't Meraki employees will win!

  2. The Meraki Favorite — the entry with the most kudos from Meraki employees will win the Meraki Favorite prize. Feel free to solicit your contacts at Meraki to vote for you. 😉

Good Luck! 🎉  🎇  🎆  🌟




The Fine Print

  • Limit one entry per community member per Community Challenge contest.
  • Submission period: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 6am PST through Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
  • Voting period: Thursday, January 11 at 12am PST through Tuesday, January 16 at 10am PST
  • Prize will be a grab bag of Meraki swag with value not exceeding USD50.00
  • Complete rules and eligibility can be found here.
Head in the Cloud

2018 Meraki Resolutions 🙂


- Alexa Integration with the Meraki API - Allow Alexa for voice control of the Meraki dashboard. Who needs a computer these days?

- Meraki evangelize! Showcasing how networking infrastructure can be used to improve business insights and digital marketing by the power of Meraki networking! 

- Strong SD-WAN push. Cutting customers WAN costs, putting the power in their hands, not their Telco's. Showcase how easy SD-WAN allows the ability to modernize your WAN architecture for the cloud era.

- Continue to help and promote the Meraki Community by sharing knowledge of Meraki.

- Obtain more Meraki SWAG! - I'm starting to create my own little Meraki SWAG Museum!




Kind of a big deal

My whole home network has been getting re-done for the past year and a half. Currently using two access points to provide our 1000/1000 fiber connection to my users. My goal is to finish running new ethernet and phone wires to select location to prepare for a VoIP transition in the future.


2018 Plans:

-Put fiber and coax in new conduit being ran to telco pole.

-Run seperate fiber feed to our garage for internet and VoIP connection for intercom and phone.

-Replace our current surveillance system (hoping to buy some Meraki cameras).

-Re-do my service loops to our phone punch down block (I did individual loops, looks shabby to me).

-Move voice services to an IP phone provider.


Here is my current setup - I did not take the pictures before I started working on it but there was no rack or telephone box beforeScreen Shot 2018-01-10 at 4.59.06 PM.png


Also, at the office I am hoping to convince IT that they need a rack, a real router, and some new switches!

Screen Shot 2018-01-10 at 5.01.26 PM.png


I hope for your vote!





Meraki Employee

 I love this thread... the photos are awesome.

Super impressed with the full network roll-outs, the SDWAN focus, the blog, and the amount of people looking to clean up cabling... and of course my favorite: "Get a job dealing with Meraki exclusively. Such a great line of products."


Almost all of my resolutions are Meraki-related...  including more participation in the Community.   


Thanks to All.

Happy New Year,