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Please introduce yourself [Aug 2017 - Feb 2019]

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Hello,

 

My name is Randy Jones, I work at University of Chicago and we've recently deployed some Meraki equipment for remote sites and so far everything is going great!

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Hello, my name is Larry Darnell. We are putting in some new equipment in a new building and we believe we are going with the best technology. I have been using Cisco equipment for over 10 years and we are excited to get to use Meraki tech too. I am sure I will have something valuable to contribute once we have finished setting it all up in the next few weeks.

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Hello,

 

My name is Matthew Bates, I am the IT Manager at Connexta, in the hot and sunny state of Arizona.

We are using Cisco Meraki Systems Manager for Mobile Device Management, so we have some experience there if anyone needs help.

Check out our website Connexta and the Codice Foundation open source software that we support, DDF and Alliance

#swagplease

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Was always interested in mobile device management, will definitely keep you in mind if we ever deploy it!

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Hello,

I'm Rick  I work as a network Engineer for Potter County  in Texas.

We use Meraki access Points on a Cisco Network.  

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Hi, I'm Brad the lone IT guy at a small non-profit out in Southern Utah. I have slowly been able to completely integrate Meraki products into our network starting with the Free AP. I love the products. I am happy to have this new resource to help me learn more about the products and features.

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Hello Meraki Community.

 

Ed here, Sys Admin for MSP company based in BC.

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I've been using Meraki stuff since 2012 I think, at the small medical practice I support, and at a couple of companies I started, and also at home. I really love the software, it's such a nice refuge from the terrible embedded stuff that has existed on network equipment since forever. 

Cheers,

Bill

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New in here and looking for a step by step guide/pdf of steps to follow when remote sites go down! Or important information to check through the GUI such as which pages to check first when troubleshooting an issue.

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Hey everyone!

Network Admin for Batteries Plus Bulbs. Q1 - 2018 we are going full Meraki at our Corporate Headquarters/Datacenter and a possible Meraki implementation to our 700+ retail locations in the next year or two. I look forward to working with the technology and the community!

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Hi,

I am Keson, an ISO and Network Manager.  I have been using Meraki for quite a few years, before it came to Cisco.  I love the product, and most of all the support model.  Now with the community, I like it even better because I believe in the wisdom of the crowd and the sharing spirit.  Imagine a world without googling, web surfing, online communities!  Anything one looks for, or experienced, someone else had the same ideas and perhaps tried before. Wisdom is shared so freely and informative.

 

Keson

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New to meraki, but not new to networks.

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Hi everyone.  I'm Andrew Murphy.  I work for Stephenson Equipment Inc.  We use Meraki gear to connect our networks.  I'm a big fan of the dashboard and the training that Meraki and it's partners give out.  It's a great way to get into Network/Firewall/Routing without having to know the full code.

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Hello All,

I am the network administrator for a large auto dealer group here in Northern Virginia.  I have worked with Meraki for many years now and loving it.  I have 3 firewalls 10 switches and 50+ wireless APs. 

 

Jason

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Hello All,

Good to see so many people and from all over the World 🙂

I'm Nick, and I live in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada.

Currently work for a Mining company and have Meraki Security Appliances. (but would love to manage Meraki devices for someone working from home 🙂 )

I have deployed and managed an entire system of Merkai equipment in previous company (Switches, Firewall, AP).

Love the equipment and try and use it when ever i can.

Lets keep up the good work 🙂

 

Cheers

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Hello All,

I am the network administrator for a large auto dealer group here in Northern Virginia.  I have worked with Meraki for many years now and loving it.  I have 3 firewalls 10 switches and 50+ wireless APs. 

 

Jason

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Hi all,

 

I'm an IT technician and network/systems engineer with a print company based out of Scotland. We're full Meraki stack for networking (multiple MX, MS and MR across many sites), and we're pretty happy with it. We transitioned from an aging standard Cisco stack (ISR+Catalyst network, disorganised wifi and access switches).

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Hi, All!

My name is Matthew, friends call me Matty.  I'm the Director of IT for a smallish, but national AV and Computer rentals company.  We're getting ready to open our 10 location soon.  Cisco shop, but I've been integrating and moving towards Meraki, and very happy about that.

Looking forward to this community for the same reason I am happy to be expanding my Meraki footprint...I like to do it myself when I can, but sometime, you just need a little help.  I hope I can share what I've learned as well!

My 'handle' was given to me years ago by an online friend and it suits me well...I love to fix messed up stuff.

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Name is Bryan, I work for a heavy equipment distributor in Central Illinois. We have a total of 16 branches spanning 5 states. I'm their Network Engineer and master of magic. Was first introduced to Meraki when I was hired for my position and have enjoyed learning all the ins and outs of the dashboard. 

 

Looking forward to interacting with everyone in forums. 

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Hi all,

Kevin here. I'm a systems/network admin here in the United States for Pioneer Balloon. We make latex and foil balloons and have about 10 sites across the US. We use Cisco for our switching and Meraki MX boxes and Meraki access points. The Meraki infrastructure has made it easier to manage our sites remotely for sure. It's great to be able to handle issues from anywhere and see what's going on at our sites.

 

Also been using the teleworker gateways for people who work from home a large percentage of the time. Has made it so much easier to support them.

 

swagplease

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Hi everyone,

 

I am Jim and new to Meraki and this community. I hope to learn practical implementation and operational tips. We are looking to implement SD-WAN over the next 6-24 months (in stages). I am very involved in my church. I love to do anything that brings hope, life, love, healing and the knowledge of God to people.

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Hi, my name is Derek and I work for a hospital that has been transitioning over to Meraki gear.  I am excited to be part of the community for learning from others as well as helping out when I can.

SAU
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Hi.

New here but I guess that does not need to be stated.

Greg Hodges, Network Admin at Saint Augustine's Univ. in Raleigh, NC

 

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My name is Charlie Brawner.  I'm the Director of IT at Tweet/Garot Mechanical, a mid-sized mechanical contractor in Green Bay, WI.  In the past three years we have converted all of our network infrastructure to Meraki...firewalls, switches, WAPs.  We love it.  Also looking at Systems Manager in the near future.  I look forward to checking in with this community to answer FAQ's, concerns, etc.

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Hi,

 

My name is Javier Gonzalez and I am a network engineer working in the Atlanta area.

 

Been a Meraki customer for about 3 years.

 

Don't usually have to contact support for Meraki products but it's nice to know a forum exists in case we ever have simple questions.

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Hi I'm Glen Warn and I'm a sr. network architect for Tommy Bahama (retailer) based in Seattle.  We operate ~160 stores and outlets in the US, Canada, & Puerto Rico.  We leverage Meraki MX, MS and MR devices at all of our retail locations and couple them with Cradlepoint devices for cellular backup.  Looking forward to working with community knowledge base.

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Mark here.  I do everything from CIO to the guy under the desk for a 5 building active campus with 300-500 connected devices on a given day.  About 30-40% of my time is spent on IT and Meraki is one of the big reasons this is possible.

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I cover everything under the umbrella of IT for three sister companies with 10 sites in the field of aggregate mining and asphalt paving. Installing Meraki full stack has reduced my time spent on network configuration and troubleshooting. Love it!

 

Also, #swagplease

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Hello,

Just introducing myself... Im John Kee and I maintain a network of over 40 location that include two manufacturing plants and a corporate office. I may come on here from time to time to pick the brains of the community and to get my swag ; )

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I am James and I work for a small automotive repair shop and parts store. Using our Meraki system has been great for limiting speeds on some computers while boosting it on others. 

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Hey, I'm Zach Bowman Sr SysAdmin for Lifestyle Communities. We've really liked the reliability and scalability of our Meraki equipment.

 

TLC
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Paul from Transcare here.  I deployed Meraki into our infrastructure about a year and a half ago and am so glad I did.

 

I love jumping through hoops for swag!  🙂  Looking forward to this being a valuable resource for supporting my Meraki environment. 

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I introduced myself way back on page 1.  Smiley Tongue

 

I'm glad to see so many new people joining the forum.   Welcome, all. 


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Hi, my name is JC and I work as an IT Manager for a company that focuses on Clinical Research. I have implemented the Meraki stack in 2 separate companies and I love it! I have setup MXs, MSs, MRs, phones and the security cameras. The last two just for fun and to understand how they could be added to my IT roadmap later.

 

I am glad there is a proper community focused on Meraki now and we all can share experiences and challenges we have encountered while using this great technology.

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Hi there!

 

My name is Emily and I'm the Account Manager for a small MSP in the DFW area. We are growing rapidly, thanks to the secure technologies Cisco allows us to support for our clientele. Huge fans!

#swagplease 🙂

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My name is Brian, I am fairly new to Meraki so I am excited to learn.

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Bill, IT Director at the Piercey Automotive Group. We standardize on Meraki for our WIFI. Meraki makes a solid product starting to look at there switching deployed there switching at one location liking it so far like the quick intuitive interface.

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Hello Everyone,

Thanks for creating the Meraki Community to share experiences and to learn more about Cisco Meraki

 

Karen

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Hello - I am Michael - a Meraki customer.  We have deployed switches, MX (for SD-WAN), WAPs and a few cameras.  We have a dozen locations covering the US and Canada.  We plan to deploy Z1 for home office users this winter.

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Hey all. Matt with kicktech based out of Utah and Arizona. We are a longtime meraki customer and use SM,MX, and MR products.
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Greetings from Alaska, this is Rich.  Been using Meraki appliances both in my day job and side jobs for a while now at a fairly novice level.  Hobbies include Photography, investing, woodworking and the latest is working with LED lighting for a broad range of functions to adding more light to the snow blower to mood lighting around the TV.  Lots of fun.   

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Hi, my name is Mitch. I am the Senior Network admin at a housing authority in NH. We use MX100 and Meraki wifi gear and are getting ready to replace our switching equipment with Meraki. I look forward to having a place to discuss Meraki based networking.

 

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Hello Everybody!!!!

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Hi, I am Joey Webb, Assistant Director of Technology and Communications for Haywood County Government. I am always looking for communities like this one for information. 

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I hope to gain knowledge from you smart ladies and gents!!  #Ready

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Howdy from Texas! I wish I could say I didn't really talk like that.

I'm Scott. Network Architect and IT Purchasing for Helen Farabee Centers in North Texas.

19 County Behavioral Health Authority. We also do some networking for adjacent BH Authority and an EHR partnership.

We are mainly Cisco Wireless, but we do have some Meraki.

 

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Hi @ScottR -

 


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Jeff from Maryland here! I'm an IT Manager for a small municipal government. I've been a long time user/supporter/promoter of Meraki products from way back in the day even before the Cisco acquisition. Fell in love with it from day 1 and never looked back.

 

Started with the free webinar AP and now own a full stack of Cisco Meraki products across 6 locations. The only think we don't have are the MV cameras. I'm hoping to deploy a few of those early in 2018. 

 

By all means send some free swag my way 🙂

 

Happy Holidays everyone!!

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I'm Jacob Scherb, the IT Director at FitzMark -- a 3rd party logistics company in Indianapolis. 

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Hi Everyone.  I am Maureen Lobmeyer, IT Consultant.  I have been using Meraki for about 5 years and love the products.  It enables me to work remotely and have the extra eyes and ears I need on the network.  Happy Holidays!