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From Wireless network to combined network

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From Wireless network to combined network

Dear Community,

 

I've got a customer that has already deployed MR access points on several remote locations, so I have about 50 networks which type is wireless.

After 1 year, our customer loved the way how Meraki is efficient, he bought MS switches to replace HP devices (I'm so happy) and I would like to change networks & template type from Wireless to Combined.

Any best practice ? Procedure ?

I think I will create 50 new networks, plus 1 MS template first. Then, combine them. But I hope I can do that if I have networks bound on it.

 

If you have better idea or if I missed a cool feature, many thanks in advance for your help.

Franck.

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Re: From Wireless network to combined network

I found a workaround, not sure this is the better way but it works.

 

I start from the following layout :

My networks are of Wireless type. network1.png

 

First I create a new network dedicated for switches. Add devices in it and configure it.

Then, I create the switch template in addition to the Wireless template.

I combine the templates to create a unique combined template.

 

Now I can combine the wireless & switch networks between them

network2.png

 

Done !

 

Maybe there is another way to save time Smiley Wink

 

Many thanks to all

 

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Re: From Wireless network to combined network

How do you know the current networks are not combined already? You might be able to just add the switches.
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Re: From Wireless network to combined network

Nope Smiley Happy in the overview table there is a column "Type", there is the value "Wireless" that means the networks are exclusively set with APs.

Getting noticed

Re: From Wireless network to combined network

I found a workaround, not sure this is the better way but it works.

 

I start from the following layout :

My networks are of Wireless type. network1.png

 

First I create a new network dedicated for switches. Add devices in it and configure it.

Then, I create the switch template in addition to the Wireless template.

I combine the templates to create a unique combined template.

 

Now I can combine the wireless & switch networks between them

network2.png

 

Done !

 

Maybe there is another way to save time Smiley Wink

 

Many thanks to all

 

Meraki Employee

Re: From Wireless network to combined network

Another way to solve this could be to put all your switches into the one network, and leave your Wireless networks alone.

 

By taking this approach you essentially create one giant virtual switch. This makes applying switch port changes across multple sites very easy. 

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