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I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

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I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

 
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Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

Locking this thread; if you have questions specific for Meraki's head of IT, Chris (@chilsenbeck), feel free to start a new topic and @mention him!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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Kind of a big deal

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

Are you a bot?

Meraki Employee

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

nope! I am a person. I've been at Meraki for 7 years and run internal IT operations.
Head in the Cloud

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

Hi

 

I am struggling to get Chromecast working casting from a smartphone that is attached to an SSID that is not on the same VLAN as the wired Chromecast device. Works fine when they are on the same VLAN, but even following Google's instructions and setting up some ACL entries, along with activating Rendezvous, I am getting nowhere. Do any of the gnomes cast?

 

This is a bigger problem than just streaming music or radio, most of the home "smart" devices and much of the IOT kit is not secure so it has to be on a VLAN of its own.

 

 

 

 

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
Kind of a big deal

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

What kind of Meraki hardware do you guys deploy? Care to share the non-Meraki stuff too? 

 

Do you use Auto VPN between the offices? 

 

How do you guys handle WiFi auth? 

MRCUR | CMNO #12
Meraki Employee

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

We're full stack Meraki (obviously). UCS servers, and some various ISR/ASA/Catalyst stuff at datacenters. Big fan of AutoVPN at all our sites- we even drive some voice and TP traffic over VPN.

WIFI auth is cert based Radius (AD).
Meraki Employee

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

we're working on a new streaming device called Gnomecast- stay tuned! 

Kind of a big deal

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

What is the deepest you stack your switches? 

Here to help

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

I'm using Meraki MX to manage security on my network in conjunction with Umbrella / OpenDNS. When Umbrella throws off an alert about a device doing something funky, why can't I easily tie that to the activity from a device within my network via the Meraki dashboard? I read something about needing not one, but two VMs to do this...
Here to help

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

Or am I missing something??
Here to help

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

User complains that he cannot use Steam for gaming on the network due to security controls I have in place via Meraki. I look in the Firewall. I see there is a simple way to block Steam under the gaming controls at Layer 7. Is there an equally easy way to allow?

Kind of a big deal

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

@EricWenger you could whitelist the user if you don't want them to have any restrictions.

Here to help

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

I don't know 'bout that!
Here to help

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

I'm not interested in a free-for-all. But just curious. How would Meraki know the user. My users authenticate to devices that are on my network. They don't authenticate to Meraki...do they?
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Meraki Employee

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.


EricWenger wrote:
I'm not interested in a free-for-all. But just curious. How would Meraki know the user. My users authenticate to devices that are on my network. They don't authenticate to Meraki...do they?

Check out this guide for whitelisting clients:

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX-Z/Group_Policies_and_Blacklisting/Blocking_and_Whitelisting_Clie...

Head in the Cloud

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.


chilsenbeck wrote:

we're working on a new streaming device called Gnomecast- stay tuned! 


 

Image result for Gnomecast

 

I searched Gnomecast and found this . . .

 

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
Community Manager

Re: I manage Meraki's corporate networks. Ask me anything.

Locking this thread; if you have questions specific for Meraki's head of IT, Chris (@chilsenbeck), feel free to start a new topic and @mention him!

Caroline S | Community Manager, Cisco Meraki | @merakicaroline
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