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Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

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Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

I have got an MX64 security appliance and a couple of MR32 WAPs at a small office.  Unfortunately the DMarc where my main and backup the Internet connection comes in got damage so my Internet will be out for several weeks.

 

I thought I would go to Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T and pick up one of the compatible USB 4G modems, but none of the companies stock them at the store.  Also, they cannot guarantee that the versions they special order will match the USB IDs on this list:

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Cellular/3G_-_4G_Cellular_Failover

 

Is there any way I can bridge one of those Verizon MiFi hotspots to the MR32s to get Internet access at that site?

 

 

 

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

Get a hotspot with an Ethernet port, and plug it in via Ethernet.

Kind of a big deal

Re: Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

I have heard people talk about CradlePoint a lot in your part of the world.  Perhaps check them out.

Conversationalist

Re: Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

If you have a spare laptop, you could connect it to your hotspot.

Then configure the internet connection to be shared, connect it to the laptop via a unmanaged switch (or etc).

Then the MX and devices would use the laptops shared internet connection via the hotspot and come online.

 

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A model citizen

Re: Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

When I was having ISP problem, I connected a Verizon JetPack to a laptop, and I bridged the JetPack and the laptop's NIC card.  Then, connected from laptop to the Meraki.

 

I didn't have good experience with this setup.  May be a USB modem will work, I used this Verizon Global Modem USB730L

A model citizen

Re: Connect Meraki network to Verizon hotspot

Verified this device below works on MX64 and others on T-Mobile with minimal setup. Might be a solution for you.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M0JY15V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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