Is it possible to use Meraki authentication for a SSID hosted by an MX65W if one also has an MR32? I find that I can select Meraki authentication for that SSID on the MX65W, but when I go to the Users configuration for my network, only SSIDs hosted by the MR32 are present for which I may add users. Meraki has warned me that a mixed wireless network with an MX65W and MR32 is not optimal (because roaming and meshing will not work) but since I have completely different SSIDs hosted by each, everything has worked very well so far. However, I'd now like authentication for one of the SSIDs host by the MX65W.
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All configuration for the MX65W's wireless configuration must be done under the Security appliance > Wireless settings page. There, you can see that Meraki Authentication is not currently a supported SSID auth method.
My dashboard does show "Use Meraki Authentication" when "WPA Enterprise" is selected for the Security setting.
What I may do, instead, is move my MR32 to a more central location, and then turn off the wireless of the MX65W and just rely on the MR32. I had purchased the MR32 to cover a dead spot with great success, but I had not until now wondered if the MR32 has better range than the MX65W and could take the place of its wireless.
Thank you for your response! I absolutely love the Meraki equipment and dashboard!
Thank you Dashboard_DJ!
I will move that MR to the central location near my MX65W. I had purchased the MX65W with the idea that it could do everything - wireless AND especially security and it CAN and does both SO VERY well. Its just that I had one small area in a far corner that was not getting covered. Hence, I purchased the MR32 and put that there. This solution works FANTASTIC, but - as you'll note above, I decided I wanted authenticate access now, and that's were I was running into the problems.
Because my original mindset was to keep the MX65W as my "master" and the MR32 was just a satellite (so-to-speak), I didn't (as I noted above) previously consider that the MR32 might replace the wireless of the MX65W completely, as I can imagine that the dedicated AP circuitry and antennas in that unit are likely beefier than what's in the MX65W. Hence, I will try that this upcoming weekend or next. It is also obvious that in dashboard, there are far more options for wireless optimizations and configurations for the MR32 than the MX65W. Let me say, however, that for smaller spaces, the MX65W works exceptionally well and could easily stand-alone! Again, thanks!
Not ideal but still we don’t have choice as “Meraki Authentication” 802.1x is not supported on WiFi capable device MX or Z.
We have no other way then to add an MR AP ... even if it double the cost .
Any improvements in the roadmap planned ? Adding an Extra MS for a small office is really overkill