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MX67C and MX68WC - Failover as primary

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MX67C and MX68WC - Failover as primary

Hi Guyz,

 

Since both these models support LTE connection as failover. I would like to know if LTE connection can be used as primary if the customer doesnt have any other option i.e. only LTE connection available in their area?

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Re: MX67C and MX68WC - Failover as primary

Hi Asfand,

 

I think the Cellurar is only for failover. If you don't have any kind of WAN connected I'm not sure if it's works or not. I couldn't test it yet. Maybe @PhilipDAth has more knowledge if this could work or not.

 

One thing how you can overcome this issue would be to buy a 2nd router and connect it before the Meraki. In this way you will have a portable antenna what you can place to the window for better coverage.

 

Hopefully this helped.

 

Cheers,

Greg

A model citizen

Re: MX67C and MX68WC - Failover as primary

The internal modem CAN be used by itself. The moment you plug in something into WAN1 or WAN2 though, they will become primary.

 

I tested it with MX67C and only using the Internal modem (warm-spare too) and it works, and fails over (slowly).

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Re: MX67C and MX68WC - Failover as primary

@NolanHerring is correct. This document has a section explaining how to use 3G/4G as the primary uplink for a device:

 

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

 

As mentioned it is highly recommended to use a WAN connection for the initial setup/configuration of the device before using Cellular as the main link. 

A model citizen

Re: MX67C and MX68WC - Failover as primary

You won't be able to bring the device online for the first time via the internal 4G connection. You MUST use a regular LAN connection for it to get online the very first time so that you an initialize the internal modem.

FYI =)
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