We had a case of deploying very small branches and we opt for using the Meraki MX68 as a solution, with many sites without MS switches.
During our study we looked at the MX65, however we knew that this will be EoS, and the replacement would be the MX68, we bought MX68 for all these branches.
The issue is that we require the 802.1x Wired LAN authentication option on the MX68, which seems to be dropped by Meraki, the MX65/MX64 fully supports the 802.1x.
I raised a ticket and could not have even a little support from the Meraki team, tomorrow I will be calling them and giving them some shouts.
Has anyone required the 802.1x on the MX68? did Meraki enable this for you?
Per this doc the MX65 does not support 802.1x. You need the wireless model of 65 or 68 (MX65W, MX68W, or MX68CW)
@PhilipDAth you can enable it on the interface of the mx 64 and 65 if you set it to access mode. for the 67 and 68 this function should work in the near future (with beta firmware)
If I'm reading this correctly then it should already be available.
I have MX67s on 14.39 and this change is not available. I also looked through the firmware release notes and I didn't see one that indicated it was turned on. Also alot of the release notes seems to show they are having issues with this on the 64/65 so I wonder if they is delaying roll out.
Confirmed with support 802.1x wired is not available on MX67/MX67W/MX67C/MX68/MX68W/MX68CW up to firmware 15.13 , which is the highest beta firmware currently. It is is set to be implemented, but you will have to wait to watch release notes on the new beta firmware.
Ah ! I think we had our Meraki Rep to enable this feature for us.
It is the only explanation that I can give for the moment.
EDIT : Tested and ... not working with 14.39 firmware and MX67/MX68 series. Seems like you are right about it. I will test the latest version and report the results
Even with the latest firmware it is not available :
Wired 802.1x is planned for the MX67/68 platform, however, it is unfortunately, not available at this time. Support does not have an ETA of when this will be available and what firmware build will include this feature. Let us know if you have any further questions.
An update on this post.
I contacted a Meraki Architect and he enabled the 802.1x for our dashboard on the MX68 devices, however he mentioned that I need to have the latest beta version and this is only for Lab testing.
We tested this in our lab and it seems to be working, I will not be deploying this to our production environment until this is official announced in the next 3 month (as per the Meraki Architect).