MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

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ainfinity
Conversationalist

MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

Hello, 

I upgraded to MX68 and wanted to see if I can  use original Z1 router as just wired switch (Wireless disable) using  passthrough mode. Is this supported. It should work.   Can you guys confirm if this is OK

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KarstenI
Head in the Cloud

Re: MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

As already mentioned, this should work. But you need to put them in different dashboard-networks as there is only one appliance per network. I would go for a MS120-8 or if it has to be cheap, for an unmanaged 8-port-switch.

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Inderdeep
Head in the Cloud

Re: MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

Yes you can do that. Have a look on the below document 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Networks_and_Routing/Passthrough_Mode_on_the_MX_Security_Applian...

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Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com
BrandonS
Kind of a big deal

Re: MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

I’m not sure the point of using pass through mode to accomplish this, but you can disable wireless and probably most importantly you want to disable DHCP. Keep in mind you will still need the license for it to operate too. 

ainfinity
Conversationalist

Re: MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

I want to use the Z1 as a switch in other part of the home.  Where most of my  wired devices exists like : NAS server, Printer etc. MX and Z1 cannot be used as router in same set up. 

 

 

KarstenI
Head in the Cloud

Re: MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

As already mentioned, this should work. But you need to put them in different dashboard-networks as there is only one appliance per network. I would go for a MS120-8 or if it has to be cheap, for an unmanaged 8-port-switch.

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ainfinity
Conversationalist

Re: MX68 as Router and Z1 as passthrough L2 Switch

Thanks. Yes. I plan to put Z1 in another  dashboard network.  This has been helpful. 

 

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