MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

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jmc4str0
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MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Hello, I want to know if we can configure more than 2 wan ports, I didn't find any information related to the ports and the options we have. The client have a MX-84 and this model have 2 internet ports + 8 LAN ports + 2 SFP port. And they have 4 internet services, there is any option to use the other ports for wan connections? 

 

 

Regards,

 

JC.

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WANKiller
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Really keen to understand why they require 4 ISP's? Why not look at consolidating this down two 2 ISP's and a cellular/LTE provider?

 

I.E

 

WAN 1 - Static IP ISP

WAN 2 - Dynamic IP ISP

USB - Cellular/LTE ISP

 

If you want to get really funky, why not look at adding an HA MX arrangement and using dual services from each ISP on the secondary HA MX.

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Mr_IT_Guy
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Hi @jmc4str0,

As far as I know, you can only have 2 WAN ports on the MX84.

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jmc4str0
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Yes, I have the same information, but I want to know if there is no possibility of using the other 8 ports.

Regards,

JC.
MRCUR
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Only two ports are supported as WAN interfaces. I don't believe any of the MX models support more than two WAN interfaces. 

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PhilipDAth
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

What is your specific use case?  Three ISPs, or does this also involve an MPLS WAN (or WANs)?

WANKiller
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

All Meraki MX's only support a maximum of 2 "WAN" ports. It would be great to find your use case/need as per @PhilipDAth's comment above to see if we can assist you in achieving your architecture.

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jmc4str0
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Hello, 

 

 

Thanks to all for the answers, the client have 4 ISPs (2 are dynamic and 2 static IP). We are thinking to use the two ports for internet and set up 2 LAN ports on mode access and put the static IP. Should it work?

 

Regards,

 

JC.

PhilipDAth
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

That wont work (assuming that two of them are not 4G USB sticks).

jmc4str0
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

😕 I thought so.I will be doing some tests in February because the campus remain closed until first week of that month. Once I configured the equipment I will commento to you.

Many thanks,

JC.
WANKiller
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Really keen to understand why they require 4 ISP's? Why not look at consolidating this down two 2 ISP's and a cellular/LTE provider?

 

I.E

 

WAN 1 - Static IP ISP

WAN 2 - Dynamic IP ISP

USB - Cellular/LTE ISP

 

If you want to get really funky, why not look at adding an HA MX arrangement and using dual services from each ISP on the secondary HA MX.

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jmc4str0
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Because it's what they have now, but in the next 5 months, the will be change the service for two, and each one from different provider.

 

Sorry, I know that it's "dead time" but the client ask if for the moment he could remain the actual configuration. 

 

 

I really appreciate your opinion.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

PhilipDAth
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

The only way I can think of to maintain the configuration of 4 ISPs is to buy 4 MX's.  How keen are they?

Psalm
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

Hello WANKiller,

 

Please is there another workaround you can propose as I have noticed that this thread is close to 2 years old.

 

We have 3 ISP and 1 MPLS in our case. What is the most cost-effective technical workaround?

 For example; Sub-interfaces or using downlink ports to terminate the connection.

PhilipDAth
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Re: MX84 how many wan ports we can setup?

You could connect the MPLS via a router VLAN and then connect two ISPs via the WAN ports.

 

You will need to consolidate the 3 ISPs down to 2 ISPs.

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