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Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

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Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

Hi

I am new to Meraki equipment and this forum, I am also not exactly an experienced network administrator but I have worked on routers and switches before, we replaced a Mikrotik Cloud Core router with this new MX64 for VPN reasons

 

So the issue we are having is to add a new subnet to the MX64, our main DHCP subnet is 192168.2.0/24 and we have devices with static 192.168.5.xxx IPS as well, before on the Mikrotik it was simple to just add another subnet to a port or ports and all was good, no VLAN, etc was needed 

How do I do this on the MX64 ?

Thanks a bunch in advance for any help!

 

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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

Hello,

 

you have to create a vlan for that.

After the VLAN creation you can assign one or more ports to that vlan.

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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

Hello,

 

you have to create a vlan for that.

After the VLAN creation you can assign one or more ports to that vlan.

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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

Thanks for the reply

I should have mentioned that DHCP for 2.xxx is handled by our server and on the MX64 there is no DHCP at all

 

So I activated VLAN and added the new VLAN ID 10 as subnet 192.168.5.0/24 and MX IP as 192.168.5.1, I made sure both my default VLAN 1 and the new ID 10 are both allowed on all ports, I have no luck to ping a 5.xxx client from a 2.xxx client, what am I missing ?

By the way I have no static route added anymore, do I still need to add one ?

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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

Where  are the clients  connected and what vlan is on the access port and on the trunk port connected to the mx? 

What ip and gateway  has client 1 and ips1 ?

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Please excuse my ignorance, but I am willing to learn

We have 2 other switches where the clients are all connected too, none of those switches have a VLAN setup, port 1 on the MX goes to one of the switches and from that switch, it goes to the next, some of those switch ports go to antennas which go to remote locations, 7 to be exact so there are more switches downstream

On the 5.xxx clients, we have for example 192.168.5.100 netmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.5.1

 

I assume I am missing something major here, we had it working by making a static route to the old Mikrotik router which we reset and gave one port a 2.xxx IP and set a 5.xxx subnet on another port and plugged that back into one of the switches, but this just doesn't seem right and we had issues with VoIP equipment on 5.xxx 

 

 

 

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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

If numerous VLANs are used, I have found it simpler if there is a direct correlation between the VLAN ID and the IP address. For example

 

VLANVLAN ID
192.168.11.0/2411
192.168.111.0/24111
192.168.121.0/24121

 

 

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

It looks like your mikrotik  supports  more then 1 IP on the interface/default vlan.  

Meraki only support 1 IP/subnet for each vlan interface. So you need to (re)design your network  based on vlans

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That sounds like sound advice, thanks

At this point it looks like I will need to redo my network 

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ww,

That's what I was afraid I would hear, VLANs are the only option.

 

That does bring me to another question, as mentioned we got this new MX64 router only because of a VPN issue between the Mikrotik site to site VPN to another MX64 router at another location, I keep seeing the passthrough or VPN concentrator option on the MX, I have read a bit on this but fail to fully comprehend what I can do with that

Could I have kept the Mikrotik router in place and disabled the IPSec VPN and just added the MX and use it only for VPN ?

If so could someone explain how I would connect this to our current router/network to accomplish this?

Thanks so much for any help!

 

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We have the WAN port on the MX uplinking to a different brand gateway's LAN port, using a unique LAN subnet, not a VLAN. The other gateway is connected to the internet using PPPoE via a Vigor 130 modem in bridge mode (for IPTV reasons).

 

The other gateway is configured as a DHCP server and the MX receives its IP from the DHCP server. I have successfully tested running a VPN from a Z3C using LTE to the MX.

 

We have not needed to address the Double NAT issue, which simplifies configuration of the upstream gateway.

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
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Re: Meraki MX64 - Static Routing

Thanks for the feedback

We are going to try it in VPN concentrator mode see if we have any luck

 

If I need more help with this I will start another discussion 

 

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