Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

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degarris
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Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

Our customer will have us install and configure hundreds of MV72 cameras to what appears to be a variety of non Meraki switches, unfortunately don't have the vendors names yet, we do know they support POE, are there any known issues with this or helpful tips ?

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BlakeRichardson
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Re: Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

@degarris  As long as they can provide the required POE wattage then you shouldn't have any issues. 

 

For non POE switches Meraki sells 802.3at PoE Injectors

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI

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BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

@degarris  As long as they can provide the required POE wattage then you shouldn't have any issues. 

 

For non POE switches Meraki sells 802.3at PoE Injectors

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI

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degarris
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Re: Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

Thank you

EJN
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Re: Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

I have 102 MV cameras installed. They are all connected to non Meraki switches. Most are Brocade (Ruckus) POE switches, some are TP Link POE switches, and some are unmanaged Netgear POE switches. Never an issue with compatibility.

 

If you have non POE switches, you can use POE injectors as previously mentioned. Depending on your environment and budget, you may want to invest in POE switches.

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degarris
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Re: Meraki Cameras connected to Non Meraki Switches

Appreciate the information, this gives us confidence as we move forward with the installs.

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