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Do I have to use Meraki Switches?

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Do I have to use Meraki Switches?

Hi, In my Company we have a plan to implement Meraki Wireless AP and remove Cisco AP. Currently, we have the infrastructure based on Cisco switches core, distributions, and access switches which have been stacked ( WS-C2960S-48LPS-L ) supporting PoE+. The challenge now for me do I have to change the switches or use the current one!

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Re: Do I have to use Meraki Switches?

You can use the current switches.

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You can use the current switches.

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As long as your switch can provide the power to the AP or you have house power to the AP, any switch will work.

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Re: Do I have to use Meraki Switches?

 Do you think that Cisco branded switches will not integrate with the cloud management system to allow for ease of configuration. Cisco switches will definitely power the access points but just will not integrate with the cloud interface. Does it right ?!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Do I have to use Meraki Switches?

yes, so it is.

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@HazemNawar wrote:

 Do you think that Cisco branded switches will not integrate with the cloud management system to allow for ease of configuration. Cisco switches will definitely power the access points but just will not integrate with the cloud interface. Does it right ?!!!!!!!!!!!!


Correct, non-Meraki devices will not show up in the Meraki dashboard.

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Re: Do I have to use Meraki Switches?

Cisco switches are shown as a rhomb in the topology view. When you point at the rhomb symbol you will see the switch name, port and so on. You need to switch on lldp and or cdp protocol on the Cisco switches. Cloud integration is not supported.

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