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Is this Possible? Multiple Vlans with mesh

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Is this Possible? Multiple Vlans with mesh

Have not been able to get this to work (yet) starting to wonder if it is even possible...

 

Multiple buildings each with a ms210 connected with MR74 back to the main office.  we segment vlans based on device/traffic type ( MGMT,Data,Camera,Voice...) each building will one or more of each device type.

 

I followed this document (https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Layer_3_Switching/Layer_3_Switch_Example)  to get it working initially  using wired uplinks to make sure all the routing works.  Now that I try and switch out the physical uplinks for wireless cannot get vlans to pass.

 

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Re: Is this Possible? Multiple Vlans with mesh

Nope.  Only one VLAN this way.  Try Engenius for a proper, inexpensive wireless bridge. 

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Re: Is this Possible? Multiple Vlans with mesh

Yeah your going to need to find another solution, UBNT has good gear for this.

 

It's a shame really that they don't support it  =(

 

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Deployment_Guides/Mesh_Deployment_Guide

 

Ethernet bridging

The gateway access point may be configured to connect to a trunk port and trunk SSIDs to different VLANs. Repeaters will also serve SSIDs trunked on different VLANs. However, only one SSID & associated VLAN may be configured to bridge wired clients across a mesh link on a repeater access point's Ethernet port. A mixture of wired clients and Cisco Meraki access points attached to one MR repeater interface is not a supported deployment configuration. This is due to the auto detection mechanisms that Cisco Meraki access points use to infer when they should function as a gateway or a repeater.

 

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Re: Is this Possible? Multiple Vlans with mesh

To make this work you need to put each MS210 into layer 3 mode.  You ideally want to put the bridged network into a single unqiue subnet - this will be a transit network.  Each site will end up having its own unique subnet for each VLAN - rather than being an extension of the main site.

 

So all traffic to and from the sites is routed - not bridged.

 

 

This article very briefly discussed this.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/WiFi_Basics_and_Best_Practices/Extending_the_LAN_with_a_Wireless...

 

You can read about enabling layer 3 mode here:

https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Layer_3_Switching/MS_Layer_3_Switching_and_Routing

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Re: Is this Possible? Multiple Vlans with mesh

The Cisco Aironet AP's with WLC do support wireless mesh with ethernet bridging and VLANs.

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