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Looking to use umbrella DNS for only a specific WiFi network.

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Looking to use umbrella DNS for only a specific WiFi network.

Here is the situation:  I am looking to apply different DNS servers (cisco umbrella) only to clients of a certain SSID. 

 

I have seen that this is available using the "Content Filtering" selection of "custom DNS" in the Wireless Access Control page, but this is only available when using the "NAT mode: Use Meraki DHCP" option for client IP assignment.

 

The issue is that we have VLAN tagging on this traffic to go out a separate MX100 using a secondary internet circuit, so we have to use "Bridge Mode: Make clients part of the LAN" to enable the VLAN tagging.

 

Do I have to create another VLAN on the MX? (DHCP is handled by the MX currently).  Then I would have to adjust the port configuration between the MX and the MS, the ports on both are currently configured as access ports for this VLAN.

 

Am I missing something here?  I thought this was going to be an easy setup.

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Re: Looking to use umbrella DNS for only a specific WiFi network.

Could you install the Umbrella client onto those devices instead?

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Re: Looking to use umbrella DNS for only a specific WiFi network.

You have to go to Firewall & traffic shaping for the specific SSID you want and Enable Umbrella protection there.

This requires version 26.x on the APs to work.

 

More info here.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Other_Topics/Manually_Integrating_Cisco_Umbrella_with_Meraki_Net...

 

If you do not want to do that, other workaround is adding Umbrella DNS to your DHCP scope and using Firewall rules to block access to other DNS servers.

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