MR74 Deplyment

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MR74 Deplyment

Hello folks,
I'm deploying a new WIFI infrastructure using MR74 (50 Aps)  in my warehouse. Currently I 've another wifi solution witch other manufacture. I would like to know if is possible to use two solution in parallel while the migration plan.
I know the interference but I'm planning to use 2.4Ghz  with one manufacture and 5.0Ghz with Meraki and additional add to white-list the SSIDs in my Meraki network. 
I'm going to appreciate your comments and suggestions
Kind of a big deal

You might want to consider trying to whitelisting the existing SSID in Air Marshall so it doesn't think an attack is happening. 


If the existing WiFi solution also has spoof protection you might want to consider disabling that mechanism or doing something to mitigate it.


Otherwise the two will think each other is an attacker.



If they are both bridging to the same VLAN it will mostly work fine.  You might have some roaming issues.  Don't use NAT mode on the SSID.



I'd keep the migration window as small as possible (aka, swap them out as quick as you can).

Kind of a big deal

@MeredithW Please move this to the MR section 🙂

Building a reputation

Ensure you dont have channel overlap, also worth labeling your SSIDs different names to know which network is which until migration complete. Defiantly ensure air marshal white-lists the old SSID to ensure clients can connect both (as mentioned above).

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Do yourself a favor and minimize the time both networks are running.  Clients won't always roam as expected between different SSIDs.  Once you start, prioritize the Meraki installation so you can turn the older one off asap.

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