MR76 Extending the LAN for wired clients (bridge mode) using integrated port on the MR76
We are in a need to extend a group of devices connected to a industrial POE Switch located in a shack outside the building and a bit far out that we cant place the AP inside the shack so the AP needs to be weather proof thus the use of an MR76.
shack devices > industrial switch with POE powering the AP and some of the devices > MR76 on a pole outside the shack,> wireless connection to meraki mesh APs that is wired connected to the main network, where the controllers for the shack devices are located.
Was able to configure the Bridge SSID on the dashboard, but when it came for me to configure the port profile to assign the port on the MR76 to the SSID, the MR76 is not in the list of devices on the device selection to assign the port profile. Does this mean im not able to use the MR76 to bridge the wired clients to the mesh? is it because it only has 1 ethernet port and its meant for lan uplink only?
For a visualization it should look something like this example. Just make sure in Network-wide you map the "clients wired directly to Meraki APs" to a SSID with the VLAN you want. It can be any bridge mode SSID including a SSID already used for regular wired clients.
Thank you for your response both, is there no way to set this with a limited set of APs? because what is being suggested would mean all our AP, network wide, if we plug a device on any ethernet port on any AP will pass traffic since SSID authentication is not used for clients attached to physical port which would be a security hole.
will allowing the SSID be available only to the repeater AP and the nearest mesh AP means that the other AP in the network will not pass traffic to that vlan if something is plugged to the ethernet port?