Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

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kirbyz
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Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

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Hi Community, 

 

I am looking forward to make a demo lab in our office and planning to use MR70 as wireless mesh even though it has omni directional antennas. May I know if the above setup would be feasible? Otherwise, please recommend an alternative for MR70.

 

Also, I want to know the maximum range for point to point of MR70?

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PaulMcG
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Re: Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

Your setup as pictured should work.  But Meraki AP have limited functions when deployed as a wireless bridge.  Only one vlan can be used, so if you want to have seperate vlans on the other end of the bridge, you would need to use the routing capabilities of the MS210.  All documented here.

 

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

 

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PaulMcG
Here to help

Re: Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

Your setup as pictured should work.  But Meraki AP have limited functions when deployed as a wireless bridge.  Only one vlan can be used, so if you want to have seperate vlans on the other end of the bridge, you would need to use the routing capabilities of the MS210.  All documented here.

 

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

 

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cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

@PaulMcG you should be okay for a demo with this, but an MR76 with a narrow beam antenna would be better if you need the bridge to be more than a few tens of metres.

rymiles
Meraki Employee

Re: Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

this actually won't work/is not supported. the MR36 will not come up. you will need a layer 3 switch on the far side and the MR36 needs to be on a layer 3 network behind that switch.

 

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

kirbyz
Conversationalist

Re: Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

Do you mean a full layer 3 switch like the MS250 with DHCP Server capabilities?

rymiles
Meraki Employee

Re: Meraki MR70 for point-to-point mesh / wireless bridge?

210 minimum. Would require static routes on each end. Advantage with a 250 and above is ospf. It works over mesh so the remote side subnets for ap mgmt IP and any client subnets can be advertised via ospf back to core side MS (assuming it’s also a 250 or greater). 

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