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Multi reboot device access point

Dear all, I have a question.

Why does Meraki not develop the multi reboot feature?

It takes me a long time to reboot each device in my WLAN. 😞

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Head in the Cloud

Re: Multi reboot device access point

Hi,

If this is to reboot Meraki APs?

 

One idea is to cycle Multiple Ports on the switch (If  you are using Meraki POE Switches.).

However the feature is interesting and you may put a request on "Make a Wish" section from the Dashaboard.

Regards
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
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Kind of a big deal

Re: Multi reboot device access point

I'm with @AjitKumar - cycle the switch ports or even reboot the switches.

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Conversationalist

Re: Multi reboot device access point

Thank you!

Maybe i will request that feature on "make a wish" form the dashboard, hope that feature will be develop in the future 🙂

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Building a reputation

Re: Multi reboot device access point

I currently have to reboot 50 WAPs every morning at one of my sites.  On a touchscreen computer or tablet, it's pretty easy to do it fast as long as you aren't using the Meraki app.  Usually takes me maybe 2 minutes to cycle through them all.  In the online portal, select the first one and then use the 'Next' arrow to speed through.  Next > Tools > Reboot > Yes

Rinse and repeat.

 

Not everybody uses Meraki Switches throughout their LAN.  It would be impractical for me to reboot the 15 Cisco switches that drive each WAP cluster.

 

Someone mentioned to me in another thread that there may been an API to use for this function, but I haven't had the chance to look into it yet.

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Re: Multi reboot device access point

I'm also looking for a way to schedule a reboot of the 14 APs I look after, as we are having some infrequent, but repeat Wifi issues that a AP reboot seems to fix.  I'm curious @Asavoy - why are you rebooting 50 WAPs every day?

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Re: Multi reboot device access point

@RyanG22 thankfully I don't have to do that anymore.  It was a buggy firmware that would randomly stop allowing users to connect to the secure SSID.

 

Never did find a way to reboot multiple access points.

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Re: Multi reboot device access point

If the APs are connected to Meraki switches, you can use the switch port schedule feature to cycle the switch ports on a daily basis. I have a customer that has an old Non-Meraki IP camera that keeps locking up and rather than replace the camera, I just have the Meraki switch cycle the port that it is connected to every night at midnight.

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Re: Multi reboot device access point

@jbright  No, standard Cisco POE switches.  We can't afford that many Meraki devices and licenses as a public school district.

 

Would be nice to have something that should be "basic functionality" in the dashboard.

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Re: Multi reboot device access point

I asked about this functionality back in 2017. Heck the people that were working on the development of the API at the time no longer work for the company! Its pretty bad that they can't add the ability to delegate the functionality of rebooting APs through the API in bulk or even singular for that matter! Actually, you can't delegate any functions from the Web GUI besides a "Super Admin" or "Read Only". Furthermore if you want to build your own roles using the API to build delegation they don't even have methods that support this!

 

We are a longtime Meraki customer with thousands of APs! Please listen to the customers wishes!

 

https://community.meraki.com/t5/Solutions-APIs/API-Call-to-Reboot-AP/td-p/5863

 

 

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