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P2P and VLAN limitations

I have a location that I need to set up I am thinking three APs. One will be at the main building and pointing in the direction of the other 2. The thing is this is a 100% band-aid job for a cheapo security system. So what I need is below.

 

AP at main building - Broadcast 3 hidden SSIDs, each with own VLAN

AP at pole 1 - 1 SSID, one VLAN

AP at pole 2 - 2 SSIDs, VLAN for each, heading to a 8 port and out.

 

Other then the possibility of the broadcast area not hitting both remote APs, does anyone see any possible pain points? the APs will be in almost a straight line but at a incline which looks to be giving both remote APs direct line of site over ~800ft back to main AP. And does anyone have any suggestions for AP+Antennas? Like I said almost straight line but on an incline allowing clear line of site as distant AP is about 50 ft higher, first remote AP at ~300ft and second almost directly behind it at ~800ft.

 

*Cheapo camera system claims to be IP but needs plugged directly into DVR and into specific port. Tested and I can run over my switch network as long as I keep it on a dedicated VLAN, per camera, the entire way back to DVR otherwise DVR refuses to see camera.

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Re: P2P and VLAN limitations

Just know that you're doing P2P over wifi which brings down your speed by half. Also for antennas check which option is best for you. Maybe a patch antenna it looks like. Make sure you have an AP model that will support this.

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/wireless/mr42e

 

bottom of page shows antennas.

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Re: P2P and VLAN limitations

Ive used P2P before, but with Meraki are you sure that it is going to decrease the speed by half? I understand most APs but Meraki has a bunch of built in dedicated stuff and since they all support mess fail over I think it would be a great over site not to have a dedicated band that can be used for P2P data.

 

And for the AP was thinking more of "Do I need to go to MR84 or will MR74 be enough?" Havent used Meraki for P2P only Unifi and a bit of Mikrotik and they both have models specifically for P2P.

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Re: P2P and VLAN limitations

Zero-touch point-to-point links
• Build a long-distance bridge between
two networks
• Two MR74s can establish a long range
link using high-gain antennas

 

This is from the datasheet. You should be fine. Test Test Test. 😃

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Re: P2P and VLAN limitations

Like @kYutobi said, do test this out first! Also read this page:

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

 

There are limitations to what you can do with VLANs over a wireless link.

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Re: P2P and VLAN limitations

Note that you can only bridge a single VLAN to the local Ethernet port of a repeater.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Deployment_Guides/Mesh_Deployment_Guide_(CVD)#Ethernet_bridging

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Re: P2P and VLAN limitations

Hi,

 

you can use MR84 for outdoor purpose with Dual–Band Patch Antenna (8/6.5 dBi Gain)

 

https://meraki.cisco.com/products/wireless/antennas-power#dual-band-sector-antenna-14

 

 

 

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