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Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

Hello everybody,

 

Our office has over 100 clients and 4 APs MR33.

Our Topology:

(Meraki MX)  <----->  (Switch Access 2960 Cisco)  <----->  (AP MR33)

Meraki MX is the gateway + DHCP Server.

We have 4 VLANs:

- VLAN 10: Staff

- VLAN 20: Guest

- VLAN 30: Management

- VLAN 40: Partner

 

My question is when I configure port type between MR33 and C2960 is trunk. It worked, 4 SSIDs broadcasted and correctly VLANs assigned.

When I configure port type between MR33 and C2960 is access to Staff VLAN. It worked as well.

I have no idea why access ports still work. Please help me to understand it.

 

Thank you,

natuan

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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

How is Client IP Assignment configured for the SSIDs under Wireless -> Access Control?
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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

We use Bridge Mode for both situations.
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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco


@natuan wrote:
We use Bridge Mode for both situations.

Can you show us an image example of how you have this configured for one of the SSIDs? Curious to check something.

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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

For Staff WiFi, we use WPA2-Enterprise with radius and Bridge mode.
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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

are you tagging the VLAN when you have bridge-mode enabled?
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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

I show config on another access switch 🙂
In fact, that AP is connecting to VLAN 10 - Staff with access port.
No VLAN tagging for Staff SSID and other SSIDs are Layer 3 roaming with a concentrator.
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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

Hi,

Just make a simple test, change between Bridge mode and Layer 3 roaming with a concentrator for guest VLAN

When I use Bridge mode, user has the same IP with staff VLAN.
When I use Layer 3 roaming with a concentrator and conventrate traffic on VLAN guest, user has the guest IP.

My conclusion is L3 roaming with a concentrator can bypass access port.
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Kind of a big deal

Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

Thats normal because al traffic tunnels to you wlc/appliance. The switch does not know whats inside the tunnel packets. 

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Client_Addressing_and_Bridging/SSID_Modes_for_Client_IP_Assignme...

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

can you add the full config of the cisco switch port when configured for access.

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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

The configuration:

 

interface GigabitEthernet0/3
switchport access vlan 30
switchport mode access
spanning-tree portfast edge
end

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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

you could check the vlans on the port.

 

#sh int G0/3 status
#sh vlan | i 0/3
 
it also works if you bounce the port?
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Re: Port type between Access Point MR and Switch Access Cisco

oh I show config on another access switch. LOL

In fact, that AP is connecting to VLAN 10 - Staff with access port.

 

 

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