WLAN bridgeing with more than one VLAN, any experiences?

redsector
Head in the Cloud

WLAN bridgeing with more than one VLAN, any experiences?

We need for an funfair park WLAN bridges to transport more than one VLAN to different attractions. Till now we have old Cisco "classic" accesspoints which can do that. But they are old and I try to buy only Meraki to have everything from one company.

I read that this should be possible with Meraki since a while.

Is there anybody with experiences in ths kind of networking?

 

thank you

 

 

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rbnielsen
Head in the Cloud

It should be possible to extend the LAN over a Wireless link with Meraki.

 

Have a look at this documentation page: https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/WiFi_Basics_and_Best_Practices/Extending_the_LAN_with_a_Wireless...

 

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@rbnielsen yes, thank you.

It would be nice to have somebody who has some expereinces in this theme.

 

best

 

Access points intended to form a wireless link or mesh together must be within direct line of sight of each other.

Wireless bridges running version 27.X or below only support a single VLAN. If support for multiple subnets is a requirement for the deployment, a layer 3-capable device will be required. MR repeaters will only send/receive untagged traffic on its wired interface regardless of the configuration of the SSID in use.

Starting 28.1, Multi-vlan support was added.

By extension, wired clients across the mesh link do not support the use of VLANs applied by Group Policies.

 

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

@alemabrahaoThank you, we have running MR28.6 firmware on this accesspoints, also they are in sight of each other, aprox. 20m distance. A layer 3 device is the core switch but not the end user switches.

this is how it should work f.e.:

 

cashdesk (VLAN x) --

                                 -- MS120 sw. -- MR84 --- bridge over the air --- MR84 -- MS120 sw.--core telephone (VLAN y) --

 

Connections between MR´s and MS are trunk.

Ryan_Miles
Meraki Employee

If you need to extend multiple VLANs over the mesh read this and you need to contact Support for enablement

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Deployment_Guides/Mesh_Deployment_Guide#Multi-VLAN_support_over_...

I was wondering why the option have been missing from dashboard (since it was announced a while back), so we have to contact support to have it enabled. Thanks 🙂

Russ_B
Getting noticed

I've been running multi-VLAN support over mesh at a couple of sites for about 6 months now and it hasn't seemed to cause any issues.  We're not moving a ton of traffic over those links, the primary use is to keep a few multicast audio streams isolated in their own VLAN, but it also allowed us to get a couple of IP phones back into the voice VLAN.

 

You will need to open a ticket with support asking them to enable it and let them know which repeaters it needs to be enabled on and what VLANs to allow on the mesh.

 

Russ

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