COnfiguration question with MX MS and MR

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COnfiguration question with MX MS and MR

Take a look at screenshot. I want to setup my MX to handle all the DHCP services. I am trying to figure out how to create the SSIDs on the MR to correspond to the VLAN created on the MX. 

 

 

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Ryan_Miles
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That is tunneling the SSID to your MX. That is typically used for remote teleworker deployments where the AP is remote and tunnels over the internet back to the MX. I wouldn't use that mode in your topology.

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Ryan_Miles
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Make the port on the MX a trunk. Make the ports of the switch connected to the MX and the MRs trunks. Last, on the SSIDs use bridge mode and specify the tagged VLAN. That'll do it.

 

Here's an example of my SSID putting clients on VLAN 80.Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 8.32.28 PM.png

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I actually got it to work a different way before I saw your post. I want to decrease the size of my broadcast domain, and increase security. So if I choose the L3 roaming with a concentrator. Doesn't that do what I need it to do?

 

 

Ryan_Miles
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That is tunneling the SSID to your MX. That is typically used for remote teleworker deployments where the AP is remote and tunnels over the internet back to the MX. I wouldn't use that mode in your topology.

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js7
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Also, take a look at this screenshot of my MX. It says Native VLAN is 120, why can't it be 160?

 

 

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You can edit that port and choose  the native vlan. Also change it on the switch side to the same vlan

js7
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Another ? is that I can't seem to ping any of my MX ip's from the 140 vlan wirelessly... Perhaps something needs to be configured on the switch?

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I was able to update my native vlan to the choice of my choosing being 160. I was able to change the SSID traffic to go via bridge using a vlan ID, instead of the L3 roaming option.

 

However, I still can't ping any of the gateway's of the vlans. Thoughts?

Ryan_Miles
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On page Wireless > Firewall & traffic shaping is the first rule showing as Deny or Allow? It needs to be Allow if this is an internal/employee SSID.

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Thanks first rule shows Deny, but how do I specify which wireless clients can access the LAN, and what exactly is the LAN? so I know which network?

 

 

Ryan_Miles
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Local LAN is a default object for subnets 10.0.0.0/8, 172.16.0.0/12, 192.168.0.0/16. So you want this set to Allow so clients can access internal resources. If you want to lock things down you can add more explicit rules or do it at the MX.

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Thanks, I want to lock it down more, really what I am trying to do is lock down the network subnet by vlan. 

 

SO is it best to do it at the MX? For example. I don't want these three subnets to be able to access the LAN.

 

 

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I wonder why I can't ping the NVR at 10.10.120.4 or a camera at 10.10.130.3 on the 10.10.140.0 subnet??? 

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My problem is 10.10.120.4 is showing VLAN 160 in the arp table, and it should be 120.

 

 

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