Nest protect on Meraki AP's MR52 x2


Nest protect on Meraki AP's MR52 x2

I have been having a lot of issues keeping a bunch of nest security devices connected to each other. I'm using:


Nest Protect

Nest Detect x 10 (sensors)

Nest Connect x 3 (Wifi enabled range extenders)


I had the network in bridge mode for awhile, now trying L3 Roaming. 


Anyone seen this before or having experience getting these to work with each other?


Thanks in advance...



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I don't have experience with these, but don't use L3 roaming. This is not the use case for it. Those devices should not be roaming.


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Got it. Thanks.
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I had to whitelist the Nest products (I am using adv. security and have some rules running that seemed to interfere). 


No problems after whitelisting them.

I whitelisted them. Also put them on a 2.4ghz only SSID in bridge mode (read on forums this could solve it). 


Fingers crossed. Thanks for the help.

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Kind of a big deal

Does the dashboard show they are connected when this problem is happening?

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Kind of a big deal

Does the dashboard event log show anything interesting around when the issue happens?

Definitely some weird disconnects and reconnects. Anchoring and then all over again. Anything I can do to remedy?

Sorry for digging up an old thread, but did you ever solve your issue, I also have a Nest Protect that refuses to connect to my Meraki Network.  Network is a L3 with Access Points in Bridge Mode, we also use advanced security on the MX.  I see lots of Connects/Disconnects in the logs but no indication of blocked services.


I did take the unit home and connected right up to the home Wifi.  Before I go adding a new SSID, Whitelisting, etc. I was just wondering if anyone has a configuration they know resolves the issue.

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