Thank you Philip! Do Meraki group policies only work with the MX (firewall?) functionality? (Sorry if this is a noob question). I know we did not purchase the firewall feature set because we have a hardware firewall. Or is this part of Meraki console even without the firewall?
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We are moving to Meraki switches and wireless this year and we are starting to plan ahead for the change. We are a school district with multiple schools connected to our district office through MPLS connections. We currently use the same consistent VLAN numbering for all our sites. As we look at the centralized and consolidated dashboard Meraki provides, I am wondering if we can still do that - or if we need to setup individual VLAN numbering for each site? My question is really looking more for best practice recommendations, not workarounds. For example, all our sites use VLAN 820 for staff wifi and VLAN 699 for guest wifi. At each site, these VLANs are set at the site's core switch and provide that site's device DHCP, IP range, gateway, and DNS info (which of course is different for each site). I suspect this can be set the same way in Meraki - but the "new" (to us) concept is that all these settings are set and managed from the Meraki dashboard. With the Meraki system, will using the same VLAN numbers across sites cause trouble for us? Thanks, Frank
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