MR56 compatibility with MX250/MS250

scsh4
Conversationalist

MR56 compatibility with MX250/MS250

We have an MX250 security appliance and an MS250 switching appliance. Is there a way that we can get an MR56 connected to these appliances? Neither the MX nor MS250 have mGbe. However, both have SFP/SFP+ ports (although I think the MS250 ports are for uplink only), but I was unable to find an SFP or SFP+ copper transceiver from Cisco (or Cisco Meraki) that supported speeds greater than 1GbE.

 

Will this work if there is a compatible transceiver? If I'm correct, it would need to be connected to the MX appliance, and I would guess that the transceiver would need to be Cisco Meraki branded; we had issues using plain Cisco transceivers for our uplink ports on the MX250 and had to get the ones specifically from Cisco Meraki.

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Ryan_Miles
Meraki Employee
Meraki Employee

MR56 doesn't require a mGig port on the switch end. It can connect to a standard 1 gig port.

scsh4
Conversationalist

Sorry, I specifically meant to take advantage of the 5GbE capability that the MR56 offers.

ww
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Just try 1Gbit port first. And see if you ever get near 1Gbit (you probably wont in normal office environments, you would need 160Mhz band or 80Mhz+a very special client device).  

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