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Using Tags to Manage MR Access Points

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Tags can be used for basic management purposes or to partition the wireless network into both physical or security-based segments. This article describes how to tag one or more access points and how to use tags for management purposes:

  • Marking the Access points with tags
  • Organizing a wireless network with many Access points
  • VLAN tagging on specific Access points

Tagging Access Points

1. In Dashboard, navigate to Wireless > Monitor > Access points.

2. Check the box(es) of the Access point(s) you'd like to tag.

3. Click Edit > Tag

4. Enter a new tag for the Access point(s) or select an existing tag.

Note: Although tags are case sensitive, it is advised to avoid using multiple capitalization variants and use completely unique tags per use-case. If similar tags are required, a hyphen or number addition should be used such as West1 or Wes-t .

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5. Complete this step for each tag you'd like to assign.

Tags have now been assigned to the Access Points.

Organizing a Wireless Network with Multiple Access Points

Tags can be used to help organize your Meraki Network and easily separate your devices from one another based on many different variables.  

For example, if administering a university network that has Access Points in dorms, dining halls, and classrooms, it is possible to "tag" each access point with the appropriate label and then run searches and reports based on those tags, e.g., show all Access points that have the tag "dining_hall."  

Cisco Meraki also supports multiple tags to a single Access point.  So, continuing the above example, a wireless network could have the tags "ceiling_mount" and "wall_mount."  It would then be easy to a search for all ceiling-mounted dining hall Access points.

VLAN Tagging on Specific Access Points

There may be occasions when it is desirable to tag specific Access points with a particular VLAN. For more information on VLAN tagging, refer to the article on Vlan Tagging on MR Access Points or the VLAN tagging section of the product manual.

Note: VLAN tagging is not available in Meraki DHCP (NAT mode). 

To tag traffic on specific Access points with a particular VLAN, follow the steps below:

1. In Dashboard, navigate to Wireless > Configure > Access control.

2. Select the target SSID from the SSID drop-down menu.

3. Scroll down to the Client IP and VLAN section.

4. If it is not already enabled under VLAN Tagging, select VLAN ID.

5. Click the + Add VLAN ID .

6. Enter the desired Access point tags and VLAN ID.

7. Click Save Changes.

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Now, on this SSID any Client traffic passed through an Access point with the entered tag(s) will be tagged with the specified VLAN tag.