The Cisco Meraki Dashboard offers network administrators the ability to monitor and manage individual network clients, which can be helpful for both administration and troubleshooting purposes. This article overviews the client details page for MR, MS and MX/Z1 networks. The client lists are all consolidated into Network-wide > Clients, which can then be filtered as shown below.
Note: Systems Manager (MDM) networks represent client information differently from Cisco Meraki networking equipment. For more information about SM, please refer to our SM documentation.
Includes a list of client details, the device's connection status and an approximate location to the AP on the Map:
When Traffic Analysis is enabled the page also shows the device's data usage over the time period you select. Duration pertains to the length of the current session and the Usage information can be from the past 2 hours out to a month of data.
Unlike the MR and MX/Z1, the MS Client Details Page does not include the ability to edit per-device group policies, but also provides Ping and Wake client tools:
In addition to applying group policies, you can set fixed IP assignments and set specific port forwarding or 1:1 NAT rules for the client:
If this client is a crucial system you can enable connectivity monitoring. This will send an email to all network admins if the device were to stop communicating with the MX. This is recommended only for wired clients because wireless clients frequently disconnect.
The MX and the MR Client details page also include the Clear Authorization tool. This tool allows you to clear splash page authorization to revoke access or for splash page testing. This can be done via the client list under Monitor > Clients. Here you can check off multiple clients from the boxes on the left and then click the clear authorization button:
This can also be done on an MR and MX Client details page after you have drilled down on a client. The option will only be available if the device is authorized via a splash page:
You can also see this information regarding the client:
The Data sent and received numbers are updated in real time and are for the interval specified next to the 'Duration:' keyword. The data numbers grow as long as the client is connected and are reset if the client is disconnected from the network for any reason.
The Usage sent and received numbers relate to the selected time interval next to the graph at the bottom of the page. These numbers are updated periodically with the cloud controller and are compounded between disconnects and reconnects.