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MX60W Installation Guide

This document describes how to install and set up the MX60W security appliance. Additional reference documents are available online at: www.meraki.com/library/products.

MX60W Overview

The Meraki MX60W is an enterprise security appliance designed for distributed deployments that require remote administration. It is ideal for network administrators who demand both ease of deployment and a state-of-the-art feature set. This appliance provides the following new features:

  • USB port, to support approved 3G/4G cards for failover to cellular networks.
  • Support for four LAN connections
  • LAN 2 port can be configured to be a LAN or WAN connection, allowing support up to 2 WAN connections.
  • Wall screws and anchors for mounting drywall surface, either vertically or horizontally

Package contents

In addition to the MX60W, the following are provided.

The MX60W front panel

Ports and Status Indicators

The MX60W uses LEDs to inform the user of the device's status. When the device powers on, all the Internet LEDs flash twice. Additional functions are described below, from left to right.

Item

Function

LED Status

Meaning

1

Power

Solid orange

Power is applied

 

 

Flashing green

Operation in progress

 

 

Solid green

Fully operational

2

WAN connectivity

Off

During boot or no WAN link

 

 

Solid orange

During boot, and on initial link

 

 

Flashing orange

Flashes after 5 minutes if link found but Internet connectivity not complete

 

 

Green

Internet connection detected

3

LAN Status

Off

No LAN device connected

   

Green

LAN device connected

The MX60W back panel

Additional functions on the back panel are described below, from left to right.

Reset button

Insert a paper clip if a reset is required.

  • A brief, momentary press: To delete a downloaded configuration and reboot.
  • Press and hold for more than 10 sec: To force the unit into a full factory reset.
LAN ports

These 4 ports provide connectivity to computers, printers, access points, or Ethernet switches.

A steady green LED indicates bidirectional connectivity, and flashing green indicates traffic.

LAN1 port can either be a LAN port or a second Internet port.

WAN / Internet port Provides connectivity to the WAN.

USB port

USB 2.0 for 3G/4G wireless cards. Traffic status is indicated by the USB LED.

Power input Designed for use only with the unit’s power supply.

The MX60W bottom panel

Please note that the serial number is located on the product label at the bottom panel of MX60W

Mounting hardware

The supplied wall screws and anchors allow you to mount the appliance on a drywall surface, either vertically or horizontally. The distance between the holes you drill should be 5-1/8 inches (13 cm).

  • For mounting on drywall, use a ¼-in drill bit, then insert the plastic and screw assemblies.
  • For mounting on wood or a similar surface, use only the screws.
  • Allow the heads of the screws to stick out far enough to be inserted securely into the back of the appliance.

Connecting to WAN

All Meraki MX devices must have an IP address. This section describes how to configure your local area network before you deploy it. A local management web service, running on the appliance, is accessed through a browser running on a client PC. This web service is used for configuring and monitoring basic ISP/WAN connectivity.

Setting up a static IP address

To ensure that the client PC is redirected to the local web service in the following step, you must disable all other network services (ex: wi-fi) on your client machine.

Do the following to configure basic connectivity and other networking parameters:

  1. Using a client machine such as a laptop, connect to one of the four LAN ports of the MX.
  2. Using a browser on the client machine, access the appliance's built-in web service by browsing to http://setup.meraki.com. (You do not have to be connected to the Internet to reach this address)
  3. Click Uplink configuration under the Local status tab. The default credentials use the device serial number as the username, with a blank password field.
  4. Choose Static for the IP Assignment option.
  5. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway IP and DNS server information.

Setting up a DHCP IP address

By default all MX devices are configured to DHCP from upstream WAN / ISP servers. Simply plug the MX's WAN / Internet port to your upstream circuit and wait a few minutes for the unit to negotiate a DHCP address.

When the WAN connection is fully enabled, Internet LED 1 will turn green.

Additional settings

Please note that all these settings below are accessible only via the local management console.

Setting VLANs

If your WAN uplink is on a trunk port, choose VLAN tagging > Use VLAN tagging and enter the appropriate value for VLAN ID for your network.

Setting up secondary WAN interface (dual WAN)

You can toggle the LAN1 port between LAN and Internet, through Uplink configuration under the Local status tab.

Setting PPPoE

PPPoE authentication may be required if you are connecting MX device to a DSL circuit. You need to know your authentication option and credentials (supplied by your ISP) in order to complete these steps.

  • Choose Connection Type > PPPoE.
  • Select your Authentication option.
  • If you select Use authentication, enter appropriate values for Username and Password.

Web proxy settings

These settings take effect if the MX device has to fall back to using HTTP to contact the Cloud Controller. By default, web proxy is disabled. To enable web proxy, do the following:

  • Choose Web proxy > Yes.
  • Enter values as appropriate for Hostname or IP and Port.
  • If you require authentication, choose Authentication > Use authentication, and enter appropriate values for Username and Password.

To apply all configuration settings to the appliance, be sure to click Save Settings at the bottom of the page.

Configuring physical link settings

To configure physical link settings on the Ethernet ports, click Local status > Ethernet configuration. You can enable half duplex, full duplex, and autonegotiation, as well as set 10- or 100-Mbps data rates.

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