This document describes how to install and set up the Z1 teleworker gateway. Additional reference documents are available online at: www.meraki.com/library/products.
The Meraki Z1 is an enterprise teleworker gateway designed for telecommuting employees and IT staff. It is also a great all-in-one device to test the capabilities of Meraki's cloud-managed networking. This gateway provides the following features:
In addition to the Z1, the following are provided.
The Z1 uses a single LED to inform the user of the device's status.
Operation in progress
Power is applied, Fully operational
Additional functions on the back panel are described below, from left to right.
Insert a paper clip if a reset is required.
|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.
|WAN / Internet port||Provides connectivity to the WAN.|
USB 2.0 for 3G/4G wireless cards
|Power input||Designed for use only with the unit’s power supply.|
Please note that the serial number is located on the product label at the bottom panel of Z1
The supplied wall screws and anchors allow you to mount the gateway on a drywall surface, either vertically or horizontally.
All Meraki Z1 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 gateway, is accessed through a browser running on a client PC. This web service is used for configuring and monitoring basic ISP/WAN connectivity.
Do the following to configure basic connectivity and other networking parameters:
By default all Z1 devices are configured to DHCP from upstream WAN / ISP servers. Simply plug the Z1's WAN / Internet port to your upstream circuit and wait a few minutes for the unit to negotiate a DHCP address.
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.
PPPoE authentication may be required if you are connecting Z1 device to a DSL circuit. You need to know your authentication option and credentials (supplied by your ISP) in order to complete these steps.
These settings take effect if the Z1 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:
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.
The Meraki Z1 Teleworker Appliance has an off mode and a networked standby or efficient idle mode, both with power consumption less than 12W.
In off mode, the power consumption is a measured 0.3W. In the networked standby or efficient idle mode, the power consumption is under that of full operation mode, which is a measured 6.6W. This mode is initiated after treating the last payload packets.
To activate and/or deactivate wireless network ports, you may use the physical on/off switch or deactivate through the Meraki Dashboard.