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MX Quick Start

Quick Start

If you just want to get started without reading any more, follow these basic steps:

  1. Unpack and mount your MX (desktop or rack mount) and power it on.
  2. Make sure the MX can get a DHCP lease from the WAN connection / ISP modem. 
  3. Plug the WAN / Internet port into the WAN connection / ISP modem.
  4. After powering on, the MX may need to download the latest firmware image from the cloud. While upgrading, the power LED will flash white. When the MX has fully checked into the Cisco Meraki Dashboard, the LED will turn solid white.
  5. Login to http://dashboard.meraki.com (For any devices that are used in China mainland, please visit http://dashboard.meraki.cn) and create a new network. Type in the serial number of your security appliance (this can be found on the back or bottom of the unit). This will create a new security appliance network to begin working with your MX appliance.
  6. You’re done!

If you need to set up a static IP address for the WAN connection, please refer to the MX Installation Guides.

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