- All SSIDs are in bridge mode.
- Any additional functionality such as traffic shaping, DHCP service, splash page, or content filtering should be configured on the VLAN that the SSID is assigned to.
- Open, WEP, WPA2-PSK, and WPA2-Enterprise are the supported Authentication methods. WPA2-Enterprise can use either Meraki Cloud authentication or RADIUS server authentication. If RADIUS is selected, click Add a server to configure the RADIUS server settings.
- SSIDs can be advertised publicly or hidden for administrative purposes. More information on SSID visibility can be found here.
All wireless MX and Z-series models support simultaneous use of 2.4 and 5 GHz radios except for the MX60W. The MX60W can either operate on the 2.4 GHz or the 5 GHz band, but cannot operate on both simultaneously. You can select the wireless channel and adjust transmit power under Channel Settings.
- Navigate to Security & SD-WAN/Teleworker gateway > Configure > Wireless settings
- Under Channel settings, use the Channel field to adjust the channel the indicated radio will operate on, and Transmit power to indicate what power level to use. For the 5 GHz radio you can also adjust the Channel width.
Click Save Changes.
- Clients will be disconnected briefly when you change channels or channel widths.
In order to remain compliant with your local RF regulatory body, ensure that you visit the Network-wide > Configure > General page on Dashboard and choose the proper Country/Region under the Network Location section. There will be a brief disconnection for clients as the radio makes adjustments to the new setting once changes are saved.
Adding a Z-Series or Wireless MX to a Wireless Network or Mesh
The Meraki Z-Series and wireless MX (MX64W, MX65W, MX67W, MX68W, etc.) units will not mesh with any Meraki wireless products or third party devices. The wireless function of the Z-Series and MX is designed to act as a standalone infrastructure base station in a small office or home office (SOHO) site.