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MX and Z-Series Wireless Settings

To enable 802.11 wireless networking on your device, click Security Appliance/Teleworker Gateway > Configure > Wireless settings and toggle the SSID status to Enabled. You will need to choose a name for each SSID, a VLAN assignment (if VLANs are enabled on your appliance) and the wireless authentication method. Some things to note about wireless settings:

  • 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.

The MX60W and Z1 support 802.11a/b/g/n wireless settings. The MX64W and MX65W also support 802.11ac wave 1. The Z3, Z3C, MX67W, MX68W, and MX68CW support 802.11ac wave 2.

Channel settings

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.

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. 

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