- 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.
NOTE: Wireless MX's and Z-series devices do not support the use of DFS (UNII-2 and UNII-2E) channels
- 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.
When using "Auto" option, MX and teleworker devices will choose the best channels on boot, or when you press the "Update auto channels" button. "For more information about the auto channel and power settings, consult our article "Meraki Auto RF: Wi-Fi Channel and Power Management."
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.