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LLDP Support on Cisco Meraki Products

Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) is a layer 2 protocol used to provide automatic discovery of connected devices and their capabilities. All Cisco Meraki devices support LLDP to varying degrees. This article will discuss each platform's LLDP support in more detail. 

 

MR Series Access Points

All MR Access Points (APs) support the use of LLDP for both identifying themselves on the network and negotiating power needs when connected to a power over ethernet (PoE) capable switch. Below is an example (not representative of all deployments) capture of an LLDP frame from an MR16. Among other pieces of information, it indicates the AP's... 

 

  • ...wired MAC address
  • ...port number
  • ...name in Dashboard
  • ...model description
  • ...PoE requirements

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MS Series Switches

All MS Swtiches support the use of LLDP for both identifying themselves on the network, informing Voice of IP (VoIP) devices of a tagged voice VLAN, and negotiating PoE with compatible devices. Below is an example (not representative of all deployments) capture of an LLDP frame from an MS220-8P. Among other pieces of information, it indicates the switch's...

 

 

  • ...system MAC address
  • ...port number
  • ...name in Dashboard
  • ...model description
  • ...port native VLAN
  • ...port voice VLAN

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MX Series Security Appliances & Z1 Personal Gateways

All MX Security Appliances and Z1 Personal Gateways support the use of LLDP for identifying themselves on the network. Below is an example (not representative of all deployments) capture of an LLDP frame from an MX60. Among other pieces of information, it indicates the appliance's... 

 

  • ...Internet 1 MAC address (system MAC address)
  • ...port number
  • ...name in Dashboard
  • ...model description

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Legacy Access Points

Legacy access points, such as the OD2, Solar, or other wireless products listed on the End of Life (EOL) page, also support LLDP similarly to the MR Access Points. Please refer to that section for more information.

 

Note: Not all functionality may be available on EOL devices and can vary by platform.

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