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New Training: Deploy LAN Connectivity with Meraki MX Appliances

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 2, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson teaches you how to configure subnets, ports, DHCP, VLANs, and more by using a Meraki MX firewall. Learn how to configure a WAN port so your devices can communicate with the Meraki cloud, how to set up redundant firewall connections, and how to configure SD-WAN and traffic shaping. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 27 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Routing and Switching From the Cloud

  • Setting the Primary and Failover WAN IP Addresses

  • Addressing and VLANs

  • Running a DHCP Server

  • Configuring Warm Spares

  • SD-WAN and Traffic Shaping

  • Summarizing Meraki LAN Configuration

How to Configure a Meraki MX Series Firewall to Use the Cloud Management Application

The MX series of Meraki firewalls come with cloud management and dashboard applications. Before these cloud apps can be used, the MX series firewall must be configured properly first. This includes assigning the correct external IP address on the WAN interface for that firewall.

You can configure the WAN interface on the Uplink tab in the configuration dashboard by navigating to Security & SD-WAN -> Monitor -> Appliance Status.

The external IP being configured must match the WAN IP of the network before the Meraki firewall can communicate with the cloud management dashboard.

The secondary WAN port can also be configured on that same page. If the MX series device you are using is equipped with a dual-purpose secondary port instead of a dedicated secondary interface, that dual-purpose port must be converted to an internet port before it can be configured.

Some MX series devices are also equipped with a cellular LTE failover connection as well. To enable this cellular failover connection, click the edit button (pencil icon) and select 'Enable' to enable the failover cellular connection.

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