If you didn’t notice, Meraki’s MR26.X firmware was recently promoted to Generally Available status. That means it is now the default firmware build for all production networks and has passed the performance, quality, and scale thresholds required for mass adoption on production networks.
Besides the usual under the hood optimizations, MR26 introduces three specific enhancements – native Cisco Umbrella integration, alternate management interface, and mandatory client DHCP.
The Cisco Meraki team hit a major milestone this week. CRN, one of the largest network industry vendor publications recently announced the best selling enterprise firewall and wireless access point brnads of Q3, 2017 and the Cisco Meraki portfolio took the top spot in both categories.
Another week, another exciting round of feature enhancements from the Cisco Meraki Engineering team. The biggest announcement was the addition of a new Bridge-mode Client Isolation feature for MR networks. L2 client isolation has been a distinguishing feature of Meraki NAT-mode SSIDs for some time and is an incredibly useful security tool to prevent wireless […]
At a recent technology conference and I found myself answering questions on Meraki wireless design with a curious network engineer. His company was in the process of replatforming their corporate wifi to Meraki wireless and he had some questions around segmenting guest access. Their existing wireless design used a single controller appliance positioned in a […]
New MX Route Table UI Last week the MX route table monitoring page (Security appliance > Route table) saw a major facelift. The new table view allows administrators to quickly sort the local appliance route table based on subnet, name, or type.
2017 Updated Integrating Meraki Networks with ISE Guide Hot off the press! New updates to the Integrating Meraki Networks with Cisco Identity Services Engine guide.
Most wireless client’s aren’t smart, at least when it comes to picking what AP to join in crowded Wi-Fi spaces. Most devices connect to the first AP they discover advertising the intended SSID to join. If you have enough of these kinds of devices all entering a building or room through a common path, you […]
Quick update on some newly baked wireless features available in the Cisco Meraki Dashboard. RF Tab: Historical Wireless RF Metric Graphs Some seriously cool new WiFi service graphs were added to the RF tab within the AP Status page. The graphs plot out relevant wireless events over time (e.g. channel and power changes), client count, […]