Cisco devices have a standard serial number, from the serial number you can work out it's age and the location it was built. To decipher the serial number, here's how it is composed. Cisco S/N format is LLLYYWWXXXX. LLL = Location code (i.e. FOC = FoxConn China) YY = Year code (08 = 2004...09=2005...etc...) WW … Continue reading Cisco device serial number explanation
Here is a useful guide from Ubiquiti with regards to running the Controller service as a Windows Service. This is essential when running a centralized controller for your APs and to make sure you contoller would run automatically after a restart rather than enabling it to run maunally. Originally posted at: https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/205144550-UniFi-Run-the-Controller-as-a-Windows-service Readers will learn … Continue reading UniFi: Run the Controller as a Windows service
In some challenging wireless environments, specifically those where you do not have 100% coverage, and especially those with a lot of concrete, leaded glass and other RF challenges – 5Ghz can be problematic. Some devices just love to hold on to 5Ghz connections even if the 2.4Ghz signal is better. On your Meraki dashboard, it … Continue reading Cisco Meraki: How to set a wireless network to 2.4Ghz only?
Bridge Mode In bridge mode, the Meraki APs act as bridges, allowing wireless clients to obtain their IP addresses from an upstream DHCP server. Bridge mode should be enabled when any of the following is true: Wired and wireless clients in the network need to reach each other (e.g., a wireless laptop needs to discover … Continue reading Meraki Wifi Best Practice for multiple APs: Bridge Mode
Below is the recommended setup for sites with single AP. There is a known issue with this setup for sites having multiple APs, particularly with user experience as one user moves from one AP to another. There is totally no handover from one AP to another as the user devices is NAT'd per AP, so … Continue reading Meraki Wifi Best Practice for single AP: NAT Mode with Meraki DHCP
This article is to be used as a short reference guide on how to manually set up a WPA2-Enterprise with RADIUS Authentication (IEEE 802.1X) wireless profile on Android devices. This profile will allow the client devices to connect to the SSIDs configured with WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X authentication as the association requirement. 1. At the home page, navigate … Continue reading Issue: Android users cannot connect to Wireless on Cisco Meraki APs