Solved

Meraki APs

Posted on 2015-02-05
3
126 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-03
Have some Meraki APs showing as repeaters in a mesh, but these APSs are hard wired to the LAN, so confused why. APs acting as gateways are hard wired, APs acting as repeaters look to other APs as the aren't hard wired. However, in this situation all APs are hard wired but some are showing as repeaters !!!
0
Comment
Question by:discoveranother
3 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:carlmd
Comment Utility
Maybe the person setting them up did not understand the difference? Or, could it be they not originally used as repeaters, and now are? Or, is the hard wired connection really connected to anything?
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
VB ITS earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
When the APs are connected to the LAN via a cable then it should become a gateway AP as you mention above.

The AP only converts to Repeater mode when the default gateway can't be reached or if the AP can't get an IP address from DHCP.

See this article for clarification: https://kb.meraki.com/knowledge_base/gateway-ap-switches-to-repeater-mode

Have you also physically checked that the APs in Repeater mode are functioning correctly? A solid green light would indicate they are working fine as Repeaters.
0
 

Author Comment

by:discoveranother
Comment Utility
gOOD ANSWER
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

MAC Filtering: MAC filtering is like handing a list of names to a doorman. If someone comes to the door and mentions a name, this name is checked by the doorman on his list and granted or denied access by this. This means that if someone menti…
DECT technology has become a popular standard for wireless voice communication. DECT devices are not likely to be affected by other electronic devices and signals because they operate in a separate frequency-band.
This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now