Here’s a quick walk through on how to setup new Access Points in your network once they have been powered on for the first time.
Adding Access Points to Your Network
Step 1: From the Meraki dashboard, navigate to Organization > Inventory. From here, you should see a list of your current devices.
Step 2: Click on the Claim button towards the top right of the current device list.
Step 3: Enter the order or serial number and click Claim. The new device can now be added to your network.
Step 4: Navigate to Network-wide > Configure > Add devices. Select your newly claimed device to add it to an existing network.
Setting Up Access Points Once You’ve Claimed Them
Step 1: From the Meraki dashboard, navigate to Wireless > Configure > SSIDs and configure SSID info. Note*** Each network can have up to 15 SSIDs, but the recommendation from Meraki is to broadcast no more than 5 to prevent interference.
Step 2: Navigate to Wireless > Configure > Access control to configure further settings such as Network access, encryption, splash page, addressing and traffic, vlan tagging, content filtering, bonjour forwarding, and wireless band options
Alison Wallick, Network Support Engineer