Adding the new Meraki Hardware to my Lab – MS220-8P
Today I was able to add in some new gear to my Lab.
Huge thanks to Chris Hahn for sending over his unused 8 Port Power Over Ethernet switch for me to use. I put it straight into production to power my 3 Ubiquity Access Points. Future uses of the 7 powered ports will be security cameras as well.
So how easy was it to set up? SUPER EASY. It’s a cloud enabled device. I plugged it in, gave it access to my network via DHCP and my Circle device and then signed into my Meraki.com account.
My network is a home lab so no real crazy configurations needed but I was able to retire my old power injectors that I had at all of my APs. Esthetically, that was a great win! The device itself is a great looking device. Heavy metal outer casing with some good weight to it. Feels like a well built piece of equipment. All the set up was done in the cloud and now I have super awesome stats and reports. 😉
The whole process took about 5 minutes. Easy Peasy.
Next up – More POE Cameras!