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Using the Cisco Meraki Device Local Status Page

All Cisco Meraki devices, by default, run a simple web server that hosts a local status page. This page can be accessed to perform limited local configuration changes (such as setting a static IP address on a WAN interface), monitor device status and utilization (channel utilization on an MR unit's status page, for instance), and simple local troubleshooting (checking a device's connection to the Cisco Meraki cloud, as an example). This article provides an overview of each device's local status page, their configuration, and how to access the page.
This article covers the following topics:
  • Accessing the Local Status Page
    • MR-Specific - my.meraki.com
    • MS-Specific - switch.meraki.com
    • MX/Z1-Specific - wired.meraki.com
    • General - setup.meraki.com
  • Overview/Features of Each Status Page
    • MR Series Local Status Page
    • MS Series Local Status Page
    • MX/Z1 Series Local Status Page
  • Configuring the Local Status Page
    • Changing Login Credentials
    • Controlling Remote Access to the Local Status Page
Accessing the Local Status Page
The local status page of any Cisco Meraki device is accessible via the web browser of a host machine. This host must be on the same network as the device (or on an adjacent private network). To reach the status page of a specific device, enter the IP address of the device (if one has been assigned, dynamically or statically set) in the URL bar of a host machine. You can also access the local status page of the device your host machine is connected to, by entering a model-specific address into the URL bar of a browser. Details on these model-specific addresses are below:
a) MR-Specific - my.meraki.com

You can access the local status page for Cisco Meraki Access Points by connecting to my.meraki.com. This will take you to the status page for the specific MR unit that you are connected to, which can be a useful, though simple, tool to determine coverage of an individual AP.
b) MS-Specific - switch.meraki.com
You can access the local status page for Cisco Meraki Switches by connecting to switch.meraki.com. This will take you to the status page for the first MS unit that you are connected to, even if you are not directly connected. Example: If your host machine is a wireless client on an MR unit, which has a wired connection to an MS switch, if you access switch.meraki.com you will be taken to the status page for the MS switch.
c) MX/Z1-Specific - wired.meraki.com
You can access the local status page for Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliances and Z1 units by connecting to wired.meraki.com. On MX-series devices with a Management Port (MX70 and above), the host machine must be connected to this port in order to access the page. For other devices (MX60/60W and Z1), this status page can be accessed from behind any LAN port, similar to switch.meraki.com described above.
d) General - setup.meraki.com
You can access the local status page for the first Cisco Meraki device between your host machine and the Internet by accessing setup.meraki.com, regardless of the device type. For example, if your host machine is connected to an MS Switch, you will access that switch's local status page. If, however, you are a wireless client connected to an MR Access Point (which is, in turn, connected to the MS Switch), setup.meraki.com will take you to the status page for the AP.
Overview/Features of Each Status Page
Every device's status page includes useful information about the device, including information specific to the model of that device. For example, the status page of an MR unit includes information about SSID and channel utilization. The following section details the capabilities of each device type's local status page:
a) MR-Series Local Status Page






























i. Overview
As with all status pages, the Overview page will show basic information about the device's IP configuration, the host machine's IP configuration, Internet/Dashboard connectivity status, as well as current firmware upgrade status.

ii. Client survey tools
This page can be used to perform a basic wireless survey, by providing information about this AP's channel statistics, wireless mode, as well as simple dynamic tools that show the real-time signal strength and speed between the host machine and connected AP. Note: The speed test tool requires the Java JRE in order to run.
These tools may be helpful for determining optimal AP placement, by finding spots of weak or no connectivity, and repositioning APs accordingly. It may also be helpful to note that, if the host machine roams between APs on the same SSID, if you refresh the my.meraki.com or setup.meraki.com page, the information displayed will reflect that of the currently connected AP.

iii. Mesh neighbors
This page shows nearby Cisco Meraki Access Points within range of the current AP, including the device name, MAC address, signal strength from the current AP's location (and which channel the signal is on), and an estimated distance (in meters) if that information can be calculated. This page will also include a list of APs (if any) that are acting as a repeater of the current AP.

iv. Uplink configuration
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
This page can be used to configure the AP's basic IP configuration, as well as specify a manual proxy for the device to use, in the event that it falls back to HTTP to contact the Cisco Meraki cloud.

b) MS-Series Local Status Page


i. Overview
As with all status pages, the Overview page will show basic information about the device's IP configuration, the host machine's IP configuration, Internet/Dashboard connectivity status, as well as current firmware upgrade status.
ii. Uplink configuration
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
This page can be used to configure the switch's basic IP configuration, as well as specify a manual proxy for the device to use, in the event that it falls back to HTTP to contact the Cisco Meraki cloud.
iii. Switch ports status
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
This page hosts dynamically-updating information about each switch port's status and utilization, including which native VLAN is set, which VLANs are allowed, link speed, incoming/outgoing traffic, as well as general information about access policy and spanning tree. This particular page is useful for troubleshooting the device's behavior, since this page shows the current state of each port as reported by the device. Since there is a short delay between configuration changes made in dashboard and those changes being applied on the device itself, so this page shows the current running port configuration that the device is using.
iv. Switch ports configuration
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
This page allows an admin to manually configure individual switchports, directly on the device. This includes enabling/disabling ports, setting up VLANs, and configuring link speed negotiation. Because this configuration is performed locally on the device (not thorugh Dashboard), an admin can effectively use this page in the event of an upstream issue or other network outage.
c) MX/Z1 Series Local Status Page


































i. Overview
As with all status pages, the Overview page will show basic information about the device's IP configuration, the host machine's IP configuration, Internet/Dashboard connectivity status, as well as current firmware upgrade status.
ii. Uplink configuration
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
You can use this page to change the IP configuration of the MX/Z1. Since the MX70 and above can utilize multiple WAN ports, this page can be used to switch LAN port 2 from LAN to WAN functionality, and use it as an additional uplink port. Here, you can also specify a manual proxy for the device to use, in the event that it falls back to HTTP to contact the Cisco Meraki cloud.
iii. Ethernet configuration
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
This page lists all available ports of the device, and allows you to manually set the link speeds for each port, or set them to auto-negotiate (default).
iv. Traffic statistics
Note: This page requires the user to log in with a username/password, the default credentials are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank).
Here, you can view utilization and traffic statistics for the device. This can be helpful to troubleshoot a slow device, and determine if the network is being over-utilized. These statistics can also be manually reset, for time-based observation and testing.
Note: Though the MX60W can act as an AP and broadcast SSIDs, information on wireless status/utilization is not currently included on the device's local status page. This information will be reported by the device to Dashboard, and is viewable there.
Configuring the Local Status Page
Dashboard includes a number of settings, that allow some simple configuration changes, controlling access to the local status page. These changes and steps are covered in the following section:

a) Changing Login Credentials
While anybody can view the basic status page if they know where to go, the pages containing sensitive device information and configuration options are locked down with a username/password combination. By default, the login credentials for any device's status page are Username: (serial number of the device, in all caps, with dashes), Password: (blank). It is advised to change the default credentials, because anyone who can physically access the device can see these restricted pages. To change the login credentials, use the following instructions:
i. On an MR network, navigate to Configure > Network-wide settings > Device configuration.
On any other network, navigate to Configure > Alerts & administration > Device configuration.
ii. Set the Local Credentials to your choosing. See below for an example:





b) Controlling Remote Access to the Local Status Page
While most Cisco Meraki devices restrict access to their local status page such that only host machines on the same network have access, the MX Security Appliances and Z1 units have the additional feature of allowing remote IP addresses/ranges (beyond the WAN port) to access the local status page. This can be accomplished by following the steps outlined below:
i. In Dashboard, navigate to Configure > Firewall > Appliance services.
ii. Under Allowed remote IPs, list the IP addresses or ranges for which you would like to grant access, next to Web. To allow anybody/nobody external to access the device's status page, use "Any" or "None," respectively, in lieu of an IP address. Refer below for an example:














Though Cisco Meraki devices are designed to be fully managed via the cloud-based Dashboard, the local status page incorporates many features that can be highly useful for administration and monitoring, online or offline.