Setup and guides

How to set up Meraki static IP with Advantage Security


Learn how to program a static IP setup into the Meraki security appliances. Static IP is set up on-site using a computer connected via Ethernet to your Advantage Security (formerly SmartSecurity) MX security appliance..

Advantage Security Static IP assignment

  • Only one IP gateway can be assigned in the Meraki security appliance. As such, static IPs can be assigned as either a single /30 IP or a single /29 group to get three to five IPs.
  • Growing from one static IP to multiple IPs would require losing the original IP and getting a whole new set of three to five IPs.

Advantage Security Static IP setup

Static IP is set up on-site using a computer connected directly via Ethernet to your Advantage Security Meraki security appliance. This cannot be done remotely.

  1. Connect your laptop via Ethernet direct into the MX in any LAN port 1-4 (not WAN).
  2. Open or (both do same thing).
    • Internet connection isn't needed to reach the address as it's accessed from within the MX device.
  3. The connection screen will load by default.

MX Connection Screen

  1. Select Configure, which will prompt for login credentials.
    • Default login settings:
      • User Name: MX serial number (not case sensitive, but does need dashes).
      • Password: Leave blank.

MX Login

  1. Change IP Assignment drop-down menu to Static.

MX IP Assignment

  1. Enter Static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway IP, and DNS server information.

MX Static Entry

  1. To modify the Ethernet port assignment, select Ethernet (optional).

MX Ethernet Assignment

  1. For helpful backup notes, enter the Static IP information into the Notes section on the MX device in the Meraki Dashboard.
  2. Return to Connection and perform a speed test to confirm connection and strength.

Run Speed Test
Alert Icon If speeds aren't at the full speed provided by your plan, make sure nothing else is running off the modem while you test. If it still seems slow, consult Troubleshooting my slow Business Internet.

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