MR Link Aggregation Configuration Guide - Cisco Meraki

Nov 30, 2020
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Welcome to Integrity Hotel Partners' MR Link Aggregation Configuration Guide for Cisco Meraki. In this guide, you will find detailed instructions and expert tips on how to configure link aggregation on your Cisco Meraki access points. Link aggregation, also known as EtherChannel or LACP, allows you to combine multiple network connections into a single, high-bandwidth link. This is particularly useful in high-density environments such as hotels, where a reliable and fast wireless network is crucial for guest satisfaction.

Why Link Aggregation Matters

Link aggregation provides several important benefits for your wireless network:

  • Increased Bandwidth: By combining multiple network connections, link aggregation significantly increases the available bandwidth for your devices. This ensures that your hotel guests can enjoy a fast and seamless browsing experience, even during peak usage times.
  • Load Balancing: Link aggregation distributes network traffic across all available connections, preventing any single link from becoming overwhelmed. This results in better overall performance and avoids bottlenecks in your network infrastructure.
  • Redundancy: Link aggregation also offers redundancy by providing failover support. If one link fails, the traffic is automatically routed through the remaining active links, ensuring continuous network connectivity.

Configuring MR Link Aggregation - Step by Step

Follow these steps to configure link aggregation on your Cisco Meraki access points:

Step 1: Accessing the Cisco Meraki Dashboard

To begin, open a web browser and enter the IP address or URL provided by your Cisco Meraki representative. This will take you to the Cisco Meraki cloud dashboard, where you can manage and configure your access points.

Step 2: Navigating to the Access Point Settings

Once you have accessed the dashboard, locate the "Wireless" or "Access Points" section. Click on the name of the access point you wish to configure link aggregation for.

Step 3: Enabling Link Aggregation

Within the access point settings, navigate to the "Switch Ports" or "Ethernet" tab. Here, you will find the option to enable link aggregation. Toggle the switch to turn on link aggregation for the selected access point.

Step 4: Configuring Link Aggregation Groups

Once link aggregation is enabled, you will need to configure the link aggregation groups (LAGs). LAGs are logical groups that consist of multiple physical interfaces, combining them into a single virtual interface.

Navigate to the "LAG Configuration" or "Link Aggregation" section within the access point settings. Here, you can create LAGs and assign specific ports to each group. Determine the number of LAGs you need based on the available physical interfaces and desired network configuration.

Tip: VLAN Tagging

If you use VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) in your network infrastructure, make sure to configure VLAN tagging for each LAG. VLAN tagging allows you to segment and prioritize different types of traffic, ensuring optimal network performance and security.

Step 5: Configuring LACP

Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) is a standard method for negotiating and maintaining link aggregation between networking devices. LACP ensures that all links within a LAG are operating properly and communicates any changes in link status.

Within the LAG configuration, enable LACP for each LAG that requires it. Ensure that the LACP settings are consistent across all devices participating in the link aggregation to establish a successful LACP negotiation between them.

Step 6: Verifying and Testing

After configuring link aggregation and LAGs, it is essential to verify that the settings are correctly applied and functioning as intended. Test the network connectivity and bandwidth utilization to ensure that all access points are properly aggregated into a single high-bandwidth link. Monitor the network performance and make necessary adjustments if required.


Congratulations! You have successfully configured link aggregation on your Cisco Meraki access points. By implementing link aggregation, you have optimized your network performance, increased bandwidth, and enhanced connectivity for your hotel guests.

At Integrity Hotel Partners, we understand the importance of a reliable and fast wireless network in the hospitality industry. Our MR Link Aggregation Configuration Guide for Cisco Meraki provides you with a comprehensive resource to streamline your network configuration process.

For any further assistance or questions, please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated support team. We are here to ensure that your wireless network performs at its best, delivering exceptional guest experiences at your property.

Disclaimer: This configuration guide serves as a general reference and may vary depending on your specific Cisco Meraki device model and firmware version. Always refer to the official documentation and consult with an IT professional for precise configuration instructions.

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