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Cisco meraki

I've recently bought 1 Cisco meraki switch and 4 Access points. I can't register them on my account because the serial numbers are all still in use. Is there anything I can do?

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Contact who you got them from and have them unregistered them. Meraki won’t do anything. We had the same problem with a shady vendor selling us used hardware.

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Original Poster6 points · 2 months ago

One problem with that.. I bought them from Toys R Us. They were supposed to unregister and reset everything. Problem is, they don't exist anymore

level 3

No, you bought them from the liquidator who as assigned by the bankruptcy court to unload all the shit from a Toys R Us store when they went under.

Put them in electronic recycling, they are useless.

level 3
CCNP|CCDP|CCNA-V|CMNA7 points · 2 months ago

You can keep trying in case TRU actually does unclaim them at some point, but if they're never released from TRU's organization, you're screwed.

level 4

The poor tech at Toys R Us is on the unemployment rolls right now, he's probably not logging into the dashboard with his old work email account to clean up and do housekeeping.

level 3

Off topic question. How did it come about that Toys R Us is selling used Meraki gear?

level 4

They aren't selling them retail as a product - Toys R Us is going out of business and selling everything down to shelves and light fixtures.

level 4

They’re selling everything. Check out /r/homelab

level 1

You can call who you bought them from to unregister or plead your case to Meraki.

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CCNP|CCDP|CCNA-V|CMNA9 points · 2 months ago

Meraki has a hard-no policy on stuff like this, they are going to be of zero assistance.

level 1

Depening on the access points models, you might be able to install openwrt on them

Other than that, they are just paperweights

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

They are all MR18. Is there anything else I can possibly do with the switch? I connected it and I'm able to use it as a regular poe switch.

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2 points · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

They are all MR18.

The MR18 are very meh access points, those were the ones Meraki was giving away like candy when you sat through their webinars

I connected it and I'm able to use it as a regular poe switch.


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