Setup VPN

This article explains how to setup a VPN to a Meraki Network on the Example of a MX80 and connect a client to it.

Configuring the Meraki Portal

Since all Meraki devices are Cloud Managed you have to login to the Meraki Portal.
https://account.meraki.com/secure/login/dashboard_login

There the firewall has to be registrered (Placeholder for another Blogarticle), so it pulls the config changes.

Select the organisation and the network wählen that the firewall is a member of.
Afterwards you can add a VPN user by going to Security Appliance > Client VPN > "Add new user".

On the same configuration page the Client VPN Server has to be active and a seperate network for the users connecting via VPN has to be defined. This is a good thing to do in general not just with Meraki because it makes it easy to write firewall rules for VPN users.

At last you have to enter a PSK to the „Secret“ field.
This PSK, the username and the password will now be needed to setup the client.

 

Cheers,
Ori