Question for IT geeks, Cisco Meraki MS220, is it plug and play?

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Looking to buy one but can they be used like normal home switches, plug and play, or do I need to be an IT geek 🤓, which I'm not.
 

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I am by no means an IT expert but having read the details of the product they are designed by Cisco to be very easy to use. They claim that they are plug and play and unless you need to they do not require any setting tweaks . So I would say that you should have no real issues but if you want to you can tweek and fiddle to your hearts content . One plus is that they use cloud management so command line instructions to learn and remember .
 
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I am by no means an IT expert but having read the details of the product they are designed by Cisco to be very easy to use. They claim that they are plug and play and unless you need to they do not require any setting tweaks . So I would say that you should have no real issues but if you want to you can tweek and fiddle to your hearts content . One plus is that they use cloud management so command line instructions to learn and remember .
Thanks. I've ordered one. I'll feed it via my older 2960 unit via fiber.

I'm become a believer in ethernet optimization after a few tests.
 
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Thanks. I've ordered one. I'll feed it via my older 2960 unit via fiber.

I'm become a believer in ethernet optimization after a few tests.
Most people who actually try “ethernet optimisation” become converts. There are a surprising number who don’t/won’t try it because they “know” it can’t do anything. It doesn’t cost much at all to test it.
 

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Most people who actually try “ethernet optimisation” become converts. There are a surprising number who don’t/won’t try it because they “know” it can’t do anything. It doesn’t cost much at all to test it.
Talking of switches, did you ever compare the Zyxel ones? Or was it 4legs?
 

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I cancelled my order as the one I bought was unlicensed.

I bought another Cisco 2960 and will daisy chain them together via the fiber connectors.

If that makes any audible difference I'll try a third!
 
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I used to work for a company that got you to wire a Meraki box between your own network and the LAN connection to your hub (the thing that BT or EE gives you to interface your LAN to the landline). Most of the time you wouldn't know it was there. I think their IT dept would tweak it before giving it out to you and I've no idea what they did to it but VPN wouldn't work if the box was absent.

Good luck with finding a product that does what you need.
 

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