bartj wrote:A couple quick comments:
- when a firewall or access point is properly activated in TM, it will show up immediately. If you don't see it in TM, it wasn't activated properly.
- if you are replacing a failed firewall, either contact the GSC to complete replacement in TM or have the FM do it for you. Both have access to the replace feature in TM, which will take the exact config from the old firewall and apply it to the new firewall. If you have devices with statically assigned IP addresses, this will save you from needing to re-IP devices.
Wish I had known that last week. We have two ancient WiFi Access Points that worked with the old firewall but which we have not been able to get to work with the replacement.
The FM group replaced the firewall, but apparently did not assign it to the meetinghouse so it did not appear on the dashboard. I went to the building, read the serial number off of the box, and got the GSC to find it on the network and assign it to our meetinghouse. In the process, we lost the old WiFi APs and also the account and contact information for the ISP.
A side benefit will be that now the FM group has to replace the old APs with Meraki APs, so that will be a good thing once they get around to it. That replacement was on the schedule for this year anyway, although they did not get the budget approved for it.
And until then, I will just get an earful every week from the members because there is no WiFi in the meetinghouse. It will be a wonderful training opportunity for the members and leaders.