Cisco Meraki - Z1 Setup Guide


This guide will walk you through the process of creating a Meraki Network configured to support Yelp WiFi. Once you have a Network created, you will be able to add access points and begin using them to create your Yelp WiFi hotspots.

Location and scanning 

1. Navigate to your Meraki dashboard at

2. In the left navigation panel, go to Network-wide > General

3. Scroll down to 'Traffic Analysis' and ensure it is 'enabled'


4.  Scroll to Location and scanning and configure the following:

  • Analytics = Analytics enabled
  • Scanning API = Scanning API enabled
  • Validator = ** Send your validator to your Yelp WiFi representative** 
    (they will use this to generate your Post URL and Secret needed below)


5. Add a Post URL

  • Post URL = **From your Yelp WiFi representative**
  • Secret = **From your Yelp WiFi representative**
  • API Version = 2.0
  • Click 'Validate' – if successful, a confirmation message will appear


6. Be sure to Save your changes before navigating to the next section

Note: Data collection will begin within 24 hours


Addressing & SSIDs

1. Navigate to Teleworker Gateway > Addressing & VLANs

  • Under Network wide, select the following options:


2. Under Routing, make sure VLANs are Enabled. Then, set up two VLANs as follows:


  • Name: Default
  • Subnet
  • MX IP:
  • VLAND ID: 20
  • Group Policy: None


    • Name: Local Lan
    • Subnet
    • MX IP:
    • VLAND ID: 10
    • Group Policy: None



  • This is not required, but for any ports you would like to make available for other hardware:
    • Select the ports you'd like to make available
    • Click Edit
    • Assign to VLAN 10

3. Be sure to Save your changes before navigating to the next section 

4. Navigate to Teleworker Gateway > Wireless Settings

5. Ensure under the SSID:

  • Status = enabled
  • SSID is named appropriately ie. "BusinessName Guest WiFi"
  • VLAN for guest Yelp WiFi is set to = Default (20)
  • Security = open
  • Visibility is set to 'Advertise this SSID Publicly'

  • To enable a second staff SSID:
    • Status is enabled
    • SSID is named
    • VLAN for staff wifi is set to 10
    • Security is WPA2 PSK
    • WPA Key is the wifi password you'd like to use
  • Save changes


Captive Portal/Access Control

1. Navigate to Teleworker Gateway > Access Control  

2. Select VLAN = Default (20)

3. Under 'Splash page', select the option 'Sign-on with' = my RADIUS server.

Below in the section ‘RADIUS for splash page’ click ‘Add a server’ and add the following two RADIUS servers:


  • Host:
  • Port: 1812
  • Secret: **From your Yelp WiFi representative**


  • Host:
  • Port 1812
  • Secret: **From your Yelp WiFi representative**


4. Walled Garden = Walled garden is enabled

5. Walled Garden Ranges = Enter the following domains:


Note: Some customers may receive an error at this stage indicating that only IP ranges are accepted. If this is the case, please contact Meraki and request for "domain based Walled Garden to be enabled".



6. Set the Controller disconnection behavior to 'restricted'



7. Scroll back to the top of the page and under Access Control Select VLAN = Local LAN (10) 

8. Under 'Splash page', select 'None'


Splash Page

1. Navigate to Teleworker Gateway > Splash Page

2. In the section ‘Custom splash URL’, select: ‘Or provide a URL where users will be redirected:' and enter


3. Scroll down to the 'Splash Behavior' section

  • Select: "The URL they were trying to fetch"


That's it, your Meraki dashboard is now configured to support Yelp WiFi!

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