[vcf-midatlantic] OT: free Cisco managed router/switches

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 07:27:54 EDT 2016

The only issue with the license extension is that when you have more than 1
device, they apply the extension across all of the devices. Since I have 3
devices, it would shorten the term. The one unusual issue with the way
Cisco decided to do that, is that for the firewall/UTM devices (MX series
devices) have 2 different license types, the enterprise and the advanced
security license. I'm not sure of the math they use to determine the
extension date.

But it's still kind of fun having $2500-3000 worth of hardware/licenses
running my home network. Wait until I have an issue connecting my
Xbox/PlayStation to the wifi and open a ticket with Cisco support over it.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, Kenneth Seefried via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> From: Joseph Oprysko <joprysko1 at gmail.com <javascript:;>>
> > I have a Cisco Meraki MX64, AP18, and MS220-8P for my
> > home network.  The Meraki product line is all cloud based
> > (which means once the license expires, they become doorstops).
> Not entirely.  The AP18 can be flashed with OpenWRT
> (https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/meraki/mr18) at least.
> I've done similar with my MR12 and it runs fine.
> The license extension from Meraki is pretty cheap as well.
> KJ

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