I'm using Meraki and I've created a VLAN (111) that broadcasts over its own SSID wirelessly. I've added the VLAN ID (111) to the HP hardware switches involved and added all ports as tagged to the VLAN in the configuration.

I can get internet and intranet access while associated on the new VLAN (111) but nothing can ping the devices on the 111 VLAN. I have not set up any additional firewall rules.

Is there some additional hardware switch mapping i have to do to allow 2 way communication? Or where do i even start?

Procurve config: enter image description here

SSID config: enter image description here

VLAN config: enter image description here

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    You need to edit your question with more details. Start with the router and firewall configurations, and a diagram of the network would be a good thing, too.
    – Ron Maupin
    Feb 10, 2016 at 15:44
  • You need to clarify your configuration on the switches involved and other devices with your vlan 111, network diagram can help too. Feb 10, 2016 at 15:46
  • One moment. I don't have a network diagram, but there is nothing fancy going on. Just a Meraki router going to a Procurve switch that extends out to some wireless APs. What exactly would i need to show you with the configuration? Thanks
    – Emery King
    Feb 10, 2016 at 15:55
  • One thing i can say is that i tried adding firewall rules initially and they were registering allowed/denials but the ping never reached the destination. So it makes me think it's getting hung up in the switch, after the router, on its way back to the destination. Either the switch or the access point.
    – Emery King
    Feb 10, 2016 at 16:17
  • Can you not ping any vlan 111 device from your router?? Feb 10, 2016 at 16:18

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So it looks like the problem was that the device i had connected to the network over wifi had the network type set to "public", which didn't allow other computers on the network to reach it. Sorry for confusing everyone.

  • Thanks for coming back and posting what the problem was (even though it turned out to be something silly, happens to all of us from time to time).. Please mark your answer as accepted so this doesn't get treated as an unasnwered question. Jun 11, 2016 at 1:58

I could be way off base as I haven't touched a Procurve in a long time but I think because you have trunk ports configured on the Meraki that you need to trunk on the Procurve side as well and tag for the VLANs you want to pass. See this link for possibilities: https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Port_and_VLAN_Configuration/Recommended_Configuration_for_Trunk_Link_to_Non-Meraki_Switches

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    HP Procurves don't have a "trunk" port mode, you can have 1 untagged and a multitude of tagged VLANs assigned to a specific port. To accept VLAN tagged traffic with a specific VLANID, the port has to have that VLAN assigned as "tagged". It's a bit weird if you're used to Cisco, but has it's advantages sometime. There's also dynamic VLAN ports, but that's another can of worms.
    – Stuggi
    Feb 10, 2016 at 22:02

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