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Meraki MX65

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A Cisco cloud based firewall with 250 Mbps throughput, small form factor fan less design the case is made from aluminium. 10 LAN ports including 2 POE+ ports

OpenWrt support

Not supported.

Supporting activities

Describe if there are any ongoing activities that might lead to OpenWrt support.

Hardware highlights

CPU CPU MHz Ram Flash Network WLAN USB Serial JTag
Broadcom BCM58625BBOKF12G StrataGX™ 1200 2 GB 1 GB 12x 10/100/1000 None 1x 2.0 Yes ?



Architecture Arm cortex a9
Vendor Cisco Meraki
Bootloader U-Boot
System-On-Chip Broadcom StrataGX™ Communications Processor
CPU/Speed 1.2 GHz
Flash-Chip Micron MT29F8G08ABACA
Flash size 1 GB
RAM 2 GB (4 x 4Gb H5TC4G83CFR)
Wireless N/A
Ethernet 12x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s w/ vlan support 2 x PoE
Switch 1x BCM58625 (2 Ports) & 2x QCA8337-AL3C 5x G2PM109RN LF 1524F
PoE BCM59111KMLG (2 Ports connected on QCA8337 switch 2)
USB 1x 2.0
Serial YES - on board header
JTAG Yes - not populated

Flash Layout

# cat /proc/mtd
dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00100000 00040000 “boot”
mtd1: 00080000 00040000 “shmoo”
mtd2: 00300000 00040000 “bootkernel1”
mtd3: 00100000 00040000 “nvram”
mtd4: 00300000 00040000 “bootkernel2”
mtd5: 3f700000 00040000 “ubi”
mtd6: 40000000 00040000 “all”


Opening the case

  • Remove 4 rubber feet on underside of the case.
  • Remove 4 hidden screws from under rubber feet.
  • Lift off black underside. Slide out PCB


port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for serial port

Set of 4 pins labeled J18

  • Square pin furthest from the on board USB socket (3.3v) DO NOT CONNECT to anything
  • Round Pin - connected to RX on my USB adapter
  • Round Pin - connected to TX on my USB adapter
  • Round pin (closest to USB socket) connected to Ground on my USB adapter
Serial connection parameters
for Meraki MX65
115200, 8N1


port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:

un-populated port J8

20 Pin JTAG port


OEM bootlog

OpenWrt bootlog




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inbox/toh/meraki/meraki_mx65.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/26 12:57 by clayface