How to Create a New Cisco Meraki Account

The Cisco Meraki Dashboard

Setting up a Cisco Meraki account in your Meraki dashboard is very simple.

When you set up your Meraki Dashboard, you’ll need to make sure you have two pieces of information:

  • Your license key email
  • The serial numbers from your access points

After you place your order, you should receive a Meraki Cloud Controller license key email. This email will come from the address If you haven’t seen this email, check your spam filter just in case it ended up there by mistake. If you still can’t find it, you can email and they can send you a duplicate of your license key.

Be sure make note of your license key. It’s the 12-character number starting with Z2.

Next, get your serial numbers from your access points. The serial numbers can be found either on the labels, on the boxes that the access points ship in, or on a sticker on the back of the access points themselves. These are also 12-character numbers and they start with Q2.

Now that you have both your Cisco Meraki license key and serial numbers you’re ready to go.

Setting Up A Cisco Meraki Dashboard

If you don’t already have an account, check your email for the instructions that were sent to you or go directly to to set one up.

This is where you’ll go to sign in as an administrator to monitor your networks, to make configuration changes, etc. If you don’t have an account yet, click on “Create an account.” Enter your personal information:

  • Name
  • Administrator
  • Company name
  • Email address
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Password

Click submit. You have now successfully set up a Cisco Meraki Dashboard account. In our next article, we’re going to review how to create your first Cisco Meraki network.

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