Network topology automatically maps network architectures, showing how Meraki security, switching, and wireless devices are connected—including redundant links disabled by the Spanning Tree Protocol to prevent data loops. In the topology view, squares represent MX security appliances, rectangles represent MS switches, and circles represent MR access points. Non-Meraki equipment is also detected and displayed (as diamonds). Because Meraki MS switches automatically listen for LLDP and CDP broadcasts from connected devices, it may be possible to detect the manufacturer, model type, IP address, and more of third-party equipment. This is done automatically, with no overlay software needed.