Cisco Meraki MR42 Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki MR42 Features

Dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with separate radios dedicated to security, RF management, and Bluetooth

High performance 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless

The Cisco Meraki MR42 is a four radio, cloud-managed 3×3 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 access point. Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops, and hotels, the MR42 offers performance, security, and simple management.

The MR42 provides a maximum 1.9 Gbps frame rate with concurrent 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11n 3×3:3 MIMO radios. A dedicated third radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization. In addition, an integrated fourth radio delivers Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) scanning and Beaconing functionality.

With a combination of cloud management, high perfomance hardware, multiple radios, and advanced software features, the MR42 makes an outstanding platform for the most demanding of uses today and tomorrow. These uses include high-density deployments and support for applications like voice and high-definition video.

MR42 and Meraki cloud management: a powerful combination

Management of the MR42 is handled through the Meraki cloud, enabling rapid deployment across multiple sites without the need for time-consuming training or costly certifications. Since the MR42 is self-configuring and managed over the web, it can be deployed at a remote location in a matter of minutes, even without on-site IT staff.

24/7 monitoring via the Meraki cloud delivers real-time alerts if the network encounters problems. Remote diagnostic tools enable immediate troubleshooting over the web, meaning multi-site, distributed networks can be easily managed.

The MR42’s firmware is automatically kept up to date via the cloud. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web. This means no manual software updates to download or missing security patches to worry about.

Radios
2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n client access radio
5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac client access radio
2.4 GHz & 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum
analysis, & location analytics radio
2.4 GHz Bluetooth radio with Bluetooth Low Energy
(BLE) and Beacon support
Concurrent operation of all four radios
Max aggregate frame rate 1.9 Gbit/s
Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
2.412-2.484 GHz
5.150-5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
5.250-5.350 GHZ (UNII-2)
5.470-5.600, 5.660-5.725 GHz (UNII-2e)
5.725 -5.825 GHz (UNII-3)

Antenna
Integrated omni-directional antennas (5 dBi gain at 2.4
GHz, 5.5 dBi gain at 5 GHz)
Individual antenna elements for each radio

802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11n Capabilities
3 x 3 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with three
spatial streams
SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO support
Maximal ratio combining (MRC) & beamforming
20 and 40 MHz channels (802.11n), 20, 40, and 80
MHz channels (802.11ac)
Up to 256-QAM on both 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
Packet aggregation

Power
Power over Ethernet: 37 – 57 V (802.3at required with
functionality-restricted 802.3af mode supported)
Alternative 12 V DC input
Power consumption: 20W max (802.3at)
Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter
sold separately

Mounting
All standard mounting hardware included
Desktop, ceiling, and wall mount capable
Ceiling tile rail (9/16, 15/16 or 1 ½” flush or recessed
rails), assorted cable junction boxes
Bubble level on mounting cradle for accurate horizontal wall mounting

Physical Security
Two security screw options (included)
Kensington lock hard point
Concealed mount plate with anti-tamper cable bay

Environment
Operating temperature: 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing

Physical Dimensions
10.0” x 6.1” x 1.5” (253.4 mm x 155.8 mm x 37.1 mm), not
including deskmount feet or mount plate
Weight: 25 oz (0.7kg)

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