Cisco Meraki MR55 Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki MR55 Features

Dual-band 802.11ax compatible access point with separate radios dedicated to security, RF management, and Bluetooth

High Performance 802.11ax compatible wireless

The Cisco Meraki MR55 is a cloud-managed 8×8:8 802.11ax compatible access point that raises the bar for wireless performance and efficiency. Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops, and hotels, the MR55 offers high throughput, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.

The MR55 provides a maximum of 5.9 Gbps* aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radios. A dedicated third radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization, and a fourth integrated radio delivers Bluetooth scanning and beaconing.

With the combination of cloud management, high performance hardware, multiple radios, and advanced software features, the MR55 makes an outstanding platform for the most demanding of uses—including high-density deployments and bandwidth or performance-intensive applications like voice and high-definition video.

MR55 and Meraki cloud management

Management of the MR55 is through the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive browser-based interface that enables rapid deployment without time-consuming training or costly certifications. Since the MR55 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 so that distributed networks can be managed with a minimum of hassle.

The MR55’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/ax client access radio
5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac/ax client access radio
2.4 GHz & 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, and location analytics radio
2.4 GHz Bluetoth Low Energy (BLE) radio with Beacon and BLE scanning support
Concurrent operation of all four radios
Supported frequency bands (country-specific restrictions apply):
• 2.400-2.484 GHz
• 5.170-5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
• 5.250-5.330 GHz (UNII-2)
• 5.490-5.730 GHz (UNII-2e)
• 5.735-5.835 GHz (UNII-3)

Antenna
Integrated omni-directional antennas (5.4 dBi gain at 2.4 GHz, 6 dBi gain at 5 GHz)

802.11ax Compatible, 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11n Capabilities
DL-OFDMA, TWT support
8 x 8 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with eight spatial streams on 5GHz
4 x 4 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with four spatial streams on 2.4 GHz
SU-MIMO and DL MU-MIMO support
Maximal ratio combining (MRC) and beamforming
20 and 40 MHz channels (802.11n); 20, 40, and 80 MHz channels (802.11ac Wave 2)
Up to 1024-QAM on both 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz bands
Packet aggregation

Power
Power over Ethernet: 42.5-57 V (802.3at compliant)
Alternative: 12 V DC input
Power consumption: 22 W max
Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter sold separately

Physical Dimensions
12.83” x 5.54” x 1.76” (32.6 cm x 14.08 cm x 4.47 cm), not including deskmount feet or
mount plate
Weight: 35.27 oz (1 kg)

Security
Integrated Layer 7 firewall with mobile device policy management
Real-time WIDS/WIPS with alerting and automatic rogue AP containment with Air Marshal
Flexible guest access with device isolation
VLAN tagging (802.1Q) and tunneling with IPSec VPN
PCI compliance reporting
WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X
EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM
TKIP and AES encryption
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) & Mobile Device Management (MDM) integration
Cisco ISE integration for guest access and BYOD posturing

Quality of Service
Advanced Power Save (U-APSD)
WMM Access Categories with DSCP and 802.1p support
Layer 7 application traffic identification and shaping

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