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Cisco Meraki MR46E
Wi-Fi 6 with Multigigabit Ethernet and external antennas

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Overview:

MR Cloud-Managed Wireless Access Points

The Meraki MR series is the world's first enterprise-grade line of cloud-managed WLAN access points. Designed for challenging enterprise environments, the MR access points use advanced Wi-Fi 6 technologies including MU-MIMO, OFDMA, beam forming and channel bonding to deliver the throughput and reliable coverage required by demanding business applications.

Class- Leading Enterprise Features

The MR series comes equipped with industry-leading features that make them ideal for demanding enterprise deployments:

  • Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
  • 802.11ax MU-MIMO with up to eight spatial streams, built for voice and video
  • Integrated enterprise security and guest access
  • Dedicated radio for security and RF optimization with integrated spectrum analysis (indoor models)
  • Integrated intrusion detection and prevention system (WIDS/ WIPS)
  • Self-learning application-aware traffic analytics engine
  • Flexible group policy engine for creating and applying application-aware policies by network, device-type, and enduser
  • Integrated Bluetooth IoT radio
  • Self-healing, zero-configuration mesh
  • Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades delivered over the web
  • E-mail and text message alerts upon power loss, downtime, or configuration changes

Highlights:

Ideal use cases
  • Performance-critical wireless LANs
  • High-density environments
  • Challenging RF scenarios
  • Focused coverage and flexible deployments
Hardware features
  • 4 radios: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, dual-band WIDS/WIPS, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • 4-stream UL/DL MU-MIMO 802.11ax, up to 3.55 Gbps dual aggregate frame rate
  • 6 × external RP-TNC antenna connectors
  • 1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port
  • PoE: 802.3at
  • AC adapter available
Cloud management
  • Network-wide visibility and control
  • Integrated analytics, reporting, and anomaly detection across networks
  • Self-provisioning for rapid deployment
  • Redundancy and security built into cloud architecture
  • Seamless firmware updates
Analytics
  • Location analytics: measure visitor capture rate, visit length, and repeat visit rate over time and across sites
  • Real-time and historical AP event data across radios
  • Global L7 traffic analytics reporting per device, network, and application
Enterprise security
  • 802.1X and native Active Directory integration
  • Air Marshal: real-time WIPS with forensics
  • Stateful Layer 3-7 firewall
  • Identity-based group policies
  • Built-in antivirus scan (NAC)
  • Built-in Umbrella DNS Security*
  • Adaptive Policy automated segmentation**
Guest access
  • 1-click secure guest access
  • Guest isolation firewall
  • Customizable splash pages
  • Integrated Facebook and Google login
  • Cisco ISE integration for guest access and BYOD posturing
RF optimization
  • Dual-concurrent radios with MU-MIMO support
  • Radios optimized for rate-vs-range performance
  • Third radio dedicated to security and RF management
  • Built-in real-time RF spectrum view
  • Cloud-based automatic RF optimization
Layer 7 traffic shaping
  • Classifies hundreds of applications
  • Create per-application bandwidth limits
  • Prioritize productivity apps
  • Restrict or block recreational traffic
Device management
  • Create device-specific firewall rules
  • Monitor and track device inventory
  • Deploy applications and enforce security settings
  • Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Mobility Device Management (MDM) integration

*Requires Advanced license
**Requires Advanced license and compatible switch

Compare Access Points:


  Usage Radios Interface Power Performance features
MR20 Basic wireless, medium-density deployments 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac

1.3 Gbit/sec max rate

2×2:2 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × Gigabit Ethernet port 802.3af PoE DC power adapter 2×2:2 MU-MIMO

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR30H In-room hotel or dormitory deployments that must service IP-enabled devices 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

1.3 Gbit/sec max rate

2×2:2 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × Gigabit Ethernet input

1 × Gigabit Ethernet LAN port with 802.3af PoE

3 × Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
802.3af PoE 2×2:2 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR33 Basic 802.11ac Wave 2 for futureproof deployments 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

1.3 Gbit/sec max rate

2×2:2 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × Gigabit Ethernet port 802.3af PoE DC power adapter 2×2:2 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR36 High-performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) to futureproof deployments, with UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFMDA 1 × 2.4 Ghz 802.11b/g/n/ax
1 × 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac/ax
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

1.7 Gbit/sec max rate
2×2:2 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × Gigabit Ethernet port 802.3af PoE DC power adapter 2×2:2 MU-MIMO and OFDMA

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR42 General purpose 802.11ac Wave 2 for campus and enterprise 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

1.9 Gbit/sec max rate
3×3:3 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × Gigabit Ethernet port 802.3at/802.3af PoE DC power adapter 3×3:3 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR42E General purpose wireless, challenging RF, or focused coverage scenarios 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

1.9 Gbit/sec max rate

3×3:3 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × Gigabit Ethernet port 802.3at/802.3af PoE DC power adapter 3×3:3 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering

Removable antennas
MR46 High-performance, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Multigigabit Ethernet for high density campus and enterprise, with UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFMDA 1 × 2.4 Ghz 802.11b/g/n/ax
1 × 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac/ax
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

3.5 Gbit/sec max rate

4×4:4 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port 802.3at PoE DC power adapter 4x4:4 UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFDMA

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR46E High-performance, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Multigigabit Ethernet for high density, challenging RF, or focused coverage scenarios, with UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFMDA, and external antennas 1 × 2.4 Ghz 802.11b/g/n/ax
1 × 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac/ax
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

3.5 Gbit/sec max rate

4×4:4 MU-MIMO and OFDMA with beam forming
1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port 802.3at PoE DC power adapter 4x4:4 UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFDMA

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering

Removable antennas
MR52 Highest performance 802.11ac Wave 2 for high density campus, enterprise, and MU-MIMO 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

2.5 Gbit/sec max rate

4×4:4 MU-MIMO with beamforming
2 × Gigabit Ethernet port 802.3at PoE DC power adapter 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR53 Highest performance 802.11ac Wave 2 with Multigigabit for high density campus, enterprise, and MU-MIMO 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

2.5 Gbit/sec max rate

4×4:4 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × 2.5Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port

1 × Gigabit Ethernet port
802.3at PoE DC power adapter 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering
MR53E Performance-critical wireless for high-density, challenging RF, or focused coverage scenarios 1 × 802.11b/g/n
1 × 802.11a/n/ac
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

2.5 Gbit/sec max rate

4×4:4 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port

1 × Gigabit Ethernet port
802.3at PoE DC power adapter 4×4:4 MU-MIMO

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering

Removable antennas
MR56 Ultra High-performance, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Multigigabit Ethernet for high density campus and enterprise, with UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFMDA 1 × 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ax
1 × 5 Ghz 802.11a/n/ac/ax
1 × WIDS/WIPS
1 × Bluetooth

5.9 Gbit/sec max rate

8×8:8 MU-MIMO with beamforming
1 × 5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port 802.3at PoE DC power adapter 8x8:8 UL/DL MU-MIMO and OFDMA

160 MHz Channels**

Priority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)

Hardware-accelerated encryption

Band steering

**Software features can be enabled via firmware updates.

Specifications:


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 and 5 GHz dual-band WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, and location analytics radio
  • 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio with Beacon and BLE scanning support
  • Concurrent operation of all three radios
  • 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

  • List of compatible antennas: MA-ANT-3-A6/B6/C6/D6/E6/F6
  • Individual antenna elements for each radio

802.11ax, 802.11ac Wave 2 & 802.11n Capabilities

  • UL/DL OFDMA, TWT support, BSS coloring
  • 4×4 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with four spatial streams
  • UL/DL SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO support
  • Maximal ratio combining (MRC) and beamforming
  • 160 MHz (80+80); 20, 40 and 80MHz channels (802.11ax), 160 MHz (80+80)
  • Up to 1024 QAM on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Packet aggregation

Power

  • Power over Ethernet: 42.5-57 V (802.3at required; functionality-restricted 802.3af mode supported)
  • Alternative 12 V DC input
  • Power consumption: 18 W max (802.3at)
  • Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter sold separately

Interfaces

  • 1× 10/100/1000/2.5G BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45)
  • 1x DC power connector (5.5 mm x 2.5 mm, center positive)
  • Six external RP-TNC antenna connectors

Mounting

  • All standard mounting hardware included 
  • Desktop, ceiling, and wall mount capable 
  • Ceiling tile rail (9/16, 15/16 or 1 1⁄2” 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

  • 9.84” x 4.72” x 1.42” (30.72 cm x 15.62 cm x 3.49 cm), not including desk mount feet or mount plate
  • Weight: 29.98 oz (0.85 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, WPA3 - Personal**, WPA3 - Enterprise**, WPA3 - Enhanced Open (OWE)**
  • EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM 
  • TKIP and AES encryption
  • Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and 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

Mobility

  • PMK, OKC, and 802.11r for fast Layer 2 roaming
  • Distributed or centralized Layer 3 roaming

Analytics

  • Embedded location analytics reporting and device tracking
  • Global L7 traffic analytics reporting per network, per device, and per application

LED Indicators

  • 1 power/booting/firmware upgrade status

Regulatory

  • RoHS
  • For additional country-specific regulatory information, please contact Meraki Sales

Warranty

  • Lifetime hardware warranty with advanced replacement included

Compliance

  • EN 60601-1-2 EMC requirements for the Medical Directive 93/42/EEC

** software features can be enabled via firmware updates

Documentation:

Download the Cisco Meraki MR-Family Datasheet (PDF).

Download the Cisco Meraki WiFi6 Datasheet (PDF).


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