Ultra-High-Performance Wi-Fi6E wireless
Tri-band 802.11ax-compatible access point with separate radios dedicated to security, RF management, and Bluetooth® coupled with dual Ethernet ports and a USB port for added connectivity options
MR36, MR46, and MR56 provide a set of Wi-Fi 6 access point options for indoor high-density wireless
environments. MR46 and MR56 have the same form factor and capabilities as MR45 and MR55, such as MUMIMO and OFDMA, but add MU-MIMO and OFDMA in the uplink direction. UL-MU-MIMO and UL-OFDMA are
key features for high-density environments with heavy uplink traffic, such as VoIP-heavy enterprise HQ’s, event
spaces, lecture halls, and stadiums.
Software configurable flex radio architecture for 6GHz support
MR57 supports a software defined flex radio which can be toggled between a 5 GHz and GHz. This provides an option to operate MR57 in either a dual 5 GHz configuration or a true tri-band configuration. Tri-band configuration unlocks the use of new spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency range which provides additional channels to increase throughput and reduce interference and noise from legacy devices. 6 GHz support ensures that the MR57 supports future technologies.
High Performance 802.11ax compatible wireless
The Cisco Meraki MR57 is a cloud-managed 4×4:4 802.11ax compatible access point that raises the bar for wireless performance and efficiency. Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, retail shops, and hotels, the MR57 offers high throughput, enterprise-grade security, and simple management. The MR57 provides a maximum of 8.35 Gbps* aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz radios. A dedicated fourth radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization, and a fifth integrated IoT radio delivers Bluetooth scanning and beaconing. With the combination of cloud management, high-performance hardware, multiple radios, and advanced software features, the MR57 makes an outstanding platform for the most demanding of uses—including high-density deployments and bandwidth or performance-intensive applications like voice (Cisco WebEx) and high-definition video.
Support for dual Ethernet ports to enable high availability
MR57 will support dual 5 Gigabit mGig Ethernet ports for high availability or for link aggregation. These ports can also be used for power-sharing to power up the AP and fully support the required functionality. The secondary Ethernet port can also be used for power and data sharing* or in a high availability mode* for added resiliency.
* Powering options for MR57 using both Ethernet ports will be enabled via firmware update at a later date.
MR57 and Meraki cloud management
Management of the MR57 is through the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive browser-based interface that enables rapid deployment without time-consuming deployment complexity and time consuming staging process. Since the MR57 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. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over from the dashboard.
Four 4:4 MU-MIMO 802.11ax compatible
8.35 Gbps tri-radio aggregate frame rate
24×7 real-time WIDS/WIPS and spectrum analytics via dedicated fourth radio
Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy beacon and scanning radio
Dual 5 Gbps mGig ethernet port support
USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector) with 9.5W power budget
Enhanced transmit power and receive sensitivity
Full-time Wi-Fi location tracking via dedicated third radio
Integrated enterprise security and guest access
Application-aware traffic shaping
Optimized for voice and video
Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment