IDEAL USE CASES
Performance-critical wireless LANs
3 radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz, dual-band WIDS/WIPS
3-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11n, up to 1.9 Gbps
Gigabit Ethernet port
PoE: Full functionality under 802.3at (compatible with 802.3af)
AC adapter available
Network-wide visibility and control
Self-provisioning for rapid deployment
Seamless firmware updates
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)
1-click secure guest access
Guest isolation firewall
Customizable splash pages
Dual-concurrent radios with MU-MIMO support
Radios optimised for rate-vs-range performance
Third radio dedicated to security and RF management
Built-in real-time RF spectrum view
Cloud-based automatic RF optimisation
LAYER 7 TRAFFIC SHAPING
Classifies hundreds of applications
Create per-application bandwidth limits
Prioritize productivity apps
Restrict or block recreational traffic
PRESENCE LOCATION ANALYTICS
Measure visitor capture rate, visit length, and repeat visit rate
Measure visitor trends over time and compare performance across locations
Create device-specific firewall rules
Monitor and track device inventory
Deploy applications and enforce security settings
HIGH PERFORMANCE 802.11AC WAVE 2 WIRELESS
The Cisco Meraki MR42 is a four radio, cloud-managed 3x3 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 3x3:3 MIMO radios. A dedicated third radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimisation. 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.