New 802.11ax Compatible Access Points

Meraki MR45-MR55

New 802.11ax Compatible Access Points

Cisco Meraki is pleased to announce the new access points compatible with 802.11ax, also known as Wi-Fi 6. This emerging standard offers increased performance (up to 25% faster), efficiency, and battery life. Technology Wi-Fi 6 makes it easy to design an efficient wireless network, especially in high-density environments such as convention centers, stadiums, and large offices.

The new AP models, MR45 and MR55

  • New exterior design
  • Compatible with all existing 802.11 standards
  • Downstream OFDMA and MU-MIMO, plus the Target Wake Time
Characteristics MR45MR55
CapacityUp to 4×4: 4Up to 8×8: 8
Radios2.4Ghz & 5Ghz, security, BLE2.4Ghz & 5Ghz, security, BLE
Ethernet5Gbps mGig / 802.3at5Gbps mGig / 802.3at
Case of useGeneral UseHigh density

Comparison MR45 and MR55:

Meraki MR45

UsageRadiosInterfacePowerPerformance Features
MR45High performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Multigigabit Ethernet for high density campus and enterprise, with MU-MIMO and OFMDA1 × 2.4 Ghz 802.11b/g/n/ax1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port802.3at PoE4×4:4 MU-MIMO and OFMDA
1 × 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac/axDC power adapter160 MHz channels
1 × WIDS/WIPSPriority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)
3.5 Gbit/sec max rate1 × BluetoothHardware-accelerated encryption
4×4:4 MU-MIMO with beamformingBand steering

Meraki MR55

Usage Radios Interface Power Performance Features
MR55 Highest performance Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Multigigabit Ethernet for high density campus, enterprise, with MU-MIMO and OFDMA1 × 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ax1 × 5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet port802.3at PoE8×8:8 MU-MIMO and OFDMA
1 × 5 Ghz 802.11a/n/ac/axDC power adapter160 MHz channels
1 × WIDS/WIPS1 × BluetoothPriority Voice, Power Save (802.11e/WMM)
5.9 Gbit/sec max rateHardware-accelerated encryption
8×8:8 MU-MIMO with beamformingBand steering

To support the highest performance available on newer APs compatible with Wi-Fi 6 , Meraki’s portfolio now includes high-capacity multi-gigabit (mGig) switches and an aggregation switch. The new MS450 aggregation switches have the power and capacity to support up to 12 mGig access layer switches and a switching capacity of more than 1.3Tb / s. All of these products are an important step forward for wired and wireless local area networks, all managed through the Meraki Dashboard.

New MS450-12 aggregation layer switch:

  • Connect up to 12 x mGig switches (MS355 + MS350-24X models) through QSFP +.
  • QSFP28 uplinks provide 100 Gbps throughput
  • Stack up to 8 units with a bandwidth of 400 Gbps
  • Switching capacity of 1.36Tb / s

Specifications Meraki MR 45

Specifications Merali MR 55

Specifications Switch Meraki MS450-12

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