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Published on August 24th, 2011 | by Alexis Argent

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New from Meraki – The MR66 Outdoor Access Point

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Dual-Operation, Rugged, outdoor Cloud-Managed Wireless LAN

The Meraki MR66 Access Point is an enterprise class, dual-concurrent 802.11n cloud managed access point designed for high-density deployments in harsh outdoor locations and industrial indoor environments. The Meraki MR66 Access Point features dual-concurrent, dual-band operation and advanced 802.11n technologies such as MIMO and beamforming, delivering the high capacity, throughput and reliable coverage required by the most demanding business applications, even in harsh environments.

MR66 and the Meraki Cloud Controller: A Powerful Combination

The Meraki MR66 Access Point is managed through the Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller, with an intuitive browser-based interface that lets you get up and running quickly without training or certifications. Since the Meraki MR66 Access Point is self-configuring and managed over the web, it can even be deployed at a remote location without on-site IT staff.

The Meraki MR66 Access Point is monitored 24×7 from the Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller which delivers real-time alerts if your network encounters problems. Remote diagnostics tools also enable real-time troubleshooting over the web. The Meraki MR66 Access Point’s firmware is always kept up to date from the cloud. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web, so you never have to manually download software updates or worry about missing security patches. Meraki MR62

Features

  • Dual Enterprise class 802.11n Radios, up to 600 Mbit/sec
  • 802.11n technologies including MIMO and beamforming
  • IP67-rated, making it ideal for extreme environments
  • Automatic cloud-based RF optimization with spectrum analysis
  • AES hardware-based encryption and WPA2-Enterprise authentication

High performance mesh

The Meraki MR66 Access Point’s advanced mesh technologies like multi-channel routing protocols and multiple gateway support enable scalable, high throughput coverage of hard-to-wire areas with zero configuration. Mesh also improves network reliability – in the event of a switch or cable failure, the Meraki MR66 Access Point will automatically revert to mesh mode, providing continued gateway connectivity to clients.

Self-configuring, self-optimizing, self-healing

When plugged in, the Meraki MR66 Access Point automatically connects to the Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller, downloads its configuration, and joins your network. It self optimizes, determining the ideal channel, transmit power, and client connection parameters. It also self heals, responding automatically to switch failures and other errors.

Low profile, environmentally friendly design

In addition to eliminating excess packaging and documentation, 90% of the access point materials are recyclable. A maximum power draw of only 6.5 watts and a cloud-hosted, multi-tenant controller mean that pollution, material utilization and your electric bill are kept to a minimum.

Meraki MR66 Access Point Technical Specifications

Radio

  • One 802.11b/g/n and one 802.11a/n radio
  • Dual concurrent operation in 2.4 and 5 GHz bands
  • Max throughput rate 600 Mbit/s
  • 2.4 GHz 26 dBm peak transmission power
  • 5 GHz 24 dBm peak transmission power
  • Max transmission power is decreased for certain geographies to comply with local regulatory requirements
    • Operating bands:
    • 2.412-2.484 GHz
    • 5.150-5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
    • 5.250-5.350, 5.470-5.725 GHz (UNII-2)
    • 5.725 -5.825 GHz (UNII-3)

802.11n Capabilities

  • 2 x 2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with two spatial streams
  • Maximal ratio combining (MRC)
  • Beamforming
  • Packet aggregation
  • 20 and 40 MHz channels
  • Cyclic shift diversity (CSD) support

Interfaces

  • 1x 100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ45) with 48V DC 802.3af PoE
  • Four external N-type antenna connectors

Security

  • Integrated policy firewall (Identity Policy Manager)
  • 24×7 wireless intrusion detection
  • Guest isolation
  • WEP, WPA
  • WPA2-PSK
  • WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X
  • TKIP and AES encryption
  • VLAN tagging (802.1q)

Quality of Service

  • Wireless Quality of Service (WMM/802.11e)
  • Advanced Power Save (U-APSD)
  • DSCP (802.1p)

LED Indicators

  • 4 signal strength
  • 1 Ethernet connectivity
  • 1 power/booting/firmware upgrade status

Power

  • Power over Ethernet: 24 – 57 V (802.3af compatible)
  • Power consumption: 10.5 W max
  • Power over Ethernet injector sold separately

Mounting

  • Mounts to walls and horizontal and vertical poles
  • Mounting hardware included

Physical Security

  • Security screw included

Environment

  • Operating temperature: -4 °F to 122 °F (-20 °C to 50 °C)
  • IP67 environmental rating

Physical Dimensions

  • 10.5” x 7.6” x 2.2” (267 mm x 192 mm x 57 mm)
  • Weight: 1.9 lb (862 g)

Regulatory

  • FCC (US)
  • IC (Canada)
  • CE (Europe)
  • C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)
  • RoHS

Warranty

  • 1 year hardware warranty with advanced replacement included

For more information, please visit our Meraki Product Page

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