Entry Level Cloud Managed 802.11ac Wireless Access Point
Meraki's MR33 Dual Band, 802.11ac Wave 2 2x2:2 MU-MIMO Access Point
w/ Dedicated Security and RF Management Radio as well as Integrated Bluetooth LE Beacon and Scanning Radio
Entry Level Cloud Managed 802.11ac Wireless
The Cisco Meraki MR33 is a quad-radio, cloud-managed 2x2:2 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with MU-MIMO support. Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops, and hotels, the MR33 provides performance, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.
The MR33 provides a maximum 1.3 Gbps aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios. A dedicated third radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization. An integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio delivers beacon and scanning capabilities.
The combination of cloud management, 802.11ac Wave 2, full-time RF environment scanning, and integrated Bluetooth technology delivers the throughput, reliability, and flexibility required by demanding business applications like voice and high-definition streaming video, today and tomorrow.
MR33 & Meraki Cloud Management: A Powerful Combination
The MR33 is managed through the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive browser-based interface that enables rapid deployment without training or certifications. Since the MR33 is self-configuring and managed over the web, it can even be deployed at a remote location without on-site IT staff.
The MR33 is monitored 24x7 via the Meraki cloud, which delivers real-time alerts if the network encounters problems. Remote diagnostics tools enable real-time troubleshooting over the web, meaning multi-site, distributed networks can be managed remotely.
The MR33’s firmware is always kept up to date from the cloud. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web, meaning no manual software updates to download or missing security patches to worry about.
- 2x2 MU-MIMO Dual Band 802.11ac Wave 2
- 1.3 Gbps aggregate dual-band frame rate
- 24x7 real-time WIPS/WIDS, spectrum analytics
- WiFi Location Tracking via dedicated 3rd radio
- Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon and scanning radio
- Integrated enterprise security and guest access
- Application-aware traffic shaping
- Optimized for voice and video
- Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
- Sleek, low-profile design blends into any environment
Aggregate data rate of up to 1.3 Gbps
A 5 GHz 2x2:2 radio supporting 80 MHz channel widths and a 2.4 GHz 2x2:2 radio supporting 40 MHz channel widths offer a combined dual-radio aggregate frame rate of 1.3 Gbps*, with up to 866 Mbps in the 5 GHz band thanks to 802.11ac Wave 2 and 400 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band.
Multi User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO)
With support for the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard, the MR33 offers MU-MIMO for more efficient transmission to multiple clients. Especially suited for enviroments with numerous mobile devices, MU-MIMO enables multiple clients to receive data simultanously. This increases the total network perfomance and the improves the end user experience.
Dedicated third radio delivers 24x7 wireless security and RF analytics
The MR33’s sophisticated, dedicated dual-band third radio scans the environment continuously, characterizing RF interference and containing wireless threats like rogue access points. No more need to choose between wireless security, advanced RF analysis, and serving client data: a dedicated third radio means that all three occur in real-time, without any impact to client traffic or AP throughput.
Bluetooth low energy Beacon and scanning
An integrated Bluetooth low energy radio provides seamless deployment of BLE Beacon functionality and effortless visibility of BLE devices within range of the AP. The MR33 enables the next generation of location-aware applications and engagement right out of the box.
Automatic cloud-based RF optimization
The MR33’s sophisticated, automated RF optimization means that there is no need for the dedicated hardware and RF expertise typically required to tune a wireless network. The real-time full spectrum RF analysis data collected by the dedicated third radio is continuously fed back to the Meraki cloud. The Meraki cloud then automatically tunes the MR33’s channel selection, transmit power, and client connection settings for optimal performance under the most challenging RF conditions.
Secure wireless environments using 24x7 Air Marshal
No longer choose between a wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and serving client data: thanks to the dedicated third radio, Air Marshal, a highly optimized built-in WIPS, scans continuously for threats and remediates them as commanded, all without disrupting client service. Alarms and optional auto-containment of rogue APs are configured via flexible remediation policies, ensuring optimal security and performance in even the most challenging wireless environments.
Integrated enterprise security and guest access
The MR33 features integrated, easy-to-use security technologies to provide secure connectivity for employees and guests alike. Advanced security features such as AES hardware-based encryption and WPA2-Enterprise authentication with 802.1X provide wire-like security while still being easy to configure. One-click guest isolation provides secure, Internet-only access for visitors. Our policy firewall (Identity Policy Manager) enables group or devicebased, granular access policy control. Meraki Teleworker VPN makes it easy to extend the corporate LAN to remote sites, without requiring all clients and devices to have client VPN software. PCI compliance reports check network settings against PCI requirements to simplify secure retail deployments.
Application-aware traffic shaping
The MR33 includes an integrated layer 7 packet inspection, classification, and control engine, enabling you to set QoS policies based on traffic type. Prioritize your mission critical applications, while setting limits on recreational traffic, e.g., peer-to-peer and video streaming.
Voice and Video optmizations
Industry standard QoS features are easy to configure like Wireless Multi Media (WMM) Access Categories, 802.1p, and DSCP.
Low-profile, sleek, and compact design
Despite its robust feature set, the MR33 is packaged in a sleek, low profile enclosure that blends seamlessly into any environment.
Self-configuring, self-optimizing, self-healing
When plugged in, the MR33 automatically connects to the Meraki cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate network. The MR33 then self-optimizes, determining the ideal channel, transmit power, and client connection parameters. As necessary, it will also self-heal, responding automatically to switch failures and other errors.
Requires Power over Ethernet Injector or AC Power Adapter; both sold separately:
- Meraki AC Adapter for MR Series APs P/N MA-PWR-30W-US
- Meraki 802.3at Power over Ethernet Injector P/N MA-INJ-4-US
Both of these Meraki MR33 Power Options are available from Memory Express.
|Make and Model||Meraki MR33 Cloud Access Point|
|Wi-Fi Channels||Dual Band Wi-Fi Channels
2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n client access radio:
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)
|Wireless||2x2 MIMO with two spatial streams
SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO support
Maximal ratio combining (MRC) & Beamforming
Up to 256 QAM on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
20 and 40 MHz channels (802.11n)
20, 40 and 80 MHz channels (802.11ac)
|Interface||1x 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45) Supports PoE Input
1x DC power connector (5.5 x 2.5mm, center positive)
|LED Indicators||2x Ethernet Status LEDs
1x Power / Booting / Firmgrade Upgrade Status LED
|Security||Integrated layer 7 firewall with mobile device policy management
Real-time WIDS/WIPS with alerting and automatic rogue AP containment with Air MarshalFlexible guest access with device isolation
VLAN tagging (802.1Q) and tunneling with IPSec VPNPCI compliance reporting
WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1XEAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM
TKIP and AES encryptionEnterprise Mobility Management (EMM) & Mobile Device Management (MDM) integration
|QoS||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
|Mounting||All standard mounting hardware included
Desktop, ceiling, and wall mount capableCeiling tile rail (9/16, 15/16 or 11/2 inch flush or recessed rails), assorted cable junction boxes
Bubble level on mounting cradle for accurate horizontal wall mounting
|Power Input||Requires Power over Ethernet Injector or AC Power Adapter; both sold separately
PoE Input: 37 ~ 57Vdc (802.3af) via Ethernet PoE InjectorAlternative 12Vdc input via Optional External AC Power Adapter
|Power Consumption||Up to 11W via PoE Injection (802.3af)|
|Dimensions||215 x 110 x 32mm
(not including deskmount feet or mount plate)
- This Meraki Cloud AP requires a Power over Ethernet Injector or 30W AC Power Adapter; both sold separately. For details, visit the System Requirements section, above.
Meraki AC Adapter for MR Series APs: P/N MA-PWR-30W-US
Meraki 802.3at Power over Ethernet Injector: P/N MA-INJ-4-US