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Cisco Meraki MR18 - wireless access point

Mfg. Part: MR18-HW | CDW Part: 3277895 | UNSPSC: 43222631
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  • Wireless access point
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Dual Band
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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Wireless access point
  • 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Dual Band
The Cisco Meraki MR18 is a dual-band enterprise class 802.11n cloud-managed access point. Designed for high capacity and high density, the MR18 meets the needs of the most demanding wireless scenarios, and also includes the first ever cloud-managed third radio dedicated to optimizing the RF environment and securing the airwaves. Supporting 802.11a/b/g/n clients, the MR18 integrates seamlessly into existing wireless environments, enabling a smooth migration path to 802.11n. The MR18 is 100% cloud-managed via the intuitive, browser-based Meraki dashboard, and includes a rich, out-of-the-box feature set without additional cost or complexity.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11e , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11k , IEEE 802.11n , IEEE 802.11r , IEEE 802.1p , IEEE 802.1Q , IEEE 802.1x , IEEE 802.3af
Connectivity Technology: Wireless
Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11a , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Data Transfer Rate: 600 Mbps
Features: 2T2R MIMO technology , Cloud managed , Cyclic shift diversity (CSD) , DiffServ Code Point (DSCP) support , Firewall protection , Firmware upgradable , Hardware encryption , IPSec Virtual Private Network (VPN) , Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) , Mesh networking , Plenum-rated , Quality of Service (QoS) , Roaming function , Rogue access point detection , Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately) , Tagged VLAN , Traffic shaping , Wall mountable , Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support , Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS) , Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS)
Form Factor: External
Power Over Ethernet (PoE): PoE
Status Indicators: Boot state , Power , Status
Type: Wireless access point
Wi-Fi Bands: 2.4 GHz , 5 GHz
Wireless Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Qty: 1
Type: 1000Base-T (PoE)

Compliant Standards: C-Tick , FCC , IC , RoHS , UL 2043
Encryption Algorithm: AES , TKIP , WEP , WPA , WPA2-Enterprise , WPA2-PSK
MTBF: 575,000 hours

Antenna Form Factor: Internal
Directivity: Omni-directional

Support Details Full Contract Period: Lifetime
Support Details Service Included: Replacement
Support Details Type: Limited warranty

Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Cisco Meraki
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Meraki
Model: MR18
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Cisco Meraki

Power Device
Power Consumption Operational: 9.8 Watt

Dimensions & Weight
Depth: 5.7 in
Height: 1.2 in
Weight: 25.75 oz
Width: 7.3 in

Service & Support
Type: Limited lifetime warranty

Product Reviews
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 31reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tried out one of these just to see if the hype was deserved... it worked right out of the box with just a few minutes of rather easy setup. Instant improvement in coverage as well as speed. December 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to deploy and administer These are easy to add to your existing Meraki Dashboard and super simple to maintain and administer. Nice when you have a small IT Team or for offices that are remote since these are all cloud manageable. November 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by We can easily monitor the up/down time so establishing KPIs and SLAs for the IT department becomes something attainable, but there can be problems if using older POS devices. Valuable Features:The dashboard to keep track of 30 or so APs, switches, routers and logs, is invaluable. I liked the UX on this.Notifications (minus the techno-speak so it's obvious what the problem is) help us respond to access points down or rogue access points attempting connections.Tracking the usage of staff, access points, switches and routers becomes an insanely easy thing and so do producing reports for your Exec team.Splash screens for T&C sign off by users are very easy to implement - it takes about 30 seconds to put a splash screen up. RADIUS and SSO are possible with similar ease.Networks can be segmented into SSIDs very easily for those needing to provided users, office, POS, Events, etc, with seperated access. You can then monitor the usage down to a single MAC address for great granularity.Improvements to My Organization:It's cut down the amount of time administering an expansive WiFi network spread over 43 acres.We can easily monitor the up/down time so establishing KPIs and SLAs for the IT department becomes something attainable.Adding APs is a very simple process. Plug in. Turn on. Meshes with the existing network. In an emergency, almost anyone can do it.Room for Improvement:The error logs need to be much more comprehensive.Use of Solution:3 yearsStability Issues:There can be problems if using older POS devices, WiFi APs, and you have a lot of people with mobiles around. So, say, a large event. The mix of signals can kill the WiFi APs and then you are left hard wiring "mobile" tills. Be aware if you're carrying old equipment.Customer Service:Good.Technical Support:Very good. Some times the odd problem may drag and require a dog-with-a-bone approach but that's the same everywhere.Cost and Licensing Advice:Negotiate the deal put in front of you!Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meraki Rocks!!! This is project was my sixth deployment of Meraki WiFi and it just keeps getting better and easier. I am a one man IT shop for a mid size corporation and the flexibility, ease of configuration and installation of Meraki products makes my life better. We use all of their products - firewalls, switches and WAP's and they are all great. If you want an easy to use flexibile WiFi solution go with Meraki. July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by My SMB utilizes 3 MR18 WAPs to service a 100,000sq ft facility and saturate the necessary areas with a strong WiFi signal. Prior to deploying the MEraki solution the building utilized a consumer level WAP which only serviced a small portion of the building which lead to signal drops and terrible quality over all once a user moved outside of optimal coverage. With the Meraki MR18' (which is their entry level WAP) and the proper configuration in the excellent cloud based management console my user base is now able to travel throughout the building with an excellent signal and quality of service.The management console further allows me to implement layer 3/7 firewall rules in order to restrict traffic as well as to have several differing SSID's each with its own set of rules and abilities according to the departments needs.With the passthrough feature, Ia m also able to connect wirelessly to the wired network in order to manage servers and workstations via my Surface Pro 3 tablet. We are now a fully mobile IT shop within the building.I highly recommend MEraki WAPs to any business requiring WiFi access. THis is the second such business that I have deployed Merakis to and it is an amazing solution. July 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Makes management if wireless easy Good product. Makes management of wireless easy. Includes easy dashboard for management. July 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Dashboard, with its centralized "cloud" interface is the most valuable feature of Meraki. Valuable Features:The Dashboard, with its centralized "cloud" interface is the most valuable feature of Meraki. If you are a smaller organization, have a small IT, and/or basic wireless needs Meraki provides the perfect solution. That is not to say that larger more educated organizations might not also find Meraki to be a great fit.Improvements to My Organization:We use Meraki as a managed service provider for several clients that found the product and price a fit for their organization.Room for Improvement:One of the virtues of the product could possibly be viewed as an achilles heel. The product is straightforward and does not have lots of features and fine tuning available vendors such as Cisco and Aruba. Some may be available when unlocked by Meraki TAC, but the product is not as feature rich as non-cloud offerings. This may be viewed as a positive by many users that do not want the complexity that comes with the extra features.Use of Solution:I have been certified and used this product for 2 years.Deployment Issues:Very few issues. TAC works well with standard requests. If one needs something very advanced and rarely needed the TAC has difficulty escalating quickly.Stability Issues:The product is completely stable in our implementations.Scalability Issues:The Meraki products scale quite well by allowing multiple organization with subdivisions of "networks" APs can be added to networks and tagged with other information as well.Customer Service:I would say that customer service is an 8/10Technical Support:For basic technical support I give a 9/10. Once in the BETA program Irate Meraki a 10/10. The area in between basic support and "white glove" BETA program support is a little rough as I think most Meraki users keep things simple.Previous Solutions:My company implements Cisco and Meraki and are certified for both. As I am also Aruba certified we occasionally service Aruba implementations.Initial Setup:Setup is very straightforward. The GUI is very intuitive.Implementation Team:We are the vendor doing the implementation and often maintenance/monitoring.Cost and Licensing Advice:Pricing is directly tied to licensing. Longer terms are a better value than shorter ones, but the customer needs to determine which options is best.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:I am Meraki certified and my company is a Cisco-Meraki partner June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I can manage and monitor all the clients of my network whenever I want and wherever I am. Valuable Features:Cloud networking is perfect, I can manage and monitor all the clients of my network whenever I want and wherever I am.Improvements to My Organization:The Layer-7 capability let me control traffic and block unwanted services.Room for Improvement:Although Layer-7 helps, it could still be improved.Deployment Issues:We had no issues with the deployment.Stability Issues:We had no issues with its stability.Scalability Issues:We have had no issues scaling.Technical Support:Meraki support is really good.Previous Solutions:We also use Meraki MR and Aerohive devices.Initial Setup:Meraki setup is easy.Other Advice:Both Meraki and Aerohive are good products, and I prefer Meraki. I work with Meraki products in production. Meraki are more intuitive than Aerohive.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. March 1, 2016
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