The Meraki MR55 is a cloud-managed 8×8 802.11ax MU-MIMO access point. It’s designed for high-density public environments, and for faster browsing and downloading from mobile devices. Companies with 5G deployments, as well as offices with high-bandwidth usage would also benefit.
Out of the box, the MR55 needs to be configured in your Meraki Cloud Management portal. But don’t worry, it has a very user-friendly interface where you can easily enter all the settings your access point needs, before connecting the device to your network. And, since it’s a PoE device, you have only one cable providing power and data, further simplifying things.
If the MR55 is configured in the Meraki Cloud, you just plug it in and power it on. It’s that simple. Your AP will update with its configuration and will install any firmware updates at the same time. This usually takes about 10 to 30 minutes. Of course, further updates are scheduled well in advance and come of no surprise when they happen.
And, there’s a cool feature once you’ve completed setup of your initial device. Afterwards, all subsequent Meraki devices simply pull down their configuration from the cloud and coordinate with other installed devices. This maximizes efficiency within your network.
Under the hood of the MR55
This access point has dual concurrent 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radios. And, the MR55 provides a maximum of 5.9 Gbps coming from a 5G Ethernet connection. Plus, there’s a dedicated radio that provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization. There’s also a low-power Bluetooth beacon, which can be used to track user movements around your property, or to broadcast messages directly to devices.
Cloud-nine Cloud Management
Out of the box, the MR55 needs to be configured in your Meraki Cloud Management portal. However, all Merakis are renowned for simple, drag-and-drop setup. There’s a very user-friendly interface where you can easily enter all the settings you need. Then, you just connect the device to your network.
If the device is configured in the Meraki Cloud, you just plug it in and power it on. It’s that simple. Your AP will update with its configuration and will install any firmware updates at the same time. Of course, further updates are scheduled well in advance and come as no surprise when they happen.
When everything is up and running, you have an amazing level of monitoring and reporting at your fingertips. For example, you can view usage for every device on your network, and filter the list based on device, location, etc. There is a full breakdown of usage so if you find a device gobbling up a ton of data for whatever reason, you can block that user or limit its bandwidth.
In addition, the MR55 is also super-easily, super-safely cloud managed. Lots of access point makers tout this; Meraki accomplishes it better than almost anyone. And, the MR55 is no different.
No matter your needs, Corporate Armor is Meraki certified, and we are well able to guide you into the very best solution for your case, whether it’s the MR55 or something else. We would LOVE to fill in any information you still need on MR55 or any other Meraki. Our advice will be driven by your unique needs, nothing more.
Meraki MR55 Wi-Fi 6 access point
|802.11ax Wi-Fi 6|
|Concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz radios|
|5.9 Gbps Max Aggregate Frame Rate|
|Incredibly easy to set up and manage|