The Meraki GO GR12 Wi-Fi 6 access point is part of a line of access points, security appliances, and a switches. It is an “entry level” line perfect for start ups, home offices, and other small businesses. In other words, people with little or no IT expertise. This is not really a part of the main line of Meraki products. Rather, it is marketed completely separately. And, it is truly a consumer-class solution.
Meraki Go is a “plug and play” solution allowing small businesses to deploy very workable, but basic networking on a budget. Everything from setting it up, to managing it, to sticking it on a wall are a breeze. And many of these appliances can be had for well under $200.
Features and specs of the Meraki GO GR12
It has 2 x 2 MU/SU-MIMO with two spatial streams, as well as SU-MIMO and MU-MIMO support. In addition, it has 20 and 40 MHz channels (802.11n), 20, 40, and 80 MHz channels (802.11ac/ax), and OFDMA.
This access point supports PoE at 37 – 57 V (802.3af compatible). The PoE injector comes separately. You can Connect up to 100 devices at the same time, and you’ll enjoy up to 3x faster speeds and 2x more capacity. It is cloud-managed, like all Meraki appliances. Meraki GO devices are accessed via the cloud solely with the mobile app.
Did you say “Easy to use?”
Super easy. Absolutely everything you need to set the Meraki GO GR12 up is in the box, including the power cable, networking cable, mounting hardware and even screws to attach it somewhere. A very simple instruction booklet that includes both text descriptions and easy-to-understand pictures covers everything.
Setup involves just downloading the Go app onto your phone, from where you control everything. The app itself is highly intuitive and graphical. And, of course, it’s easy to use.
It simplifies control of your network with slide buttons choices that make sense to non-IT types. Knowing a little about how wireless technology works is always helpful, but not necessary. And, if you do get stuck there’s technical support personnel available through the monthly subscription.
The Meraki Go GR120 does a great job of filling the niche of users who need a reliable, inexpensive network that just sits in the corner and faithfully does it’s thing. You might not need or want super-granular configuration options. Features like segregated guest networks and lots of scanning, monitoring, and reporting options might be unnecessary in your use case.
If you’re someone who isn’t very “techie” and doesn’t want to have to be in order to provide secure wireless to a small number of people, then Meraki Go GR12 might just be for you! If .11ac speeds are perfectly suitable to your needs like they are for the vast majority of people, then this might be your perfect access point.
Lastly, if you would like to know more about the Meraki Go family of switches, access points, and security gateways, just call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. You can also email us at [email protected]. Thanks for reading!
Meraki GO GR12 Wi-Fi 6 access point highlights
|Up to 3x faster speeds and 2x more capacity|
|Connect up to 100 devices at the same time|
|Block unwanted websites & set usage limits|
|Create guest WiFi in seconds & view insights|