Meraki MR20 Access Point with Enterprise License

Meraki MR20 Dual-band, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point




The MR20 is Meraki’s entry level dual-radio, 100% cloud-managed access point. It is a 2×2:2 802.11ac PoE appliance with MU-MIMO support. As such, the MR20 is designed for basic, very low-density deployments. It delivers a maximum 1.3 Gbps aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios.

The combination of intuitive cloud management, 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless, and business-class security mean safe, reliable WiFi for your home office or small business network looking for basic connectivity.

A little about Wave 2

The MR20 is what is called a Wave 2 access point. What does that mean, you ask? Well, Wave 2 is the second wave of wireless networking gear based on the 802.11ac standard. In addition, it also has a feature called MU-MIMO. Basically, this means that it can service multiple client devices using multiple antennae.

That, plus wider channels, means Wave 2 hardware offers more throughput and better handling of multiple connections. Honestly, it’s a pretty incremental improvement over Wave 1. The jump from 802.11ac to 802.11ax is a much bigger leap forward.

Super-simple set-up

Out of the box, the MR20 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. Then, you simply connect the device to your network. And, since it’s a PoE device, you have only one cable providing power and data. This simplifies things even further.

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, installing 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.

Under the hood of the Meraki MR20

The MR20 has two radios, a 5GHz and a 2.4 GHz, with a combined frame rate of 1.3 Gbps. It has built-in WIPS for threat detection and remediation, as well. WIPS is a security sensor, a network device that monitors the radio spectrum for unauthorized access points (intrusion detection).

WIPS can automatically take countermeasures (intrusion prevention). It’s sort of like the bouncer checking IDs at the door of your little Wi-Fi club.

This device is a flat-out super-easy way to manage a faraway branch network. The MR20 is easy on the nerves, and easy on the wallet. It helps to manage your network remotely without an IT guru on site. At the same time, the MR20 gives users the ability to connect wirelessly to our network.

The Meraki MR20 is a very good access point for small to medium sites in low-to-moderate RF traffic environments. It gives you the ease of clean, simple, safe cloud-management. Additionally, it gives excellent user connectivity, reliability, and security for what you spend.

And Corporate Armor gives you uninterrupted 5-star service and years of specialization in Meraki’s whole family of products. So call us at 877-449-0458, or email us with any and all questions. The very best solution for you is the only goal we have.

Meraki MR20 highlights 

  • 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2

  • 1.3 Gbps* aggregate dual-band frame rate

  • Integrated enterprise security and guest access

  • Built-in WIPS for threat detection and remediation

  • Plug-and-play set-up and operation

Meraki MR20 datasheet



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Additional information

Weight 13.426 lbs
Dimensions 4.90 × 8.00 × 1.00 in

No License, Enterprise


Hardware Only, 1 Year, 3 Years, 5 Years, 7 Years, 10 Years

Product Description Cisco Meraki MR20 - wireless access point - cloud-managed
Device Type Wireless access point
Form Factor External
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Supported PoE
Power DC 12 V
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Data Transfer Rate 1.3 Gbps
Network / Transport Protocol IPSec
Cloud-Managed Yes
Status Indicators Power, boot state, status
Features Hardware encryption, firmware upgradable, Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support, Quality of Service (QoS), 2T2R MIMO technology, Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC), Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), tagged VLAN, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), DiffServ Code Point (DSCP) support, Unscheduled Automatic Power Save Delivery (U-APSD), beamforming technology, PMK Caching, opportunistic key caching (OKC)
Encryption Algorithm AES, TKIP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WEP, EAP-SIM
Compliant Standards ICES-003, EN55024, FCC Part 15 B, RSS-102, FCC Part 15 C, FCC Part 2, UL 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, AS/NZS 4268, FCC Part 15 E, EN 62311, EN 300 328, EN 50385, LP0002, RSS-247, EN 301 489-1-17, EN 62479, EN 301 893, CISPR 32, EN 55032, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EMI Class B, AS/NZS 2772
Antenna Internal
Directivity Omni-directional
Interfaces 1 x 1000Base-T (PoE) - RJ-45
Voltage Required DC 12 V
Power Consumption Operational 11 Watt
Service & Support Limited warranty - advance parts replacement - lifetime
Min Operating Temperature 32 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 104 u00b0F
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)

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