Wi-Fi 6Next-generation Wi-Fi
Unlocking High Efficiency with Wi-Fi 6
The 802.11 wireless standard has come a long way since the Meraki founders started a 2003 project to offer 802.11b/g mesh networking technology at their MIT university campus. In those days, 4G LTE, social media applications, iPhones, iPads, streaming music, YouTube, and AWS did not exist. Today, technologies like self-driving cars, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 5G cellular networks are all on the verge of going mainstream.
The new 802.11ax amendment, also known as Wi-Fi 6, will help usher in new wireless technologies by providing higher throughput, higher density, and overall higher efficiency. While the 802.11ac standard gave us immense throughput improvements, Wi-Fi 6 hopes to improve the average throughput per user by a factor of four in dense environments. Wi-Fi 6 will achieve these improvements using technologies such as OFDMA (Downlink and Uplink), MU-MIMO (Downlink and Uplink), 1024 QAM and BSS Color.
At Cisco Meraki, we strive to provide solutions that help our partners keep up with the latest technology to stay ahead of rapidly evolving customer needs. With that mission in mind, we're excited to announce our newest wireless access points, MR46E - MR76 - MR86, that provide Wi-Fi 6 support and offer state-of-the-art coverage for both indoor and outdoor environments. With these new models, it's now easier to cover large indoor spaces with high ceilings, spaces with more challenging signal propagation, or oddly shaped spaces such as long hospital corridors.
MR46E makes it easier to maintain wireless coverage in large indoor spaces with high ceilings, or spaces with more challenging signal propagation often caused by obstacles such as walls, windows or long corridors
The new outdoor models, MR76 and MR86, benefit from an IP67 rating for dust, shock, vibration, and moisture, and can operate across a broad temperature range. With a range of antenna options, these APs enable Wi-Fi 6 coverage for outdoor spaces such as curbside food pick-up areas or school and government buildings offering outdoor Wi-Fi.
Cloud-managed Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) compatible with Multigigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with Multigigabit Ethernet