Meraki MR42E Cloud Managed Indoor AP with External Antennas

MR42E-HW Meraki MR42E Cloud Managed Indoor AP with External Antennas

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Cloud-Managed, Indoor 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points


Ideal use cases
  • General-purpose wireless LANs
  • Challenging RF scenarios
  • Focused coverage and flexible deployments
Hardware features
  • 4 radios: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, dual-band WIDS/WIPS, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
  • 3-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 (MU-MIMO), up to 1.9 Gbps dual aggregate frame rate
  • 5 × external RP-TNC antenna connectors
  • 1 × Gigabit Ethernet port
  • PoE: 802.3at (compatible with 802.3af)
  • AC adapter available
Cloud management
  • Network-wide visibility and control
  • Integrated analytics, reporting, and anomaly detection across networks
  • Self-provisioning for rapid deployment
  • Seamless firmware updates
  • Redundancy and security built into cloud architecture
  • Location analytics: measure visitor capture rate, visit length, and repeat visit rate over time and across sites
  • Real-time and historical AP event data across radios
  • Global L7 traffic analytics reporting per device, network, and application
Enterprise security
  • 802.1X and native Active Directory integration
  • Air Marshal: real-time WIPS with forensics
  • Stateful Layer 3-7 firewall
  • Identity-based group policies
  • Built-in antivirus scan (NAC)
Guest access
  • 1-click secure guest access
  • Guest isolation firewall
  • Customizable splash pages
  • Integrated Facebook and Google login
  • Cisco ISE integration for guest access and BYOD posturing
RF optimization
  • Dual-concurrent radios with MU-MIMO support
  • Radios optimized for rate-vs-range performance
  • Third radio dedicated to security and RF management
  • Built-in real-time RF spectrum view
  • Cloud-based automatic RF optimization
Layer 7 traffic shaping
  • Classifies hundreds of applications
  • Create per-application bandwidth limits
  • Prioritize productivity apps
  • Restrict or block recreational traffic
Device management
  • Create device-specific firewall rules
  • Monitor and track device inventory
  • Deploy applications and enforce security settings
  • Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Mobility Device Management (MDM) integration



          • Power over Ethernet: 37-57 V
            (802.3at required; functionality-restricted 802.3af mode supported)
          • Alternative 12 V DC input
          • Power consumption: 20 W max (802.3at)
          • Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter sold separately

          Physical Dimensions

          • 10.59" × 6.3" × 1.06" (269 mm × 160 mm × 27 mm), not including deskmount feet or mount plate
          • Weight: 41.27 oz (1.17 kg)