Data Sheet
OAP180 Rugged Access Point
Easiest-to-deploy, centrally managed rugged access point
for extending enterprise-class Wi-Fi connectivity to outdoor
and challenging indoor environments
Key Product Benefits:
▪ Easiest-to-deploy, enterprise
class outdoor AP eliminates RF
channel planning, significantly
reducing costs
▪ Compact, rugged enclosure
designed for outdoor use or in
harsh indoor environments with
exposure to extreme heat, cold,
and/or rain
▪ Multi-layered security options
allow multiple applications and
user groups
▪ Centralized management helps
lower operational expenses
▪ Dual radios enable simultaneous
support of 802.11a and 802.11b/g
▪ Supports and works in all
wireless mode when deployed
as a Mesh access point
Dual-radio Access Point for Enterprise
Multi-Layered Security Approach
Offers Greater Network Protection
The Meru OAP180 Rugged Access Point delivers secure,
high performance Wi-Fi connectivity to extend enterprise
deployments to outdoor locations like campuses, parking
lots, and pole tops; or harsh indoor environments including
breweries, food processing plants or warehouses.
To help deliver greater security for the WLAN, Meru APs
go beyond the basic over-the-air protections by providing
multi-layered security policies.
The OAP180 is a part of the Meru WLAN solution, which
consists of coordinated Meru access points (APs) at the edge
and centralized Meru controllers for management, security,
and coordination for over-the-air reliability and Quality of
Service (QoS). The Meru OAP180 provides best-in-class
security, Voice over WLAN (VoWLAN) support, and reliability
essential for enterprise-class Wi-Fi connectivity.
• No security information contained within
access point
For customers planning new outdoor installations or
adding capacity and coverage to existing WLANs in harsh
environments, the OAP180 is the easiest-to-deploy AP in
its class. Like other Meru APs, the OAP180 is a plug-andplay device that needs no configuration and no complex
RF channel planning. Centralized configuration with Meru
controllers and RF coordination provided by Meru Air Traffic
Control™ technology eliminates these costly installation
Zero-Configuration Design Streamlines
Installation and Reduces Costs
Installing a new wireless device outdoors can be expensive
due to the high labor costs associated with configuring
the network APs. The OAP180, along with the centralized
Meru WLAN architecture, is designed to solve this problem.
Because the OAP180 requires zero configuration, installation
is a simple plug-and-play procedure, which greatly reduces
time and costs. Additional Meru OAP180 configuration
benefits include:
• Wi-Fi Alliance Certified™ for WPA2
• Automatic AP discovery and configuration
• No channel planning required with single
channel installations
• Intelligent load balancing of clients
• No need to extend VLAN trunks to the edge—
done centrally at the controller in the
distribution layer or core layer
• Local and RADIUS MAC Filtering
• WPA2, WPA, 802.1x, and WEP
• Operates only with Meru controllers
• Multiple static or automatic security zones with
individual security policies help ensure separation of
different user groups or dynamic VLAN assignments
per user based on RADIUS credentials — includes guest
access captive portal.
Centralized RF Management Lowers
Operational Costs
Post-installation maintenance and help-desk costs are
some of the challenges for IT organizations. Meru reduces
management complexity with its E(z)RF™ Application Suite.
Meru E(z)RF is a centralized management tool that enables
network administrators to remotely manage Meru APs and
• Centralized dashboard to monitor and troubleshoot the
entire WLAN — including OAP180s
• Graphical view of performance and coverage parameters
to better visualize the RF footprint of each OAP180
• Central template-based configuration of all Meru
controllers and OAP180 Rugged Access Points
High-performance Access Point Provides
Investment Protection
As enterprise applications and user density continue to
increase, and 802.11a/b/g clients are now commonplace
in laptops, the Meru OAP180 ensures that your network
supports the full breadth of WLAN clients.
• One 802.11a and one 802.11b/g radio
• Simultaneous support for 802.11a, 802.11b,
and 802.11g clients
About Meru Networks
Meru Networks develops and markets wireless infrastructure solutions that enable the All-Wireless
Enterprise. Its industry-leading innovations deliver pervasive, wireless service fidelity for business-critical
applications to major Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, healthcare organizations and local, state and
federal government agencies. Meru’s award-winning Air Traffic Control technology brings the benefits of
the cellular world to the wireless LAN environment, and its WLAN System is the only solution on the market
that delivers predictable bandwidth and over-the-air quality of service with the reliability, scalability and
security necessary to deliver converged voice and data services over a single WLAN infrastructure.
OAP180 Rugged Access Point
Technical Specifications
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MAC Filtering
Layer 2 Security
RADIUS Interoperability
Layer 3 Security
Local MAC database; RADIUS MAC authentication
802.11 Security: WEP-64, WEP-128, 802.1x with PEAP,
Dynamic VLAN assignment on a per-client basis
WEP keys of 40 bits, 64 bits, and 128 bits (in hardware)
TKIP (in hardware)
AES (in hardware)
Microsoft IAS, Steel-Belted RADIUS, FreeRADIUS, Cisco ACS
VPN Passthrough
Captive Portal for guest access
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Power Type
Maximum Power Draw
Administrative Access
Troubleshooting and
Local Access
SNMP Support
Remote Logging
Software Upgrade
SSH, Telnet, GUI – through controller
Automatically downloaded from Controller
All configuration changes performed on the controller
Advanced troubleshooting through controller
Historical reports and alerts through E(z)RF
E(z)RF Management Station for: Monitoring, Alerts, Reports,
RF Visualization, RF Locationing
SNMP v1/v2c Agent & Monitoring through controller MIBs
Syslog v1 and v2—failure alerts and change notifications
through controller and E(z)RF
Automatic software upgrades, originated by controller
Wireless Interfaces
Power Management
Frame Size
Client Support
Two radios—IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11b/g
Optimal power control in 1 dBm increments
4 N-Type external antenna connectors
Peak frame size of <2250 bytes
Fragmentation and Reassembly of 802.11/Ethernet frames
All Wi-Fi compatible clients
Power Save clients
Clients that perform active and passive scanning
Frequency Band
Operating Channels
Data Rates
Transmit Power
Receive Sensitivity
5.180 – 5.240 GHz; 4 channels (36, 40, 44, 48)
5.260 – 5.320 GHz; 4 channels (52, 56, 60, 64)
5.745 – 5.825 GHz; 5 channels (149, 153, 157, 161, and
Configurable based on country regulations
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6 Mbps with automatic rate
~ +18 dBm (65 mW) nominal; antenna type and gain are
country regulations dependent
-71 dBm at 54 Mbps, -89 dBm at 6 Mbps
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Frequency Band
Operating Channels
Transmit Power
802.11b Data Rates
802.11g Data Rates
802.11b Receiver
802.11g Receiver
Hardware supports 2.40-2.50 GHz:
2.4 GHz - 2.4835 GHz (US, Europe)
2.4 GHz - 2.497 GHz (Japan only)
1-11 US/Canada, 1-13 Europe, and 1-14 (Japan) 3 nonoverlapping channels
~+20 dBm (100 mW) nominal, country regulations
11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps with automatic rate adaptation
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 11, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
-90 dBm at 11 Mbps, -96 dBm at 1 Mbps
-73 dBm at 54 Mbps, -91 dBm at 6 Mbps
Network Interfaces
IP Tunnel to Controller in Coordinated Mode 802.3/802.11
bridging in Bridge Mode
1 Auto-sensing 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet (RJ-45)
DHCP or Manual Assignment
802.1Q Tagging Support through controller
Physical Interfaces
195 x 190 x 74 mm 9 / 7.68 x 7.48 x 2.91”
3.4 lbs / 1.54 Kgs
Power over Ethernet, 60 W High Power;
Power Injector provided
Operating Temperature: ETS 300 019-2-4
Class 4.1E modified -40° F to 140° F/-40° C to 60° C
Vibration class 4M3
Transportation Environment: ETS 300 019-2-2
Class 2.3 Public Transportation
Storage Temperature: Storage @ -67° F to 176° F/-55° C to
80° C, non condensing @ 41° F to 158° F/5° C to 70° C
Storage Environment Shock: IEC 68-2-29
Drop: IEC 68-2-32
Humidity: Max 95%
Wind (Operational):100 MPH; Wind (Survival):150 MPH
Lightning: The unit should withstand a +4KV of Input surge,
1.2μsec rise/fall time, 50 μsec duration, every 10 seconds,
for both RF and IF ports
4 LEDs for monitoring power, Ethernet activity, 802.11a
activity, and 802.11b/g activity
Hardware: 1 year
Software: 90 days
7 x 24 x 365 Service options available
Gasketed IP65 / NEMA 4 enclosure with sealed connectors
Wall / post mounting bracket
Sealed wall and post N connectors for external antennas
Sealed multi-pole connectors Ethernet/POE and console RF
2 x 2.4 Ghz N-Type female antenna interface
2 x 5 Ghz N-Type female antenna interface
1 10/100Base-T/TX compatible with IEEE802.3
4 N-Type connectors for external antennas
FCC Part 15
Canada RSS210
EN 300 328 V1.6.1 (11/2004)
EN 301 893 V1.3.1 (08/2005)
Japan Technical Regulations
FCC Part 15
EN 301 489-17 V1.2.1 (08/2002)
Japan VCCI
cUL 60950-1 First Edition
IEC/EN 60950-1 First Edition with national deviations
UL 50; Enclosures for Electrical Equipment