Datasheet | MR34
Dual-concurrent 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac Access Point
with 3rd Radio Dedicated to Security and RF Management
Ultra-high performance cloud-managed 802.11ac wireless
MR34 and Meraki Cloud Management: A Powerful Combo
The Cisco Meraki MR34 is an industry-first three-radio, cloudmanaged 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac access point. Designed for highdensity next-generation deployments in large offices, schools,
hospitals and hotels, the MR34 provides the highest performance,
security, and manageability.
The MR34 is managed through the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive
browser-based interface that enables rapid deployment without
training or certifications. Since the MR34 is self-configuring and
managed over the web, it can even be deployed at a remote location
without on-site IT staff.
The MR34 provides not only a blazing 1.75 Gbps throughput with
concurrent 802.11ac and 802.11n 3x3:3 MIMO radios, but also
unprecedented security and spectrum visibility via a third radio
dedicated to 24x7 WIDS/WIPS and advanced RF analytics.
The MR34 is monitored 24x7 via the Meraki cloud, which delivers
real-time alerts if the network encounters problems. Remote
diagnostics tools enable real-time troubleshooting over the web,
meaning multi-site, distributed networks can be managed remotely.
The combination of cloud management, 802.11ac, and integrated fulltime RF environment scanning delivers the ultra-high throughput and
reliability required by the most demanding business applications like
voice and high-definition streaming video, both today and tomorrow.
The MR34’s firmware is always kept up to date from the cloud. New
features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly
over the web, meaning no manual software updates to download or
missing security patches to worry about.
Product Highlights
• 3x3 802.11ac, 1.75 Gbps aggregate dual-band data rate
• Integrated enterprise security and guest access
• 24x7 real-time WIPS/WIDS and spectrum analytics via
dedicated third radio
• Application-aware traffic shaping
• Enhanced transmit power and receive sensitivity
• Self-healing, zero-configuration mesh
• Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
• Sleek, low-profile design blends into office environments
• Optimized for voice and video
Aggregate data rate of up to 1.75 Gbps
Integrated enterprise security and guest access
A 1.3 Gbps 5 GHz 3x3 802.11ac radio and a 450 Mbps 2.4 GHz 3x3
802.11n radio offer a combined aggregate dual-band throughput of
1.75 Gbps. Technologies like transmit beamforming and enhanced
receive sensitivity allow the MR34 to support a higher client
density than the typical enterprise-class access points, resulting in
fewer required APs for a given deployment. Band steering further
enhances overall throughput, by moving 5 GHz-capable clients to
the 5 GHz radio, maximizing the capacity in the 2.4 GHz range for
older 802.11b/g clients.
The MR34 features integrated, easy-to-use security technologies
to provide secure connectivity for employees and guests alike.
Advanced security features such as AES hardware-based
encryption and WPA2-Enterprise authentication with 802.1X and
Active Directory integration provide wire-like security while still
being easy to configure. One-click guest isolation provides secure,
Internet-only access for visitors. Our policy firewall (Identity Policy
Manager) enables group or device-based, granular access policy
control. Meraki Teleworker VPN makes it easy to extend the
corporate LAN to remote sites, without requiring all clients and
devices to have client VPN software. PCI compliance reports
check network settings against PCI requirements to simplify secure
retail deployments.
Dedicated third radio delivers 24x7 wireless security and
RF analytics
The MR34’s sophisticated, dedicated dual-band third radio scans
the environment continuously, characterizing RF interference and
containing wireless threats like rogue access points. No more need
to choose between wireless security, advanced RF analysis, and
serving client data: a dedicated third radio means that all three
occur in real-time, without any impact to client traffic or
AP throughput.
Automatic cloud-based RF optimization
The MR34’s sophisticated, automated RF optimization means that
there is no need for the dedicated hardware and RF expertise
typically required to tune a wireless network. The real-time fullspectrum RF analysis data made available by the dedicated third
radio is continuously fed back to the Meraki cloud. The Meraki
cloud then automatically tunes the MR34’s channel selection,
transmit power, and client connection settings for
optimal performance under the most challenging RF conditions.
As a 5 GHz-only protocol with larger channel sizes, 802.11ac will
greatly increase 5 GHz spectrum activity and noise, necessitating
sophisticated and automated RF analytics to ensure the highest
performance wireless LAN.
Secure wireless environments using 24x7 Air Marshal
No longer choose between a wireless intrusion prevention system
(WIPS) and serving client data: thanks to the dedicated third
radio, Meraki’s Air Marshal, a highly optimized built-in WIPS, scans
continuously for threats and remediates them as commanded, all
without disrupting client service. Alarms and auto-containment
of malicious rogue APs are configured via flexible remediation
policies, ensuring optimal security and performance in even the
most challenging wireless environments.
Application-aware traffic shaping
The MR34 includes an integrated layer 7 packet inspection,
classification, and control engine, enabling you to set QoS policies
based on traffic type. Also included is integrated support for
Wireless Multi Media (WMM), 802.1p, and DSCP. Prioritize your
mission critical applications, while setting limits on recreational
traffic, e.g., peer-to-peer and video streaming.
Low-profile, environmentally friendly design
Despite its robust feature set, the MR34 is packaged in a sleek,
low-profile enclosure that blends seamlessly into any environment.
Energy-saving components and intelligent power management
techniques deliver best-in-class energy efficient performance and
mean that pollution, material utilization, and your electric bill are
kept to a minimum.
High performance mesh
The MR34’s advanced mesh technologies, like multi-channel
routing protocols and multiple gateway support, make it possible
to cover hard-to-wire areas and improve network resilience. In the
event of a switch or cable failure, the MR34 will automatically revert
to mesh mode.
Self-configuring, self-optimizing, self-healing
When plugged in, the MR34 automatically connects to the Meraki
cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins the appropriate
network. The MR34 then self-optimizes, determining the ideal
channel, transmit power, and client connection parameters. As
necessary, it will also self-heal, responding automatically to switch
failures and other errors.
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One 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n, one 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac, and one dedicated for dual-band
WIPS & spectrum analysis
1x 100/1000Base-T Ethernet (RJ45)
1x DC power connector (5 mm x 2.1 mm, center positive)
Concurrent operations of all three radios
Max data rate 1.75 Gbit/s
Operating bands:
2.412-2.484 GHz
5.150-5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
5.725 -5.825 GHz (UNII-3)
CE (Europe)
2.412-2.484 GHz
5.150-5.250 GHz (UNII-1)
5.250-5.350, 5.470-5.600, 5.660-5.725 GHz (UNII-2)
Integrated policy firewall (Identity Policy Manager)
Mobile device policies
Air Marshal: Real-time WIPS (wireless intrusion prevention system) with alarms
Rogue AP containment
802.11ac and 802.11n Capabilities
Guest isolation
3 x 3 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) with three spatial streams
Teleworker VPN with IPsec
Maximal ratio combining (MRC)
PCI compliance reporting
WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X
20 and 40 MHz channels (802.11n), 20, 40, and 80 MHz channels (802.11ac)
TKIP and AES encryption
Packet aggregation
VLAN tagging (802.1q)
Quality of Service
Power over Ethernet: 37 - 57 V (802.3at compatible, with functionality-restricted 802.3af
mode supported)
Wireless Quality of Service (WMM/802.11e)
12 V DC
Advanced Power Save (U-APSD)
Power consumption: 18W max (802.3at), 13.87W max (802.3af)
Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter sold separately
Layer 7 application traffic shaping and firewall
All standard mounting hardware included
Desktop and wall mount
Ceiling tile rail (9/16, 15/16 or 1 ½” flush or recessed rails), assorted cable junction boxes
Bubble level on mounting cradle for accurate horizontal wall mounting
PMK and OKC credential support for fast Layer 2 roaming
L3 roaming
LED Indicators
2 Ethernet status
Physical Security
Two included security screw options
Kensington lock hard point
Anti-tamper cable bay
Concealed mount plate
1 power/booting/firmware upgrade status
FCC (US), IC (Canada), CE (Europe), C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand)
Anatel (Brazil), Cofetel (Mexico) (available Q4 CY2013)
Operating temperature: 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C)
Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
Physical Dimensions
10.0” x 6.1” x 1.5” (253.4 mm x 155.8 mm x 37.1 mm), not including deskmount feet
or mount plate
Weight: 25 oz (0.7kg)
For additional country-specific regulatory information, please contact Meraki sales
Lifetime hardware warranty with advanced replacement included
Ordering Information
MR34-HW Meraki MR34 Cloud Managed AP
AC-MR-1-XX Meraki AC Adapter for MR Series (XX = US, EU, UK or AU)
Note: Meraki Enterprise license required.
Integrated omni-directional antennas
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