Dual-band, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with external antenna connectors for challenging RF and high-density deployments


Meraki MR53E AC Cloud Managed AP

Dual-band, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with external antenna connectors for challenging RF and high-density deployments​.

Ideal use cases

- Performance-critical wireless LANs.

- High-density environments.

- 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).

- 4-stream 802.11ac Wave 2 (MU-MIMO), up to 2.5 Gbps dual aggregate frame rate.

- 6 × external RP-TNC antenna connectors.

- 1 × Gigabit Ethernet port.

- 1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit 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.


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