Enterprise Networking: Meraki 802.11n MR16 AP Delivers Better Range with Smaller Footprint and Price
The Meraki MR16 802.11n WiFi access point beats its predecessors on size, price and performance while working seamlessly with the Meraki Cloud Controller. Replacing the old flagship indoor models-the MR14 and MR11-the dual-radio, dual-band MR16 (along with the single-radio MR12) features a 2-by-2 MIMO configuration, with better antenna gain, lower power consumption and the fourth-generation 802.11n WiFi chipset from Atheros. In tests, the MR16 fared particularly well against the older MR14 when measuring PHY data rate and iPerf download performance in the 5GHz band. Meraki lists the MR16 for $649 and the MR12 lists for $399, but each still requires a license for use with the Meraki Cloud Controller, which costs $150 for one year or $300 for three years. To read the full review, check out "Meraki MR16 Raises WiFi Bar While Lowering Price." Or if you have experience with Meraki access points or the Cloud Controller, share your thoughts at labs.eweek.com.