Enterprise Networking: Meraki 802.11n MR16 AP Delivers Better Range with Smaller Footprint and Price

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-11-22 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Meraki 802.11n MR16 AP Delivers Better Range with Smaller Footprint and Price

by Andrew Garcia
Meraki 802.11n MR16 AP Delivers Better Range with Smaller Footprint and Price
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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