Meraki MR53 Indoor Access Point


Dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 access point with separate radios dedicated to security, RF management,  Bluetooth Beacon and Multigigabit Ethernet


SKU: MR53-HW Categories: ,


The Cisco Meraki MR53 is a cloud-managed 4×4:4 802.11ac Wave 2access point with 160 MHz channels and MU-MIMO support.Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, shops, and hotels, the MR53 offers high performance, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.

The MR53 provides a maximum of 2.5 Gbps* aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios. A dedicated third radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization, and a fourth integrated radio delivers Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)scanning and Beaconing.

With the combination of cloud management, high performance hardware, multiple radios, and advanced software features, the MR53 makes an outstanding platform for the most demanding of uses —including high-density deployments and bandwidth or performance-intensive applications like voice and high-definition video.

Ideal use cases
  • Performance-critical wireless LANs
  • High-density environments
  • 4×4 160 MHz MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2
  • 2.5 Gbps dual-radio aggregate frame rate
  • 24×7 real-time WIDS/WIPS and spectrum analytics via dedicated third radio
  • Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon and scanning radio
  • Enhanced transmit power and receive sensitivity
  • Full-time WiFi location tracking via dedicated 3rd radio
  • Integrated enterprise security and guest access
  • Application-aware traffic shaping
  • Optimized for voice and video
  • Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
  • Sleek, low-profile design blends into office environments

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 8 × 2 in
Hardware Features

4 radios: 2.4 and 5 GHz, dual-band WIDS/WIPS, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
4-stream 802.11ac Wave 2, up to 2.5 Gbps
1 × Gigabit Ethernet port
1 × 2.5 Gbps Multigigabit Ethernet Port
PoE: 802.3at
AC adapter available

Cloud Management

Network-wide visibility and control
Self-provisioning for rapid deployment
Automatic reporting
Seamless firmware updates

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 login

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

Presence Location Analytics

Measure visitor capture rate, visit length, and repeat visit rate
Measure visitor trends over time and compare performance across locations

Device Management

Create device-specific firewall rules
Monitor and track device inventory
Deploy applications and enforce security settings


MR53 Datasheet

Air Marshal Datasheet

Multigigabit Solution Guide

Cloud Management Datasheet

Location Analytics Datasheet

Location Analytics for Hospitality

Layer 7 Visibility and Control Whitepaper

Large Deployments Whitepaper

802.11ac Migration Guide

BYOD Solution Guide


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