Meraki’s wireless access points (APs) leverage a cloud-based controller for management, rather than the typical on-premises hardware controller common in many enterprise Wi-Fi deployments. Cisco’s MR34 AP, an 802.11ac device, expands the Meraki portfolio. The 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard offers the promise of up to 1.3 Gbps of wireless access speed.
Sanjit Biswas, Cisco’s VP and GM of cloud networking, explained to Enterprise Networking Planet that unlike other Meraki devices, the MR34 includes three Wi-Fi radios. Typical enterprise APs have up two Wi-Fi radios, one for 2.4 GHz and the other for the 5 GHz spectrum. The MR34 uses the third radio for security and RF management