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Wireless (MR) Firmware Features Directory

Overview

This article describes MR features and their dependencies on MR firmware releases.

Note: All access points have a minimum runnable firmware version, some have a maximum runnable firmware version. Please refer to Product Firmware Version Restrictions for more information.  

MR Product Families

The table below explains the correlation between access point product families and models.

Product Family

Models

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2 

MR20, MR30H, MR33, MR42, MR42E, MR52, MR53, MR53E, MR70, MR74. MR84

Wi-Fi 6

MR28, MR36, MR36H, MR44, MR46, MR46E, MR56, MR76, MR78, MR86.

MR45/55 (Wi-Fi 6 Compatible)

Wi-Fi 6E

MR57, CW9162-MR, CW9164-MR, CW9166I-MR, CW9166D1-MR, CW9163E-MR

Note: The Minimum Required License Type indicates the lowest MR license tier with a particular feature. Please refer to the Meraki MR License Guide for more information about MR license types and included features.

MR 31.1.X Firmware Features

Feature

Description

Type / Status

Supported Models / Families

Minimum Required License Type

RADSec Enhancements

  • Support for RADSec with Tunneled SSIDS
  • Support for RADSec keep alives
  • Support for Change of Authorization with RADSec
  • Support to set IP address for NAS-ID

Enhancement 

Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Assa Abloy’s Zigbee Integration with MRs

Supported MR access points can act as the IoT Controller to integrate with Assa Abloy’s Zigbee Secure Door Lock Solution.

New Feature Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
WPA3 Transition Mode for RADIUS-based Authentication Networks can broadcast a Single SSID with dynamic encryption for 2.4/5 and 6 GHz client connections New Feature Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise

AP Auto Locate

Use Fine Time Measurement and GPS to locate APs in a network and map them on a floor plan automatically.

New Feature Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
SGT Enhancements SGT assignments to clients can now be based on the group policy they are assigned in the group configuration. Enhancement  Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
Rogue Detection Outside of Regulatory Domain Extension of Air Marshall Rogue Detection support beyond the AP’s regulatory domain. Enhancement Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
UNII-5 6 GHz support for 20 countries Added 6GHz support in the listed regulatory domains Enhancement Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise

 

 

MR 30.X Firmware Features

Feature

Description

Type / Status

Supported Models / Families

Minimum Required License Type

IPv6 Improvements

  • Alternate Management Interface IPv6 support

  • Distributed L3 roaming for IPv6-only clients

Enhancement / Beta

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

RADSec Support

APs can connect to RADIUS servers directly over TLS instead of using a cloud proxy. New Feature / Beta Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
VLAN Profiles Support Support for multiple VLAN groups on a single SSID to serve large deployments where a single VLAN subnet might be limiting or broadcast domain might grow too large. New Feature / Beta Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
HTTP CONNECT Proxy Support Support for basic services (Dashboard connectivity, configuration download, firmware upgrade) for APs behind HTTP proxy using HTTP CONNECT method. New Feature / Beta Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise

WPA3 + 802.11r Support

Added 802.11r support for WPA3 to support seamless client roaming Enhancement / Beta Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
MR57 Uplink High Availability Dual PoE (dual-uplink mode): both Ethernet ports receive PoE (no power-sharing) and act as uplinks. Enhancement / Beta MR57 MR Enterprise
6GHz Site Survey Support via local status page 6GHz Site Survey Support via local status page for Wi-Fi 6E deployments Enhancement / Beta Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
WEP Deprecation WEP is no longer supported in networks running MR 30.1+ firmware Feature Deprecation All AP models N/A
UNII-3 Support in the EU Enables UNII-3 channels up to 25mW for 27 EU countries Enhancement / Beta Wi-Fi 6E (MR57, CW9166I, CW9164I, CW9162I) MR Enterprise
View iPSK Name Used by Clients The ability to view iPSKs used by each client Enhancement / Beta Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise

Wireless Client Isolation + Bonjour Forwarding

Bonjour forwarding mDNS traffic is excluded from L2 client isolation. Feature / Beta Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
UNII-5 6GHz Support in Japan 6GHz Support in the Japan Regulatory Domain Enhancement / Beta Wi-Fi 6E MR Enterprise
WPN Support on MR30H/MR36H Wired Ports WPN support on MR30/MR36H wired ports Feature / Beta MR30H, MR36H MR Enterprise

MR 29.X Firmware Features

Feature

Description

Type / Status

Supported Models / Families

Minimum Required License Type

Wi-Fi Personal Network (WPN)

Easy wireless network segmentation

New feature / GA

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Band Steering Enhancements

Active steering based on 802.11v and other improvements

Enhancement / GA

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Client Balancing Enhancements

Active client balancing based on 802.11v and other improvements

Enhancement / GA

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Mesh Enhancements

6GHz support and encryption improvements

Enhancement / GA

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

IPv6 Enhancements

MLD Snooping, IPv6 Bonjour Forwarding, L2 client Isolation and other improvements

Enhancement / GA

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Hanshow USB Gateway Support

Hanshow USB gateway support for Electronic Shelf Label (ESL)

New feature / GA

List

MR Enterprise

SoluM USB Gateway Support

SoluM USB gateway support for Electronic Shelf Label (ESL)

New feature / GA

List

MR Enterprise

MR 28.X Firmware Features

Feature

Description

Type

Supported Models / Families

Minimum Required License Type

IPv6 support on MR

Live tools, IPv6 uplink, L3 firewall rules and other improvements

Enhancement

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

RADIUS enhancements

Revamped access control page with advanced RADIUS features

Enhancement

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

SES-imagotag Electronic Shelf Labels (ESL) Integration

Native ESL tags management via a built-in IoT radio

New Feature

Link

MR Enterprise

VLAN support over mesh

Ability to pass multi-VLAN traffic over mesh

Enhancement

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) support

Lightweight data streaming for IoT applications

New Feature

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

Meraki Health

AI/ML suite of tools for wireless monitoring and troubleshooting

New Feature

Wi-Fi 5 Wave 2, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6E

MR Enterprise

 

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