The Meraki MR66 is an enterprise-class, 802.11n access point designed for rugged environments. When connected to the Meraki Cloud Controller, the MR66 enables the creation of high-speed and reliable networks that cover large outdoor and industrial areas quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
The MR66 package contains the following:
Your Meraki MR66 has the following features:
The vent allows pressure and humidity equalization between the interior and the environment. This prevents internal condensation and maintains a water proof seal.
The Ground Post provides an attachment point on the access point for the grounding strap (included). This post is threaded to accept a M4 x 0.7mm bolt.
The mount plate has the following features:
The Meraki MR66 has two 802.11n radios (the MR62 has one radio). Each radio has two external antenna connectors; both connectors for a particular radio should be attached to the same type of antenna. The 5 GHz radio is used for mesh or client communication. The 2.4 GHz radio is primarily used for client communication. However, it can also communicate with Meraki 2.4 GHz access points. Meraki offers a number of different antennas for use with the MR66. Alternately, you may purchase 3rd party antennas for use with the MR66. Make sure they have N-type connectors and support the proper frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz).
The MR66 access point can be powered using either a third-party 802.3af PoE switch or the Meraki 802.3af PoE injector (sold separately).
If the button is pressed and held for at least ﬁve seconds and then released, the MR66 will reboot and be restored to its original factory settings by deleting all conﬁguration information stored on the unit.
Your MR66 is equipped with a series of LED lights on the front of the unit to convey information about system functionality and performance.
The MR66 may be operated in “Run Dark” mode for additional security and to reduce the visibility of the access point. In this mode, the LEDs will not be illuminated. This mode may be enabled through Meraki Dashboard.
You should complete the following steps before going on-site to perform an installation.
The following is a brief overview only of the steps required to add an MR66 to your network. For detailed instructions about creating, conﬁguring and managing Meraki wireless networks, refer to the online documentation (documentation.meraki.com/mr).
To ensure your MR66 performs optimally immediately following installation, it is recommended that you facilitate a ﬁrmware upgrade prior to mounting your MR66.
* If the unit requires an upgrade, the Power LED will begin blinking orange until the upgrade is complete, at which point the Power LED will turn solid green. You should allow at least a few minutes for the ﬁrmware upgrade to complete, depending on the speed of your internet connection.
If a ﬁrewall is in place, it must allow outgoing connections on particular ports to particular IP addresses. The most current list of outbound ports and IP addresses for your particular organization can be found here.
All gateway MR66s (MR66s with Ethernet connections to the LAN) must be assigned routable IP addresses. These IP addresses can be dynamically assigned via DHCP or statically assigned.
When using DHCP, the DHCP server should be conﬁgured to assign a static IP address for each MAC address belonging to a Meraki AP. Other features of the wireless network, such as 802.1X authentication, may rely on the property that the APs have static IP addresses.
Static IPs are assigned using the local web server on each AP. The following procedure describes how to set the static IP:
Instead of associating to each Meraki AP individually to conﬁgure static IP addresses, an administrator can assign static IP addresses on the upstream DHCP server. Through “DHCP reservations,” IP addresses are “reserved” for the MAC addresses of the Meraki APs. Please consult the documentation for the DHCP server to conﬁgure DHCP reservations.
You will need the following tools to perform an installation:
You will need the following tools to perform an installation:
A good mounting location is important to getting the best performance out of your MR66 access point. Keep the following in mind:
For most mounting scenarios, the MR66 mount cradle provides a quick, simple, and ﬂexible means of mounting your device. The installation should be done in two steps. First, install the mount plate to your selected location. Then, attach the MR66 to the mount plate.
Before installing the mount plate, you must remove it from the back of the access point.
The MR66 mount plate can be used to install your access point in a wide range of scenarios.
Using included wall anchors and screws, attach the mount plate to your mounting wall or ceiling.
It is recommended that the MR66 be mounted to a wall or solid ceiling using the mount plate for physical security reasons.
Use the included mounting straps to mount the AP to a pole less than 3.9” in diameter. Thread the mounting straps through the mounting strap slots to secure the mount plate in a horizontal or vertical orientation.
Insert the posts on the back of the access point into the attachment slots on the mount plate.
Remove protective plastic covers from all four N-type RF connectors. Attach appropriate antennas (and protective boots if included).
If you are using directional antennas, aim them appropriately to ensure optimal performance for your specific network topography. Omnidirectional antennas perform best in a mesh network when oriented vertically.
1. Plug the power cord into the PoE Injector and the other end into wall power.
2. Plug an Ethernet cable that is connected to an active Ethernet connection into the “IN“ port on the injector.
3. Route Ethernet cable from the “OUT“ port on the injector to the Eth0 port in the cable bay of the MR66.
Route Ethernet cable from a port on an active 802.3af PoE switch to the Eth0 port in the bay of the MR66. The MR66 is Gigabit Ethernet-capable. To maximize device performance, a Gigabit-capable switch should be used.
Connect one end of grounding strap to grounding post with included screw and washer. Securely attach the other end nearby metal structure.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• this device may not cause harmful interference, and
• this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g operation of this product in the USA is firmware-limited to channels 1 through 11.
If this device is going to be operated in 5.15 ~ 5.25 GHz frequency range, then it is restricted in indoor environment only.
This equipment must be installed and configured by professional networking personnel only. Network clients or users are not intended to install, configure, or operate the equipment directly.
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• this device may not cause interference and
• this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
The following test methods have been applied in order to prove presumption of conformity with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
Radio: EN 300 328, EN 301 893
EMC: EN 301 489-1, EN 301 489-17
Safety: EN 60950-1
RF Exposure: EN 50385
Emissions: EN 55022, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3
Immunity: EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 61000-4-11
This device is a 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wideband transmission system (transceiver), intended for use in all EU member states and EFTA countries with the following restrictions:
In Italy the end-user should apply for a license at the national spectrum authorities in order to obtain authorization to use the device for setting up outdoor radio links and/or for supplying public access to telecommunications and/or network services.
The device may not be used in the 5 GHz spectrum unless the 5.725 - 5.875 GHz has been disabled. This can be done through the Meraki Dashboard.
Meraki, Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že tento wireless device je ve shodě se základními požadavky a dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice.
Undertegnede Meraki, Inc. erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr wireless device overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Hiermit erklärt Meraki, Inc., dass sich das Gerät wireless device in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Käesolevaga kinnitab Meraki, Inc. seadme wireless device vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele.
Hereby, Meraki, Inc., declares that this wireless device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Por medio de la presente Meraki, Inc. declara que el wireless device cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Meraki, Inc. ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ wireless device ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ЕΚ.
Par la présente Meraki, Inc. déclare que l’appareil wireless device est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Con la presente Meraki, Inc. dichiara che questo wireless device è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Ar šo Meraki, Inc. deklarē, ka wireless device atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem.
Šiuo Meraki, Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis wireless device atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Hierbij verklaart Meraki, Inc. dat het toestel wireless device in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Hawnhekk, Meraki, Inc., jiddikjara li dan wireless device jikkonforma mal-ħtigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti oħrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Alulírott, Meraki, Inc. nyilatkozom, hogy a wireless devicce megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Niniejszym Meraki, Inc. oświadcza, że wireless device jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz pozostalymi stosownymi
Meraki, Inc. declara que este wireless device está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Meraki, Inc. izjavlja, da je ta wireless device v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Meraki, Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že wireless device splna základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Meraki, Inc. vakuuttaa täten että wireless device tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Härmed intygar Meraki, Inc. att denna wireless device står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår direktiv 1995/5/EG.