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MX64 and MX65 Overview and Specifications

Overview 

The Meraki MX64 and MX65 are enterprise security appliances designed for distributed deployments that require remote administration. It is ideal for network administrators who demand both ease of deployment and a state-of-the-art feature set. The Meraki Dashboard allows for simple and easy deployment of the MX64 or MX65 with minimal pre-configuration in almost any location. 

The MX64 and MX65 are also available in Wireless models (MX64W / MX65W) that can provide 802.11ac coverage for wireless clients.

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Features

  • Managed via Cisco Meraki Dashboard

  • Automatic Firmware upgrades

  • WAN Link Balancing

  • Automatic WAN Failover

  • SD-WAN over Meraki AutoVPN

  • L3/L7 Stateful Firewall

  • Geo-based firewall rules

  • 1:1 and 1:Many NAT

  • Configurable VLANs / DHCP support

  • Static Routing

  • Client VPN endpoint

  • Meraki AutoVPN and L2TP/IPSec VPN endpoint

  • Active Directory integration

  • Content Filtering

  • Malware Protection (AMP) w/ optional Threat Grid integration

  • IDS/IPS protection 

  • Custom Traffic Shaping

  • Historical Client Usage statistics

  • Netflow support

  • Syslog integration

  • Remote Packet Capture tools

Hardware Features

  • Dual WAN uplinks

  • Built-in 802.11ac Wireless capability (Wireless models only)

  • Built-in PoE+ capabilities (MX65 only) 

Configuration 

The basic initial configuration of the MX64 and MX65 is just as simple as with other MX models. The links below provide additional information and instructions relating to each step in getting the device setup and configured for the first time. 

  1. Claim the device to an Organization on the Meraki Dashboard
    1. If a Dashboard Organization does not yet exist, Create one
  2. Add the device to a Dashboard Network 
    1. If a Network does not yet exist, Create one first
  3. Physically connect the device to the local network
    1. Ensure the wireless antennas are connected correctly (Wireless models only) 
    2. Power on the device and let it check in to the Dashboard
    3. If necessary, configure a Static IP on the WAN interface through the Local Status Page to allow it to check in.
  4. Finish configuring the device from the Meraki Dashboard 
    1. Manage local VLANs
    2. Modify Firewall rules
    3. Configure VPN connectivity

Context and Comparisons 

Description MX64 MX65
Dual WAN Uplinks Yes (With LAN conversion) Yes
Backup Cellular Uplink Via 3rd Party USB Modem Via 3rd Party USB Modem
Stateful Firewall Throughput 250 Mbps 250Mbps
Maximum VPN Throughput 100 Mbps 100Mbps
Security Throughput 200 Mbps 200 Mbps
PoE Capabilities  No Yes, 2x GbE RJ45 LAN Ports
Recommended LAN Clients 50 50

Technical Breakdown 

Physical Interfaces

Interfaces MX64 / MX64W MX65 / MX65W
WAN Interfaces

1x Dedicated GbE RJ45 

1x Convertible LAN/WAN GbE RJ45

2x Dedicated GbE RJ45
Cellular Interface Cellular Uplink via 3rd Party USB Modem Cellular Uplink via 3rd Party USB Modem
LAN Interfaces 3x Dedicated GbE RJ4
1x Convertible LAN/WAN GbE RJ45
10x Dedicated GbE RJ45
2x Dedicated GbE RJ45 PoE+
Management Interface No dedicated management port No dedicated management port

For management access, please review this document.

802.11 Wireless Interface 

Description MX64W MX65W
Radio Information

802.11a/b/g/n/ac 

802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Maximum Data Rate 1.2 Gbps 1.2 Gbps

Throughput and Capabilities

Description MX64 / MX64W MX65 /MX65W
Recommended Maximum LAN Clients 50 50
Max Stateful Firewall Throughput in NAT mode 250 Mbps 250 Mbps
Max VPN Throughput 100 Mbps 100 Mbps

Max Concurrent VPN Tunnels (Site-to-Site or Client VPN)

50 50

Physical Specifications

Description MX64  MX64W MX65 MX65W
Mount Type Desktop / Wall Mount Desktop / Wall Mount Desktop / Wall Mount Desktop / Wall Mount

Dimensions

(h x d x w)

9.5 x 5.2 x 1in 
(239mm x 132mm x 25mm)
9.5 x 5.2 x 1in 
(239mm x 132mm x 25mm)
10 x 5.2 x 1in 
(256mm x 132mm x 25mm)
10 x 5.2 x 1in 
(256mm x 132mm x 25mm)
Weight 1.61 lb (0.7 kg) 1.61 lb (0.7 kg) 1.61 lb (0.7 kg) 1.61 lb (0.7 kg)
Power Supply 30W DC 30W DC 90W DC 90W DC
Power Load (idle/max) 4W / 10W 6W / 13W 6W / 72W 9W / 79W
Operating Temperature

32°F - 113°F

0°C - 45°C

32°F - 113°F

0°C - 45°C

32°F - 113°F

0°C - 45°C

32°F - 104 °F

0°C - 40°C

Humidity 5% to 95% 5% to 95% 5% to 95% 5% to 95%

Accessories  

Accessory Description
MA-PWR-30WAC Meraki MX Replacement Power Adapter (MX64) (30 Watts AC)
MA-PWR-90WAC Meraki MX Replacement Power Adapter (MX65) (90 Watts AC)
MA-ANT-MX One pair of external dual-band dipole 802.11 antennas for MX64W / 65W (Connector type: RP-SMA)
MA-PWR-CORD-US 1x AC Power Cable, US plug
MA-PWR-CORD-EU 1x AC Power Cable, EU plug
MA-PWR-CORD-UK 1x AC Power Cable, UK plug
MA-PWR-CORD-AU 1x AC Power Cable, AU plug

Common Event Log Messages 

There are currently no MX64 / MX65 specific Event Log entries, for more general information about navigating the Event Log and the types of Events that could be expected please check out our Event Log documentation

 

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