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Cisco Meraki

Z4C Datasheet

Overview Edit section

The Cisco Meraki Z4C teleworker gateway is an enterprise class firewall, VPN gateway and router. This device offers wireless connectivity with WiFi 6, five gigabit ethernet ports, including a built-in PoE-enabled port for VoIP phones and other PoE powered devices. The Z4C is designed to securely extend the power of Meraki cloud managed networking to almost any location. With a built-in LTE modem, the Z4C simplifies any deployment that requires a backup cellular uplink, or is positioned in a remote location.


Software Features

  • Managed via Cisco Meraki Dashboard

  • Automatic Firmware upgrades

  • L3/L7 Stateful Firewall

  • 1:1 and 1:Many NAT

  • Configurable VLANs / DHCP support

  • Static Routing

  • Client VPN endpoint

  • Meraki AutoVPN and L2TP/IPSec VPN endpoint

  • Custom Traffic Shaping

  • Historical Client Usage statistics

  • Netflow support

  • Syslog integration

  • Remote Packet Capture tools

  • IPv6 Support

Hardware Features Edit section

  • Built-in WiFi 6 Wireless Capabilities

  • Built-in PoE+ capabilities

  • Built-in LTE Cellular capabilities

Context and Comparisons Edit section




Single Wired WAN Uplink


Cellular Uplink


Stateful Firewall Throughput

500 Mbps

Maximum VPN Throughput

250 Mbps

Security Throughput

300 Mbps

PoE Capabilities 

Yes, 1x GbE RJ45 LAN Ports (802.3at) 


Dual-band 2x2 WiFi 6

Backup Cellular Uplink

Built-in CAT12 LTE Modem

Recommended use case

Up to 5 devices

Technical Breakdown Edit section

WAN Interfaces


1x Dedicated GbE RJ45 

1x Built-in CAT12 LTE Modem

LAN Interface Edit section


4x Dedicated GbE RJ45

802.11 Wireless Interface



Radio Information

802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4 or 5Ghz) 2x2 MU-MIMO


2 x 2 MU-MIMO with two spatial streams

Maximum Data Rate

1.5 Gbps*

* Refers to maximum over-the-air data frame rate capability of the radio chipset, and may exceed data rates allowed by IEEE 802.11ax operation.

Throughput and Capabilities



Recommended Use Case

Up to 5 devices

Max Stateful Firewall Throughput in NAT mode

500 Mbps

Max VPN Throughput

250 Mbps




Mount Type

Desktop / Wall Mount


(h x d x w)

7.9 x 4.41 x 1.04 in / 

200 x 112 x 26 mm


1.1 lbs / 0.487 kg

Power Supply

50W DC

Power Load (idle/max)

15W / 46W

Operating Temperature

32°F - 113°F

0°C - 45°C

Storage and Transportation Temperature

-4°F - 158°F

-20°C - 70° C


5% to 95%





Meraki MX Replacement Power Adapter (Z4/C) (50 Watts AC)


1x AC Power Cable, US plug


1x AC Power Cable, EU plug


1x AC Power Cable, UK plug


1x AC Power Cable, AU plug

Configure your Dashboard Network Edit section Edit section

The following is a brief overview only of the steps required to add an Z4C to your network. For detailed instructions about creating, configuring and managing Meraki networks, refer to our Managing Dashboard Networks document. Additional resources can also be found via:

  1. Login to If this is your first time, create a new account.

  2. Find the network to which you plan to add your Z4C or create a new network.

  3. Add your Z4C to your network. You will need your Meraki order number (found on your invoice) or the serial number of each Z4C, which looks like Qxxx-xxxx-xxxx, and is found on the bottom of the unit. If a license key was purchased at the same time then you should have received it via email.

  4. Go to the map / floor plan view and place each Z4C on the map by clicking and dragging it to the location where you plan to mount it.

Troubleshooting Edit section

Common Event Log Messages Edit section

There are currently no Z4C 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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