MR76 antennas included?

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Jorge_Garcia
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MR76 antennas included?

Does anyone know if buying a MR76-HW comes with antennas included or if they have to buy separately?

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Re: MR76 antennas included?

@Jorge_Garcia : antennas will be excluded and you need to purchase separately

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Inderdeep Singh
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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Re: MR76 antennas included?

@Jorge_Garcia : antennas will be excluded and you need to purchase separately

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)

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GreenMan
Meraki Employee

Re: MR76 antennas included?

Inderdeep is right;  you will need to purchase separately.

Available options listed under Antenna in the Specifications section of the datasheet: https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/MR_Overview_and_Specifications/MR76_Datasheet

 

The obvious starting point would be two sets of MA-ANT-20 (they are purchased in pairs), but that would deliver omni-directional coverage, in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.   You may be looking for something more tailored / derectional for your specific coverage needs.

Jorge_Garcia
Conversationalist

Re: MR76 antennas included?

Thank you very much, I am looking for omnidirectional antennas and I think that with the MA-ANT-20 they fulfill perfectly. Another question, are you telling me that I should only add 2 MA-ANT-20 antennas because they come in pairs? Or should I add 4 antennas to my quote?

Greetings.

Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Re: MR76 antennas included?

@Jorge_Garcia : MA-ANT-20 are Dual Band Omni Antenna and comes in set of 2. so they can and should be used on all 4 ports of the MR76. 

Note that when you order ANT-20 there are 2 physical dual-band antennas in the box, they come in pairs.  So for any dual band AP like MR72/74/76 you would order 2 ANT-20 which would get you 2 pair, 4 physical antennas for the 4 physical ports.

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/MR_Installation_Guides/MR76_Installation_Guide

 

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
GreenMan
Meraki Employee

Re: MR76 antennas included?

Just to be clear;    with MR76 you could use different antenna types, to provide different coverage areas for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, because each radio has its own pair of antenna posts.   That is a fairly unusual requirement though - but I have seen it, occasionally with (say) wireless mesh;  directional antenna on one radio (2 posts), in one band, for the backhaul, with (say) ANT-20s for local clients on the other radio.  In that case the client connectivity would, essentially be in a single band only.

 

This differs markedly from MR86, where all 4 posts are connected to BOTH radios;   for which the connected antennas must be dual-band and must cover the same area.

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