These access points feature the capabilities of Wi-Fi 6 that will help propel organizations to the future of connectivity with immense performance and capacity improvements. (UL/DL OFDMA, UL/DL MU-MIMO, TWT, BSS Color, WPA3)
From our Director of Product Management, Jayanthi Srinivisan:
"Our world is becoming increasingly hyper-connected, and what gets me really excited about Wi-Fi 6, beyond the huge improvements in capacity and performance is the support for 2.4 GHz band and the power consumption improvements. With the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 certification program, we can ensure peak performance for all devices with next-generation WPA3 security, no matter the use case. Whether for a factory, a stadium, or an office building, Cisco Meraki customers can be confident that deploying a Wi-Fi 6 network will deliver a secure, simple and superlative experience.”
Where did you hear that? MR45/55 are still supported APs with a subset of WI-FI 6 features. Ever since WI-FI 5 there’s been so many optional features that almost every AP ends up supporting a subset and not literally every feature. Unfortunately the communications could’ve been clearer about what will and won’t be supported.
I didn't hear that. Just simply asking. Shame on me for purchasing the latest and greatest, to have it replaced by something newer in a relatively short time. And yes, I agree, Meraki shouldn't have pushed the MR55 as their Wi-Fi 6 AP when it truly isn't 100% Wi-Fi 6 base on my understanding. Furthermore the MR55 is been pushed to the bottom of the Wireless Page as "AX Compatible". I know this will be a supported device, but does Meraki plan to still produce MR55 when the MR56 is the same price?
Oh totally I sympathize with being surprised by the MR46/56 release, not dismissing that at all.
I am just pointing out that WiFi 6 compatible, CERTIFIED, and “100% WiFi 6” are all different things and to date no AP supports all the WiFi 6 features, while the MR45/55 did support some key WiFi 6 features like DL-OFDMA, TWT, and MCS10/11.