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Cisco Meraki Meraki MG Cellular Gateway

Accelerate day 0 operations with cloud-managed eSIM, future-ready 5G Standalone (SA), and more, The fastest and simplest way to scale robust, always-on 5G connected experiences anywhere.

MG52, MG52E

Cisco Meraki MG52 Series Gateway Family Devices


  • Built in 5G SA/NSA Sub6 LTE CAT20
  • Cloud managed eSIM
  • Dual SIM support
  • Supports 2 separate downstream Ethernet connections
  • Small form factor
  • PoE+ or DC powered
  • IP67 rating
  • Optional Patch antenna (MG52E)

Use Cases

Note that the following use cases refer to using a Meraki MX appliance with the MG52/E as a WAN uplink. However, the use cases can also apply to non-Meraki devices.

Antenna placement where cellular coverage is best

Signal strength is key for cellular performance. The MG52/E makes cellular a viable option in situations where high bandwidth or throughput is needed or locations where the MX is not necessarily the best location for a strong cellular signal. The separation of cellular antenna and MX expands cellular options for all networks, particularly for mid-range MXs deployed in a data center or medium/large branch location. The 4 x 4 DL MIMO is capable of supporting deployments that demand higher throughput capacity.

Primary WAN

In areas where wired internet services are not available or wired connectivity takes too long or is expensive, the MG52/E provides a simple, viable option for wireless WAN connectivity.

Secondary WAN for Failover

An MX's primary or secondary WAN interface connected to an MG52/E may use the cellular network for both primary and secondary uplinks

Primary/Secondary WAN for SD-WAN

An MX with an MG52/E as a primary and/or secondary WAN uplink may use the cellular network to establish VPNs for SD-WAN.

High Availability Uplink

The MG52/E can be used as either a primary or secondary internet uplink for MX HA topologies. Its two LAN ports allow the MXs to share access to the same cellular network.

Two Cisco Meraki MG52 Series Cellular Gateway devices with antennas on a white background

Key Benefits for Businesses

  • Operational Efficiency: Scalable and flexible management enhances operational efficiency.
  • Minimized Downtime: Seamless, resilient network performance reduces disruptions.
  • Cost-Effective: Durable, long-lasting devices offer a greater return on investment.
  • Flexible Deployment: Devices can be deployed in hard-to-reach locations.
  • Quick Setup: Branch sites can be operational within minutes with instant-on, built-in AT&T 5G connectivity.

Future-ready 5G Standalone (SA)

  • Multigigabit speeds for primary cellular connectivity
  • Engineered for reliable performance
  • Supports worldwide 5G bands
  • Full lifetime hardware warranty with next-day advanced replacement
Cisco Meraki MG device mounted on a wall next to a window and a plant
Diagram showing Cisco Meraki MG connecting via Ethernet to Meraki MX, Cisco ISR/vEdge, or any third-party router in a network closet.

Cloud-based management

  • Managed centrally over the web with secure, user-scheduled firmware updates
  • Same-day connectivity and instant-on data via cloud-managed eSIM and cloud-based dashboard
  • Remote visibility of key cellular information: IMEI, ICCID, APN, RSRP, RSRQ
  • Auto-SIM failover—configure APN and other parameters via the dashboard

Handles any environment

  • Operating temperature: -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C)
  • Humidity: 5%–95% non-condensing
  • IP67-rated to withstand harsh environments
  • Mount on ceiling, wall, or pole with included all-in-one mounting bracket
Cisco Meraki MG device hero shot on a clean white background
Two Cisco Meraki MG cellular gateway devices with antennas on a white background

The Ultimate Connection to 5G

For a network to be effective, its infrastructure needs to be top-notch. The Meraki MG Cellular Gateway is your ideal solution, tightly integrating with the complete Meraki lineup. This ensures seamless cellular WAN connectivity for your entire network.

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