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Meraki CW9166

Wi-Fi 6E Designed for Ultra-high-performance Wi-Fi 6E deployments.

Tri-band 802.11ax-compatible access point with separate radios dedicated to security, RF management, and Bluetooth® coupled with a USB port for added connectivity options.


Cisco Meraki CW9166 MR Wi-fi 6e General Purpose

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Flexible Deployment Options

The Cisco Catalyst 9166 Series Access Points (AP) allow you to choose between on premises and cloud management. They are the next-generation APs perfect for mission critical deployments and support the new 6GHz band for Wi-Fi. They are resilient, secure, and intelligent.

The Cisco Catalyst 9166 series Wi-Fi 6E access points enable operation in the 6GHz band to produce a network that is more reliable and secure, with higher throughput, more capacity, and less device interference. These access points provide three 4x4 radios and a host of cutting-edge features, including integrated environmental sensors (Only in DNA Mode) and IoT radios. The Catalyst 9166 Series even offers an internal directional antenna model - the Catalyst 9166D1 - designed for use cases and areas with high ceilings such as auditoriums, warehouses, and other large open space areas. The Catalyst 9166D1 should be leveraged where typically external antennas would be required. And because the Catalyst 9166D1 uses a built-in directional antenna, it eliminates the need for additional hardware to achieve ideal wireless coverage.SKU: CW9166I-MR

Hardware features

- Tri–radio aggregate frame rate of up to 7.78 Gbps*
- Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO)
- IoT and Bluetooth Low Energy Radio
- Automatic cloud-based RF Optimization
- Integrated Enterprise Security and Guest Access
- Dedicated scanning radio delivers 24x7 Air Marshal and RF analytics
- Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) & Mobile Device Management (MDM) integration
- Application-aware traffic shaping
- Voice and video optimizations
- Self-configuring, self-maintaining, always up-to-date
- Meraki Health
- Choice of Management mode

Cloud management

Pairing the Cisco Catalyst 9166 Series Access Points with the Meraki cloud platform gives organizations a unified IT experience for network monitoring and management. The Meraki dashboard provides an intuitive and interactive web interface connecting your network to the industry’s leading cloud IT platform.

Through the dashboard, Meraki provides sophisticated and scalable tools to automate network optimization, deploy policy and segmentation configurations across thousands of sites and devices, and manage a full-stack network from SD-WAN to Access to IoT technologies. The platform supports over 3.5 million active networks around the world.

Working together, the Catalyst 9166 Series and Cisco Meraki offer such features as:

- Cisco Spaces
- Cisco Identity Services Engine
- Meraki Health intelligent optimization and assurance
- Meraki Vision, smart cameras, and sensors for network closet monitoring

Enterprise security

- Wi-Fi Alliance: Wi-Fi 6 (R2), Wi-Fi 6E, WPA3-R3, WPA3-Suite B, Enhanced Open Security
- Bluetooth SIG: Bluetooth Low Energy
- CSA and CB 60950 & 62368
- EN 60601 certified
- Conforms to UL 2043 (Plenum Rating)

Product Highlights

- 4x4:4 UL/DL MU-MIMO 802.11ax compatible
- 7.78 Gbps tri-radio aggregate frame rate
- 24x7 real-time WIDS/WIPS and spectrum analytics via dedicated Scanning radio
- Integrated Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon and scanning radio
- Single 5 Gbps mGig Ethernet port support
- USB 2.0 host interface (Type A connector) with 4.5W power budget
- Enhanced transmit power and receive sensitivity
- Full-time Wi-Fi location tracking via dedicated Scanning radio
- Integrated enterprise security and guest access
- Application-aware traffic shaping
- Optimized for voice and video
- Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
- Sleek design blends into office environments

Cisco DNA Center and Catalyst 9800 WLC support

Cisco Catalyst 9166 Series Access Points can also be paired with Catalyst 9800 WLC and Cisco Catalyst Center. Cisco Catalyst Center allows you to understand your network with real-time analytics, quickly detect and contain security threats, and easily provide network-wide consistency through automation and virtualization.

Working together, the Catalyst 9166 Series and Cisco DNA offer such features as:

- Cisco Spaces
- Cisco Identity Services Engine
- Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance along with Intelligence Capture (iCAP)

For information about Cisco DNA, refer to the Cisco DNA Solution Overview.


- Integrated Layer 7 firewall with mobile device policy management
- Real-time WIDS/WIPS with alerting and automatic rogue AP containment with Air Marshal
- Flexible guest access with device isolation
- VLAN tagging (802.1q) and tunneling with IPsec VPN
- PCI compliance reporting
- WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise, WPA3 - Personal, WPA3 - Enterprise, WPA3 - Enhanced Open (OWE)
- EAP Local authentication - EAP-TTLS/PAP, PEAP-GTC, EAP-TLS
- Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
- Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) & Mobile Device Management (MDM) integration
- Cisco ISE integration for Guest access and BYOD Posturing


- Embedded location analytics reporting and device tracking
- Global L7 traffic analytics reporting per network, per device, & per application

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