Meraki MG52



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Meraki MG52 Cellular Gateway with support for 5G Standalone

Reliable internet access is vital for the smooth operation of any organization. In cases of primary uplink failure, wireless WAN connectivity options, like cellular networks, have traditionally served as a dependable backup for ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.

MG52 cellular gateway is a 5G StandAlone (SA) device which enables the delivery of high-speed internet access with low latency and increased capacity.  The use of standalone 5G allows for the full realization of 5G's potential, including advanced features like network slicing, which allows the creation of virtualized, dedicated slices of the network tailored for specific applications or services.

MG52/E is compatible with both Meraki and non-Meraki security appliances, routing, or switching devices by leveraging Ethernet and IP-based protocols. Its additional 802.3AT compatibility allows it to be positioned anywhere by using power over Ethernet (PoE), similar to any access point. This flexibility gives users the choice of an ideal physical placement to optimize signal quality, a crucial factor in wireless WAN communications.

MG series and Meraki Cloud Management: A Powerful Combo

All Meraki devices are managed via the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive browser-based interface. The MG series are self-configuring and managed over the web, and  can be rapidly deployed at remote locations without any assistance from end-users.

Meraki Cloud services monitor all devices 24x7 and deliver real-time alerts if any devices encounter a problem. Remote diagnostics tools enable real-time troubleshooting through any web browser. New features and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web, so you never have to manually download software updates or worry about missing critical security vulnerability patches.


  • Built in 5G SA with CAT20 LTE failover connectivity
  • 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)


  • Manageability from the Cisco Meraki dashboard
  • Self-configuring Cellular Gateway
  • Automatic firmware upgrades with scheduling control
  • Extensive API support

Remote Diagnostics

  • Email, SMS and Mobile push notification alerts
  • Ping, traceroute, cable testing, and link failure detection with alerting
  • Remote packet capture
  • Combined event and configuration change logs with instant search
  • DM logging via Local Status Page

The MG52 cellular gateway uses 6 to 8 megabytes a day of data for telemetry on dashboard and connection monitoring when the unit is idle. Any additional devices that are downstream of the MG52 may increase data usage. Cisco Meraki products are cloud connected devices that report telemetry into Dashboard for network monitoring purposes. The usage will be reduced in future firmware updates.

Note: MG52/52E now features cloud managed eSIM*.  This allows you to connect your device directly to a cellular network without needing to install a physical sim.  

*Coming Soon: Service Provider integration in progress.

Use Cases  

Note that the following use cases refer to using a Meraki MX appliance with the MG52 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 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 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 may use the cellular network for both primary and secondary uplinks

  • Primary/Secondary WAN for SD-WAN

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

  • High Availability Uplink

    • The MG52 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.

License Details

All Meraki products use the Meraki cloud for centralized management and control. The Meraki cloud is licensed on a “per device, per year” basis and is required for each device to operate. Licensing options may differ between products.

In addition to Meraki Cloud Access; license features include:

  • Lifetime* hardware warranty and advanced overnight replacement at no additional cost
  • Frequent Security and Firmware Upgrades
  • 24 x 7 Cisco Meraki Support

For further assistance or questions, please call 1-855-462-9434 to speak with a Rhino Networks Cisco Meraki Specialist.

*Excluding accessories (1YR), outdoor access points (1YR), security cameras (3YR or 5YR depending on model) and environmental sensors (3YR).


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