Cisco Meraki CW9166 Access Point

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Software configurable flex radio architecture for 6 GHz support

The Cisco Catalyst Wireless 9166 supports a software-defined flex radio which can be operated in either a 5 GHz or 6 GHz mode. This provides an option to operate the AP in either a dual 5 GHz configuration or a true tri-band configuration.

Tri-band configuration unlocks the use of the new spectrum in the 6 GHz frequency range, which provides additional channels to increase throughput and reduce interference and noise from legacy devices. 6 GHz support ensures that the CW9166 supports future technologies.

High-Performance 802.11ax compatible wireless

The CW9166 is a cloud-managed 4x4:4 802.11ax compatible access point that raises the bar for wireless performance and efficiency. Designed for next-generation deployments in offices, schools, hospitals, retail shops, and hotels, the CW9166 offers high throughput, enterprise-grade security, and simple management.

The CW9166 provides a maximum of 7.78 Gbps* aggregate frame rate with concurrent 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz radios. A dedicated fourth radio provides real-time WIDS/WIPS with automated RF optimization, and a fifth integrated IoT radio delivers Bluetooth scanning and beaconing.

With the combination of cloud management, high-performance hardware, multiple radios, and advanced software features, the CW9166 makes an outstanding platform for the most demanding of uses—including high-density deployments and bandwidth or performance-intensive applications like voice (Cisco WebEx) and high-definition video.

CW9166 and Meraki cloud management

Management of the CW9166 is through the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive browser-based interface that enables rapid deployment without time-consuming deployment complexity and time-consuming staging process. Since the CW9166 is self-configuring and managed over the web, it can be deployed at a remote location in a matter of minutes, even without on-site IT staff.

24x7 monitoring via the Meraki cloud delivers real-time alerts if the network encounters problems. Remote diagnostic tools enable immediate troubleshooting over the web so that distributed networks can be managed with a minimum of hassle.

The CW9166’s firmware is automatically kept up to date via the cloud. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web. This means no manual software updates to download or missing security patches to worry about.

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


The equipment and software are purchased through the manufacturer's authorized channel

All purchased IT solutions are covered by the official manufacturer's warranty

All products are eligible for service support and maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's corporate policies


The LWCOM office is located in Dubai, Tameem House Building, Floor 25, Barsha Heights (Tecom)

The company delivers products across the entire territory of the United Arab Emirates

Delivery is carried out at the expense of LWCOM

  • 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n/ax client access radio
  • 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac/ax client access radio
  • 6 GHz 802.11ax client access radio
  • 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz tri-band Air Marshal WIDS/WIPS, spectrum analysis, & location analytics radio
  • 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio with Beacon and BLE scanning support Concurrent operation of all five radios
802.11ax compatible, 802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11n Capabilities
  • Target Wait Time (TWT)
  • BSS coloring*
  • SU-MIMO and DL MU-MIMO support
  • Maximal ratio combining (MRC)
  • 802.11ax beamforming
  • 20 and 40 MHz* channels (802.11n)
  • 20, 40*, 80 MHz channels (802.11ac Wave 2)
  • 20, 40*, 80 and 160MHz channels (802.11ax)
  • Note: *40MHz channels are supported only in 5 & 6 GHz bands.
  • Up to 1024-QAM on 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands
  • Packet aggregation - A-MPDU (transmit and receive), A-MSDU (transmit and receive)
  • Power over Ethernet: 42.5 - 57 V (PoE+ and UPoE compliant)
  • DC Power Adapter (54V)
  • Power requirement USB: Up to 30.5W (UPOE)
  • Power requirement No USB: Up to 25W (PoE+)
  • Power over Ethernet injector and DC adapter sold separately
  • Actual power consumption may vary depending on the AP usage
  • 1x 100/1000/2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45)
  • 1x DC power connector (8 mm, center positive)
  • USB 2.0 at 4.5W
  • All Cisco standard mounting hardware supported (AIR-AP-BRACKET-2 included)
  • Articulating Arm (CW-MNT-ART2-00 optional)
  • Desktop, ceiling, wall, and pole mount capable
  • Ceiling tile rail (9/16, 15/16, or 1 ½” flush or recessed rails), assorted cable junction boxes
Physical security
  • Two security screw options (included) (13.5 mm long and 2.5 mm diameter and 5 mm head)
  • Kensington lock
  • 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