Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN Competitors and Alternatives 2019

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Anonymous User
Real User
Vice President Operations at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Mar 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The WIFI planning tool is incredibly useful for determining proper AP location throughout our campus. The mesh technology… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, we had a Ubiquiti WIFI system across our 32 acre campus. The signal strength was great, but it was not robust… more»

What needs improvement?

I would love to see a more granular web filter. Specifically, I'd like to be able to see what content clients are… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our APs were around $630 per unit. We did have to purchase HiveManager licenses for each AP at around $110 per AP. This… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Ubiquiti networks. The solution connected several buildings across our 32 acre campus. The signal… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Aerohive to anyone seeking a robust cloud-based WIFI system. We have been pleased with the product… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
VP, Managed Services at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Extremely proficient technology with excellent analytics and guest WiFi features. We sell to enterprise customers who, in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Added significant value for our MSP customers.

What needs improvement?

Needs greater simplicity in the management portal. Currently, the Mojo portal presents different “apps” to configure the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing includes the planning tools, management, security, analytics, and advanced guest WiFi capabilities. It's always… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were looking for a viable controller-less solution with good security and guest hotspot features. Mojo offers… more»

What other advice do I have?

Seriously consider the tri-radio APs, as the client testing features are critical in environments where there is no onsite… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
User at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

Very simple setup, easy to use, rock-solid dependability. Has many advanced features: * Built-in firewall * Local radius * Application visibility… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Wireless access is very reliable; once I install, it is solid and works very well.

What needs improvement?

Although built-in troubleshooting tools are available, they are not at all intuitive to use. Aruba Instant lacks decent documentation to use for… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Avoid the Central cloud license if you can.

What other advice do I have?

When adding new IAPs to an existing cluster, make sure they are factory default and the same firmware version as is running on the cluster.
Grant Dickson
Reseller
Presales Engineer with 51-200 employees
Dec 03 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is management of the systems. We can easily access all features.

What needs improvement?

Probably more in terms of how much power it's using. Right now it just seems like it doesn't have enough power. Maybe that is all indicated, but says exactly how much power it's using. When it comes to wireless controllers you have issues where… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have prior experience with Cisco Meraki, which is a powerful solution.
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