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Stephen Biastock
Real User
CEO with 1-10 employees
Mar 14 2018

What is most valuable?

I find it very easy to manage because of the cloud management, so I can update all my buildings at once and see all of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our organization immensely. We were using: * Not enough access points at one of my clients. They did... more»

What needs improvement?

At this price point, I would not mind seeing a four-way channel, instead of a 3x3 or a 4x4, like they do in the Cisco... more»

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

If you are wondering if Meraki can work for you, contact one of their representatives because they will do onsite... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had Ubiquiti UniFi and the standard APs. They were not the ACs; they were the standard APs. Their coverage was... more»

What other advice do I have?

Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: The device needs to hold up to what they are telling me it can do. I... more»
WiFiSuperman
Real User
Senior Network Engineer/Mobility Specialist at CCSI - Contemporary Computer Services, Inc.
Jan 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The Dashboard, with its centralized "cloud" interface is the most valuable feature of Meraki. If you are a smaller organization, have a small IT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use Meraki as a managed service provider for several clients that found the product and price a fit for their organization.

What needs improvement?

One of the virtues of the product could possibly be viewed as an achilles heel. The product is straightforward and does not have lots of... more»

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

Pricing is directly tied to licensing. Longer terms are a better value than shorter ones, but the customer needs to determine which options is... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

My company implements Cisco and Meraki and are certified for both. As I am also Aruba certified we occasionally service Aruba implementations.
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Aimee White
Real User
Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

The dashboard to keep track of 30 or so APs, switches, routers and logs, is invaluable. I liked the UX on this. Notifications (minus the techno-speak so it's obvious what the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's cut down the amount of time administering an expansive WiFi network spread over 43 acres. We can easily monitor the up/down time so establishing KPIs and SLAs for the IT... more»

What needs improvement?

The error logs need to be much more comprehensive.

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

Negotiate the deal put in front of you!
Henrik Kruse Lykkegaard
Reseller
Network System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 24 2018

How has it helped my organization?

It improved the installation time. It's very easy to get an overview without the expensive monitoring software because you can get it more of less for free with the dashboard. You... more»

What needs improvement?

It's performing well, really well. We don't have any issues. We only have issues if there is a lot of rogue APs in the neighborhood and that not Meraki's fault. There are many... more»

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

The price can be negotiated.

What other advice do I have?

For big enterprise, I would definitely use Meraki. They are doing something really special stuff.
Peter Katanov
Real User
Citrix/VMWare/Windows/Office365/Exchange Administrator at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use * Central management * Pretty reliable devices I also really love their cloud-based dashboard which allows me to see all my locations in one place.

How has it helped my organization?

This product has allowed us to easily create custom SSIDs for clients and carve out the necessary bandwidth for clients needs.

What needs improvement?

I believe every product always has room for improvement. When it comes to Meraki I would like to see them improve their support where an assigned engineer can take the case all the way to closure. Usually, you get a different engineer calling... more»

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What is Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?

Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls. The Cisco Meraki dashboard gives visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications. Armed with rich analytics, administrators can quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security.
Also known as
MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN customers
Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
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