Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN Reviews

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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 my clients from one spot. That is probably one of my… 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 not have enough. * They were using Ubiquiti, which was… 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 Aironet system with their other brand. For the same… 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 trials where you can set up their system. If it does not… more»

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

We had Ubiquiti UniFi and the standard APs. They were not the ACs; they were the standard APs. Their coverage was always rough. We had a lot of dropouts due to speed… 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 want to see good throughput from it, as well as that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were looking at improving the system that we currently had with Ubiquiti. We also did consider Ruckus and Cisco (the standard Cisco units). The reason I went with… more»
John Mc Arthur
Reseller
Vice President at Radeon Technologies Ltd.
Mar 17 2019

What is most valuable?

Its ability to be cloud-managed is the most valuable feature so if there's a reconfiguration or an issue, we have excellent visibility into the network and we can usually resolve the problem online… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For some of our larger clients, it has enabled them to not need to grow staff in order to retain a large 13 access point network has needed a lot of reconfiguration because of the nature of our… more»

What needs improvement?

The logging sometimes doesn't give us the granularity needed. Some of the rules are a bit more complicated. The switch ports on the routers are not individually addressable, in the sense that with a… more»

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

Meraki is certainly not the cheapest solution. The coterminous licensing that they do is a challenge with some of the sites where there's corporate and franchise sites. If a franchise is buying in and… more»

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

We've also used D-Link, Netgear, and other similar solutions and Cisco small business solutions as well. We found Meraki is easier to deploy and easier to maintain. We also evaluated WatchGuard… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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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 get a lot of insights out of the box.

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 improvements that can be made. Mainly in the radio parts, they need to include some more features but it is hard to say… 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.
Real User
Senior Tech Support Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The management and upgrades are very simple and straightforward. Traffic analytics give us insight, but they don't decrypt anything.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides an easy login page for most students. In terms of wireless network visibility, we have a lot more insight into what students are doing now. We can track down peer to peer very quickly and… more»

What needs improvement?

I would be interested in seeing more enterprise-level, advanced user features. Technical support can be improved, as well as having more detailed capabilities to go without using an API.

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

It's a pretty good value, but not great. Pricing is on a yearly basis for the Meraki solution.

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

The wifi solution that we had before wasn't great so we had to go with something else.

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson we've learned is that wifi systems are very complicated. My advice is to be sure you understand the depth that the system gives you. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten… more»
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 regarding the same ticket.

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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
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