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Pros
"Customer service is great.""The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use.""The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting."

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the application visibility, which is one of the main features.""I really don't have any problems with the stability of the product.""It is easy to set up. You can do everything on the GUI. You don't need to trace cables. You don't need to connect to the switch. Everything is there, right in front of you.""I have found it to be stable.""The most valuable features are the multiple types of user groupings and access management.""Great architecturally based dashboard and the solution is accessible from anywhere.""The emailing of statuses is the most valuable feature.""The ability to manage it remotely is the most valuable. If it has an internet connection, you can get to it. It is a great product for remote clinics. We kind of thought about doing this kind of standalone technology. Meraki is easy to manage. From a management perspective, it is the easiest to use, especially in the cloud. I like Meraki. I even have it in my home."

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Cons
"It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.""The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one.""The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability."

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"Its price should be reduced.""The biggest pain point is that they limit you through firewall throughput. I understand why they do it, but that really grates me. For instance, for 450 Mbps throughput, you're looking at £800 for a router, whereas if you look at the one gig connection, for some of us are lucky enough to have a gig connection, you could almost be spending £3,000 for the option to have one gig connectivity. That's one of the pain points I've got. I don't mind paying for throughput, but I should at least have the option to be able to update that throughput, maybe through extra licensing or something else. It is crazy expensive to jump through to the next one.""The solution should be more secure.""Meraki is still very much a small office type of solution. It is not a fit for large enterprise networks, as it doesn't have tunneling functionalities.""Currently, only a limited number of clients can connect to these devices.""It would be nice to have licensing that stays in place while the system is being renovated or changed.""The user interface needs to be improved.""The customization needs to be improved because it's pretty locked down."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is an annual cost of the solution. There are some additional charges, such as support and maintenance.""This product is very expensive."

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"It's not super expensive and it's not super cheap.""As is always the case, the price could be better, although I do not recall exactly how much this comes out to.""The cost is not so much for Wireless LAN, but when you have to get the security license, it costs a lot.""It is expensive.""The price of the product could be cheaper.""I would say that they have adequate pricing.""The pricing is based on a subscription and is a bit high at the moment.""The price is on the high side when compared to Aruba."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: If you're using AirMagnet, it's a special use case. As long as they really walk you through it you should be fine. However, you do need some direction and training. If you don't have very much… more »
Top Answer: The solution is primarily used for wireless design; it's a wireless design tool. For example, if you're going to design a wireless internet network. That's what we used it for. The process is: you… more »
Top Answer: Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your WLAN Infrastructure. Can you clone an AP (exposing AP's integrity), can you sniff… more »
Top Answer: Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be very reliable and to consistently run very efficiently. Cisco Wireless helped… more »
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Also Known As
MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

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.
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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
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
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider44%
Manufacturing Company11%
University11%
Legal Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization9%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm11%
Educational Organization11%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business59%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise21%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise49%
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AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 4 reviews while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 51 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.6, while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Great customer service, simple to setup, and very easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Knowledgeable and helpful support, and it scales and load-balances to fit our needs". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless and AirCheck, whereas Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Mist Access Points.

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