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Pros
"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 without having to go onsite.""The management and upgrades are very simple and straightforward.""The solution is very stable. It is a very manageable and secure system.""Multiple access ID capabilities, meshing, and the quality of the product itself are all valuable features.""The flexibility, since it's a cloud service, is the most valuable feature of this solution.""The functionalities are quite professional and complete. It offers good integration with other Meraki products, like switches and the firewall. You can get an overview of all networks and the host. It's really great; nobody else can do that.""The most valuable features are the management tools, including monitoring and reporting.""We can deploy it and check in on our customers without having an on-site connection or an on-site infrastructure for elderly customers."

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"Ability to control the access points by groups.""If you compare wired versus wireless, it's convenient. You don't need to have one place for connectivity. You can move around and it's easier. Sometimes it's a hassle to work with wires, which is why wireless is so convenient.""The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution."

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Cons
"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 switch you can tell what MAC address is on what port but with the security appliances, you can't, which would be beneficial for troubleshooting.""Technical support can be improved, as well as having more detailed capabilities to go without using an API.""In a future release, they should offer a next-generation UTM, where you can manage all items and the network, and have it include a lot of security features like fingerprinting functionality.""Unfortunately, we have to deal with European privacy laws and as far as we can see, the solution is not compliant with these. It's why we're not able to continue with Cisco Meraki. They need to become compliant with GDPR laws.""There is only one particular thing that needs improvement. Sometimes, for example, when you need to open a ticket, although it's under the umbrella of Cisco, you still need to go to the Meraki support.""The commercial version of the solution could be cheaper.""In the future, I would like to see IP telephony in Saudi Arabia.""The technical support for Meraki needs improvements made to the waiting times."

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"Configuration could be improved.""There seems to be different versions of standards used in the wireless access points. In the future, it would be helpful if the solution could come up with some kind of universal standard for all devices and all access points.""The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's a pretty good value, but not great. Pricing is on a yearly basis for the Meraki solution.""The price is good, but it could be improved.""You have to renew your contract every year, or for three or for five years. If you do not pay right away they will suspend your subscription.""The pricing is based on a subscription and is a bit high at the moment.""This solution is quite costly and there are costs in addition to the licensing fees.""This solution is slightly more expensive than others, such as Ruckus Wi-Fi.""It's not super expensive and it's not super cheap."

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Top Answer: In my opinion, the main difference is, that Cisco Meraki has a Controllerless cloud-based managing and monitoring system, similar to Aerohive. I don’t know Ruckus, but I would expect, that it is… more »
Top Answer: Hi Gilberto, All answers are correct. Adding a new point, currently through the Cisco SDN platform (DNA Center), it is possible to have visibility of the Cisco platforms (Aironet / Catalyst) and… more »
Top Answer: We have full range of Cisco Meraki MX appliances in production. The solution is perfect for smaller to large network requirement. Below are some key advantages. of Cisco Meraki Cloud Managed… more »
Top Answer: The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution.
Top Answer: Setup cost was quite expensive, it's a concern.
Top Answer: The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly.
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Also Known As
MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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Overview
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.

Best Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE performance
In addition to delivering the best Wi-Fi range and performance which is automatically optimized through reinforcement learning algorithms, Mist Access Points have a dynamic vBLE 16 element antenna array for the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services.

Data collection, analysis and enforcement
Mist Access Points are purpose-built to collect metadata for over 150 states that allows the cloud-based AI engine to perform analytics, machine learning, location service and event correlation. APs incorporate a 3rd radio for always-on security monitoring, troubleshooting and synthetic client tests.

Converged platform for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and IoT
Access Points feature integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and an interface port to integrate and control analog/digital devices. This enables Mist to bridge the physical, location and connectivity realms, unlocking value from your network and eliminating the need for complex and costly overlay solutions.

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Sample 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 ProteinsDartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider27%
Non Tech Company9%
Hospitality Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company22%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company13%
Retailer5%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise23%
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Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 20 reviews while Mist Access Points is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.2, while Mist Access Points is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Provides high-performance, next-generation deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist Access Points writes "Fast, with good availability and good management". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless and Aruba Instant, whereas Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, ExtremeCloud IQ and Ubiquiti WLAN. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist Access Points report.

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