Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. OmniAccess WLAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
It's simple to manage when there's a problem.
Cisco's technical support is very good and better than other vendors.
The most amazing part is that their Access Points have the ability to connect to multiple conference devices at different times, and it shows you the very in-depth Wi-Fi analytics through their dashboard.
The solution is easily scalable. There are not really any limits for the customer in terms of expanding if they need to.
The most valuable feature is the stability. It works and doesn't stop.
We can deploy it and check in on our customers without having an on-site connection or an on-site infrastructure for elderly customers.
The most valuable features are the management tools, including monitoring and reporting.
The flexibility, since it's a cloud service, is the most valuable feature of this solution.
There is a definite ROI with this product. This product creates a baseline of technology that will be a means to grow from five to ten years from now. By using this solution, it is an investment on the installation of that baseline.
It could be slightly cheaper but it's fine.
In the next release, I would like to see a third-party high tech center to connect multiple users to a particular network.
We would like to see Wi-Fi 6 support for devices sold in the Middle East.
Meraki should share their viability roadmap. It is really hard to know which functionality will appear or when they will be available. It is also hard to know which features are available now but are not visible on the dashboard.
I'd like better integration with security providers.
The technical support for Meraki needs improvements made to the waiting times.
In the future, I would like to see IP telephony in Saudi Arabia.
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.
It needs to be faster in order to process and transmit bigger packets.
Pricing and Cost Advice
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 price is good, but it could be improved.
It's a pretty good value, but not great. Pricing is on a yearly basis for the Meraki solution.
The price is negotiable.
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 price point in this other Cisco brand, it is a lot cheaper, and you can get a slightly better throughput than you can with these.
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 work, you can send it back to them for no charge.
We find the price comparable to other products on the market.
The price is in the range of other brands like Cisco, maybe a little cheaper but you get the same features, facilities, and security. Licensing is something Alcatel is making changes to. A few years ago you would buy a WLAN solution from Alcatel for half the price of Cisco, but you would spend the same amount on licensing. Today this is different and the licensing is cheaper.
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Also Known As
|MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN|
|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.||The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.|
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Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
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