Mist Access Points Overview

Mist Access Points is the #15 ranked solution in our list of top Wireless LAN tools. It is most often compared to Cisco Wireless: Mist Access Points vs Cisco Wireless

What is Mist Access Points?

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.

Mist Access Points Buyer's Guide

Download the Mist Access Points Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: February 2021

Mist Access Points Customers

Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Mist Access Points pricing:
  • "The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market."

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ChandanaPiyaratne
Head of Infrastructure Solutions at Thakral One (Pvt) Ltd
Real User
Top 5
Mar 16, 2020
Fast, with good availability and good management

What is our primary use case?

Our customer's primary use case is internet connectivity.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

We're a partner. We work with different deployment options depending on the customer. If the company is isolated to one or two access points in a place, we probably will use the cloud. If it is a big organization, where internal traffic is heavy, we might use on-premise controllers. Sometimes, maybe a hybrid is necessary. It depends on the customer. I would advise other companies to plan the solution's implementation properly and do some background study because there are certain access points banned from certain countries. They need to know which product you can use. Then they need to have an…
reviewer1337175
Manager of Infrastructure and Security Services at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Jan 8, 2021
Poor power consumption using POE has led me to turn off many of the features

What is our primary use case?

For the time being, I am only using these access points on a demo.

Pros and Cons

  • "The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point."

    What other advice do I have?

    Overall, I am not too happy with Mist Access Points. I would rate this solution a three out of ten.
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    reviewer1261767
    Information Technology Consultant at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
    Consultant
    Jan 20, 2020
    Good control of access points but the configuration could be improved

    What is our primary use case?

    Our primary use case depends on the situation. Sometimes we deploy it on a service level and we have data centers that we provide this kind of service to. But mostly we do it through partners, system integrators or resellers. The kinds of businesses using the solution would be hotels, large conference venues, banquet halls, and things like that. We also work with a school. It's all about management. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature would be the center life management, by which I mean being able to control the access points by groups. 

    What needs improvement?

    The configuration could be improved. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We've been using the product for a couple of years. 

    What do I think about the stability of

    V for Reviewer
    IT Manager at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Apr 20, 2020
    Has reasonable costs but the user experience needs improvement

    What is most valuable?

    The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution. 

    What needs improvement?

    The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability and scalability are good. We have around 500 users. We aren't sure if we are going to increase usage. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We haven't needed to contact technical support. 

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    The best solution is Meraki. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is complicated. We did the setup ourselves. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate it a six out of ten. Not a ten because I don't really like this solution. It doesn't have a good user interface.  I…