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Score 8.9 out of 100

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    9.5

    Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

    95%
    32 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

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    9.1

    Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

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    8.2

    Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

    82%
    1 Rating

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    9.4

    Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

    94%
    21 Ratings

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    7.3

    Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

    73%
    1 Rating

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    Cisco

    If you want easy to setup wireless that works really well and can be managed from anywhere, Meraki is for sure the way to go. Once you get used to using the dashboard, it is extremely easy to use and will show you all kinds of details about the network and the clients on it. The Meraki design works well, especially if you are new to wireless, the settings are pretty basic but easy to follow. If you have an office environment and don't want the hassle of having a controller in a closet, then Meraki is a good fit. They might not always be suited for industrial designs where heat and extreme harsh temperatures are in play but other than that I've found I've been able to put them in manufacturing and office environments. If you want extreme tuning ability like you would see in a traditional Cisco controller, then you might not like the Meraki platform.
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    Pros

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    • Cisco Meraki Wireless does a GREAT job marketing their product and building your trust. They offer free and very informative webinars that offer free gear for your home network. They rely on word of mouth marketing and it simply works. They offer great try and buy programs as well. They stand behind their product and trust the technology.
    • Cisco Meraki Wireless administrators dashboard is top notch. Their wireless UI interface is integrated with all other Cisco Meraki Wireless products. This makes it easy to use. It has single-use credentials and is seamless.
    • Cisco Meraki Wireless support is also top notch. While they are backed by Cisco, Meraki always feels like you are working with a small business that takes your account seriously. They are specialized and a rare breed in the industry. Getting support from them is a pleasure!
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    Cons

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    • Depending on your business size and budget, the cloud based subscription model may not acceptable to upper management.
    • Must maintain subscription to utilize Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points.
    • Additional functionality and support for Mobile Device Management (MDM) comes with an additional cost if you want telephone support, otherwise it is limited to a certain number of devices and tech support via email only.
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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

      Starting Price

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        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

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        Cisco

        The Cisco Meraki WiFi Access Point dashboard and support license is mandatory so to continue usage we will need to renew the license. We may opt to purchase a more current WiFi generation device if something newer is available at that time. Currently, happy with the use of the dashboard as it is very feature rich.
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        Usability

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        The Meraki dashboard is an excellent tool to administer and manage the Meraki WiFi Access Point. Navigating the dashboard is intuitive and there are lots of use cases on the Meraki site. The dashboard is the key to having a great administrative experience with the product, easy to use, fast to find information.
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        Cisco

        Cisco Meraki support has been very helpful when it comes to troubleshooting and supporting their products. There is an online knowledge base with tons of documentation and there is also 24x7 phone support available as part of the dashboard license. Every time I've called support, the engineer I spoke with has been very informative and dedicated to resolving my problems.
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        Implementation Rating

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        Cisco

        There were documents that detailed how the WiFi Access Point was to be installed and mounted. The only issue was to cable the device, we use a third party for this type of work and typically has to be performed after normal business hours. Other than that, the installation was easy.
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        Alternatives Considered

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        Meraki Wireless Access Points were superior to Cisco Aironets: Cloud-based dashboard for managing all Meraki devices. Alerts when devices or network is impacted. Easy deployment of Firmware upgrades. Faster network speeds. Wider network coverage. Required less number of Access Points compared to Cisco Aironet.
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        Return on Investment

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        Cisco

        • KPI generator: Generator of commercial indicators that help us define the client's profile.
        • Consumption data: See in which the network is occupying the consumption by application and user.
        • Heat zones: See which is the area of ​​interest most traveled by the end user.
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