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Score 8.3 out of 100

Cisco Meraki MG

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki MG is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

83%
9 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Meraki MG

90%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

91%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki MG

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Meraki MG

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

80%
2 Ratings

Cisco Meraki MG

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

91%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki MG

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.8

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

88%
2 Ratings
9.2

Cisco Meraki MG

92%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points is very useful for outdoor locations that are more exposed to the wilderness or the weather, which provides uninterrupted wifi access during high winds and bad weather. It also is useful for hazardous locations that are prone to danger or wildlife. Unfortunately, it would not be appropriate to get a Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point if it is only needed for basic wifi use, or indoor use, as the extra features and price would not be necessary.
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Cisco

Cisco Meraki MG smplifies the route to wireless WAN connectivity and makes cellular a really good uplink option for many networks. MG21 can be used best as gateway to cellular networks, by converting LTE signal from a cellular provider to an ethernet handoff, which can be used as an internet uplink for a variety of use-cases.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Rugged housing and very robust design.
  • Two different models.
  • One with internal antennas only (1562I) and another model with external antennas as an option (1562E)
  • PoE with very low power consumption
  • Excellent temperature range (-40 to 65 degrees celsious
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Cisco

  • Seamless changeover to LTE (Cellulor network) in times of failure of ethernet connectivity in your company.
  • Continuous backup for ethernet. No Downtime experienced.
  • It provides you with ability to manage all devices in your network.
  • Next generation Firewall, Traffic Shaper and Internet Gateway that is centrally managed on web.
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Cons

Cisco

  • At one point we did have stability issues on some devices but that was solved by rebooting. Strangely most devices than work for months.
  • Price is a bit high.
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Cisco

  • A DHCP configuration would be fine, but a fixed IP configuration seems to require a twist in the configuration.
  • If possible, it's just a subscription. With no initials and just a subscription, I think it's a "feature product" that may convince the superior even if the price is a bit high.
  • I am happy with wireless and all in one, but I feel that the management screen is old, so I think it is better to renew it a bit more.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued)

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Cisco Meraki MG

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Meraki MG editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      There is no other better option than this. It's the line between the commercial Cisco grade AP's and industrial ones.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Cisco

      Everything clear and easy to use
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Performance

      Cisco

      The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points served their function well. They were reliable, provided decent speeds, resisted the elements, and provided a good investment. The only downsides were mostly appearance which doesn't matter that much. However, I believe that the tech in the access point is not future proof which is why I did not give it a nine or ten star rating.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Initially I had a problem with the regulatory and channel selection, it was a bug on the AP as it was fairly new, solved by TAC on engineering release, and since then it has been performing flawlessly.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Making the decision to use Aironet is more related to the type of scenario that you have. We chose Aironet because we mainly manage all the network internally and already have Cisco products to integrate with Meraki which is a good option if you are starting from scratch.
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      Cisco

      Although both products come from the same family, there are drastic differences between them. When it comes to the MX, it's all about security. It might not perform like the latter, but the security it provides is really good. It is a good enterprise WAN Solution, but still, the Meraki MG beats it in overall performance & ease of use. And the MX sadly doesn't support cellular connectivity.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      The software of the Cisco Aironet 1560 is highly scalable, the software is very powerful so that the APs can be customized to the maximum and achieve the best performance of the network at the wifi level. The use of it is very easy for people with low knowledge.
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      Cisco

      Easily scalable and support worldwide LTE brand Cat 6 speed cellular connectivity makes wireless connection super easy. It comes with backup uplink - so no downtime experienced, or outage experienced Easy to manage with web-based option - adding devices are easy and scalable as well One can use it in any environment - it comes with the option of desktop, wall mount and ceiling-mount option I found its heat emission rate is also very less
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Better taking advantage of collecting information with RFID.
      • No wireless network signal blind spots.
      • Better coverage of the wireless network in indoor and outdoor areas.
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      Cisco

      • The ROI is excellent, over time we have been able to avoid outages even though our WAN provider may have had issues, the switch to LTE via Cisco Meraki MGwas smooth
      • in locations where traditional lan links were not feasible, like mobile locations, this has been a saver
      • they can be placed where mobile phone reception is best without LAN
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