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38 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Meraki MR

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Score 9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Cisco Meraki MR is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

79%
27 Ratings
9.1

Meraki MR

91%
34 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

91%
3 Ratings
9.0

Meraki MR

90%
1 Rating

Usability

6.6

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

66%
3 Ratings
8.5

Meraki MR

85%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

91%
2 Ratings

Meraki MR

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

85%
13 Ratings

Meraki MR

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.8

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

68%
4 Ratings
8.8

Meraki MR

88%
25 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

82%
6 Ratings

Meraki MR

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.5

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

85%
12 Ratings

Meraki MR

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is very well suited for large enterprises and high-density environments. It is not well suited for high ceiling buildings like warehouses and storage places because of low antenna gain. In our main office, it is working very well. For around thirty or so wireless devices this access point works very well and after forty or so wireless devices it starts to suffer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

The Cisco Meraki line of products is an excellent option for anyone who is looking for an easy to use line of Switches, Routers, Wireless Accesspoints, Cloud security and beyond. Not only will you find the Cisco Meraki console easy to use, but the hardware is top notch quality and comes with all the bells and whistles that you might expect from an enterprise level of service such as Cisco.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

  • It is an 802.11ac wave 2 access point capable of reaching rates above 2Gbps
  • 5ghz
  • MU-MIMO to achieve higher transmission rates over the wireless network
  • 160Mhz channels
  • CleanAir prevents interference on 2.4Ghz radio
  • Beamforming for better signal routing to the device
  • Easily installed and configured by a wireless controller
Carlos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

  • Cloud-managed - as all Meraki products are, very easy to manage.
  • Mesh technology allows clients to easily roam from one AP to another.
  • Very easy to add AP's, just get it online and add it to a network. Done.
  • Great tools to troubleshoot problems clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

  • CleanAir - Put this technology into all the APs.
  • GPS Tracker - I can't understand why only the Cisco 1570 has this option as well as larger Cisco 3800 APs. Why can't this be in all APs so they can be easily mapped in Google for positioning and later plotted for the coverage zone.
Edwin Sandys | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

  • There needs to be an easier way to see which devices are being heavier used, so as to determine needed adjustments.
  • It would be good to have more in-depth access to what locations connected devices are navigating to.
  • Cost. These devices could be a little more competitive if the cost were lower. Meraki prices itself out of some sales.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Meraki MR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Because until now I haven't had any issues or cases where I needed to create a ticket with Tac from Cisco related to their performance or availability.They have a small size that permits or allows you to install it in each place that you need to mount it, their design is small and appropriate for every kind of office.
Axel David Olivares Hernández | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cause its intuitive, very clear and easy of use (no brainer) interface. It's whole portfolio in one portal aproach. Also cause the new features cycle release and the cisco Meraki comprehension of WiFi market. Also cause the fastest deployment available on the market that also comes with a easy to scale platform adding features and services in the same interface thats unique and awesome.
Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 6.6
Based on 3 answers
Lately we had less issues. Most probably because we reduced the number of Wireless LAN controllers. So less trouble for upgrades as well.We don't have any access point in stand alone mode. It's something I don't suggest, unless it's just for a small office and not for a larger company with different sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The Cisco Meraki MR web interface is best in class when it comes to network management. While some networking knowledge is needed to understand what you are doing, no specialized training in any one specific operating system is required to design a whole network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 9.1
Based on 2 answers
This access point does not usually randomly shut off. It can't happen but it's generally due to a power over ethernet failures which would could be considered a user error.
Justin McDermott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 8.5
Based on 13 answers
Performance wise [Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points] are among of the best pieces of technology we have on premise. I don't say that lightly, we have a lot of cool tech. But if you consider how many users are connecting to these day in and day out without a single blip when they're downloading large files, roaming to new AP's or needing a boosted signal at a far end of the range then these are unmatched.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 6.8
Based on 4 answers
I believe that there is always room for improvement.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 8.8
Based on 25 answers
Meraki support is usually top notch. The are quick to respond and stick with an issue until it is resolved. One of the difficulties I've had with Meraki MRs is the limited ability the customer has in troubleshooting. Much of the more technical aspects of resolution can only be accessed by the Meraki support team, meaning dedicated IT teams are reliant on them when more complicated issues arise.
Dennis Chwee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 8.2
Based on 6 answers
Make sure to get a professional wireless assessment before purchasing AP's. That way you will only purchase what you need and know where the wiring infrastructure will need to be to streamline the installation and tuning process.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

D-Link Wireless access points and D-Link Wireless controllers were being used in our organization previously. They were working well with a small number of users. But as we started to expand wireless coverage and the user base started to grow they became less efficient and frequent disconnection and low-speed issues were faced. Cisco Aironet Access points overcome these issues and have been working great in our environment.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

Cisco Meraki Stacks give us the ability to implement an entire network and security solution that impacts tremendously in the productivity of our employees, just because we have 1 Dashboard to manage an entire company network and security with ML include an easy-to-use web view. Any other brand in the industries has the ability to merge Switches, Wireless LAN, UTM, MDM, Video Surveillance in one intuitive dashboard HTML or Mobile App.
Jose De Jesus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 8.5
Based on 12 answers
When it comes to deploying the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points in locations around the school district it has become easier as you get used to putting 4 screws in the mounting plate to the bracket and then slide the access point onto the bracket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

  • The main thing is you can set them and forget about them, they don't cause a lot of problems so you can focus on other things.
  • They have performed well, in areas where we needed more APs to offload, these can handle more users.
Erick Saldana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Meraki MR

  • For bigger organizations ROI is really good, because the network is always operational, and no time is spent fixing the network.
  • The users do not need to power cycle devices or do anything else, everything can be managed remotely from the Meraki dashboard.
  • For small businesses with only 1 AP, the ROI is not that great since a cheaper AP can do the same job, and it may need occasional reboot which the staff can do easily without any hassle.
Syed Iqbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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