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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

Definitely not underneath mechanical penthouses, but I suppose that holds true with any wireless access points
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MR20

I recommend using it in a large infrastructure to be managed and places in a big area or different locations. I don't recommend using it in a small office. It will work perfectly but there are other options to see first that cost less.
Carlos Beltran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • Wireless network stability
  • Great coverage
  • Easy configuration
  • Support for several VLANs
  • Secure communications
Joe Benitez Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MR20

  • 4 and 5 ghz
  • 1x
  • Easy providing of internet access to guests
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • Roaming seems to be an issue with newer devices on the older 1600 access points.
  • The coverage provided by different power levels doesn't seem accurate at times.
  • Susceptible to common interference issues in healthcare.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MR20

  • Chance to manage on premise
  • If you don't have a license, you can't use it.
Carlos Beltran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MR20

Cisco Meraki MR20 7.8
Based on 2 answers
I would give a 9 if support would resolve the issue with not having fully operational policy filters, as now I have to spend quite a lot of time troubleshooting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

We haven't ever used anything else, other than Cisco wireless.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MR20

We already worked with cisco and it sounded like a good technology to implement. Also, the price fit our budget for the project and the vendor explained everything correctly, so our company chose Cisco Meraki MR20.
Carlos Beltran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • Fast wireless deployment: just connect a new AP to an 802.11x controlled switchport and profiling (ISE) and WLC makes all the job. This allows us to enable new workplaces within the organization.
  • Great coverage: less access points per area, avoiding increasing budget.
  • Mobility: With Aironet and Cisco WLC we have seamless roaming.
  • Investment protection: We can even use old AP models like Aironet 1142 (discontinued) with our WLC , so we don't need to get rid of them.
Joe Benitez Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MR20

  • Less time to manage the wireless network.
  • Less time to get the knowledge to use it.
Carlos Beltran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

General

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

Cisco Meraki MR20

General

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

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