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Score 9.3 out of 100
108 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

87%
7 Ratings
9.3

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

93%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

82%
1 Rating

Performance

9.0

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
7 Ratings

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

94%
21 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.9

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

89%
7 Ratings

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Within our ever-changing environment, we have found the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points to be a great fit for all situations we have thrown in them. Our locations that have upgraded to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have also been pleasantly surprised by the additional coverage they provide, compared to previous access point models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • High bandwidth speed
  • Coverage for wireless connectivity
  • Adherence to Industry and Security standards
  • Integration to other Cisco product suites
  • Top tier technical support
  • Vast worldwide support from other business users
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

  • 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!
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • more customizable options for coverage area configurations
  • more inbuild advanced features to use as standalone device
  • features such as locations tracking without advanced modules
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

  • 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.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Performance is an important requirement in the wireless network and the [Cisco] Catalyst 9105 [Access Point] manages to deliver great throughput as it is a WIFI 6 device with MU-MIMO 2X2 and beamforming technology. [It also] supports a medium density of users without experiencing internet downtime issues.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point 9.4
Based on 21 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Although the Cisco pricing within all the units I test is the most expensive one, I can satisfied with its performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Scalability is not a concern for this product. We can readily add or remove access points as needed, depending on the requirement or the performance recorded - but so far everything has been smooth!
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • Valuable solution with vast WiFi and security options
  • Users happy with excellent bandwidth and data handling
  • Higher initial costs, longer ROI than other solutions
  • Less support issues, return on support costs is lower
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

  • 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.
Salvador Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer

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