Cisco Meraki MG vs. Ubiquiti Wireless WAN

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Meraki MG
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki MG cellular gateways are a cloud managed WAN solution designed to seamlessly transpose a wireless cellular signal to wired Ethernet, providing primary or failover connectivity.N/A
Ubiquiti Wireless WAN
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Ubiquiti Networks offers wireless WAN.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Meraki MGUbiquiti Wireless WAN
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Cisco Meraki MGUbiquiti Wireless WAN
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Score 9.1 out of 10
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
Cisco Meraki MGUbiquiti Wireless WAN
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(15 ratings)
9.2
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
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Usability
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
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10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.2
(15 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Cisco Meraki MGUbiquiti Wireless WAN
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Definitely well-suited for a backup for a retail environment. We have had to use it as a primary internet connection when our fiber wasn't brought in in time and we had no issues with it running. It was able to withstand the temporary load on it until we were able to get the circuit provided.
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Ubiquiti Networks
I love the equipment for small-scale commercial solutions and quality without the price tag. I might not recommend their products for a large organization with multiple locations and servers. However, the GUI interface will allow remote access and setup across the network. I think this is a great solution for small businesses and families or home office solutions, provided there is some IT knowledge for setup and maintenance.
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Pros
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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Ubiquiti Networks
  • Automatically load balances based on band. Makes it simple to spread out users.
  • Updates can be set to automatic or manual. Automatic uses rolling updates, happens every time we update the controller.
  • Continually add new features and improvements with their FREE software upgrades
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Cons
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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Ubiquiti Networks
  • Supply can be a problem, especially for new products. We have had to sometimes wait for months for supply to come in.
  • No phone support. Only email/chat. can be frustrating sometimes just texting someone, but have not had to contact them very often.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
It does what it is supposed to, with minimal issue!
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Ubiquiti Networks
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Usability
Cisco
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Ubiquiti Networks
The combination of performance, range, low-power use, and manageability made it ideal for us.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Ubiquiti Networks
We have not needed to contact support, except to replace one device that was damaged in shipping. The company immediately issued an RMA without delay, and we had our replacement product within a week
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We checked many vendors. ALU was a primary contender. However, their acccess points are not primarily designed for cellular use case. Cellular is just an additional feature on their fully loaded APs. The fact that MEraki MG is suited for this particular use case was a major factor.
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Ubiquiti Networks
Prior to this, we used Cisco Meraki wireless access points, which did not allow for centralized control, therefore several access points shared the same SSID. Because the client's movement from one device to another was not as seamless and reliable as it is with the current Ubiquiti solution, this shift cost both time and stability during configuration.
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Scalability
Cisco
In terms of scalability, The MG Meraki is unvanquished! As it works on cellular signals, as long as you have the required signal strength, you are connected. Removes the dependency on cables to connect to our ISP. So geographical locations do not affect the scalability of MG. Which is the whole point of having a Cellular to Wired Ethernet Device. And it can also be managed with the web centrally.
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Ubiquiti Networks
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Return on Investment
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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Ubiquiti Networks
  • The cost of the equipment vs. my uptime is streets ahead of typical consumer equipment.
  • Adding additional AP's is extremely easy and little to no downtime for setup.
  • Transition between Unifi and Edge equipment can be a little clunky but it works.
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