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Cisco offers the Meraki (MR) line of wireless access points supporting basic LAN with inbuilt antivirus (NAC), cloud management with network-wide access control, and location analytics, as well as support for indoor and outdoor spaces of various sizes across different product models.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/xb/mX/0W4XOSKBZXKO.JPEGMeraki's Z3 for Remote Workers is a WIN/WINSpecifically, we are using the Z3 model WAP. We needed a better solution to support our remote workers across the entire firm. The legacy system the Merakis' replaced was very time consuming to get a remote work up and functional, consumed a licensing model that was impossible to attribute to the business units and when we needed to redeploy an existing unit, that caused a lot of heartache for both the end user as well as the networking team.,Easy to purchase licensing model. Deployment is simple and cost-effective. Easy to scale as needed.,The dashboard could allow you to create a folder structure to store networks in. Ability to create custom content on dashboards. Support for eigrp on the MX gateways would be awesome.,10,Positive impact on time to deploy as a remote worker solution. Positive impact on making it simple to order. Positive impact on being able to grow/scale as we need it to in order to support more remote workers.,Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000), Cisco 5520 Wireless ControllerMeraki Wireless has a small business feel but big business delivery!Cisco Meraki Wireless is the sole source for our wireless coverage for not only internal security but our guest network. We also use Cisco Meraki Wireless to provide private SSID's for internal camera systems, smart TVs, and other equipment. Cisco Meraki Wireless is the only wireless solution in a four-floor office building with about 200 employees serviced by about 20 access points. This solution addresses all of our wireless network needs for staff, contractors, guests, and dedicated technology uses.,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!,Cisco Meraki Wireless's access points models could use some expansion for other use cases. They have a variety of applications for their limited models of AP's but I would love to see them expand their line to support larger venues or APs that can go in enclosures for large public venues. I do believe they technically could do this but it seems to not be their prime deployment demographic. I believe Cisco Meraki could improve its reporting features within its dashboard. They have plenty of options for templates and reports but increases user control around data usage or trends that we can set as customers would be helpful and increase export options. I would like to see Cisco Meraki offer options to dump or log data from the AP to environments locally and on a scheduled job. This would help for increased ability to troubleshoot and understand issues.,10,Cisco Meraki Wireless has served us well in allowing us to divide multiple SSIDs to multiple use cases. The configuration methodology is easy and simple and really reduced a lot of administrative overhead. Cisco Meraki Wireless offers great flexible pricing plans over the support that can save you money through bulk purchase or support licenses. Once Cisco Meraki Wireless is the wireless solution you can see an increased ROI on managed services through a group buy that seems to be industry leading, they seem to have more "flexibility" than Aruba. Cisco Meraki Wireless has saved us money using their reporting features by finding bandwidth hogs, understanding what type of processes it was running, whom and at what IP address, so we could remedy that issue and reduce the overall used bandwidth in the company and balance our demands vs usage.,Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN), Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Ubiquiti Wireless WAN,Aruba ClearPass, Cisco IronPort Web Security Appliance, Ubiquiti Wireless WANCisco Meraki Wireless AP in small office environmentI'm using Meraki Wireless Access Points in our customer LAN environment. It used used for intra traffic as well as for guests to access the Internet. With the Meraki wireless system is really easy to separate different security areas from each others with one centralized management application.,Setting up the system is surprisingly easy Day to day operation of the system is easy Maintenance of the system is easy,I don't have anything negative to say from this product,10,This is the key enabler for many of our customer businessGreat solution for remote management, good performace if choose the correct deviceWe have been using these devices over than 4 years. We decided to try them because cloud management was very attractive for us. So we start to use it for one of our offices and the devices work fine, the performance is good but not the best. Sometimes it's necessary to restart the devices so they work well again. The configuration is very simple and the management is very easy.,Excellent cloud management Traffic Control Handle 5 Ghz Frequency Ease of configuration. Can create multiple SSID,The APs performance could be better You can't configure them without an internet connection The traffic reports could be better,8,Ease to manage the wireless network of the company Gain visibility about traffic consumption We can connect 5Ghz devices on our network,Cisco Aironet Access Points and D-Link Wireless,FortiClient, Skype for Business (formerly Lync), Microsoft YammerMeraki makes it EASYWe utilize Cisco Meraki throughout our entire internal organization as well as to provide free wireless internet to thousands of residents within our community. It addresses the need for many access points being managed by a single dashboard to give us greater insight into both usage, as well as any sort of access issues we encounter.,Easy setup Set it and forget it Ability to manage unlimited number of access points and networks Multiple network availability,Slow notification response when AP's go down Not a lot of in depth advanced settings Some firmware bugs that have not been addressed,10,Reduced administration time and cost Ability to deploy multiple AP's at once with a few clicks Ongoing licensing can get expensive,Ubiquiti Networks UniFi,Zendesk, Mitel MiCollab, Microsoft Office 365Cisco Meraki Access Points are greatCisco Meraki Wireless Access Points are being used throughout all 10+ of our different site locations with over 5,000 users a day on the APs combined. Currently we have almost 1 AP in every room due to 30 + devices per room needing wifi connection. The APs allow us to set up guest sign-on, use air marshall to attack rogue hotspots from students and we are able to turn on different SSIDs to each AP if we need to.,The Cisco Access points are great at load balancing for us. When the AP has too many devices it will kick one off however another AP next to it will pick it up. The guest splash sponsor login works perfectly. Guests have to send an email to our staff and then they get approved. The ability to reboot the AP from the office is actually a big deal for us due to the distance from us to the farthest location we support as it can take 30 minutes one way.,I would like to see Cisco Meraki APs be able to connect with the Chromebooks so that we may see which user is active on an AP. I would like to view traffic on an AP after 30 days however Cisco does not store after 30 days.,10,Cisco Meraki Wireless APs have cut our troubleshooting time down tremendously with the reporting and configurations its gives us. Being able to reboot an AP from 30 miles away has saved us on gas as well as labor.,Lightspeed Systems Relay, Microsoft Office 2016, Chrome DevToolsCisco Meraki AP's, The Pot 'O Gold at the end of a rainbowWe are using Cisco Meraki Wireless Access points throughout our entire enterprise. We primarily utilize it for fast and secure wireless access for our mobile workstations on our manufacturing floor. Additionally, we leverage the built in Cisco Meraki Mobile Device Manager to monitor and maintain comprehensive control over our corporate owned cellphones and laptops. Business Problems Addressed: 1. Maintaining Compliance with NIST 800-171. We must maintain compliance due to the nature of our business with the government. The MDM (Mobile Device Management) capabilities enable us to comply with the requirements driven by the NIST 800-171 of being able to remotely wipe cellphones and laptop devices in event of misplacement or theft. 2. Provides a level of scalability that enables us to expand our Wi-Fi coverage quickly and easily. 3. Allows us to create policies that let us know whether or not the device(s) are in compliance. 4. Allows IT personnel to fully manage the AP's and devices from one pane of glass. The Meraki dashboard is cloud based and enables us to manage our mobile devices as well as our wireless infrastructure from any internet connected computer.,Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point, when set up properly in a large environment does a great job creating a seamless Wi-Fi enterprise class environment. The AP's mesh very well and with proper a design layout they can create a very robust and reliable Wi-Fi network capable of handling all your network needs. Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points come with the cloud enabled Meraki Dashboard. The dashboard enables your IT Department to manage all Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points from one pane of glass (one interface) as well as any other Cisco Meraki device; switches, firewalls, cameras, etc... The Cisco Meraki Dashboard provides an interface that makes troubleshooting and problem resolution more intuitive by providing seamless integration with all Cisco Meraki devices. If a Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point goes offline, you can set up email alerts to stay proactive in providing rapid response solutions. Swapping out a device in most cases takes only minutes due to the cloud based configuration transfer to the new device. Visibility and control over your Wi-Fi bandwidth is intuitive and easy to manage. the Firewall and traffic shaping feature allows you use layer 7 firewall rules to block unwanted applications such as peer-to-peer (P2P), Advertising, Web File Sharing, Gaming, Blogging, Online Backups, etc...many categories to choose from. You can eve block HTTP hostnames, ports, and remote IP addresses ranges and port ranges. Other traffic shaping rules include per client bandwidth limits and per SSID bandwidth limits. If you want to separate your corporate LAN from your guest networks, it as simple as setting up the included layer 3 firewall rules.,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.,10,Positive impact #1: Deployment of AP's are as easy as entering a serial number to your existing configuration and mounting the AP. The configuration automatically downloads to the AP as soon as it is plugged into the network. Huge time saver. Positive impact #2: Creating a seamless Wi-Fi infrastructure enables our mobile workstations to move around the manufacturing floor without loosing connectivity to our corporate network. Enables us to provide services to our manufacturing operations instantly. End users can access engineering data from anywhere on the operations floor without being tied down geographically. Positive impact #3: Managing all of my AP's from one console is a significant time savings. We can make global changes as well as update our firmware with a few clicks of the mouse. Adding new SSID's and making configuration changes deploy instantly to all affected AP's quickly. The only negative (from my perspective) is the annual cost and the fact that if your subscription runs out so does your access. However, Cisco, won't just turn you off immediately...they give you a grace period :). Additionally, when you add an AP, the time of your subscription is amortized across the quantity of AP's. So, if you have 10 AP's and are on a 3 year contract and then add an AP, the contract time left will be adjusted accordingly. Not a big deal to us, but something to think about before making a decision.,Aerohive Wireless,Retina Network Security Scanner, WatchGuard NGFW, Data DomainA perfect way to migrate WLAN administration and management to the cloudIt is deployed on some Sites but we are currently in the process to standardize on all sites. In the site that I currently work, the Meraki solution is fully deployed and is a great advantage to have the administration in the cloud and the simplicity of the deployment of new Access Points,Cloud Administration Simple deployment BYOD,Traffic Shaping Rf Optimization Ad authentication,8,the simplicity of the administration The easy of the hardware installation and deployment The ease of configuration,,Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA), Fortinet FortiGate, Mandrill, Zoom, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service), BluehostA great Wireless solutionThis solution is in place in our main office only and is setup to resolve the issues we had with wireless blackspots with other solutions.,Simple to deploy Aesthetically pleasing Very simple to manage Great alerting when something goes down or is misconfigured Automatic updates, that you choose when to deploy "Set and forget",Some updates have caused a bug or two, but gets quickly resolved If you go offline, management/updating a device is obviously tricky as it relies on the cloud to get its config Local access to devices is limited, as above - if you are offline you cant pre-configure a device until its got internet access,9,No blackspots in the office Introduction of internal wifi to solve some of the issues the portable users had with "plugging in" all the time,AerohiveMeraki Wireless overall a WinBeing a construction company we have many temporary offices that only exist during the length of the job. Meraki makes it easy to deploy wireless and wired networks to our job trailers with out the need of sending a tech on site. This is a huge plus. The fact that they are cloud managed, and easy to deploy is great. We have had great success with these in the field.,Easy to deploy, templates for networks make it super easy apply the template you need for the site and send it. Easy to integrate into Microsoft Windows Active Directory for authenticating users. Cloud Managed so I can see the health of all my networks from one dashboard.,If you don't pay for maintenance they quit working. However, the value added with their maintenance makes it worth it.,9,Saves on travel costs. Saves on total hours. Great security. Allows for tunneling back to home office.,Meraki APsOur company is currently using the Meraki APs for our retail locations as well as our corporate office. Our techs enjoy using the features of the interface and have ease of use when utilizing the interface. The WAPs are easy to install and support has never been a problem. Firewall rules can be created per SSID and detecting high bandwidth users is easy with the web interface.,Easy setup Reliable hardware Cisco compatibility,Unnecessary interface changes Support has corrupted files Alerting for IDS could be better,9,Assisted in finding unauthorized network use Helps expedite configurations Easy to learn and administer by all levels of technical skills,Cisco Meraki Wireless WAN for SMB organizationsWe use Meraki Wireless (in addition to Firewall and Switching) for our entire mesh network at multiple locations. It has helped us resolve issues related to connectivity, remote work, public and private SSIDs, WIP, etc.,Seamless SSID configuration against multiple remote. Layer-7 traffic shaping helps ensure that we offer expected services to our clientele while maintaining security and sufficient levels of bandwidth for business continuity. Meraki's UI is extremely intuitive and user-friendly.,By far, the biggest issue (not necessarily specific to Wireless) is with VPN connections. Meraki is great at setting up and managing VPNs to Meraki peers but lacks basic and vital functionality when it comes to non-Meraki peers. I realize this is a function of the firewall, but for organizations looking at Meraki as a potential enterprise network solution, this should be a consideration. Specifically related to Wireless WAN, we really have no reservations concerning functionality. Meraki has always been expensive (with recurring licensing costs). However, since the acquisition by Cisco, this has multiplied.,9,Meraki has made managing and securing our wireless network an easy task. Re-configuring the network is simple. But it does come at a high monetary cost. Additionally, moving to another solution becomes increasingly difficult to justify.,D-Link Wireless, Cisco Wireless and Ubiquiti Wireless WAN,Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliance, SysTools G Suite/Google Apps Backup
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June 12, 2019

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Meraki's Z3 for Remote Workers is a WIN/WIN"

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Specifically, we are using the Z3 model WAP. We needed a better solution to support our remote workers across the entire firm. The legacy system the Merakis' replaced was very time consuming to get a remote work up and functional, consumed a licensing model that was impossible to attribute to the business units and when we needed to redeploy an existing unit, that caused a lot of heartache for both the end user as well as the networking team.
  • Easy to purchase licensing model.
  • Deployment is simple and cost-effective.
  • Easy to scale as needed.
  • The dashboard could allow you to create a folder structure to store networks in.
  • Ability to create custom content on dashboards.
  • Support for eigrp on the MX gateways would be awesome.
We use and love it for providing a simple, cost-effective remote worker solution that is easy to set up and support. The cloud interface makes it all easy to scale and support as the number of remote works grows. The licensing is simply bought with each Z3 making it easy to return the cost of the solution over to the business units making the request. I really can't comment on other Meraki WAPs because this is the only way we have used them.
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February 14, 2019

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Meraki Wireless has a small business feel but big business delivery!"

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Cisco Meraki Wireless is the sole source for our wireless coverage for not only internal security but our guest network. We also use Cisco Meraki Wireless to provide private SSID's for internal camera systems, smart TVs, and other equipment. Cisco Meraki Wireless is the only wireless solution in a four-floor office building with about 200 employees serviced by about 20 access points. This solution addresses all of our wireless network needs for staff, contractors, guests, and dedicated technology uses.
  • 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!
  • Cisco Meraki Wireless's access points models could use some expansion for other use cases. They have a variety of applications for their limited models of AP's but I would love to see them expand their line to support larger venues or APs that can go in enclosures for large public venues. I do believe they technically could do this but it seems to not be their prime deployment demographic.
  • I believe Cisco Meraki could improve its reporting features within its dashboard. They have plenty of options for templates and reports but increases user control around data usage or trends that we can set as customers would be helpful and increase export options.
  • I would like to see Cisco Meraki offer options to dump or log data from the AP to environments locally and on a scheduled job. This would help for increased ability to troubleshoot and understand issues.
Cisco Meraki Wireless is a perfect solution for your home, small businesses, dorms, etc. I do not think Cisco Meraki Wireless is the best solution for a full-blown enterprise, nor is it a large public venue solution. I think it technically could do it but would not bring the enterprise level of configuration and development that others could such as Cisco itself or Aruba.
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February 05, 2019

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Cisco Meraki Wireless AP in small office environment"

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I'm using Meraki Wireless Access Points in our customer LAN environment. It used used for intra traffic as well as for guests to access the Internet. With the Meraki wireless system is really easy to separate different security areas from each others with one centralized management application.
  • Setting up the system is surprisingly easy
  • Day to day operation of the system is easy
  • Maintenance of the system is easy
  • I don't have anything negative to say from this product
Cisco Meraki wireless access points are well fit to environments from a single office to multiple offices in multiple locations. Managing different environments is really easy through the centralized management console application which also gives an excellent view of what is happening on the network and in what shape the environment and its components are.
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February 04, 2019

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Great solution for remote management, good performace if choose the correct device"

Score 8 out of 10
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We have been using these devices over than 4 years. We decided to try them because cloud management was very attractive for us. So we start to use it for one of our offices and the devices work fine, the performance is good but not the best. Sometimes it's necessary to restart the devices so they work well again. The configuration is very simple and the management is very easy.
  • Excellent cloud management
  • Traffic Control
  • Handle 5 Ghz Frequency
  • Ease of configuration.
  • Can create multiple SSID
  • The APs performance could be better
  • You can't configure them without an internet connection
  • The traffic reports could be better
If you dont want on-premise infrastructure for your wireless network this solution is a good option, you can manage the entire company's wireless network remotely, the configuration is easy and simple. But if you are planning to acquire some of these devices you need to check the model of the access points you need based on the number of users that you have. If you choose an incorrect access point maybe you will experiment bad quality of the service and the access points won´t work properly.
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July 02, 2019

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Meraki makes it EASY"

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We utilize Cisco Meraki throughout our entire internal organization as well as to provide free wireless internet to thousands of residents within our community. It addresses the need for many access points being managed by a single dashboard to give us greater insight into both usage, as well as any sort of access issues we encounter.
  • Easy setup
  • Set it and forget it
  • Ability to manage unlimited number of access points and networks
  • Multiple network availability
  • Slow notification response when AP's go down
  • Not a lot of in depth advanced settings
  • Some firmware bugs that have not been addressed
Cisco Meraki is perfectly suited for nearly any scenario a corporate IT department may encounter, from internal-only to managing a vast network of devices in a city setting. We have around 9,000 residents that are able to use free internet access from the Meraki AP's at nearly 10 different locations, all with amazing speed and reliability.
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May 17, 2019

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Cisco Meraki Access Points are great"

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Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points are being used throughout all 10+ of our different site locations with over 5,000 users a day on the APs combined. Currently we have almost 1 AP in every room due to 30 + devices per room needing wifi connection. The APs allow us to set up guest sign-on, use air marshall to attack rogue hotspots from students and we are able to turn on different SSIDs to each AP if we need to.
  • The Cisco Access points are great at load balancing for us. When the AP has too many devices it will kick one off however another AP next to it will pick it up.
  • The guest splash sponsor login works perfectly. Guests have to send an email to our staff and then they get approved.
  • The ability to reboot the AP from the office is actually a big deal for us due to the distance from us to the farthest location we support as it can take 30 minutes one way.
  • I would like to see Cisco Meraki APs be able to connect with the Chromebooks so that we may see which user is active on an AP.
  • I would like to view traffic on an AP after 30 days however Cisco does not store after 30 days.
Cisco Meraki Access Points are very well suited for a large business where you have a large area to cover. It could be one building with multiple floors or a number of buildings all spread out. Due to the cost of the equipment and the licensing I do not recommend the APs to a small business.
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September 12, 2018

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Cisco Meraki AP's, The Pot 'O Gold at the end of a rainbow"

Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Cisco Meraki Wireless Access points throughout our entire enterprise. We primarily utilize it for fast and secure wireless access for our mobile workstations on our manufacturing floor. Additionally, we leverage the built in Cisco Meraki Mobile Device Manager to monitor and maintain comprehensive control over our corporate owned cellphones and laptops.

Business Problems Addressed:
1. Maintaining Compliance with NIST 800-171. We must maintain compliance due to the nature of our business with the government. The MDM (Mobile Device Management) capabilities enable us to comply with the requirements driven by the NIST 800-171 of being able to remotely wipe cellphones and laptop devices in event of misplacement or theft.
2. Provides a level of scalability that enables us to expand our Wi-Fi coverage quickly and easily.
3. Allows us to create policies that let us know whether or not the device(s) are in compliance.
4. Allows IT personnel to fully manage the AP's and devices from one pane of glass. The Meraki dashboard is cloud based and enables us to manage our mobile devices as well as our wireless infrastructure from any internet connected computer.
  • Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point, when set up properly in a large environment does a great job creating a seamless Wi-Fi enterprise class environment. The AP's mesh very well and with proper a design layout they can create a very robust and reliable Wi-Fi network capable of handling all your network needs.
  • Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points come with the cloud enabled Meraki Dashboard. The dashboard enables your IT Department to manage all Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points from one pane of glass (one interface) as well as any other Cisco Meraki device; switches, firewalls, cameras, etc...
  • The Cisco Meraki Dashboard provides an interface that makes troubleshooting and problem resolution more intuitive by providing seamless integration with all Cisco Meraki devices. If a Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point goes offline, you can set up email alerts to stay proactive in providing rapid response solutions. Swapping out a device in most cases takes only minutes due to the cloud based configuration transfer to the new device.
  • Visibility and control over your Wi-Fi bandwidth is intuitive and easy to manage. the Firewall and traffic shaping feature allows you use layer 7 firewall rules to block unwanted applications such as peer-to-peer (P2P), Advertising, Web File Sharing, Gaming, Blogging, Online Backups, etc...many categories to choose from. You can eve block HTTP hostnames, ports, and remote IP addresses ranges and port ranges. Other traffic shaping rules include per client bandwidth limits and per SSID bandwidth limits. If you want to separate your corporate LAN from your guest networks, it as simple as setting up the included layer 3 firewall rules.
  • 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.
I have been a Cisco Meraki fan for many years. I love the cloud based model and the feature rich environment Cisco continually develops. Our business is considered a small business, however, with our facility size and square footage when discussing Wi-Fi coverage we are probably considered more along the lines of a medium / large enterprise. For us it made sense because of the direction we are taking with the Meraki devices such as AP's, switched and firewalls. The Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point along with the dashboard will enable us to manage all from one dashboard and for a small IT department like ours, that means more efficient deployment and troubleshooting. If you only need a couple AP's, I would recommend taking a more economical approach, however, if you need a meshed / redundant Wi-Fi network that is easy to scale out, Meraki AP's are suited perfectly.
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March 09, 2018

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point: "A perfect way to migrate WLAN administration and management to the cloud"

Score 8 out of 10
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It is deployed on some Sites but we are currently in the process to standardize on all sites. In the site that I currently work, the Meraki solution is fully deployed and is a great advantage to have the administration in the cloud and the simplicity of the deployment of new Access Points
  • Cloud Administration
  • Simple deployment
  • BYOD
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Rf Optimization
  • Ad authentication
WELL SUITED
  1. Low IT Employees supporting the operation
  2. Remote Branches
LESS APPROPRIATE
  1. A place where the internet is very well restricted
  2. Small business with just basic using of internet


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March 15, 2018

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "A great Wireless solution"

Score 9 out of 10
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This solution is in place in our main office only and is setup to resolve the issues we had with wireless blackspots with other solutions.
  • Simple to deploy
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Very simple to manage
  • Great alerting when something goes down or is misconfigured
  • Automatic updates, that you choose when to deploy
  • "Set and forget"
  • Some updates have caused a bug or two, but gets quickly resolved
  • If you go offline, management/updating a device is obviously tricky as it relies on the cloud to get its config
  • Local access to devices is limited, as above - if you are offline you cant pre-configure a device until its got internet access
This is another one of those stable, it just works solutions. The management interface via the cloud is great and simple, makes managing an entire 5-floor office a piece of cake. The hardware itself performs great. I've not had any real issues, 100% the best wireless product I have used.... but it is expensive! if your budget allows this is what you want for wireless!
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October 17, 2017

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Meraki Wireless overall a Win"

Score 9 out of 10
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Being a construction company we have many temporary offices that only exist during the length of the job. Meraki makes it easy to deploy wireless and wired networks to our job trailers with out the need of sending a tech on site. This is a huge plus. The fact that they are cloud managed, and easy to deploy is great. We have had great success with these in the field.
  • Easy to deploy, templates for networks make it super easy apply the template you need for the site and send it.
  • Easy to integrate into Microsoft Windows Active Directory for authenticating users.
  • Cloud Managed so I can see the health of all my networks from one dashboard.
  • If you don't pay for maintenance they quit working. However, the value added with their maintenance makes it worth it.
If you want to deploy networking without the need of sending a tech to every site this is a great investment.
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November 22, 2017

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Meraki APs"

Score 9 out of 10
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Our company is currently using the Meraki APs for our retail locations as well as our corporate office. Our techs enjoy using the features of the interface and have ease of use when utilizing the interface. The WAPs are easy to install and support has never been a problem. Firewall rules can be created per SSID and detecting high bandwidth users is easy with the web interface.
  • Easy setup
  • Reliable hardware
  • Cisco compatibility
  • Unnecessary interface changes
  • Support has corrupted files
  • Alerting for IDS could be better
Great for companies with limited IT support. Could be a problem for large organizations with extended security measures.
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November 08, 2017

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point Review: "Cisco Meraki Wireless WAN for SMB organizations"

Score 9 out of 10
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We use Meraki Wireless (in addition to Firewall and Switching) for our entire mesh network at multiple locations. It has helped us resolve issues related to connectivity, remote work, public and private SSIDs, WIP, etc.
  • Seamless SSID configuration against multiple remote.
  • Layer-7 traffic shaping helps ensure that we offer expected services to our clientele while maintaining security and sufficient levels of bandwidth for business continuity.
  • Meraki's UI is extremely intuitive and user-friendly.
  • By far, the biggest issue (not necessarily specific to Wireless) is with VPN connections. Meraki is great at setting up and managing VPNs to Meraki peers but lacks basic and vital functionality when it comes to non-Meraki peers. I realize this is a function of the firewall, but for organizations looking at Meraki as a potential enterprise network solution, this should be a consideration.
  • Specifically related to Wireless WAN, we really have no reservations concerning functionality.
  • Meraki has always been expensive (with recurring licensing costs). However, since the acquisition by Cisco, this has multiplied.
Meraki is particularly well suited to organizations with larger and co-located facilities. It would be more difficult to realize the benefits that are unique to Meraki in an organization that is very small or only serves a few clients.
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About Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco offers the Meraki (MR) line of wireless access points supporting basic LAN with inbuilt antivirus (NAC), cloud management with network-wide access control, and location analytics, as well as support for indoor and outdoor spaces of various sizes across different product models.
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