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Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

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What is 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…

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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.

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The most common users of Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
So I use the Meraki MR series access points because it allows me to have an easy-to-configure way to provide important wireless services, not only to myself but to the people that I work with. I work in an office where not everyone is IT-enabled. So if they need to make a setting change or something like that, instead of having to call me to dig into the dashboard, they can usually log in themselves and figure out what's going on. But the reliability of the Meraki dashboard allows me to log in remotely from wherever I might be and see what they're seeing and help guide them through a solution while also making it a lot easier to add new devices as we go along instead of having to go through some kind of a cumbersome enrollment process.
  • It uses some of the latest WIFI standards that are available to us in the IT industry. So I don't have to worry about slow connectivity. It also allows me to intelligently decide how to deploy the access points so that my clients aren't overloading one AP or they can provide fault tolerance solutions. So if something happens in the office and one of the devices suddenly goes offline for whatever reason, the rest will just kind of pick up and keep on going and it just makes things easier all around.
  • Well, for me, part of it comes down to the value proposition of Meraki is that it's easy to use, but as someone who's worked in IT a lot, sometimes I want to be able to dig under the hood to find those bells and whistles of things that I might want to configure on my own. And I understand that sometimes that can create challenges. So maybe as someone who's a little bit more seasoned in the IT space, my thought process is to hide that, but still let me get into it if I have to because there are occasions when there's a little setting that I need to mess with.
I think the best solutions for Meraki APs are kind of that remote office branch office type of situation where you need to provide coverage for say a restaurant or a retail location, but you have less skilled IT employees there. So you can remotely configure those devices to ensure that you're running at peak performance. I think the places where that may not be the greatest fit is in a traditional large enterprise. And that's mostly because the IT departments there are a little bit more seasoned and full-featured. And the advantages of Meraki really can't be recognized there as much as they might be.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point to connect users and guests to the network.
  • Simple to deploy
  • Ease of management
  • Some features were buried and took a little bit to find
We have deployed these in offices across the US. You just need to figure out coverage areas so that you can get the appropriate number of Access Points to provide good coverage while covering everything.
Damian Eduardo Aguilar Perez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Cisco Meraki is the best option when I need analytics of my network, sometimes is useful to use all info that you can see in the dashboard. Use cases for example is when you have to implement too many apps in many places, shops, offices, retail, etc. Also, you can configure Meraki wireless in any place.
  • Remote work
  • Hybrid work
  • Network security (can integrate to Umbrella)
  • Cheaper.
  • Integrate to another technology.
  • More APIs to use it.
It could be that the Meraki dashboard can be integrated with other brands, since if you install Meraki wireless, the dashboard configuration can only see Meraki equipment and if you have equipment from other brands it is more complicated when implementing. The best option is when you have full stack (MR, MR, APS, SYSTEM MANAGER) because you can configure all networks in dashboard (but all must be Meraki).
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Meraki is being used across our entire organization, which includes offices from the West Coast to the East Coast. We use it to manage our domain and guest access. It is scalable and easy to use.
  • APs are easy to configure and setup.
  • Visibility across the entire network is easy to obtain via the dashboard.
  • Enabling security features, via Air Marshall and Firewall portals is easy and intuitive.
  • Provide more options for 2FA, particularly for administrator accounts.
I am focused on the security aspects of Meraki, so it has been well-suited in our environment. We are also a US-based firm, so we do not have any technical issues due to overseas deployment.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We were looking to upgrade from the Cisco Aironet Access points in two of our office locations and replaced 20 Cisco APs with 10 Meraki APs. The Meraki's provide much faster coverage and network speeds. The Meraki Cloud Dashboard is easy to use—administration, firmware upgrades, and setup were a breeze. Very happy with the decision; Meraki support is also excellent.
  • Wider coverage
  • Faster network speeds
  • Single dashboard management
  • Additional user training
I would recommend Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points to organizations of all sizes (small to large) and also ones with multiple locations. Meraki cloud dashboard can manage all devices including Meraki access points, Meraki switches, Meraki firewalls etc. Being cloud based its easy to access and integrates with most SSO vendors for added security.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
The Cisco Meraki Access Point covers all points of the organization, since with 3 computers we have managed to cover the entire office that we used to do with 5 APs from another brand. It has helped us solve the problem of SSIDs by being able to limit the BWs of each SSID for collaborators, guests and IT team, in addition to content filtering and its layer 7 control.
  • Layer 7 application control
  • bandwidth consumption per device
  • Fast deployment
  • Easy tshoot
  • mobile application is not fully developed
  • Location heatmap must have a new face
  • The view of the section Wireless could be more detailed and intuitive
The Meraki MR solution is designed for any environment and type of company, it helps a faster implementation and problem solving without the need to be on site. This allows IT engineers to spend their time on other types of activities in order to improve the network experience than in solving problems with it.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We recently moved to a new building and are using Cisco Meraki APs throughout the building. We have several subnets for various things throughout. With this, we do have some ability to control throughput and demand based on usage feedback throughout the building. The management interface is very useful and especially for logging where we have the APs named and can pinpoint the various locations that we get alerts on. It scales well and we're looking forward to going to full capacity and really stress testing our APs.
  • Mesh network and coverage of various SSIDs
  • Centralized management interface without the need to VPN to access (cloud-based)
  • Centralized patching and applying policies to all APs
  • Logging is sent via Syslog only. Little frustrating when you're using it as cloud-managed network solution
  • The UI isn't very intuitive and having a global setting would be helpful.
There are some good use cases for this: I would say small to medium-sized businesses and if there is a small IT or Networking team and you need easier management for various things. For very large companies, you may want to go with something scaled for larger enterprises. We had to consolidate our networks and get a centralized mgmt solution and only had 1 networking engineer at the time. It's been very helpful as we've grown out.
Tim Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Where I used to work, we had them before they were even Cisco Meraki and loved them. Where I am now, I have been there 5yrs and deployed many Meraki APs across the org and love the fact it's one single simple portal to manage all the devices without having to manage each one individually. I also have Meraki Go at home too now, love this from an home/SMB standpoint!
  • Central management
  • Ease of deployment
  • Ease of configuration
  • Wishlist functionality
  • Cost
  • Linking with Z series wifi for mesh.
It has both indoor and outdoor situations. There is also the option to control either one at a time using networks for each branch/site, or controlling your entire AP fleet through its own network. You can also set it to authenticate with various platforms, like on prem AD, Meraki itself, Facebook etc, so there's lots of options.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
They are used for wireless connectivity for data devices, IoT devices, and voice connectivity. We use them at several sites with good success. They are used throughout different types of environments from office to industrial plants and outdoors. The type of users who use them are office-based people working off laptops, engineers, and operators who need mobile connectivity, fork truck computers that are driving around, and wifi-based phones that are carried by users throughout the facilities.
  • Client roaming
  • Ease of use
  • Dashboard management
  • Visibility into the network
  • Quality of access point
  • Advanced features
  • Details about the wireless settings
  • Local console ports
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.
Salvador Pineda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Within the organization we have a training area, which requires safe access when visiting, Meraki allows us to have access and control of these people and verify that they are accessing and visiting by providing consumption statistics, as well as traffic control and blocking of pages not allowed within the organization, we can also verify within the entire country the consumption of our remote offices and where our users are located.
  • Consumption statistics: Shows how much bandwidth each user occupies and which application.
  • Cloud management: You can manage your AP Meraki from anywhere with an internet connection and see all the information on your wireless network without having to be there.
  • Administration: Offers a simple administration with main indicators according to the job profile.
  • Cost: Cost reduction since it is a solution not suitable for any pocket
  • Licensing: Be able to obtain a perpetual license since it is important to achieve the continuity of the project.
To obtain data on the mobility of your clients, generation of heat zones, obtain data on who they visit and what are their needs, this product offers great help. It also helps with obtaining data, in addition to that with the interconnection API you can obtain information to use them in other platforms in real-time like marketing. For a small network, I would not recommend it for the price since it would not be used and there is Cisco equipment of fewer characteristics for this use.
Duane Cowan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use the access points to cover all areas of our building where we cannot install or do not have access to hardpoint connections. Our users move all over the building so it is nice to be able to move from one section to another and know that the wireless will move you seamlessly from one access point to another.
  • Easy setup
  • Multiple SSD configuration for different situations.
  • SSO with domain
  • POE for easy setup in areas without power connections.
We use it to give us a secure connection to sign in software for visitors, as well as guest internet access.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Utilized in parts of the organization. The Meraki cloud controller eases remote configuration to minimize time-consuming travel to sites. The Meraki solution is full-featured, there are settings to allow for secure staff corporate access while additional settings for guest WiFi access. Any configuration settings can be remotely applied and can be immediately tested. Filtering functionality allows for restriction of applications, URLs, or categories. The Meraki dashboard is quite intuitive and there is a good listing of available documentation or blogs to assist with more complex setups.
  • Easy remote configuration and administration through the Meraki dashboard
  • Firewall settings to restrict or block applications
  • Current WiFi technology and good performance
  • Great technical support and responsiveness
  • Requires a Meraki license to operate
  • Cost of licenses can add up
  • Performance is good but may lag a bit with the competition
  • Plastic housings give the product a cheaper look and feel
Any uses where remote administration is a requirement as the solution allows for easy setup over the internet. Any uses where there are many geographic locations that are administered from a central office. Sites that require different WiFi profiles and access to advanced features for restricting, blocking, or limiting applications.
Andy Bolom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point makes it easier for my team to deploy and administer wireless connections at every location. This addresses the concerns of growing my IT team and help save the overall IT budget.
  • Cloud management.
  • Wireless Access Point software upgrades.
  • Expansion and deployment.
  • Pricing.
  • Allowed the WAP to function locally without the usage of cloud subscriptions.
Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point is well suited for SOHO and big corporations. It's one of the best wireless solutions in today's market.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's being used in our whole company. We have 330 Access Points distributed in our stores, our distribution center and our corporate offices. For stores our wireless infrastructure is used for business applications and also for client navigation. For our distribution center it's part of its core, for product registration and wireless telephony, and in the corporate offices it's used for mobility within the areas for laptops and cell phones.
  • Easy to manage and to obtain information
  • The configuration interface is pretty intuitive
  • Easy integration with analytics platforms
  • WiFi6 is only available on the most expensive models
  • Model MR18 (End of Sale now, but we have some that are still operating) tend to suspend 2, 4GHz band transmission, and the APs have to be reset.
  • Full integration with Cisco DNA
Well suited for retail stores or areas with transactional operations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
The Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points in our office are in use across the entire organization. It provides full, secure wireless coverage for both guests and corporate users and also provides visibility into what is happening on the wireless networks.
  • Network visibility and reporting through the Meraki dashboard
  • Easy provisioning and onboarding of new Access Points
  • Secure Guest access through built in firewall
  • Content Filtering and group policy out of the box
  • Could allow for more detailed reporting that is only currently available to Meraki technical support
  • Auto-detection of external antennas instead of manual configuration per AP
  • Advanced features such as Clean Air that are only available with Cisco APs currently
Cisco Meraki is well suited for general wireless access in most office environments. Unless there is a need for advanced tuning of specific channels or having a physical controller on premise, the Meraki solution is great. It provides ease of use, secure access, network visibility and zero touch provisioning all out of the box.
October 30, 2019

Meraki Experience

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It's being used to provide wireless service to hundreds of users in a large office building where there is a need to have roaming access across different areas.
  • Good capacity to manage devices.
  • Central operation.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Cheaper cost.
Large scale companies.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is being used for wireless mesh networking company-wide for when users complain of slow network and/or weak wifi signals.
  • Ease of use and set-up.
  • Single pane of glass for network management.
  • Ability to set-up prior to having physical hardware.
  • Ability to deploy at remote site locations without an IT presence.
  • Intuitive user interface.
  • Granular/advance settings require tech support.
  • Locked into a subscription model. No ability to make changes if out of the subscription.
  • Downgrading firmware for troubleshooting can be a bit of work.
Great for small IT shops where you don't need a network engineer to set up a mesh network and go. Great for setting a wifi network where you don't have any IT support techs. Set it up remotely and send the APs to the site, anybody can plug it into the network and you're set.
October 21, 2019

Why Meraki APs?

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Meraki wireless AP is used by my entire organization. The biggest issue it resolved was radius (AD) authentication. Ease of management of the solution has no price.
  • The ease of configuration. The Meraki portal is user friendly and APs are very easy to set up.
  • Reporting details such as who is connected and what device is connected is extremely helpful in troubleshooting and securing the WiFi network.
  • The ease of management. Once the APs are online, the portal shows you all the information you need to troubleshoot any issue.
  • I feel the biggest thing is creating predictive heat maps. I have to use third party solutions to design a WiFi solution. It would be nice to use the same platform for the design and the solution
With the vast selection of models and their capabilities, a Meraki solution will fit anywhere you need WiFi coverage. No matter how big or small the office, or venue may be, Meraki has you covered.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Meraki Access Points are used across our entire organization, including multiple departments. One of the main reasons I like Meraki is that it is all managed through the cloud. I can pull reports, configure, and manage Access Points all over the place from my desk. Prior we had various vendors in each building all with a different management client or protocol.
  • Ease of Management from a central cloud location.
  • Controls are relatively easy to use once you become familiar.
  • Co-terms my license every year so that it is a simple single renewal.
  • As, AP's Meraki is great! MDM mobile device management - we also use Meraki to help with mobile devices. It works, but not flawless.
Great for Campus, multi-building, multi-floor, multi customer environments. Easy to manage, and easy to add an AP into an environment. Just add it to the group and it inherits the settings and just works.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Meraki ccess points exclusively in our school district. We currently have about 550 access points spread between 15 locations. Most of these access points are in classrooms, but we also have them in offices, large spaces such as gyms and auditoriums, as well as on the outside. We have been able to cover just about any area we want with some combination of Meraki AP's and antennas, including a bus compound where buses wirelessly upload their surveillance videos every day.
  • The biggest plus for Meraki is its user interface. It is simple and easy to use. It is cloud-based, so you can access it anywhere, and since it is cloud-based, they can add features at any time without me having to "manage" a controller.
  • Ease of installation - Access points can be completely set up in the cloud, without having the device in hand, so the AP can be shipped to remote locations and installed by end-users who don't have to know anything about AP's. All they have to do is clip a few small brackets to the ceiling tile grid, screw the backing plate into those brackets with 2 screws, plug the cable in, and snap the AP onto the backing plate. It is extremely easy.
  • Meraki's layer 7 firewall rules and reporting are incredible. You have very good visibility into exactly what traffic is going through the AP's, and you can also throttle and restrict based on those layer 7 things, as well as normal firewalling.
  • Reporting overall is pretty comprehensive - you can get very detailed information on who is doing what, and what device they are doing it with, and how much bandwidth that is consuming - all in a clean interface.
  • There are some hardware features that seem to lag behind Cisco's other AP product lines. It would be nice if you could have all the features of the top-of-the-line Cisco AP's combined with the Meraki interface.
  • Occasionally you will find some features you need missing, only to find out that it is there, but can only be turned on by tech support.
  • The licensing has been a little complicated with the way they lump all licenses together, but they are improving that system now.
Cisco Meraki is well suited for any situation where you need to deploy a large number of AP's, and have limited time to manage them would be where Meraki shines. If you have very specific requirements for very large density or scenarios where you need many different AP models for many different scenarios, then other vendors might have a larger variety of AP models that might suit your needs better.
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
If you read my other reviews of Cisco Meraki products, you will know I am an unabashed lover of Meraki cloud-managed networking. Just like the switches and firewall products I use, the Meraki access points (AP) offer incredible ease of installation, configuration, management, and monitoring. I use two of these to blanket our office in WiFi, and users are always ensured of the best WiFi experience as they move around the office because the APs automatically switch devices to the AP with the strongest signal for their locations. Users are presented with a single SSID regardless of the number of APs present, solving the issue of the user having to move their device to a new AP when the old one is out of range as they move. Just like all the Meraki products on my account, I can configure and monitor them from a single dashboard.
  • You can advertise up to 15 SSIDs, enabling different networks for different audiences and purposes, each with their own splash pages, if desired. Used in concert with a Meraki firewall, you can apply traffic shaping rules independently for each network. For example, devices I issue to my employees enjoy unlimited WiFi bandwidth, while guest users access a network with bandwidth restrictions.
  • You can channel SSIDs to use different WANs, too. So my employees get WiFi access through our fiber connection, while guest traffic is shuttled through a separate copper connection. Not only is this good from a security perspective, but it means employees don't have to compete with guests for network bandwidth (and vice versa).
  • Meraki allows you to build maps of your locations in the dashboard using an uploaded floor plan, upon which you can precisely place your Meraki hardware. From this map, you can see how many devices are on each AP and then drill down to see which devices these are—how cool is that? With the location heatmap, you actually see where devices are physically located on the floor plans.
  • There are eight different authentication options available, including paid access, which allow you various control mechanisms for each network you create. So you can offer a free tier for one network and a paid tier for another, offering paying users a higher-performing option, for instance.
  • You can choose to make certain networks a part of your LAN, getting DHCP leases from domain controllers and allowing WiFi clients to seamlessly interact with wired clients. Other clients, such as guests, can get leases through Meraki DHCP. In NAT mode, you can also conduct content filtering.
  • You can also track and monitor Bluetooth clients on your network. In short, you can see just about any wireless device, which makes these APs really useful for security monitoring.
  • One of my favorite features is being able to monitor network health by bandwidth type, such as distinguishing between video and voice. Meraki is constantly adding features to the dashboard, and this recent addition is much appreciated.
  • I honestly can't think of a single thing I don't like about these APs or the Meraki software. Note that the capabilities of these APs will be diminished if you are not using them in concert with a Meraki Firewall, so keep that in mind when making your purchasing decision.
  • Also, note that the hardware becomes uses without product licenses. Since these are cloud-managed devices, you have to have a license to continue to use them. If you don't want to get locked into annual renewal costs, these are not the products for you.
Flexible mounting options and a scalable architecture mean you can use them anywhere and for any size coverage area, whether it is a small office with a single AP or a large campus with dozens. I have mine mounted above a drop ceiling, so they are completely hidden from view but still offer excellent coverage. Meraki offers a range of APs and firewalls to meet various sizes of installations and budgets. The broad range of settings and configuration options allows for a simple setup to the incredibly complex, and everything in between.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Meraki Wireless is being used on a departmental basis, testing on both corporate and public guest wifi scenarios. We are trying to understand the capacity limits of the devices and whether they are suitable for running a number of SSIDs simultaneously.
  • Easy and intuitive GUI dashboard.
  • Variety of complex functions such as VLAN tagging.
  • Data gathering analytics.
  • The "Make a Wish" element needs improvement as you cannot see the state of your feature request and when it might be implemented.
  • Stored data retention only seems to be kept for a month, for GDPR requirements we need at least one year.
  • 4GHz SSID seems to be very poor, and some devices cannot join on this band.
The devices appear to be well suited to guest wifi availability, and they easily connect into existing switching infrastructure and offer decent functionality such as guest WiFi splash pages, and single sign-on via Meraki cloud or even through RADIUS services. Support functionality is decent and Cisco technicians are very quick at picking up any tickets and advising on how to resolve problems.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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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