Cisco Meraki MR - Enterprise WiFi with lot of features and zero complexity
Updated September 23, 2021

Cisco Meraki MR - Enterprise WiFi with lot of features and zero complexity

Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • MR42
  • MR42E
  • MR45
  • MR52
  • MR53
  • MR53E

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MR

Cisco Meraki MR has become our enterprise WiFi infrastructure solution. It really helps us to reduce Opex budget with its cloud-managed scenario. It is so easy to deploy that you only need an internet connection and everything is up and running in almost 10 minutes; [it] literally is a no-brainer solution with all the enterprise features included.
  • Cloud Admin Portal
  • No-Brainer Massive Deployment
  • Reduced and optimezed OPEX
  • Cloud Control Panel Reporting capabilities
  • Email alerting system configuration granularity
  • Cloud Control Panel
  • Very Complete Set of Reports
  • 30% Less in OPEX
  • 70% Faster implementation
  • Increased Network Visibility and Control
Because of its robustness and ease of integration with the Cisco portfolio and also because [it has the] possibility to integrate the whole Meraki solutions portfolio. The security gear is easy-to-use and easy-to-implement. It gives you the possibility to have an enterprise network architecture including wifi with hospitality features, security, reporting, and video surveillance without the usual complexity.

Do you think Cisco Meraki MR delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Meraki MR's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Meraki MR live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Meraki MR go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Meraki MR again?

Yes

PDQ Deploy, TeamViewer Web Monitoring (Monitis), VMware vCenter Server, Veeam Backup & Replication, Synology DiskStation
It is so easy to configure and set up that you will not believe it, it is very well suited with a reduced specialized staff also when you have a reduced OPEX budget because the cloud control panel does all the magic. It is not as good as you wanted if the internet is not stable because you will suffer to make any changes.

Using Cisco Meraki MR

1050 - Captive Portal for providing internet to visitors also as our main source for wifi direct marketing, with its native interface as a feeder to main Social Networks arround there. Also works as a traffic shaping appliance and as a basic NAC platform to control which people can connect to our enterprise network.
10 - We have a high IT staff vs total employees ratio, almost 100 per each staff member, that's why we prefer IaaS and cloud based and controlled platforms over on-prem solution. That was one of our main criteria to choose Cisco Meraki MR solution instead a Cisco on-prem scenario. Also to improve our network visibility that provides a lot of tools an information to our small IT staff.
  • NAC basic platform
  • WiFi Direct Marketing solution
  • IaaS network platform
  • Traffic Shaping and NAC appliance
  • Captive Portal to enterprise BYOD scenario
  • Centralized Network and IP Surveillance platform
  • Wireless Health Map
  • Customer Retention Campaigns
  • Internal Marketing Revenue Campaigns
  • IOT Cloud Based Platform
Cause its intuitive, very clear and easy of use (no brainer) interface. It's whole portfolio in one portal aproach. Also cause the new features cycle release and the cisco Meraki comprehension of WiFi market. Also cause the fastest deployment available on the market that also comes with a easy to scale platform adding features and services in the same interface thats unique and awesome.

Evaluating Meraki MR and Competitors

Yes - It replaces our old Cisco Aironet network cause the IaaS scenario and the easy and fast deployment, also cause the reduced oppex budget. The last selection criteria was the integrated portal to manage WiFi, Switch, Security, NAC, and Captive Portal to manage WiFi engagement for customer and internal users all this features in one and only platform
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
We needed almost 5 different providers and consultants to have up and running our Network (WiFi, Switch, VPN, NAC, etc), IP Surveillance service and IOT platform. With Meraki this was acomplished and consolidated in one and only platform on almost 5 days that was 10x times faster than our normal deployment scenarios.
We use to begin with industry leades recomendations like IDC, Forrester and Gartner, always selecting two or three leaders in every category and we try to retrieve deployment and support users and client's experiences that can help us to avoid issues and repplicate good practices and at last but not at least the best cost vs benefit ratio.