Meraki MR - Wireless Simplified
March 11, 2020

Meraki MR - Wireless Simplified

Dennis Chwee | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MR Series

Meraki MR APs are my organization's primary solution for providing wireless to our various office and sites. Because all configurations are done in the cloud, there is no need for the locations to require a VPN tunnel back to the CORP office for the APs to work. This allows us to deploy our wireless network almost any where as long as there is internet connectivity.
  • Easy configuration.
  • Zero touch deployment.
  • Deployment flexibility.
  • Deeper configuration options.
  • Per device licensing simplification.
  • More detailed metrics on channel utilization.
  • Simple and clean visibility in to all wireless networks.
  • Visual metrics improves efficiency when troubleshooting.
  • Template based configuration lowers deployment time.
The Cisco 1800 series routers require an on-prem wireless controller, which means remote sites requiring wireless also require some form of private connectivity back to the Corp office for the APs to receive their configurations. There is also the option of turning the APs autonomous but that would add additional overhead in support and deployment.
Meraki support is usually top notch. The are quick to respond and stick with an issue until it is resolved. One of the difficulties I've had with Meraki MRs is the limited ability the customer has in troubleshooting. Much of the more technical aspects of resolution can only be accessed by the Meraki support team, meaning dedicated IT teams are reliant on them when more complicated issues arise.

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The Meraki MR series simplifies the configuration for both the typical consumer and business. Smaller businesses will benefit greatly as it is possible to configure and administer the wireless network without needing to contract or hire dedicated IT support. There Meraki APs are also capable to self determining the best wireless channels to be on, further simplifying the overall wireless setup.