Cisco Meraki MR3: Well Versed and Cost Effective Wireless Solutions
March 20, 2020

Cisco Meraki MR3: Well Versed and Cost Effective Wireless Solutions

John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • MR33

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MR

We deployed it across the whole organization. Most visible in our guest areas, conference and huddle rooms.
  • It can be easily managed thru the cloud which is very convenient and fewer admin headaches. Its cloud dashboard has good reporting as well.
  • More secured guest management, we love the separate firewall for guests and 1-click access.
  • It has a built in NAC and can protect us from Layer 3 to 7.
  • In terms of downtime or troubleshooting, it can be easily managed thru RDP.
  • M33 has no native AD authentication support.
  • M33 has no Multi User MIMO.
  • It lessens our local support staff workload in managing wireless from an average of 40 hours to 20 hours because of the remote support feature. Also, it gives them more flexibility to work from home.
  • It's cost-efficient compare to other competitors like Aruba in terms of functionalities and simplified management.
  • Cisco's technical support is very good and better than other vendors, especially for Meraki.
It's very easy and simple to manage compared to other competitors or products. Cisco Meraki MR33 has good reviews, is well tested, scalable and stable. The most loved features are the management tools,
including monitoring and reporting, as well as, the flexibility since it's a cloud service.
The datasheets, manuals, online references, and guides are precise and comprehensive. Cisco Support is responsive and reliable. We never had long resolved incidents. Also no major incidents yet. Their support is also well knowledgeable even on inquiries like licenses.

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I think for those looking for a basic and suitable level Wave 2 solution that could handle a single office, home business, or potentially a small cafe by itself, the MR33 would be a good purchase. The huge function of it that allows us to deploy networking devices into relatively small companies such as solicitors and provide them full IT support completely remote means the organization does not need to hire a dedicated IT guy on site, or pay expensive call-out fees and/or incur downtime until a callout is made. So, for any company that has multiple locations, it can be a complete game-changer in terms of IT support. Though it has high entry costs, no doubt it can be offset by the big reduction in support costs and cost of downtime.