Meraki Wireless Access Points deploy and manage rapidly
August 01, 2019

Meraki Wireless Access Points deploy and manage rapidly

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

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.
  • Less training required for supporting the devices, as GUI is intuitive with good help and FAQs.
  • Managing lots of devices is much easier than non Meraki equivalents.
  • The time it takes to deploy a device into production is much quicker than any non Meraki equivalents.
Cisco Meraki Access Points are almost plug and play whereas Cisco LAN controllers require lots of configuration beforehand. The GUI for Cisco Meraki Access points is a lot easier to use and contains almost all the functionality of traditional Wireless LAN controllers. Easy to deploy new devices with existing configurations in Cisco Meraki than the traditional Cisco Meraki Lan Controller.
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.