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Pros
"The most valuable features are virtualization and micro-segmentation.""I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.""They are good for connecting users. These switches are very stable. We have been using them for three years, and we haven't had any problems.""The most valuable feature is stability.""It is a stable and good product.""Cisco Linksys is scalable. You can use it as an extender, too.""It is easy to use and stable.""The most valuable features are uptime and stability."

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"You can access a single pane of glass and configure all the devices via the same access.""It is easy to work with.""This product has QoS, decent visibility of what's going on, and it's a managed switch.""The initial setup is simple.""Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.""It is easy to set up and easy to monitor. It is also easy to check the status of the switch.""The dashboard and the interface, in general, are good features.""The solution is stable."

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Cons
"The simplicity of management could be improved so the object-based switch management is possible.""The licensing could be simplified.""You do need a bit of knowledge about the solution. There's a small learning curve involved when implementing the product.""The price of the solution should be lower and it should have better security and scalability.""We are using an old version of this solution and it could be more stable.""Cisco Linksys could be more secure. It could also add a controller to control all the devices, like the access points and so on.""It would be ideal if, for private users that are not companies, the solution could be made even cheaper.""Linksys support is subpar."

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"Technical support hold times seem to be getting longer.""The pain point for our customers is the pricing and it should be reduced to make it more competitive.""Meraki MS switches are great for pretty much all SMB networks and most enterprise networks. However, there are some higher-end functions that larger enterprise networks with full access, distribution, and core switch stack may find limiting.""The licensing model needs to be improved.""In this solution, you are lacking a feature that Cisco Classic has that allows you to save your configuration with a serial cable.""It would be great if the switch can identify the IP address connected to the network port. It seems most of the switches cannot identify the IP address. They can identify the MAC address but not the IP address.""The biggest area that they fall short on is comparing the performance.""Less flexibility than in some other solutions."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with certain extra costs. Sometimes the budgets do not fit all these types of upgrades that become expensive.""Considering the problems that we have, Linksys is overpriced.""They are cheaper than Cisco Catalyst Switches.""It is costly. Because of its pricing, customers are not ready to buy Cisco solutions, and they are going for other brands.""It is cheap.""The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category.""Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price.""The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable."

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"The only drawback is the cost — that's what kills them.""They can get the price down for small businesses. The way I bought it, I paid hardly anything, and I got all my licensing with it. The firewall appliance is around $900, and the switches are around $150. This is for the device itself. For licensing, I signed at $70 or something like that for the switch. Technical Support is included in this.""The pricing is overvalued in relation to the product's performance.""When you compare it to other switches like HP, Juniper, and Ruckus, Meraki MS Switches are cheaper.""The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers.""This product is quite expensive.""We don't use standard licensing. Most of the time, we use the advanced security model. If there is a drawback to Meraki, it is the cost, but you also have to evaluate it based upon the other factors that you do get. Their support is really good; their hardware is really good. The ease of configuration and deployment is really good, but it is more expensive than most.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.
Top Answer: There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with… more »
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.
Top Answer: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
Top Answer: I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
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Linksys Ethernet Switches
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview
Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home network.
The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Top Industries
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Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Computer Software Company11%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company18%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company18%
Healthcare Company12%
Construction Company12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business49%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise16%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 29 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 33 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Easy-to-use, with great product support, this versatile, mature product is a multi-faceted solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Offers the ability to select multiple ports at a time in a checkbox". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Datto Networking Switches. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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