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2018-09-25T09:23:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 20Real User

We're just customers and technical users. We use different versions, such as the MX64, 800 series, and 100 series. At the moment, I'd rate the solution at a six out of ten. I have no experience, or at least, not too much experience yet.

2021-11-03T16:44:15Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate Cisco Meraki WLAN mine of 10. However, it would be a 10 out of 10 if it could apply some conditional logic where the result from a sensor triggers an action on another IoT device, such as a motorized heat exchanger, to bring fresh air into the building. If you were able to do something like that, it would improve things even more. It's a good LAN, but there's always room for improvement. There are some things that I'd like to see, such as more applications, integrations, and stuff like that, but apart from that, it's pretty good. When you look at the benefits, some wireless solutions are more flexible than others. Meraki is easy to configure and monitor. The best thing Meraki can do is give them a test AP on their network because there is some problem with APN allowing other kits on the network and letting people test, but handover between the APs is satisfactory. I've got four APs in my home that go between the office, workshop, and high space, and the handover is still seamless. The coverage is brilliant from my point of view. I deployed it in a large warehouse, and handover was seamless. It was covered. To me, the easiest way is to get a customer to test their network with two, so they can do a handover and allow them to test and configure. That's plug-and-play.

2021-10-28T23:25:55Z
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Real User

I would advise others to go and get it now. If you don't have it, get it. I would rate it a nine out of 10 for the ease of use.

2021-10-14T19:31:52Z
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Top 5Real User

From a purely technical point of view, I would rate Meraki WLAN eight out of 10. If you are considering implementing Meraki, I would suggest considering the size of your team. If you are strapped for resources, I would say go with something else over Cisco. But as far as functionality goes, I would rate it over some of the others, like Juniper and Mist.

2021-10-08T15:14:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

I rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a six out of ten.

2021-09-21T14:06:23Z
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Real User

I would rate it eight out of 10.

2021-09-17T14:30:00Z
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Top 10Real User

This is a pure cloud-based solution and everything is managed by the cloud. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-08-14T06:16:49Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend the solution to others, unless the price would be competitive. We make use of 50 to 100 Meraki units. I like Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, so I rate it as a six or seven out of ten.

2021-08-09T13:53:40Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN an eight out of 10.

2021-06-25T09:04:49Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would absolutely recommend this solution to others. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a rating of ten. For small to medium-sized businesses, I think it's the best.

2021-06-03T10:08:45Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We plan to continue using this solution and I would recommend it to others. I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN an eight out of ten.

2021-05-11T19:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you can afford it, you should go for it. I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a six out of ten. The biggest downside is the yearly fee and the initial price, but it is very reliable.

2021-04-19T19:18:28Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution a seven out of then.

2021-04-12T15:59:58Z
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Top 20Real User

If they are going for the long run it's good, but if you go too long, there is a cost component to consider and figure out, because the cost is something that is coming down with a lot of new solutions. I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a nine out of ten.

2021-03-31T09:02:31Z
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Top 20Real User

We're partners with Cisco. Meraki is probably one of the number one solutions. On my team that's all we've talked about or sold. Cisco is 100%, one of our top partners. Just in terms of network security, there's a lot of digital transformation happening. There will be a lot of moving to the cloud for many customers and you'd be surprised how many enterprises still just aren't prepared for the changes that are coming their way. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It's a legitimate switch and a legitimate solution. It does what it says and it gets the job done.

2021-03-30T05:59:14Z
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Top 20Real User

In terms of caution, I don't have any advice. In terms of a recommendation, it's been a very stable system for us. However, because our needs grew exponentially when we had to go one-to-one for students, this has made things too complicated. That's why we're looking into upgrading and replacing the whole system. Still, Meraki is not off of our list while we're considering new solutions. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of ten.

2021-03-11T16:37:42Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution from Meraki is more public cloud, however, if we need to we have an internal team that manages alarms, and coordinates action zone disputes to changes devices when it is needed, and have support to our customers. We have partners that can sell the solution to us, and we in turn offer them to our clients. We're similar to a reseller. In general, I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-03-07T16:36:23Z
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Top 5Reseller

In summary, this is a good product but we're moving away from Meraki because we no longer want to pay annual maintenance fees. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-02-26T22:58:08Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would recommend this solution if it is right for your environment. I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a nine out of ten. It is great, but it has room for improvement.

2021-02-01T18:21:14Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-29T20:45:13Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-28T11:57:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In summary, this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2021-01-24T08:44:26Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is that you have to evaluate what your overall goal is. If you have a team that's going to monitor your network, that's not going to be there, especially if they're offsite, then you're going to have to do a web-based solution because that's the easiest way that they can help maintain it, versus an on-premise solution. That narrows you down to a couple of different entities. Then, you just have to look at your features and what you like, from security measures to applications to structure. You have to find what fits the best. I would definitely do an evaluation with any of them to make sure that they all fit within your confines. In summary, this is a good product but there is always room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-01-23T03:35:12Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a nine out of ten.

2021-01-23T01:57:24Z
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Top 20Reseller

If you need a simple feature set, you can use Meraki basically without any issues. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN an eight.

2021-01-22T21:20:35Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would recommend the solution to others, we have sold it to over 100 customers. I rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a nine out of ten.

2021-01-05T10:00:41Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would absolutely recommend this solution. We will keep selling this solution. I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN an eight out of ten.

2020-12-24T15:01:41Z
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Top 20MSP

To anyone who is interested in using this solution, make sure that you're happy with their features and that it's the right solution. Look at all of its features and also look at its downfalls and/or weaknesses, as well. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is good, but not great. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-11-05T17:10:24Z
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Top 5Real User

Utilize the packet capture — I found that very helpful. Troubleshooting is one of the features that I found really helpful — day by day, trying to figure out what's going on. I think that people that are going to purchase it are looking for something really simple and something that works. If I had to summarize Meraki, the biggest lesson that I learned while using it would be: simplicity has its costs. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight. It's a very good solution for small to medium-sized businesses that don't have the technical know-how to look for an enterprise-wide wireless solution. It's a great product for sub- enterprise solutions. It's also really good for hospitals and schools because of the easy deployment. I use the product and I think that for what they're trying to achieve, there's nothing better. Even though I'm moving to Aruba, I've seen and felt their wireless cloud-based controller system. I think that might be a little complicated for the average person. To take it to a rating of ten, there should be some more advanced features. I know that they have more stuff. You buy into the Meraki way, so to speak. You buy their switches, you buy their access points, everything starts to work a little bit better together; I never did that. I think that some of the stuff that I've even thought was making them better, they probably have already done. It's just that it wasn't for me. They should allow for some more granular configuration features that give people more control over their environment.

2020-11-02T23:10:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

In summary, this is a good product and one that we recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-08-09T07:19:53Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a product that we recommend over other similar ones by other vendors. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-08-05T06:59:30Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a product I can recommend to others. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-07-19T08:15:37Z
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Top 5Real User

In summary, I find that this is a really good product and I recommend it. However, improvements with the cost and signal roaming would make it better. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a business relationship with Cisco. We're also a partner. I'd advise other organizations to think about the solution right through to how they manage and troubleshoot end users. I would recommend that anyone looking at a solution such as this consider that. A lot of people just think about the LAN performance, but I think the ability to understand it and save time by troubleshooting the end-users would be a more important consideration. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-06-17T10:56:05Z
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Real User

We can deploy on-premises or on the cloud, but it's usually cloud. The amount of time it takes to deploy is really dependent on the client and the size of the company. I would suggest that sometimes it might be better to spend more money on better equipment that will perform a lot better, so if you have the funds go for it, but if not, then you have to work within your budget. I would rate this product a seven out of 10.

2019-11-17T06:50:00Z
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Real User

My advice to someone considering this solution would be to use the white paper comparisons, they're excellent. Particularly not a newspaper review of a product, as it comes out of the box. That does nothing. But it has to really be an installation that is similar to yours. It might match the number of sites or match the number of consumers in the end but it has to be similar in some ways. Not a lab, a lab work doesn't tell you anything. That's like a practice run. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Consultant

We're a partner with Cisco. We create architecture for customers and design solutions for surveillance products. We also deploy WiFi production engineers from our company. My advice to others considering implementation is to be aware of Meraki limitations. If you are not sure if the features you need are available, you should verify that with Meraki. It will keep you from having any surprises down the road. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. It's a really good product.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
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Real User

We use the public cloud deployment model. I'd recommend the solution. It does depend on what the organization needs, however. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
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Reseller

We work mainly with small and medium enterprises. We deploy the MR72 and 73 versions of the solution. In general, the solution performs well in Europe, but it doesn't comply with the GDPR, so we're not allowed to use it. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten and would recommend it.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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MSP

I like this solution, it's really good. It's a good solution for small to medium-sized businesses or companies. We sell this solution to small businesses here in Belgium. Meraki is easier to configure than other solutions, which is most likely the reason why Cisco purchased Meraki. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

The implementation and suitability of this product depend on the client and the want they want to achieve. When it comes to Wi-Fi wireless technology, you also have to consider 5G. The 5G is already here and it's the fastest, ever, wireless network. There is going to be a conflict between Wi-Fi and 5G when it comes to what enterprises are using. Wi-Fi 6 will help to keep the technology in the market. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Reseller

I work with various versions of the solution, including MR32, MR33 and MR42. We're a reseller of the solution. We typically handle enterprise-level clients. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.

2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
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Real User

The biggest lesson we've learned is that wifi systems are very complicated. My advice is to be sure you understand the depth that the system gives you. I would rate this solution as eight out of ten. It's a pretty solid solution. It lacks the advanced features that I would like to see to do proper wireless engineering, but it's a pretty solid solution.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Reseller

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
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Reseller

For big enterprise, I would definitely use Meraki. They are doing something really special stuff.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
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