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Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN Questions

Chuck Serauskas - PeerSpot reviewer
Chuck Serauskas
Network and Telecommunications Manager at Kwik Trip
Jun 02 2022
Hi, I work as a Network and Telecommunications Manager at a retail company. I'm looking for a product replacement and I'm currently exploring Mist AI and Cloud or Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. Which one would you recommend choosing and why? Thanks in advance.
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Chi Kieu - PeerSpot reviewer
Chi Kieu
User at ISP
Hi, I'm researching the pricing and costs of these two products: Aruba Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN.  Can anyone help me to understand what is the cost difference between the two of them (while assuming we compare very similar product specs)? Thanks a lot!
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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Aws Al-DabbaghPricing is different based on region; it depends on Aruba's and Cisco's strategy… more »
Johnrex Fernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
Johnrex FernandezAruba licensing for the AP's is much cheaper compared to Meraki.  You can get… more »
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Eric Biller - PeerSpot reviewer
Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at SCBDD
Hello,  We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possibly an on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ. Any suggestions? 
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Michael Fulton - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Aws Al-DabbaghI suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've… more »
Ralph Malone - PeerSpot reviewer
Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
5 Answers
Sultan Dawood - PeerSpot reviewer
Sultan Dawood
Director of Product Marketing at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
I am a seasoned cloud and security marketing leader with extensive experience in product marketing, product management, and business development. I am currently researching Cisco Meraki. Does it support Voice well? I was also wondering if anyone can shed light on how the solution performs for SD...
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V for Reviewer - PeerSpot reviewer
V for ReviewerMX for SD-WAN is great, please note you have to purchase advanced licenses… more »
Urik Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Urik SilvaHi Sultan, To use SD-WAN technology, you must to positioned Meraki MX… more »
reviewer1086276 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1086276We have full range of Cisco Meraki MX appliances in production. The solution is… more »
3 Answers
Gilberto Lugo - PeerSpot reviewer
Gilberto Lugo
Network Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
I work as a Network Engineer for the government. We are researching Cisco Meraki and Cisco Wireless. Can they work together or are they independent from one another? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
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Ramachandra Murthy T - PeerSpot reviewer
Ramachandra Murthy TMeraki wireless is a cloud based solution and CISCO is hardware based solution… more »
Jóhann G. Thorarensen - PeerSpot reviewer
Jóhann G. ThorarensenThey should work well together. We have set up Meraki so as to include both the… more »
Michael Rhoades - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael RhoadesThey can't be integrated today. I saw that because as time passes I would… more »
13 Answers
Joseph Luyirika - PeerSpot reviewer
Joseph Luyirika
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
I am an experienced network professional working in the telecommunications, information technology, and services industries. We are currently evaluating Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which would you recommend?  Thanks! I appreciate ...
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reviewer1137387 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1137387As a CWNA professional with about 10 years of experience, and previous… more »
Fernando Gavica - PeerSpot reviewer
Fernando GavicaThese are some key differences that make Ruckus the best choice: - Meraki… more »
HUANG PO-CHENG - PeerSpot reviewer
HUANG PO-CHENGThe biggest difference between Ruckus cloud management and Cisco Meraki is… more »
7 Answers
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 22 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 22 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 22 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 22 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 22 2022

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?

Nurit Sherman - PeerSpot reviewer
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba Wireless vs Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? Which of these two solutions would you recommend for Wireless LAN? Why? Thanks for helping ...
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Akshay Balaganur - PeerSpot reviewer
Akshay BalaganurWe are authorised to sell both Aruba and Meraki. Being a consultant myself, I… more »
John LeBrun - PeerSpot reviewer
John LeBrunConfidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic… more »
Michael Newman - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael NewmanBoth have their merits. Aruba has taken the brand of all the hp procure… more »
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Wireless LAN Questions
Kilford  Runhare - PeerSpot reviewer
Kilford Runhare
Network and Security Administrator at Rainbow Tourism Group
Jul 27 2022

Hi,

I'm looking for a report about top-rated WLAN vendors. Where can I find it? 

Thanks.

MichaelJung - PeerSpot reviewer
MichaelJung
IT Network Manager at Payment Alliance International, Inc.
May 01 2022
Hi peers, I work as an IT Network Manager at a Financial Services firm. We have begun using EnGenius switches at smaller sites replacing typical Catalyst 36xx switches and Cisco Wireless Controllers.   Can you share any good or bad experiences in deploying 802.1X with EnGenius devices (switche...
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reviewer1810707 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

Hi,

How can I test the speed of my wireless network when a computer is connected to Wi-Fi? 

Thanks

reviewer1375509 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1375509If you are wanting to know its internet speed you can always do speedtest.net or… more »
Joshua Fatehnia - PeerSpot reviewer
Joshua FatehniaHi,  If you want to test your internet speed (from device to an external… more »
3 Answers
Vinny Govender - PeerSpot reviewer
Vinny Govender
Technical Applications Specialist at bioMérieux
Jul 26 2022
Hi, I'm working as a Technical Applications Specialist at a Pharma/Biotech company with 10000+ employees. I'm researching to purchase a high-performance Wireless LAN device. Which one of the following products would you recommend: Ubiquiti Unifi Aruba Wireless  Ruckus Wireless Huawei Wir...
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Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluIf you want high performance and stability, you should definitely go with Ruckus… more »
JorgeDe Leon - PeerSpot reviewer
JorgeDe LeonHi Vinny,  I recommend you the following devices: 1. Ruckus: Easily to… more »
Johnrex Fernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
Johnrex FernandezHere's my recommendation in order. #1  Aruba #2 Ruckus #3 Ubiquiti
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Senyu Huang - PeerSpot reviewer
Senyu Huang
User at Sample
I'm in a search of a Gateway solution for my organization. We have 200 employees and my budget is $400-800.  I've been checking Citrix Gateway, Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti, and others.  What gateway do you recommend choosing for my company (based on the mentioned budget) and why? Update: I need ju...
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Ivelyn Wan - PeerSpot reviewer
Ivelyn Wan https://www.fs.com/products/11... SG-3110, All in One Multi-WAN Security… more »
Thomas Van Niekerk - PeerSpot reviewer
Thomas Van NiekerkIt all really depends on your objectives and what you want to achieve. Is… more »
4 Answers
Doyle Franklin - PeerSpot reviewer
Doyle Franklin
Business Consultant at Operations RX
We are a small MFG facility looking to add WAP Specifically for 4 PC's,  8 handheld Zebra mobile computers and 2 data collection kiosks.  The building is approximately 50K sq. ft. with a 27 ft. ceiling with no racking or other tall obstructions.  The number of employees accessing the Wi-Fi rang...
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What would influence a business's decision to choose WLAN over a wired network?

Adrian Baker - PeerSpot reviewer
Adrian BakerIn most cases and within most businesses there is a combination of both… more »
MichaelScotti - PeerSpot reviewer
MichaelScottiIn a greenfield application I would go with all wireless workplace. More people… more »
8 Answers
it_user755604 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at FTD India

The software developers in the organization should connect to wireless access points for internet by their active directory credentials. Is that possible with Cisco WLAN?

Moshiur Rahman Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Moshiur Rahman Khan
CEO at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Cisco Wireless Aironet 3802i vs ALE OmniAccess Stellar AP1230.Which one is the best product in terms of quality, performance, number of client capacity, field coverage, centralized controller and price?
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Moshiur Rahman Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Moshiur Rahman Khan
CEO at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Which model is the best WiFi (Wireless LAN) in terms of Quality, User Capacity, Signal Coverage, Security, Support service and Pricing compare between Cisco Wireless Aironet 3802i  and Alcatel-Lucent Wireless OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 Series with Hardware or Software controller? SEE: http://ente...
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 26 2022

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user163557 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user163557Several things come to mind but a few things stand out. 1. The term "future… more »
Tony C Leung 梁仲江 - PeerSpot reviewer
Tony C Leung 梁仲江Reliability, ease of diagnostics...enabling a no-hassle always on wireless… more »
Ralph Malone - PeerSpot reviewer
Ralph MaloneTCO is what I look at.  You can get the APs cheap but what is the yearly… more »
27 Answers