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"I believe the initial setup was straightforward."

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"It's a stable product.""The solution is easy to use.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""What I liked about these is that they worked. I didn't touch them or do anything with them. They were up and running when I came here. Once they are set up and running, you don't have to worry about them.""The most valuable features are the multiple types of user groupings and access management.""Provided reliability and a good price.""I like the status page Cisco added that shows you the health of the wireless connection.""The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment."

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Cons
"Support is not really up to par in quickly addressing issues.""Having a better dashboard management system that the client can use to access and control their environment would be a nice addition to the product."

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"It would be good to integrate with ISE in the future.""When it comes to switching, Meraki lacks categories of features.""The biggest pain point is that they limit you through firewall throughput. I understand why they do it, but that really grates me. For instance, for 450 Mbps throughput, you're looking at £800 for a router, whereas if you look at the one gig connection, for some of us are lucky enough to have a gig connection, you could almost be spending £3,000 for the option to have one gig connectivity. That's one of the pain points I've got. I don't mind paying for throughput, but I should at least have the option to be able to update that throughput, maybe through extra licensing or something else. It is crazy expensive to jump through to the next one.""We haven't had any issues with the solution. We like the way it works. There isn't anything I can think of that makes me worry that it might be lacking in a certain area.""They could also add some more controls for guest access. For example, when you have a captive portal, it would be nice to limit the amount of time users can stay connected per day. Right now, you can only configure the splash frequency. And you can set the connection for one hour, but you have to use the billing feature.""Its price could be improved.""The price could be slightly better, but then again, we negotiate deals every time so the market price isn't really relevant.""Initially, I liked some of the filtering features, but that's one of the components that we ran into problems with."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It cost over $30,000 for us for 260 access points."
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  • "The pricing is based on a subscription and is a bit high at the moment."
  • "This solution is quite costly and there are costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "This solution is slightly more expensive than others, such as Ruckus Wi-Fi."
  • "It's not super expensive and it's not super cheap."
  • "The cost is not so much for Wireless LAN, but when you have to get the security license, it costs a lot."
  • "The price of the product could be cheaper."
  • "The price is on the high side when compared to Aruba."
  • "It is expensive."
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    Also Known As
    Adtran WLAN, Bluesocket Wireless
    MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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    Overview
    ADTRAN wireless solutions are allowing businesses to streamline and improve operational efficiencies, speed network deployment, expand customer service offerings, and increase flexibility for employees.
    Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls. The Cisco Meraki dashboard gives visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications. Armed with rich analytics, administrators can quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security.
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    Sample Customers
    Thomas College, North Cobb Christian School, Archbishop Riordan High School, Dickson Public Schools, Hamilton Heights School Corporation, North Idaho College
    Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Government15%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Non Profit6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Educational Organization10%
    Real Estate/Law Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise21%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is ranked 20th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 56 reviews. ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is rated 5.0, while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless writes "Access points work but there are problems with support, scalability, and keeping technology current". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Knowledgeable and helpful support, and it scales and load-balances to fit our needs". ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Wireless, whereas Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Mist Access Points.

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