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Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The simplicity is great."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""We are very satisfied with the performance.""The features aren't much different than those in Aruba, but deployment is easier to configure and the pricing is better."

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"The automatic VMware update is very useful because you don't have to worry about outages and planning for VMware updates. It is very advantageous from a management point of view. The ability to restrict and review the clients connected to each of our segments. Additionally, the solution is easy to use.""Allows for cloud-based management of your Wi-Fi network.""The most valuable features in Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN are that we were able to see all the registered users for each particular WAP, which is a big help. The roaming allows us to have continuous wireless throughout the building. The signal can carry over from one WAP to another. Which is probably the most important feature.""It is more robust for me to deploy networks. And because of the field we are in where offices open up and others close, it helps my turnaround time to deploy these networks for the customers.""The solution has worked very well in our campus environment.""Great architecturally based dashboard and the solution is accessible from anywhere.""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.""Its management is most valuable. It is the major feature of Meraki."

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Cons
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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"Better integration with third-party systems is what our customers are expecting in the future.""There are occasional OS bugs.""If the customers plan to go on the cloud side, they need encryption and daily communications from a security perspective."

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"Overall the solution needs to have more time to mature.""We have used technical support for some issues but not many times.""The licensing isn't very customer-centric. They may have improved it, but previously, if you forgot to pay on a certain day, your service would be shut off.""There could be more functionality.""The ease of use is average. It could be more user-friendly.""I would like to see Cisco Meraki improve the accessibility by region level here in Latin America.""They're great. If there's anything that they need to change, it is just simplifying the site to which you go to make changes on the admin side.""Its price could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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  • "The price of this product is average and it is a one-time, perpetual license."
  • "It's pricey, but better than similar solutions."
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  • "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."
  • "We don't like the licensing model and we think that it needs to be improved significantly."
  • "Having a good price is important when we are providing quotations for projects."
  • "We do a three-year or five-year license and support. Its price could be better, but overall, we get competitive prices. A lot of times, Cisco puts itself out of range, especially with Meraki. I've dealt with a lot of business development from Cisco, and they have always been accommodating, especially in dealing with hospitals or government. There is also a right time to buy it. July is when they are eager to sell a lot of things because that is the end of their calendar year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels… more »
    Top Answer:The features aren't much different than those in Aruba, but deployment is easier to configure and the pricing is better… more »
    Top Answer:If the customers plan to go on the cloud side, they need encryption and daily communications from a security… more »
    Top Answer:Other resellers are successfully implementing this solution for healthcare. They are using this Stellar solution for the… more »
    Top Answer:Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your… more »
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Alcatel Lucent OmniAccess Stellar, OmniAccess Stellar
    MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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    Overview

    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.
    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
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    Mineola School District
    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
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Retailer6%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Educational Organization8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Educational Organization11%
    Non Profit9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is ranked 15th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is rated 9.0, while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar writes "Easy to use from a single pane of glass and it integrates well with many systems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Highly reliable, effective site blocking, and beneficial reports". Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant, whereas Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Mist AI and Cloud. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN report.

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