We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Cisco Wireless based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: While Cisco users across the board feel that both products are very expensive and provide very good customer service and support, users reported a better ROI from Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN.
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."
"The simplicity is great."
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."
"The stability of the Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is very good."
"Meraki is a decent solution for a small company, and we use it in a pretty typical way. We need Teams and Zoom to work, and we need a high level of security because we want our business to remain confidential."
"The ability to manage it remotely is the most valuable. If it has an internet connection, you can get to it. It is a great product for remote clinics. We kind of thought about doing this kind of standalone technology. Meraki is easy to manage. From a management perspective, it is the easiest to use, especially in the cloud. I like Meraki. I even have it in my home."
"The solution is easy to install."
"Its ease of use and flexibility are most valuable. It is cloud-based software."
"It is very handy to have a support number to call."
"The most valuable feature is that the solution is friendly to manage."
"This product offers cloud-based configuration, so you can set it up from anywhere."
"I've found it to be quite secure."
"The initial setup is easy. It's fairly quick to deploy."
"The ability to make different types of networks, such as land networks, is the most valuable part of the solution."
"This solution is highly stable. We have only had one issue in seven years."
"The LAN network conductivity is good."
"Cisco Wireless always has the latest technology that supports WiFi 5 and 6."
"It is a stable solution."
"Cisco's technical support is very good, I've never had an issue with their technical support."
"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."
"This solution could benefit from a heat mapping ability so that you can tell where the hotspots are, and where the good signals are."
"The user interface needs to be improved."
"Recently I have seen that the Meraki access point, maybe due to congestion, just kicks off my customers, mostly when they are in Zoom meetings or Teams meetings and they have to reconnect."
"Its price should be reduced."
"Documentation could be improved, but everything else has been spot-on."
"The technical support from Cisco is good, but they can improve themselves in some areas. Sometimes it takes a while to provide a solution or an answer to our problem."
"They should introduce a grace period of 60 days after license expiry because as it is now, it automatically goes down and there is no grace period."
"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."
"In the next release, I would like to see some AI capability deployed. Other competitors like Mist and Juniper already have it. So, AI features need to be introduced next year."
"For all products on the market, the availability of the products may not be ideal. We're waiting on a lot of products simply due to the fact that there's a material shortage. We've ordered products and have had to wait three or four months for anything to get delivered. This is not just Cisco. It's a problem on the market for all components which include semiconductors."
"There's a delay in equipment that comes to Columbia, to our country, and that lasts almost six months."
"Before deploying a wireless solution, you have to read and plan every role, every windows system, put in your access point, and then make the audit. This solution is not the best one to do this. We use another solution that is called Eko. In the future, if this solution could have better auditing capabilities it would be better."
"There are performance issues, particularly with video calls where throughput is not great."
"In the next release, I would like to have support for Wi-Fi 6."
"The integration with our CM and other technologies could improve this solution."
"They are a pretty expensive option."
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.
Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews while Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 76 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Highly reliable, effective site blocking, and beneficial reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Aruba Instant, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Cisco Wireless report.
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