We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ekahau Site Survey based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The simplicity is great."
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."
"If you're trying to identify one of the switches or pinpoint a computer or pinpoint something, you could find it just like that and change the IP address. It's easiest to do it that way."
"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 solution is trustworthy. I find it easy and secure."
"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."
"We're able to automate as well as manually control as necessary."
"The captive portal feature is my favorite. It allows us to keep track of how many people are entering our client's businesses."
"It is cloud-based. You can manage it remotely from anywhere in the world, and you don't have to be on-site, which is a very big advantage."
"I have found the scalability to be very good."
"There are some survey tools that are a little easier to use, but the benefit of using the Ekahau is that it is very configurable. If you go into a building that has solid cement walls, instead of traditional walls, you can configure it for that. It is much more configurable than the other ones."
"Ekahau lets you create heat maps without doing the initial survey. It makes the task easier."
"The planning feature is useful because it's very affordable."
"The most valuable features of the Ekahau Site Survey for us are the combination of using the tool."
"I don't handle the software that much. I'll do some of the testing with our CTO. It is primarily him and I. He has commented before that he likes the fact that with two licenses, we can set it up so that when we're on a large facility, he can see where I am and I can see where he is. That's for sure is very handy in large venues."
"We are satisfied with the way this product is working."
"I have found the most valuable feature is the RF interference and integration capabilities."
"The troubleshooting tools are the most valuable feature of the solution."
"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."
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features."
"We're are not fully utilizing the features of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN to know a more in-depth analysis of what areas need to be improved. However, the security could improve. It would be a benefit to be able to lock out particular clients that are trying to connect from outside the building."
"It would be useful to have a service management platform integrated within this solution where we can measure the customer experience."
"There's nothing that special about it."
"The only concern is when the license has expired and it will no longer function, the entire network goes down, without any notification, or warning."
"Its price should be reduced."
"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."
"The dashboard could be a bit better. I'd like to see more information about the whole controller and APs. It should be as simple and convenient."
"The user interface needs to be improved."
"The support is an area in need of improvement."
"The GPS feature could be improved."
"I wish the solution was better at making different survey modes."
"Sometimes there is a cancellation between two signals that the solution is not able to monitor correctly, this could improve in the future."
"The new Sidekick is going to support Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E."
"Most features are there, but the network adapter support should be better. Ekahau should support all laptops and versions. There's an issue with the driver too."
"In all of our buildings, whenever we deploy wireless access points, we also have to deploy wireless intrusion detections. The Ekahau Site Survey tool doesn't allow us to differentiate between the access point and the intrusion detection device. That's because they're the same devices, but they're configured differently for the type of usage. That's one area that I would ask them to improve. They should allow the identification of access points versus wireless intrusion detection."
"Our CTO was not real happy with their support."
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.
Over 12 years in the making, ESSTM maintains its reputation as the easiest to use, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi design and maintenance tool for Wi-Fi professionals. With crystal clear heat maps and easy-to-use reports, ESS makes it simple to optimize Wi-Fi.
ESS allows you to plan and create Wi-Fi networks according to your performance and capacity requirements—taking into consideration the increasing amount of wireless clients and applications such as VoIP, HD video streaming and web browsing.
Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews while Ekahau Site Survey is ranked 1st in Network Modeling with 8 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while Ekahau Site Survey is rated 8.4. 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 Ekahau Site Survey writes "Gives me everything I need to conduct a proper wireless survey". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas Ekahau Site Survey is most compared with AirMagnet Survey and iBwave Wi-Fi.
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