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We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and ExtremeWireless 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. ExtremeWireless report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The solution is very easy to use.""Its ease of use and flexibility are most valuable. It is cloud-based software.""You can scale the solution easily.""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 of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN are the ease of use and the ability to manage it from the cloud.""It is very handy to have a support number to call.""The solution is easy to use."

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"The most valuable feature is stability.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.""It provides seamless connectivity if you move around.""The stability of the solution has been fine.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""ExtremeWireless provides us with enterprise-level authentication methods at an excellent cost. It supports all the latest authentication methods. Another advantage is the built-in DHCP server. We don't need third-party DHCP servers to get the IPF.""It's cloud-based and very easy to deploy.""The most valuable feature is the cloud-managed aspect."

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

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"There should be better Spanish-language technical support.""This solution could benefit from a heat mapping ability so that you can tell where the hotspots are, and where the good signals are.""It would be good to integrate with ISE in the future.""An area for improvement would be that Meraki doesn't work well in a warehouse environment. The device is too sensitive to other wireless devices, which provokes noise and can require a reboot to erase this.""The price could be slightly better, but then again, we negotiate deals every time so the market price isn't really relevant.""It would be useful to have a service management platform integrated within this solution where we can measure the customer experience.""The licensing model is a terrible idea.""The annual maintenance is something that needs to be changed."

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"It is a subscription model, so it is maybe a bit pricey.""The solution should offer better support.""The management portal is in need of improvement.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features.""The main area for improvement is the company's local visibility.""The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better.""The user interface of ExtremeWireless could be better. It is not user-friendly.""The ExtremeWireless WiNG Access Point on-premise is not as good as the cloud and many of my customers are switching. It is easier for my clients to manage everything from the cloud. I currently use a model of the controller that does not support any cloud functionality."

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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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  • "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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  • "The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."
  • "The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
  • "Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better."
  • "The price of the solution overall is expensive. Additionally, the controller and license are expensive. We pay for an annual subscription."
  • "Extreme isn't the most expensive, but it's not a low-cost solution, and because there are no big volumes, you don't receive significant discounts, making the final price higher."
  • "I rate the price of Extreme Wireless a three out of five."
  • "It's not as expensive as some and is scalable to our needs."
  • "We pay approximately $30,000 per 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: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 »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is stability.
    Top Answer:The management portal is in need of improvement. In the next release, I would like to see more granular search functions… more »
    Top Answer:Our primary use is to support wireless infrastructure for the K-12 environment.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    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.

    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.
    Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
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    Sample Customers
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    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
    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Educational Organization11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Non Profit9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization43%
    University14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise53%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. ExtremeWireless
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. ExtremeWireless and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews while ExtremeWireless is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 12 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while ExtremeWireless is rated 7.6. 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 ExtremeWireless writes "Simple to implement, provides seamless connectivity, and is reliable". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas ExtremeWireless is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, ExtremeCloud IQ, HPE Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. ExtremeWireless report.

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