Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs Mist AI and Cloud comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Mist AI and Cloud 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.
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Q&A Highlights
Question: Which product would you choose and why: Mist AI and Cloud or Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?
Answer: Had so many problems with Meraki in the past 5 years. I wouldn't recommend them to anybody. The last problem was intermittent problems connecting to an SSID, the helpdesk answer was: "make the password less complex". It was passw0rd. Roaming always seems to break whenever they do an update. One time it took more than a year to fix the issues, couldn't upgrade the firmware for more than a year. Every time I reported a problem, they wanted to upgrade our firmware, but they hadn't fixed the roaming problem. Wifi works so much better now when we moved away from Meraki. Plus, we don't have to pay the license fee anymore.
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"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The most valuable feature of the solution is Marvis, the AI-driven network management system.""In terms of reporting, in terms of all the user reports, it's very rich.""With Mist, every Wednesday they roll out new features.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the network. Additionally, when there is an update on the APs they are able to reboot quickly reducing downtime. Other solutions have a longer downtime when updates are done.""The simplicity is great."

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"It is very handy to have a support number to call.""The most important feature is flexibility.""The solution is fast.""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.""The most valuable thing to me is the stability of the product.""The monitoring device enables you to see the network health.""You can scale the solution easily.""It is a scalable solution."

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"AI is the most valuable feature.""There are several valuable features. One of them is Cibas, and another one is Marvis.""Mist AI and Cloud is the best solution I have seen in the industry, especially from the artificial intelligence perspective, as it helps businesses.""Multi PSK (Pre-shared Key) is a very good feature in the solution...Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.""Has an extremely good feature set.""The Marvis feature of Mist AI, an artificial intelligence tool, is very useful.""I have a very good experience with the solution. Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.""The most useful aspect of Mist AI and Cloud is automation capabilities."

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"Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""The solution is expensive.""The price could be better.""If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited."

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"The initial setup of the solution can be improved and made easier.""Documentation could be improved, but everything else has been spot-on.""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.""We'd like to have better mapping to showcase low-coverage areas.""The initial setup could be made easier.""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.""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.""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."

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"There could be more integration.""The inter-functionality with other vendors was a negative for us.""Juniper should integrate all their dashboards instead of having separate dashboards...Since it lacks the integration of dashboards, Juniper needs to improve it.""It would be beneficial to have support for the Chinese language.""The solution doesn't provide mail notifications currently.""Mist AI and Cloud should be marketed more and focus on making partners in the industry.""Currently, the solution lacks the ability to configure with other solutions from other vendors.""Sometimes it takes a lot of time for the access point to connect with the cloud."

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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."
  • "The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to the competition."
  • "The pricing is too high."
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  • "The price/benefit ratio is great."
  • "Its price is higher than other products. It is above the expectation of customers. So, every time we need to fight for a good price."
  • "Its price is okay for an enterprise. Its licensing is the most painful. If you hear anything bad about Cisco, it's about that. We're supposed to be one of the resellers but had to come back down to become a user. It's really bizarre."
  • "The solution is overpriced and more expensive than Hauwei."
  • "The solution could improve the licensing structure and the price is expensive."
  • "As is always the case, the price could be better, although I do not recall exactly how much this comes out to."
  • "Higher subscription fee may be necessary if extra features are required."
  • "Cost could be better."
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  • "The price is about the same compared to other vendors. There is an add-on license, but it's up to you if you want to buy it or not."
  • "The price of Mist AI and Cloud is approximately 20 percent less than competitors, such as Aruba and Cisco. However, Cisco has a lifetime warranty for its solutions."
  • "The solution's price is too high for the end-users. My customers pay 1,000 USD towards the licensing cost of the solution every year."
  • "Depending on the features, I think it's quite reasonably priced, especially considering the facilities of the product."
  • "I rate the pricing a seven on a scale of one to ten, where one is low and ten is high."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:With Mist, every Wednesday they roll out new features.
    Top Answer:It is a bit expensive. However, it is such a valued system, they can charge whatever they want.
    Top Answer:The price could be better. That is relative to the market right now since it is such a valued Access Point and system to… 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:Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a… more »
    Top Answer:I have a very good experience with the solution. Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
    Top Answer:I rate the pricing a eight on a scale of one to ten, where one is low, and ten is high. The solution's and Licensing… more »
    Top Answer:Currently, AI functions, Configuration from Mist portal the solution works with Juniper and Mist devices only. I hope… more »
    Also Known As
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series), Mist Access Points
    MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
    Mist Access Points
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    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.

    Mist AI uses a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science techniques to optimize user experiences and simplify operations across the wireless access, wired access, and SD-WAN domains.

    Data is ingested from numerous sources, including Juniper Mist Access Points, Switches, Session Smart Routers, and Firewalls for end-to-end insight into user experiences. These devices work in concert with Mist AI to optimize user experiences from client-to-cloud, including automated event correlation, root cause identification, Self-Driving Network™ operations, network assurance, proactive anomaly detection, and more.

    Juniper also leverages Mist AI for next-generation customer support. It is the foundational element behind Marvis, the industry’s first AI-driven Virtual Network Assistant, which provides extensive insight and guidance to IT staff via a natural language conversational interface.

    With Mist AI, operators save time and money with faster problem resolution and fewer onsite visits. Users benefit from a network infrastructure that is more predictable, reliable, and measurable.

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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
    Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Educational Organization11%
    Non Profit9%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization7%
    Computer Software Company40%
    Marketing Services Firm10%
    Hospitality Company10%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Educational Organization15%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 44 reviews while Mist AI and Cloud is ranked 15th in Wireless LAN with 8 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while Mist AI and Cloud is rated 8.6. 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 Mist AI and Cloud writes " With an easy-to-operate interface in place, it also provides a good AI experience for users". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Instant, whereas Mist AI and Cloud is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Meraki Dashboard and Aruba Instant. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud report.

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