Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs NETGEAR Insight Access Points comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and NETGEAR Insight Access Points 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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Pros
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The simplicity is great.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""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."

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"Cisco Meraki is HIPAA compliant.""It is easy to set up. You can do everything on the GUI. You don't need to trace cables. You don't need to connect to the switch. Everything is there, right in front of you.""The solution has worked very well in our campus environment.""The solution is stable and reliable.""It's a stable product.""Cloud managed wireless LAN product that's stable and scalable. It's an easy to deploy and easy to troubleshoot solution.""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 most valuable features are the multiple types of user groupings and access management."

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"I'm able to do a lot of things, because the GUI is designed very well. I'm able to remotely make certain changes via my phone and apply them right away. It makes life easier when it comes to managing the equipment. The Insight management solution phone app is very good. It enables me to do what I want to do.""From the WiFi aspect, it's very intuitive and easy to use. The solution enables me to manage my entire WiFi from anywhere in the world...""The metrics demonstrate that NETGEAR really does a good job of balancing the load between the various access points on the networks and this results in an elimination of downtime.""[Being] able to configure the WiFi devices and to see utilization remotely, or from the cloud.""I am all about simplicity. With the Insight management solution, I don’t need an additional cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server to configure and manage my access points. You have to look at cost, and everything has a cost. There is a cost to using Insight. But if the cost is reasonable, I don't want another layer. The ability to deploy a network and then have that software built-in, without having to go to a third-party, is big. Also, the less pieces that I have to call in on, the better. So, when I'm calling NETGEAR, it's not like I'm using some third-party piece of software to manage their product. It doesn't add that layer of complexity, which is key."

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Cons
"I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited."

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"Cisco offers pretty expensive devices.""There could be more functionality.""The only thing that always causes problems with Meraki is the license. It's a bit of a bugbear with Meraki, and it remains today. So it's an unusual concept compared to the other products in the marketplace, but then it does cause a bit of a nuisance from time to time.""I would like to see Cisco Meraki improve the accessibility by region level here in Latin America.""It is expensive. Juniper seems to have a lot more to offer for future expansion. Juniper has some features that are not there in this solution.""When it comes to switching, Meraki lacks categories of features.""We have used technical support for some issues but not many times.""Meraki leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to the technical capabilities in terms of throughput, spectrum, management, higher-level functions, etc"

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"While the data throughput does provide us with full insight into data being used, we find that it's not very accurate.""Ubiquiti is a very good company. NETGEAR should look at that model and expand on its remote capabilities. Ubiquiti seems to have a better product.""The biggest issue I've had is that it works very well with the WiFi, but it does not offer any assistance at all with the routers. You can't control them or manage them at all. As soon as you want to use anything on the network side—because I have multiple 28-port switches—you can't manage them using this app.""A con is the backend system which is very, very slow.""The registration is annoying. I have to go back to NETGEAR and log tickets. Access points and router registration are something that they need to address in Insight. They need to fix the bug of getting the devices activated and enrolled in Insight without fighting with them. I have probably done about six of these in the last month. You get to see patterns."

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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."
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  • "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."
  • "These units cost between $800 and $900 per device and on top of that, you have to pay yearly fees for maintenance."
  • "Meraki is a very good solution, but the price is quite high for small markets."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I don't deal with pricing directly, however, it's my understanding that it is around $40 per unit."
  • "Its price is high and should be reduced."
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  • "For what you get, the price of Insight access points is very reasonable."
  • "Their pricing is perfect for smaller businesses who are money and budget conscious. There are a lot of other solutions out there that are two to three times more expensive."
  • "I can source the stuff pretty quickly wherever I go through the distributor. There is pricing available at NETGEAR if you can spend between $2,000 and $5,000 on a solution. So, there is special pricing that they can help with. The vendor's reps are very responsive. They have a good channel system."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to… more »
    Top Answer:Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be… 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 now have the ability to remote access my network. That works extremely well. I can access it from any place. I don't… more »
    Top Answer:I thought that the Insight management software would be more useful for me. It is a little difficult to navigate. I have… more »
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    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.

    At NETGEAR, we turn ideas into innovative networking products that connect people, power businesses, and advance the way we live. Easy to use. Powerful. Smart. And designed just for you.

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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
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Educational Organization10%
    Non Profit8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Computer Software Company13%
    Retailer11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise25%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. NETGEAR Insight Access Points
    January 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. NETGEAR Insight Access Points and other solutions. Updated: January 2023.
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    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 54 reviews while NETGEAR Insight Access Points is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while NETGEAR Insight Access Points is rated 7.8. 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 NETGEAR Insight Access Points writes "Without using a third-party, I can deploy a network with software built-in". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas NETGEAR Insight Access Points is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Wireless and TP-Link Auranet EAP. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. NETGEAR Insight Access Points report.

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