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We performed a comparison between ExtremeWireless and Meraki MS Switches 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 ExtremeWireless vs. Meraki MS Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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."

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"The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution.""It's cloud-based and very easy to deploy.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.""ExtremeWireless is a flexible solution.""The most valuable feature is the cloud-managed aspect.""The stability of the solution has been fine.""It provides seamless connectivity if you move around."

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"The performance is pretty good.""It is easy to set up and easy to monitor. It is also easy to check the status of the switch.""The initial setup is easy.""Quality of Service is easy to deploy. The ease of deployment, in general, is valuable. It is easy to do port configuration and VLAN assignments.""You can connect from the dashboard itself. It is very easy to operate.""I have found the solution to be stable.""We have no problem with technical support from Cisco.""Being able to look at every port and see what it is connected to is very useful. Everything seems to be running really well. They've got everything covered. They have a really cool mounting system at the bottom and an access point that you can use to level up your device. It is kind of cool."

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Cons
"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.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features."

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"The management portal is in need of improvement.""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.""Technical support is an area that needs to be improved.""The main area for improvement is the company's local visibility.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features.""It is a subscription model, so it is maybe a bit pricey.""The user interface of ExtremeWireless could be better. It is not user-friendly.""The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better."

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"Meraki MS Switches could improve the process of installing firmware.""There should be a focus on the emerging markets to offer better pricing. In India, they are offering it at better pricing for the emerging markets.""I don't think that the cost is a problem, but sometimes the price requires convincing the customer of the value.""There are some limitations in Meraki MS Switches. Other switches have more options, such as the Cisco Catalyst Switch.""The solution does not fit all use cases.""They tend to have some weird issues with fiber uplinks.""This is quite an expensive solution.""Meraki MS switches are great for pretty much all SMB networks and most enterprise networks. However, there are some higher-end functions that larger enterprise networks with full access, distribution, and core switch stack may find limiting."

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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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  • "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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  • "Its price is definitely competitive."
  • "Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."
  • "This product is quite expensive."
  • "The licensing is purchased on a one, three, five, and seven year basis."
  • "The only drawback is the cost — that's what kills them."
  • "The yearly maintenance fee is $100 and you can purchase the switches used for about $200 each."
  • "They can get the price down for small businesses. The way I bought it, I paid hardly anything, and I got all my licensing with it. The firewall appliance is around $900, and the switches are around $150. This is for the device itself. For licensing, I signed at $70 or something like that for the switch. Technical Support is included in this."
  • "When you compare it to other switches like HP, Juniper, and Ruckus, Meraki MS Switches are cheaper."
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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: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.
    Top Answer:Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
    Top Answer:I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the… more »
    Top Answer:Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or… more »
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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.

    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.
    The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Educational Organization43%
    University14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government8%
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    Construction Company14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Retailer6%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise53%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise46%
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    Small Business59%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise19%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    ExtremeWireless is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 12 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 45 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 7.6, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "Simple to implement, provides seamless connectivity, and is reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Reliable and easily accessible switches with a plug and play setup". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, ExtremeCloud IQ and Mist AI and Cloud, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.

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