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2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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49 Answers
Richard Artes - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Admin at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-06-22T07:43:00Z
22 June 22

The solution was deployed in five locations in The Netherlands. We are in K-12 education. Around 2000 students and 500 staff have used Meraki WiFi for the past seven years. Younger students have Apple iPads and older students use Microsoft Surface. Staff have a mixture of Dell laptops and Microsoft Surfaces, and can move between sites using the same SSID on all sites. Infrastructure is mostly Cisco Catalyst switches L2 and L3, with Sophos firewalls. The use of mobile devices is mainly internet browsing, with some local access to internal database applications.

Gustavo-Morris - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Business Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-03-28T18:13:48Z
28 March 22

The last company I was working for did an overall network revamp project where they replaced all of the access points, switches, and firewalls. We replaced all the aging equipment with new ones including Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN solutions.

John Vighetto - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Vighetto Networking, Inc.
Reseller
Top 20
2022-03-08T23:20:23Z
08 March 22

We have been using the latest versions of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN because we were deploying them in a new restaurant, we had all new solutions. The only difference was that because of COVID everyone has devices on backorder and we had to compare different Meraki devices. We had to redesign our plans based on what was in stock in the wholesaler inventory. They were all enterprise-level Meraki devices. The deployment is on-premise but we manage the solution from the cloud. The owner of the restaurant where Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN was implemented wanted to receive very detailed analytics and metrics based on the customer traffic that he would have. We wanted to capture the information from the customers either walking outside of the restaurant or enjoying the food inside, then adjust his marketing accordingly.

AR
IT Project Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-02-15T23:58:14Z
15 February 22

Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is a wireless LAN solution providing wireless access points for the organization.

EP
IT Architect at IBM
Real User
2022-02-14T15:55:48Z
14 February 22

We are using Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN for enterprise access in our building.

BY
Director of tecnology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
2022-02-10T18:37:44Z
10 February 22

We are a reseller, and because we're doing mostly refreshes, we have its latest version.

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DM
Infrastructure Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2022-01-18T20:28:54Z
18 January 22

We sent everybody home because of the new variant. People were trying to be safe, so we decided if you want to connect to our network, use this solution. The solution is deployed on a private cloud. The cloud provider is Microsoft Azure.

Ricardo Quintero - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure/Telcom Coordinator at Schnellecke Group AG & Co. KG
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-17T09:37:00Z
17 December 21

My primary use of this solution is to provide WiFi to users and guests.

VC
IT Management at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-08T22:48:00Z
08 November 21

I do not know which version we are using.

MA
Senior Network Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-03T16:44:15Z
03 November 21

It's for our head offices, remote offices branches. The solution is primarily used for giving access to our users, including controlling their access and granting access.

LC
Information Technology Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2021-10-14T19:31:52Z
14 October 21

We use it for wireless and our network. All our switches and our APs are Meraki. We are using its latest version. The device is on-prem, but everything is on the cloud. Meraki has its own cloud.

NW
Network Administrator at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-10-08T15:14:00Z
08 October 21

We use Meraki Wireless LAN to provide wireless services at a school.

Noorish Moosa - PeerSpot reviewer
Digital Transformation Consultant at Teksedo Solutions
Consultant
Top 20
2021-09-21T14:06:23Z
21 September 21

We use Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN for our networking and security.

PN
Virtual IT Director at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Real User
2021-09-17T14:30:00Z
17 September 21

I do networking fit-outs for schools. I'm an advisor to about 30,000 schools.

SS
Senior IT Manager at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-08-09T13:53:40Z
09 August 21

We use the wireless network switches for wireless network communication as concerns our hotel.

AL
Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-25T09:04:49Z
25 June 21

We're using Meraki for our AP. We're also using Meraki for our SD-WAN.

DH
Head of IT Network Division at Panorinformatika
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-06-03T10:08:45Z
03 June 21

I work for a system integrator company. I am in charge of approximately 15 people — I am head of the network department. We deal with many different companies, but Meraki and Cisco are the most popular. We have approximately 100 customers using this solution.

YaserAltwailey - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Saudi Customs
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-11T19:55:00Z
11 May 21

We use this solution for device address connection.

Richard Frick - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at The Museum of the City of San Francisco
Real User
Top 20
2021-04-19T19:18:28Z
19 April 21

We use it for Wi-Fi.

Anoop-Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Video conferencing Admin at Akshara Enterprises India Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-04-12T15:59:58Z
12 April 21

We are implementors. We implement solutions for our clients.

AB
Emerging & Disruptive Mobile Technology Expert, Strategic Advisor at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-31T09:02:31Z
31 March 21

There are a variety of use cases. It is being used in a community center, a school, a gymnasium, and a youth center. It's a combination of constituents. We have teachers, employees/staff, students, parents, and visitors. We have many different users.

CG
Advanced IT Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-30T05:59:14Z
30 March 21

The product is used mainly for wireless switching security. I like to call it network security, however, they also have products on that end, such as FC LAN. I don't focus too much on the wireless stuff. I focus on the services and products.

JR
Technology Systems Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-11T16:37:42Z
11 March 21

I work for an elementary school and Meraki's used to cover the entire building with wifi. It's not just a specific location. We're a kindergarten through sixth-grade school — an elementary school.

Mike-Robinson - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Mar Consulting Services
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-26T22:58:08Z
26 February 21

These switches are part of our wireless network infrastructure. I have implemented them at 15 or 16 locations, each with between one and seven access points (APs).

Robert  Jump - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at jpsnetwork
Reseller
Top 20
2021-02-01T18:21:14Z
01 February 21

Our use case is remote clinics. We have over 40 remote clinics, and we even use it in our mobile vans or buses for providing free medical to the homeless and those in need. We have a hybrid type infrastructure. We have Cisco as well as Aruba, but from the wireless perspective, it is all Aruba due to security and costs. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is deployed in a data center. We have our own infrastructure because of HIPAA compliance and other regulations. When going into the cloud, you don't know who is managing and whether they properly bedded in terms of sensitive, classified, and not classified information or data. I also use it in my home. I have a cloud in my garage. I have converged network storage and everything else in my garage. My garage is a data center, and I consider it a cloud. I am using the latest version of this solution.

Gregory Azevedo - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Horiba
Reseller
Top 20
2021-01-29T20:45:13Z
29 January 21

We are a Cisco reseller and the Meraki Wireless LAN is one of the products that we provide to our clients.

Andre Walke - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Co-Ordinator at Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-28T11:57:47Z
28 January 21

We have deployed this solution both on private cloud and on-premises across at least 100 distinct locations.

AR
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-24T08:44:26Z
24 January 21

We are a solution provider and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is one of the products that we recommend to our customers for building their network and offering wireless internet access.

Lee Tilley - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Information Systems at a non-profit with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T03:35:12Z
23 January 21

Our basic feature here is that we're in the education field. I used to be a Cisco controller-based program, and

Alexandra Cevallos - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Engineer at CIEMTELCOM
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-23T01:57:24Z
23 January 21

I use this solution for wireless.

SS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-01-22T21:20:35Z
22 January 21

We use Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN for enterprise wireless and hospitality wireless. We're using it to cater to all customer needs.

Shohidul Islam - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager at STBL
Reseller
Top 5
2021-01-05T10:00:41Z
05 January 21

We sell and provide technical support for the solution.

GB
Commercial Product Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 5
2020-12-24T15:01:41Z
24 December 20

We mainly are in retail, and we provide all kinds of wireless solutions. We use Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN for all kinds of use cases, and we are using its latest version.

Tim French - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 20
2020-11-05T17:10:24Z
05 November 20

We are MSP, resellers. We provide solutions for customers. Meraki is a good entry-level enterprise Wi-Fi solution.

AA
Network Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-02T23:10:00Z
02 November 20

We use it for our IoT devices in the office. It is currently our wireless solution for all devices that require wireless connectivity, for example, our IoT devices and our user's laptops and phones. Within our organization, there are roughly 400 to 500 users, using this solution. Mostly developers, editors, finance — everybody uses it. Soon, we're making the switch to Aruba wireless.

RJ
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2020-08-09T07:19:53Z
09 August 20

We are a reseller and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is one of the network-related infrastructure devices that we sell. Our customers deploy it where they want to have one single management pane across multiple locations.

Mansukh Bhesania - PeerSpot reviewer
MD and CEO at Aster Networks Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-05T06:59:30Z
05 August 20

We are a system integrator and this is one of the Wireless solutions that we implement for our customers.

DF
Strategie, Innovazione e Customer Experience – Analytics & Customer Experience (CEX) Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-07-19T08:15:37Z
19 July 20

We use this product for the branch network connecting with the core application in the data centers of our main customers. We provide a Wi-Fi, secured internet connection for the customer branch. This is an entry point to excel in other value-added services. Connectivity is the base of our internet provider service.

Kimsin Phan - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager, IT Infrastructure at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
28 June 20

We use this solution to provide wireless connectivity.

Greg Mikkelsen - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:56:05Z
17 June 20

We primarily use the solution to understand what is happening in terms of troubleshooting the performance on the network. We have pretty specific user issues. We use it to ensure both our users and devices are secure.

DP
Senior software engineer at Lifeline IT
Real User
Top 5
2019-11-17T06:50:00Z
17 November 19

I'm an Associate Engineer and as part of my work is that I look after a number of companies where I recommend and install different network equipment. Anything from the SonicWall networks, Fortinet, you name it, depending on what the client requirements are. I would prefer high-end and that could mean Ubiquiti, Mojo, and Cisco. In terms of the version I would choose, it really depends on the client's requirements. We deal with small, medium and enterprise size companies.

RL
Project Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
24 October 19

Our primary use case is for business, the end within the business, no guests or anything like that. We use the on-prem deployment model of this solution.

PD
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
23 October 19

We primarily use the solution for our customers.

EG
Technical Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
MSP
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
22 October 19

The primary use case of this solution is to allow access to our guests and to grant our employees Wi-Fi access while at work. Mainly we use Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN as a Wi-Fi solution, occasionally as switches, but primarily as a wireless solution. The deployment model was on a public cloud.

Henk Uittenbogaard - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at AnyWi Technologies
Reseller
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
22 October 19

We primarily create outdoor usage of city-wide networks. It's mostly for visitors to the city and students at the university.

WM
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-10-21T17:16:00Z
21 October 19

We are a solution integrator and this is one of the products that we provide to our customers. I develop, market, and strategize products. We have customers in all sorts of market segments including large businesses, government, SMEs, retail, hospitals, hotels, and others. We have a lot of clients who use this product.

AF
Senior Tech Support Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
17 June 19

We use our Meraki system to provide new IOD access and internal access for wifi devices.

JM
Vice President at Radeon Technologies Ltd.
Reseller
2019-03-12T07:26:00Z
12 March 19

We resell it to our customers for networking, wifi, and security.

Henrik Kruse Lykkegaard - PeerSpot reviewer
Network System Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Reseller
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
25 September 18

I love the ease of deployment and the dashboard. These are the the main selling points of this solution.

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Yes, it is totaly possible!!!
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