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2021-08-30T12:56:00Z

Which is better - Cisco Wireless or Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?

Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
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The standard answer to such a question is: it depends.


The pricing for both solutions is very similar: per-AP, Meraki is more expensive than Cisco Wireless. Cisco APs are cheaper, but the controller raises the solution price to be almost equal to Meraki.


Meraki is subscription-based and requires constant internet access to manage the system. If the annual license expires, the APs will work, but you can't manage them or read reports of the Meraki portal.


Cisco Wireless is a one-time payment for the hardware with annual support payments. if you have a small office with only a few APs needed, you can use the Cisco Mobility Express Controller (which uses one of the APs or a Catalyst Switch as the controller) but that has a limit of 100 APs.

2021-09-07T08:46:20Z
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