Don’t settle for wireless that doesn’t work at your office.  Implementing wireless used be complex and difficult, especially if you needed more than one access point. As with any technology, wireless has become easier, faster, better, and less expensive as the technology has matured.

At JNT TEK, we’ve had great success with two brands, Meraki and Unifi.  Meraki has some of the best wireless technology on the market with a rich set of features, great support, and an extremely reliable product. The company was purchase by Cisco and lives up to the Cisco brand, but it also comes with a Cisco price.

Unifi has a line of wireless products branded as Ubiquiti. They are reliable and feature rich, but only come with chat support.  The price is far lower than many other name brands.

With either brand, you can setup multiple access points to cover a large area and all the access point will share the same wireless network name. When wireless devices move from one access point’s coverage area to another, the device will automatically switch to the closest access point.

Meraki Pros:

  • Great Support (Phone, email, chat)
  • Managed completely from the cloud and no additional hardware needed
  • Supports PoE
  • Very Reliable
  • Feature Rich
  • Secure – meets all modern security standards

Meraki Cons:

  • Expensive compared to Unifi
  • Yearly Support must be purchased for the product to work

Unifi Pros:

  • Chat support is good
  • Can be cloud managed with additional hardware
  • Feature rich, especially for the price point
  • No yearly recurring fees
  • Support PoE
  • Reliable
  • Secure – meets all modern security standards

Unifi Cons:

  • Only chat support available
  • No phone support available
  • Cloud capable but on with Unifi Cloud key which is an additional piece of hardware

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With any wireless network, it’s always best to have an expert help design and implement a solution.  At JNT TEK, we offer free evaluations and site surveys for wireless build outs.


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Published On: August 1st, 2017Categories: Articles, Networking

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