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Higher throughput router hardware

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Higher throughput router hardware

1gb WAN is not that uncommon anymore, at least not here in Norway.

 

Security gateway GX20 has a firewall througput performance of just 250mbps, according to specifications. That makes it an absolute no go at our office where we have 500mbps fiber, or even at home in my apartment where I have 1000mbps.

 

Please make hardware capable of utilizing at least gigabit WAN to LAN.

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Current hardware is likely based on Meraki SMB/Enterprise Z1 Teleworker appliance. I'd suspect within the next few years they will, but as of now, there is no real need since they're still getting their feet wet for SoHo / Entry level SMB.

 

For you're office, you're better off getting actual Meraki Hardware, such an MX67

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I agree. There needs to be the option. We now have residential ISPs offering 1GB internet connections, and this is now becoming for the norm for home users (FTTP). I’d hope that I could keep within the Meraki Go Ecosystem, without the need to go elsewhere for the Security Gateway due to the limitations.

 

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I just sold to client and then they upgraded to 600mb. Now I look like i made an error. Many isps are offering very reasonable speed upgrades to SMALL BUSINESS which is the market of meraki go.  Has to be done if this product will succeed. If a hardware upgrade is required there needs to be a upgrade price.

 

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This....  This right here is the biggest annoyance of many with this product line.

 

I finally initiated a return on the Meraki Go gateway this morning because of this issue.  I pay for 450 Mbps internet, and with this device, I was only getting 250 Mbps.  Most of the time, it wasn't an issue.  However, when my kids are both home playing Xbox and watching Netflix at the same time, and my wife and I are wrapping up work and watching a show together, it just isn't enough for all of us to do what we want to do seamlessly.  The fact that I was being held hostage by my gateway was a huge concern, I just hoped it wouldn't become an issue.  Unfortunately, it did.

 

Also, it seems that the Meraki Go line in general is sort of DOA.  Support takes 3-4 days to get back to you and it is email only (read: pretty much useless).  The lack of any real customizations just makes this product far too basic than even your $100 Linksys device you would buy at Walmart and the interface is difficult to navigate to boot.

 

I am a huge fan of Cisco and Meraki products and was hoping for far more than what this product offers.  It just seems like a solution that was thrown together at a bar on the back of a napkin and was abandoned after launch.  I will be working with my Cisco Rep to figure out an affordable way to get some actual Meraki units for my setup and shipping all of my Meraki Go products back eventually.  In the end, it just isn't worth the amount of frustration it has caused me and my family in just a few short months.

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250mbps is the minimum. I reach 300 with mine no problem, which is what I pay for. From your issues it seems more of a networking issue than it is throughput. You can test this by replacing the Meraki Gateway with another and see if that impacts anything.

 

If you need specific enterprise features, yes Meraki Go isn't intended for that purpose, though it's possible they'll continue to add features (which they do) at a later date.

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With my Meraki Go unit, I would max at roughly 270.  After swapping back to the ISP provided firewall, I've reached a max of 580, which is more than I pay for.

 

I am a network engineer, I've been doing this for 20 years.  I'm not a newbie that just went and bought some stuff on Amazon.  I don't *need* enterprise features for the most part, but I expected a lot more from this product than what it is currently delivering.  Have you seen the Merak Dashboard?  The Meraki Go App, isn't even a shell of what the Meraki Dashboard offers.  I get it, totally different audiences, but I expected a similar interface, not a janky app that is incredibly difficult to navigate with settings and features that are hidden in areas that make no sense.

 

I looked back at this community and found that the product was released a only month or two before my initial purchase, so the product is obviously still young.  Honestly, this is a classic Cisco move that I've seen far too many times.  Release a new product that is half baked, spend the next two years improving it and making it hum like a well-oiled machine.  I expect that the Meraki Go product will be far better in a year, however, I'm looking for better now.  I'll give it another look in a year or two when I am looking for a WiFi 6 upgrade and we'll go from there.