reply to Devanchya
Re: But how else are they to stay open? Airlink, linksys, d-link, etc. sell routers for $20-$50 each. Personally, I never paid over $30 for a router until I purchased a few meraki units. I justified the additional cost because they were mesh networking units, not just routers. They pulled a bait-and-switch, plain and simple. Meraki customers were misled, the entire time we've been building networks for meraki, not for ourselves. The mandatory ad bar and tripled price tag really destroy any credibility they had.
if you flash some of the popular routers with the sveasoft firmware you can get the mesh feature as well.
You can use mDD-WRT firmware on the Meraki... Buy the basic units and then flash DD-WRT on them. Problem solved.