Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Review

A fast initial setup, easy to configure and good technical support


What is our primary use case?

I primarily use the solution for configuring Linksys IDs with the lines on Linksys access points. I make a cluster for all access points of Linksys to control them from one master. 

What is most valuable?

It's very easy to configure URLs.

What needs improvement?

The stability of the solution needs improvement. There's a problem with disconnecting the network. I have to restart it and set it correctly again. After a while, it disconnects again and I have to report it once more.

The solution's framework and some of the techniques need improvement. I've been watching Aruba, and they have a lot of technologies within the access points. For example, it has a virtual controller to connect all Aruba switches. 

Sharing access, sharing Wi-Fi or access IDs would be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've been satisfied with the level of stability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is okay; it covers a large area. Right now, we have about 100 users connected to it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support has been okay.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Aruba. We use both solutions consecutively.

How was the initial setup?

For those with IT knowledge, the initial setup is easy. Those without IT knowledge will struggle quite a bit. Certain aspects like using an adapter to connect to the laptop and connect the IP and configure it will be difficult to learn. Deployment and proper configuration only take about 10-15 minutes for those that know what they are doing.

What about the implementation team?

I handled the implementation myself.

What other advice do I have?

I'd advise others to carefully read the datasheet of Linksys and all the tools. It's also a good idea to make a thorough analysis of the company so that you'll know what size you will use and which solution to work with. 

I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

LAPAC 1200
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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