Cisco Wireless Review

A long-lived and reliable product with good support

What is our primary use case?

We have been using Cisco wireless for more than five years.

What is most valuable?

This product has a long life and you don't have any issues with it.

We are very comfortable with the access points and Wi-Fi connectivity.

What needs improvement?

There needs to be an access point that is compact and more suitable for small and medium-sized businesses.

We need an access point that can be easily managed in a big industry. As it is now, in a large organization, we would require perhaps 20 or 30 access points. Instead of this, if we had a high-range access point that is also cost-effective then it would work well.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Wireless for five years. The model that we are using is now at end-of-life and we no longer have support from Cisco.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability-wise, this is a good solution and the majority of people in the industry prefer Cisco and Aruba devices.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

In general, Cisco's technical support is very good. They will replace hardware if needed. However, based on the locality, the support may need improvement. 

How was the initial setup?

If you have knowledge of Cisco solutions then the initial setup is easy. However, if you don't have the knowledge then it's very difficult and you need to ask for support from a third-party.

The deployment will take a week.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Some of our customers use Cisco Wireless, whereas others use Aruba. It is normally an issue of the quality of the local support team. People prefer the support of one vendor over another, which differs depending on the locale.

What other advice do I have?

If anybody asks me, I would recommend a Cisco device. When you consider all of the LAN and wireless features, everything is good. Cisco is now customizing products based on customer requirements, and they are also cost-effective.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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