Cisco Wireless Review

Simple to have a guest network but cost could be improved

Valuable Features

Unified management, reporting, stability, and most importantly seamless roaming

Improvements to My Organization

Network wide SSID’s and passkeys help the day to day function of the IT staff. Simple to have a guest network.

Room for Improvement

The cost could be improved.

Use of Solution

2 Years

Deployment Issues

Deployment for the WLAN controllers is very simple with a proper plan of your organization’s requirements. I have deployed this across large university campuses, vpn tunnels, and small businesses.

Stability Issues

I have had very few issues with appliances or access points dropping off.

Scalability Issues

This goes back to properly planning your deployment. The smaller WLAN controller’s don’t grow well.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

10 out of 10

Technical Support:

10 out of 10

Previous Solutions

I haven’t switched anyone but we do often deploy Ubiquiti Unifi equipment for our smaller clients

Initial Setup

Like all things Cisco, this can be as simple or complex as you want it. Most implementations are very simple to start.

Implementation Team

It is done in-house.

Other Solutions Considered

We evaluated Aruba, Ruckus, and Ubiquiti.

Other Advice

Do your research! Make sure this product fits your needs.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Cisco Partner
1 Comment
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employeesConsultant

Cisco's TAC is, in my opinion, is one of the best support teams of the world. Cisco uses to invest a lot of resources in research and development, including TAC. About other topics, reading of release notes before doing the upgrade is extremely recommended since some features may face deactivation or malfunction. Embedded captive portal is simple but it works smoothly.

04 May 16
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