Cisco Wireless Review

Reliable product. Ability to handle huge amounts of traffic needs to be improved.

What is most valuable?

No configuration required on access points and better monitoring.

How has it helped my organization?

We have been deploying in different companies and their wireless communication has improved.

What needs improvement?

Access Points are unable to handle huge traffic and if one user start downloading other user bandwidth speed is affected.

For how long have I used the solution?

Multiple Times.

4402, 4404, 5508

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Yes we did have issues. The start access points were unable to join the controller but we managed.

There was an issue with User Authentication with lDAP.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It was good.

Technical Support:

It was good.

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

Our customer used Linksys access points and they had problems with their connection so they decided for WLAN.

How was the initial setup?

Start the controller. The initial setup process will start the you need to configure multiple parameters, and the configuration is done.

What about the implementation team?

I implemented myself for multiple companies.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No day-to-day cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes different WLAN Controller models.

What other advice do I have?

Good product and good reliability

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user195360 (Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)

About you just said regarding "room for improvement", you have to understand that this behavior is expected for some 802.11 standards. It has nothing to do with Cisco solution. I mean, it's a 802.11 feature. To avoid such thing, you should try 802.11n (MIMO) and 802.11ac. Plus, avoid simply turning the controller on and leaving the parameters as default. Wireless products MUST be customized to your scenario and needs.