Cisco Wireless Review

Central control of all APs is a valuable feature. Better training is needed.

What is most valuable?

Central controlling of all APs.

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled the organization to become cable-free.

What needs improvement?

Training support for clients is needed.

For how long have I used the solution?

3 years -

Cisco Wlan Controller 5508

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


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

No other solution was used.

How was the initial setup?

Pretty Straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

A vendor(Xiamen WisDom Net), They have 3 CCIE engineers in routing and switches but not in Wi-Fi, They quickly improvee their Wi-Fi skills and even I improved a lot.

What was our ROI?


Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We invited 6 vendors that offered Cisco, Juniper, Aerohive brand Wi-Fi solutions to evaluate and compare products.

What other advice do I have?

**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)

Cisco wireless controllers in appliances are very stable implementations. There are many official courses covering from the fundamentals to troubleshooting.