Cisco Wireless Review

Guest WiFi is an option but older WAP's can be an issue as the firmware makes them problematic


Valuable Features

Scalability

Improvements to My Organization

  • Multiple SSID's
  • Ability to offer WI-FI to guest in a secure environment

Room for Improvement

None.

Use of Solution

Two years. (WLC 5508)

Deployment Issues

Older WAP's can be an issue as the firmware makes them problematic. Requires upgrading the WLC firmware to see units properly.

Stability Issues

None.

Scalability Issues

None.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

8 out of 10.

Technical Support:

8 out of 10.

Previous Solutions

Several. Cisco is more scalable and actually less costly over time.

Initial Setup

Fairly straightforward - need to understand the Cisco way of breaking things out but otherwise no issues.

Implementation Team

We implemented it in-house.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Approximately $20,000 with no additional costs.

Other Solutions Considered

  • Meraki
  • SonicWALL

Other Advice

Understand your need. Let the need drive the purchase not the other way around.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employeesConsultant

Just a single comment: Meraki is currently a Cisco company. If you plan to acquire some product of them, keep in mind that you're buying from Cisco. :-)

04 July 16
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