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Real User
Team Lead - Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 03 2018

What is most valuable?

This product has a Clean Air Solution, which means it can detect non-WiFi signals. It not only signals but it can also detect that what type of device it is coming from. And if it needs to change the channel in order to avoid that unwanted... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Most of wireless controllers' features are similar, but what sets WLC, the Cisco wireless controller, apart is that it has an end-to-end solution, meaning that it's running off of Cisco switches, and a Cisco router. So all the platform, from... more»

What needs improvement?

If needs to provide more visibility. It can detect and do it, but as technicians we don't have a lot of visibility into seeing exactly what's happening. It doesn't give us a lot of log information for us to troubleshoot. They probably have... more»
Real User
Wireless Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Cisco 5500 Wireless Controller, for example, has a number of features: * supports a lot of access points * better GUI * better management * better control. If an issue comes up, the GUI of this particular wireless controller is well... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In general, for the wireless LAN controller, Cisco is coming up with new solutions every day, they're improving their products. Networking is getting serious, becoming easier to be done for clients, configurations are becoming easier to be done.

What needs improvement?

Maybe the actual Cisco products can also be made cloud-based, though it would be competing with the Meraki. But I think that would improve the market. It would improve configuration. It would help the clients a lot, because if everything was... more»
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Real User
IT Director at a K-12 educational company or school with 1-10 employees
Apr 09 2018

What is most valuable?

* The latest 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi * Four port Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 switch * 1.3 Gbps aggregate dual-band frame rate * 24×7 real-time WIPS/WIDS, spectrum analytics, and WiFi * Integrated BLE Beacon and scanning radio * Integrated... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It give us scalability, integrated enterprise security and guest access, it's self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment. It’s allowed us to deploy a wide range of wireless products, with industry-class WiFi that’s stable and able to grow... more»

What needs improvement?

Cost. Also, it is slow to update configurations, with cloud access, no way to configure devices locally, network data information is hard to find.
Real User
Operations at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Mar 19 2018

What do you think of Cisco Wireless?

Primary Use Case Survey/design and deploy Cisco Wireless (3500/3600/3700) in hospitals/universities.  The object was 100% coverage with RTLS support. The challenges are RF propagation control and saturation with RRM. Another is future-proofing capacity. In the 3700 series, ATF was the limiting factor in Cisco’s solution. • Improvements to My Organization Compared to other solutions, captive guest network is one of the best isolation and tunneling. All other features of RF are average. • Valuable Features The ability to disable RRM or set hybrid RRM. This provides a more granular design of RF in the environment. CLI controller/RF debugging. • Room for Improvement RRM ATF Ortho-Polarization AP concurrent client processing • Use of Solution More than five years. •...
Real User
Manager Information Technology at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The detail in the controller is hard to beat.

How has it helped my organization?

We have wireless in nearly every inch of our building for voice and data access. We can deploy our network anywhere we need it to be. It works very well. Our environment as a powder metal manufacturer makes WiFi very hard. It is like a rain... more»

What needs improvement?

Always getting the latest and great is important to me. I think as long as they keep staying on top of their product it will be a good thing. No major issues other than the fact that it is not the easiest to use without experience. If you... more»
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With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.
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Cisco Wireless customers
Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
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