Cisco Wireless Initial Setup

Himanshu Singhal
System Integration Head at Team Kalpana
The initial setup is not that difficult, it is just technical. For example, if I am looking to set up Cisco, then I should have the skills required to install it. So I would say that the setup is fine. It does not need to be changed. In fact, the product which we have has a controller on our premise that Cisco is now offering to our controllers for switches. So I think this concern is handled over there because controlling through the cloud is a little easier than this centralized controller product, particularly for an institution or organization. View full review »
Ravi Ramachandran
Senior Manager - Pre Sales at Emarson Infotech Pvt Ltd
We do the entire deployment as well as the design. It takes around an average 20 days to complete the entire deployment for a 1000-user network. Cisco support has been a major help because right from the beginning Cisco support strength and the technical licensing centers played a major part in the success of deploying in the Enterprise Network. People buy it because of this. There are other, cheaper products available with a lifetime guarantee but without any support. Cisco took care of the critical issues whenever we needed them to. View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The setup is not really complex. It was quite easy. We had to refer to a couple of things, but I come from a background where I have that kind of experience, so it was easy for me. View full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The initial configuration and setup were very simple. On average it takes half an hour to build access points and deploy. After that, all that is left to do is register the access points. For the Green Sheet Project Updates, we use the documentation to do the initial configuration of the access points and then deploy them as we need them. As for the physical controllers, this allows us to do things the way we like. Our clients could have five to ten engineers working, but they could all be working with different solutions, they're not dedicated to the wireless box. View full review »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
We need to do a site survey, AP placement, and wireless configuration: Which are we going to configure, how are we going to get it authenticated, how will we go into control? So we need to have a plan. That's not only for Cisco, it's true for whichever wireless we need to deploy. We need to have a proper plan in place, but configuration-wise it is straightforward. It is simple. View full review »
Lehtihet Lamine
User at renault
I found the initial setup really easy because the facts, the documentation, explanations, and support are available on the internet. If I had any problem I could find the solution on the internet. There are a lot of facts and documentation there. View full review »
Ibrahima Thioub
Technology Manager at International School Of Dakar
The initial setup was straightforward because we only had one WLAN SSID. And after we went in second step by adding a radius for the certificates only. View full review »
Network and Security Team at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup was quite easy. We have a very good relationship with our integrator and our integrator has a good relationship with Cisco. The integrator that installs Cisco is quite knowledgeable about the technology. They are trained and have a good relationship with their tech. We cannot be experts in each domain and we have to be supported by an integrator. View full review »
Tareq Alansari
Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
You only have to set up the controller and everything is working; all the configuration. I like it. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at Wipro Technologies
The setup was straightforward. It's a very complex switch, but if you have a person with the ability to follow the steps, it will be up and running. View full review »
Nabin Dev
CCIE, Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The initial setup is straightforward. Anyone who knows VLAN and radio/frequency concepts can set it up. It’s pretty self-explanatory. View full review »
Myo Thet Oo
Senior Operation Manager at ATG Systems
The initial setup is not complex. View full review »
Supattra Smithsirikajone
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
At this time, I feel that setting up these products is complex and difficult for customers to understand. I have found that the classic Cisco wireless interface is difficult for users to learn. View full review »
Grant Dickson
Presales Engineer with 51-200 employees
It's fairly straightforward. They are not always wireless, and that can cause some complications. But, otherwise it is not complicated at all. View full review »
Network Manager at Saudi Customs
For somebody who knows about the configuration beforehand, the initial setup is easy. I can be set up an configured in half an hour. View full review »
Manager Corporate IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We feel that it's complex in terms of manageability. You require a skilled person to handle it. View full review »
Technical Account Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
You need to learn the technology but after that the setup is easy. View full review »
Network Enginer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was pretty straightforward. View full review »
Can Unal
Network Consultant at Destek A.Ş.
The initial setup is basic and simple. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Wireless. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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