Cisco Wireless Primary Use Case
Technology Specialist at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Everything I do is generally command line and I use the gooey of the device. I also use a Cisco network assistant to manage the devices. I have a third-party monitor that checks to make sure everything's online — that's it. I don't have any kind of integrated solution where everything is captured within one piece of software.
I prioritize what buildings I can try to upgrade the access points from. I am looking to update my controllers because my controllers are older. They still function fine; I haven't needed to change them yet. I know eventually, they become end-of-life — that's when I'll have to switch them out.
I use Cisco wireless controllers, 2500s. I know they're pretty much going to be end-of-life soon, but I've been using them. They've been solid, I've had them for numerous years. That's what I use to manage those devices. My switches are pretty much a 3650s layer-three and they provide POE over POE plus over 40 access points to be online. It's a big network, but I keep everything in a very basic way. It's easily managed; it's just a very small department.
We're a school district, so every kid has a device. Every teacher has a device and everything is wireless. On a full school day, we can have up to 1,500 devices online at the same time. I try to make sure that everything is connected and that we have enough bandwidth. And if there's an issue that ever comes up, I always try to go there and evaluate it and correct it when needed. With the Cisco product that I've had, I've never had a lot of downtime. So I've been pretty happy with what they provide.
I want to purchase more because I want to update. Wireless standards are changing. You've got to go to WiFi 6, which is 802.11ax. That's in a few years. I don't need to do that yet because our devices won't accommodate that. Everything's still back on 802.11.ac. So there's no point, but in the future, maybe two, three years down the line, when we start getting new devices that accommodate WiFi 6, and I'm going to look for access points to be able to accommodate it as well.View full review »
Until we switched to Ruckus about a month ago, we had used Cisco Wireless products for the past ten years at our school of about 1800 students and 250 employees, including the teachers. The teachers and students all use iPads so wireless (Wi-Fi) is a big part of our network.
We used Cisco for everything, including wired switches, wireless switches, the core switch, etc. For the wireless network we used Cisco WiSM, which is the old version of Cisco's wireless controller. Since we had used this Cisco equipment for so long and it was showing its age, we ultimately decided it was time for us to renew everything along with all the new features that are now available.
Sr. System Analyst at a university with 501-1,000 employees
We use it to provide wireless access to our students, faculty, and non-teaching staff because we are a university, an educational institution. I am one of the non-teaching staff who takes care of the networking side.View full review »
We as a system integrators provide wireless solution for big enterprise and PSU's. This solution primarily focuses on giving secured wireless access to employees and internet access to guests.View full review »
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
We provide seamless connectivity for the users in various locations. We can track a user and analyze them according to their behavior within the campus and according to their different locations. This gives us a full view of the locations that users gravitate towards and how they utilize the workspace areas within the campus.View full review »
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
We use the solution purely for a wide extension, in over it to achieve the desired coverage. It's a structure for our employees, and it offers end-to-end coverage for our employees to gain access to our corporate environment when they need to.View full review »
Network Architect at Summa Health System
We primarily use the solution for our handheld devices. We have about 30 most likely that are medical hand-held devices. We do have a lot of wireless devices out there, including carts. We've got Vocera Badges that we use.View full review »
Network and Security Engineer at SK international
Our primary use case is to provide enterprise wireless solutions for employees. We're a system integration provider, and we have a number of customers. Our customers deploy our wireless solutions in an active-standby mode for better network stability. We mostly have customers who have standalone wireless controllers.View full review »
We are implementing Cisco Wireless in various environments including hospitality (controller-based deployment along with room AP in 90+ room property), and corporate (both standalone and controller-based).
The wireless system has been integrated into the hotspot for guest access and enterprise authentication has been used for the employees. For authentication, both the inbuilt database and integration to FreeRADIUS has been used. We have also used AD in the corporate environment for authentication. The controller has been deployed in HA.View full review »
IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
The solution is primarily used to connect users to the internet. It's the main product we use for this purpose.View full review »
We have a business center with about 600 tenants. We use Cisco wireless throughout our business center. We have a coverage shortfall for WiFi access for our customers.
We have 600 users in our building spread between roughly 20 to 25 different companies. We all have different needs and different security issues.View full review »
Cisco Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for users within the company. We have a separate network for them. We have another network for outside people.View full review »
Telecom/Networking Analyst at a religious institution with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Cisco Wireless as part of our network infrastructure.View full review »
Some of my clients have used this product as a Mobility Express Solution and a Mobility Controller. There are numerous potential use cases for this product.View full review »
We use the solution for so many things. We are a Saudi customs organization, and we are using it for the mobile user inside the port and for the trucks themselves. We use it for the trucks as the trucks also need to use wireless. They're moving inside the port. We need it for providing internet to the user. We also use it for the intranet network and for the internet network.
Solution Manager, Network at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution for wireless services. We use it for wireless LAN.View full review »
Chief of Systems at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use this solution in our enterprise offices where some access points are installed.View full review »
Technology Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We've got a very large install base with Cisco Wireless. We use it for a number of situations.
We use it in warehouses, retail branches, and offices.
We are primarily using the solution for wireless connectivity and expedience.View full review »
Head of IT Infrastructure at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution for the internal network connection.View full review »
Information Technology Executive
We have been using Cisco wireless for more than five years.View full review »
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We use the solution for a corporate Wi-Fi network and we have another network for authentication for corporate devices, such as scales or hand scanners. These devices must have access to some internal resources and do not need accessing to the internet.
We have hardware controllers on our sites and a number of access points all over. The number is up to 25 currently.View full review »
Before Cisco bought Meraki, we used internal private clouds and offer them to all our customers about five years ago. We wanted a solution that has a centralized core in order to have control, instead of having to install controllers in each customer that you have. We were able to utilize the elements of the core and provide a solution to our customers similar to that of Cisco Meraki. Once the customer's contracts ended, we changed the solution to Aruba or Cisco Meraki.View full review »
We are customers of Cisco and I'm an enterprise architect.View full review »
The primary use case is providing network coverage to mobile devices in our company.View full review »
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are in the finance sector and we use this product to provide wireless connectivity access to our web application.View full review »
ICT Diensthoofd - Head of ICT at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for all kinds of equipment including, laptops, mobile devices, and guest access. We are just using the basic features and just the wireless connection.View full review »
Technical Support Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Our main customer of the Cisco wireless is in the retail sector, for example, Walmart.View full review »
Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We use the solution for laptops, smartphones, and for both intranet and internet communication.View full review »
ICT Infrastructure Architect at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
We are using it just for connectivity.View full review »
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We have twenty switches in our corporate office.View full review »
These devices are being used for a large number of sites. We have around 3,000 APs.
For WLC, we are using 5508 and 7500 devices. We will be using 9800 devices soon.View full review »
Head of IT Network Division at Panorinformatika
The primary use case for our customers is having a product that provides a solution to complex problems. We have more than 100 customers using Cisco Wireless.
Department Leader: Project Leadership Production Compact at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution to provide network access and to manages wireless network devices.View full review »
Application Security Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for Wi-Fi at home. We'll have all devices connected to this Wi-Fi router.View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at Best Buy Canada
Our primary use case is wireless infrastructure for retail and enterprise usage.View full review »