Cisco Wireless Pros and Cons

Cisco Wireless Pros

TeamLead7740
Team Lead - Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
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 signal, it can do so and that way the client machine will have better performance.
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Ravi Ramachandran
Senior Manager - Pre Sales at Emarson Infotech Pvt Ltd
Our organization has improved using this product because it helps enhance user experience. We use video communication a lot, like Skype. We used to get a lot of interference before and had a lot of issues during wireless voice or video calls. We get greater speed and performance with wireless now. It is nearly the same as a wired network.
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it_user504159
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Authentication is the important feature for us. My IT staff no longer has to look after catering to clients who come from overseas.
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FawziSIYOUCEF
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This increased mobility has helped our organization. We can talk to one another from different locations and stay in constant contact and with employees across the enterprise. Everyone has access to up-to-the-minute communications and all documents and applications on our network.
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Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Cisco Wireless technology allows us to logically segregate networks, to segregate the traffic between multiple types of endpoint devices, connected to the network. For example, corporate laptops are connected to one network, corporate iPhones will go through a different network.
With Cisco Wireless we have DNA technology for the frequency in which it operates, so that in case of any frequency interference it can look for and switch to another frequency, where there no interference.
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Lehtihet Lamine
User at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
There are a lot of valuable features and functions. One example is CleanAir to detect and troubleshoot interference issues. Another is RX-SOP to optimize roaming.
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Ibrahima Thioub
Technology Manager at a K-12 educational company or school with 501-1,000 employees
It helps with the visibility on our network.
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Responsi5dd1
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.
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Tareq Alansari
Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The main features are that it's secure and it's easy to distribute the SSID and control it. I also like the controller.
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Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The Guest feature is pretty good.
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Cisco Wireless Cons

TeamLead7740
Team Lead - Network and System Engineer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
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 additional software you need to purchase to get that kind of information. But I think not all companies can afford additional software to see those kinds of details. So if the wireless controller already had, built-in, those types of things for the technician or wireless engineer, it would be more attractive for the end-user.
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Ravi Ramachandran
Senior Manager - Pre Sales at Emarson Infotech Pvt Ltd
The product could be improved with interference reduction. Because wireless frequency interferes with microwave or Bluetooth technologies, this causes issues. A lot of users still use legacy wireless adapters and black box and they do not experience the speed that they could get using the latest technologies. The number of devices on the market makes wireless communications complex. If the problem of interference could be resolved it would further improve utility and ease of system design.
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FawziSIYOUCEF
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Improvements can be made to the telemetry. The licensing gets in the way here. It makes it impossible to record the different flows across the wireless network.
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Lehtihet Lamine
User at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The web interface for Cisco controllers could be better. It could be more user-friendly. Sometimes I have to remember how to access some functionalities or how to enable or execute some functions. If it were more user-friendly it would save time.
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Responsi5dd1
Network and Security Team at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
When you integrate a network access control with authentication with an ISE engine it's really complicated to put in place.
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Tareq Alansari
Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
There is a problem with the controller. When we have to restart the controller, it does not show the time. We have to manually configure the time when we restart it. I have read about this issue, to get some information, and all answers are about having to connect it with a time server, which is very difficult.
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Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sometimes I've seen some issues come up with the interference. That's an issue users face at times. It becomes very complex when you have a lot of wireless interference in the area, or in your office. It's because of the environment of Cisco. Maybe, in the future, they can work on this area, and fix this issue.
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Nabin Dev
CCIE, Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
There is room for improvement regarding HA issues and Radius integration.
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Supattra Smithsirikajone
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The classic Cisco wireless interface is difficult for users to learn.
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Myo Thet Oo
Senior Operation Manager at ATG Systems
One of our customers complained about the ripple, that some of the data was incorrect. We opened a ticket and brought it to their attention that maybe some of the data was not correct. As of now, it has been two months since we opened the ticket and the issue still hasn't been resolved.
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