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TeamLead7740
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... 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... 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... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

As far as I know Cisco is very competitive, price-wise. Talk to your third-party vendor. It all depends on the company... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I have always used Cisco. I have friends and colleagues who have used Aruba and other things. As I mentioned earlier,... more»

What other advice do I have??

I rate this Cisco solution an eight out of 10. To bring it up to a 10, as I mentioned earlier, you have to get a Cisco... more»
it_user504159
Real User
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Authentication is the important feature for us.

How has it helped my organization?

Since we have a central server from which our authentication is run, a user who comes from, let's say, California,... more»

What needs improvement?

There are certain features which I would want which are not there. There is always a wish list, that my WiFi should... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

The pricing is okay. I believe it is competitively priced. But it is not just the price by itself, it's the price and... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Before this solution we did not have any wireless solution, we had a stand-alone wireless. My global team wanted Cisco,... more»

What other advice do I have??

Up until now, it has been a good product, so go ahead with it. It works well. We have been happy with it for the last... more»
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Vasantharaju P
Real User
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Aug 26 2018

What is most valuable?

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,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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,... more»

What needs improvement?

There are a couple of shortcomings in Cisco Wireless right now. I don't see a policy model for the wireless technology solution. If Cisco could bring the wireless architecture... more»

What other advice do I have??

Cisco Wireless has been around for quite some time. Cisco is a leader and its Wireless product is very reliable, so investing in it is a safe bet. I would rate this solution at... more»
Lehtihet Lamine
Real User
User at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 29 2018

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of valuable features and functions. One example is CleanAir to detect and troubleshoot interference issues. Another is RX-SOP to... more»

What needs improvement?

The web interface for Cisco controllers could be better. It could be more user-friendly. Sometimes I have to remember how to access some... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

This product's pricing is good. It's not too expensive. Whether the pricing is a good value depends on the product. I was looking for some Cisco... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I moved to Cisco because it's a solution that many companies use. I already had experience with Cisco routers and switches, so it was easier to... more»

What other advice do I have??

I started first with the 1440, without a wireless controller in an autonomous access point. Two years after that, I moved to the 2504 Wireless... more»
Wirelesscb63
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 *... 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... more»

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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I did not switch to Cisco. We suggest products based on the clients' needs. It depends on the different scenarios we come across. It depends on... more»

What other advice do I have??

My suggestion would be to go with Cisco products.
Tareq Alansari
Real User
Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Aug 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The main features are that it's secure and it's easy to distribute the SSID and control it. I also like the controller.

What needs improvement?

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... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

It's good to compare pricing, but it's Cisco and I trust Cisco.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We were using another option. It was not professional, something like D-Link. We had to configure each router separately. That's why we use... more»

What other advice do I have??

I would strongly advise any company, but especially in business, to use this wireless solution. I rate Cisco Wireless at nine out of 10 because,... more»
Muklit Chopra
Consultant
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The Guest feature is pretty good.

How has it helped my organization?

Having Cisco switches in the network also benefits the wireless. Having both in the same network has advantages in regards to compatibilities. It's also pretty easy to get it up... more»

What needs improvement?

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... more»

What other advice do I have??

Cisco wireless is a pretty good product. I would definitely recommend buying it. If you are looking for a wireless solution I would definitely recommend going with Cisco Wireless.... more»
Nabin Dev
Real User
CCIE, Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 20 2018

What is most valuable?

For me, there are two important features: * WLAN grouping – Allows us to have different groups and, within those groups, specific WLANs, so... more»

What needs improvement?

There is room for improvement regarding HA issues and Radius integration.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing??

Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to its competitors but we have to consider the support and usages of the solution. Licensing is now... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I did use HPE's Aruba solution, but not that extensively.

What other advice do I have??

I would rate Cisco Wireless at eight out of 10 because of its ease of installation on virtual platforms, on appliances. It is easy to maintain... 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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