Cisco Wireless Room for Improvement

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 to use WLC, more than any other product. View full review »
Ravi Ramachandran
Senior Manager - Pre Sales at Emarson Infotech Pvt Ltd
I think the technology is already at a level where it's good enough. In some ways, it's better than wired. But there is always a backlash when it comes to lack of accessibility. It's not the solution itself, as much as how it's deployed. The product could be improved with interference reduction. Because wireless frequency interferes with microwave or Bluetooth technologies, which are hindrances to a genuine wireless connection. A lot of users still use legacy wireless adapters 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 reduced it would further improve utility and ease of system design. View full review »
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are certain features which I would want which are not there. There is always a wish list, that my WiFi should give me one, two, three, four, five. Certain things come, certain things don't, and certain things come at a cost. It fulfills about 75-80 percent of what I'm looking for. Things on my wish list are available at an additional cost but I can live without those thing, so I'm fine with it. View full review »
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Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Improvements can be made in the wireless connectivity. Particularly, the wireless, rods and, microchips and other access point components. I think that Cisco can improve its product line. Additionally, 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. View full review »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
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 around with the controls, it would lead to being able to fine-tune the configuration a little better. View full review »
Lehtihet Lamine
User at renault
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. View full review »
Wireless Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
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 cloud-based, we could just guide the clients through the situation, so they could do the configurations on their own. It would help the clients to save money as well. View full review »
Ibrahima Thioub
Technology Manager at International School Of Dakar
Everything is online NWEA TestTaker, Google classroom and courses. This is why we need to have better WiFi coverage. View full review »
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. Even if you're only using Cisco products you have a new algorithm and you have old material. For us, it's complicated because we have to maintain old parts or devices. We purchase new devices and we maintain several SSID which is not really recommended by Cisco. They prefer to have one and to dispatch based on the condition. View full review »
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. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at Wipro Technologies
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. View full review »
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. View full review »
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. View full review »
Supattra Smithsirikajone
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
At this time, Cisco solutions integrate with other Cisco products. This is necessary in order for them to work completely. I would like to see better and easier integration with third party products. View full review »
Grant Dickson
Presales Engineer with 51-200 employees
Probably more in terms of how much power it's using. Right now it just seems like it doesn't have enough power. Maybe that is all indicated, but says exactly how much power it's using. When it comes to wireless controllers you have issues where you want to take an access point computer to a wireless controller, you have to configure the iOS for it. That's just cumbersome and it takes time. It just is not as convenient so not having to do that would be nice. I think it's a little more complicated than that to convert the iOS file when you're doing the wireless controller where you're going to have them converted. View full review »
Peter Molloy
IT Director at a K-12 educational company or school with 1-10 employees
Cost. Also, it is slow to update configurations, with cloud access, no way to configure devices locally, network data information is hard to find. View full review »
Michael Rhoades
Manager Information Technology at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 need a simpler setup, look at Meraki. View full review »
Manager Corporate IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The GUI could be made more user-friendly. There should also be a dashboard where it can showcase how many end-users are connected to a particular access point. View full review »
Technical Account Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The configuration interface could be easier. They should make roaming easier and should fix it so that when you cross a building you can keep the signal. View full review »
Network Enginer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The software quality could be improved, in particular for the new Cisco Aironet Series 2800/3800 Access Point which is pretty Linux-based. View full review »
Robert Duvall
President/Owner at RDC Networks
A mobile app would be great to see if the system is up, and some minor tools, but not to add or remove rules. Improvement here would be appreciated. View full review »
Phil Durgin
Owner at JOAT
Significantly reduce the licensing fees. View full review »
Scott Bridges
Network Architect at ProCom Consulting
Most definitely the cost. View full review »
Sr. IT Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The model we are using (Meraki MR16) has already been discontinued, for a better product line, so I believe the improvements needed have already been addressed. View full review »
Melvin Fiel
Network Specialist at Bethel Park School District
Price is a concern. Although Cisco has an excellent solution, being competitive in the market is important. View full review »
Senior Network Administrator at Lebanese American Univeristy
Many wireless controllers' firmware have bugs in their new releases, which are not stable, especially in an environment with many wireless AP (WAP) types. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at Best Buy Canada
I would like to see less dependency on other products such as ISE and Prime for certain implementations. View full review »
Dan Curtis
IT Infrastructure Architect at Plexus Corp.
The cost model is expensive. The new licensing has no added value and seems to be Cisco's effort to take advantage of customers. View full review »
Assistant Manager ICT at Fauji Foods Limited
Signal strength and range. View full review »
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