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Pros
"I believe the initial setup was straightforward."

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"For me, the most valuable thing about Cisco Wireless is its ease of use and stability.""The integration with Cisco ISE is good, and together we use them to provide services.""We are using Cisco access point 2802, and they are very reliable.""The support offered by Cisco is excellent. They are very responsive and knowledgeable.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to install and the range is good.""Cisco's technical support is very good, I've never had an issue with their technical support.""The most important thing for me is that all the access points are in one group and use one access code. So, when you move from one area to another, you don't disconnect and reconnect again. The device is also very easy to install and control.""I find this solution easy to configure and use."

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Cons
"Having a better dashboard management system that the client can use to access and control their environment would be a nice addition to the product.""Support is not really up to par in quickly addressing issues."

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"Controllers could be improved.""If they could offer better coverage, we'd be much happier.""And from an administration point of view, it is a very tedious job to check on each and every control. We have around 30 or 40 controls in our network.""In the future, it would be great if the solution had a GPS feature that could have the ability through access points to locate cell phone users inside a local wireless network, for example in a stadium.""The integration with our CM and other technologies could improve this solution.""It would be better if some utility lets us know the best place to install the system. Every time we install it, we have to change it, and we have to add more access points. This is a problem we have all the time. It would be better if it integrated seamlessly with products from other vendors. It'll also help if they included a device diagnostics feature in the next release.""Their software's really clunky.""The stability could improve, there are some issues. We were told the version of the software we are using on all of the controllers is best for Cisco IOS, but we might need to update our software, this might fix the stability issues we are experiencing."

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"It cost over $30,000 for us for 260 access points."

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"I think it's affordable. Maybe there are little differences, but it's not very expensive. But with all Cisco products, you have to pay more for the power supply. You'll have to pay for the PoE converter.""The price is a little high. However, you get what you pay for. The quality of the product is high, you will find it is worth the money. There is some additional cost, for example, customer support.""The licensing system is very rigid. I work for a school and we are just treated like big companies. At some point, there's a limit to what we can do about that.""Its licensing is not simple. There are additional license costs for features, which is frustrating for us. There are some features that are included for free in the base Aruba product, but they are available at additional costs in this solution.""There are annual subscriptions to use this solution. I have not been able to understand the licensing of Cisco. Some of the Cisco executives were not able to understand them either. When you first start out the price is zero but when it comes to a time of renewal you have to pay.""There are no subscription fees.""The solution does not come with a licensing fee.""Its licensing is hard to understand."

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Rating
5.0
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8.1
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Also Known As
Adtran WLAN, Bluesocket Wireless
Cisco WLAN Controller
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Overview
ADTRAN wireless solutions are allowing businesses to streamline and improve operational efficiencies, speed network deployment, expand customer service offerings, and increase flexibility for employees.
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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Sample Customers
Thomas College, North Cobb Christian School, Archbishop Riordan High School, Dickson Public Schools, Hamilton Heights School Corporation, North Idaho College
Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Government12%
Comms Service Provider10%
Non Profit7%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider16%
Computer Software Company10%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Cisco, Ruckus and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: November 2021.
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ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is ranked 20th in Wireless LAN with 1 review while Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews. ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is rated 5.0, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless writes "Access points work but there are problems with support, scalability, and keeping technology current". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". ADTRAN Bluesocket Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Wireless, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet FortiWLM.

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