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"Customer service is great.""The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting."

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"This is a very stable solution that solves complex issues.""It always runs, and it's very reliable in terms of performance.""Good connectivity and easy to configure.""The ability to make different types of networks, such as land networks, is the most valuable part of the solution.""It is a reliable and robust solution. Access and Mobility Groups are useful. We don't use anything very fancy.""The support is very good. Technical support is very helpful.""The solution is highly scalable.""The feature that I have found most valuable is its durability because we can rely on this solution. It is also easy to configure. Lastly, if something happens, we get good support from Cisco."

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"It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.""The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability."

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"The licensing models need to be reviewed in some instances. Obviously Cisco's licensing models are quite challenging, and it can be costly.""In this part of the world, support is the weak side of this solution.""The main problem that traditional solutions like this one have is that you need to buy packages to deliver a similar solution as a Meraki one.""The pricing of the solution is expensive if you compare it to other competitors.""Their software's really clunky.""The new licensing model isn't as good as what they had before.""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.""The price should be reduced. It should be cheaper."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This product is very expensive."

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"It's expensive because a lot of the controls come with licenses.""Cisco Wireless solutions should have a price reduction for educations centers. Education centers are there to help people grow and there are not large budgets. The solution tends to be expensive and it can cause difficulties when purchasing them here in Africa.""The price of this product is reasonable.""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.""The price of this solution is a little more than competitors.""The price for this product is a little bit high, which is why I am not using the most recent version.""The product could be priced better.""The price of Cisco Wireless is expensive and there is an additional cost for support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: If you're using AirMagnet, it's a special use case. As long as they really walk you through it you should be fine. However, you do need some direction and training. If you don't have very much… more »
Top Answer: The solution is primarily used for wireless design; it's a wireless design tool. For example, if you're going to design a wireless internet network. That's what we used it for. The process is: you… more »
Top Answer: Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be very reliable and to consistently run very efficiently. Cisco Wireless helped… more »
Top Answer: Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
Top Answer: On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three hours, the basic framework can be set up. Step-by-step instructions are available… more »
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Cisco WLAN Controller
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AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

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
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
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
Comms Service Provider44%
Manufacturing Company11%
Legal Firm6%
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization9%
Comms Service Provider16%
Computer Software Company10%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company19%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise23%
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise38%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise56%
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AirMagnet Survey is ranked 1st in Network Modeling with 3 reviews while Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 61 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.4, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Great customer service, simple to setup, and very easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and AirCheck, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar.

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