2018-05-24T10:15:00Z

What needs improvement with Cisco Wireless?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco Wireless.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

I would like to see less dependency on other products such as ISE and Prime for certain implementations.

2019-10-13T04:51:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2019-05-27T16:12:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The cost model is expensive. The new licensing has no added value and seems to be Cisco's effort to take advantage of customers.

2019-05-10T12:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Signal strength and range.

2019-03-22T06:44:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Significantly reduce the licensing fees.

2019-02-07T03:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-02-03T08:25:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-01-26T19:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Price is a concern. Although Cisco has an excellent solution, being competitive in the market is important.

2018-12-18T15:08:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-08-22T06:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
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Vendor

The software quality could be improved, in particular for the new Cisco Aironet Series 2800/3800 Access Point which is pretty Linux-based.

2018-08-07T13:21:00Z
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User

Many wireless controllers' firmware have bugs in their new releases, which are not stable, especially in an environment with many wireless AP (WAP) types.

2018-06-26T11:16:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-06-13T08:03:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Most definitely the cost.

2018-06-01T14:34:00Z
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Top 20User

Everything is online NWEA TestTaker, Google classroom and courses. This is why we need to have better WiFi coverage.

2018-05-24T10:15:00Z
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