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Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Room for Improvement

Ceo & President at TNL

The documentation should be improved from Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. Although it hints or refers to being able to do certain operations, they try to get you to load the software instead. They need to be more open with their documentation on using the web interface and give the client the option to use the software or not. This improvement is not on the switch itself, it is in the packaging.

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Moses NYOTA - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software and Cloud Engineer at Velocis Technologies LLC

They just need to simplify the learning curve.

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Penetration tester at KNBS (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics)

The costs are a little bit high. 

They could work on the pricing and make it more affordable for everyone.

If possible, they could have a good customer care system. For example, on a website, I can see issues that have already been raised before. Sometimes I've had an issue, however, it's already been solved, yet I can't find the solution to my problem easily. It should be published and readily available to users. 

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Jorge Costa Neves - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Advisor at Silopor SA

We would like Cisco to make it easier to work with them. We'd prefer if the product, in general, was easier to use. It can be a bit difficult.

Although I didn't directly handle the implementation, the process does not look easy.

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Ashok Braganza - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Consultant at Ministry of Justice

We aren't lacking any features. 

The pricing can be a bit unstable. It's dependent on the account manager. They should offer reasonable standard pricing. We need to go through local vendors and everything varies far too much.

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Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The only thing is that the sizing is important in Linksys. If the sizing is wrong, you can run into issues.

The licensing could be simplified.

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Senior Specialist ICT/ISP Services at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

It would be ideal if, for private users that are not companies, the solution could be made even cheaper.

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Access Network Operations Unit Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

There is a lot of competition between Cisco, Juniper, and other switches such as Extreme. Our IT team is comfortable with Cisco switches, but the only problem is that there are many different versions of software that can be used across different platforms of Cisco, and normally with other vendors, we have a unified software that is running across different platforms, but Cisco does not.

We are expecting one software that can run across all of Cisco hardware, software, and Cisco Switch router, similar to what Juniper has. 

They are stable, but not as good as Juniper, they could be improved.

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Hattab Mahdi - PeerSpot reviewer
Assistant Director at unpa

This product does not scale to environments where there is a lot of network traffic.

The security features for the web services can be improved.

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Muhammad Salahuddin - PeerSpot reviewer
Unit Head - Network and Security Solutions at FPM Solutions

Their price is quite high compared to their competitors. This should be less.

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Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees

Their performance should be improved.

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Sambasiva Rao Venigalla - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

You do need a bit of knowledge about the solution. There's a small learning curve involved when implementing the product.

While the pricing is pretty good, it could always be a bit less expensive. If you look at HPE, for example, it offers very competitive pricing. If they want to compete they should ty to do so by matching that pricing.

Occasionally, if the temperatures are too high, it initiates a reboot.

The capacity of the switches could be a bit better.

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Managing Director at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The interface is pretty outdated. I'm sure that there are newer technologies and newer interfaces available now.

This product does not generate reports, so I would like to see something with better reporting.

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Miguel Angel Alvarez - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Data Keeper

We've realized that the solution is a very different product from other larger Cisco offerings, even though it's sort-of marketed as a cost-effective alternative for those that need something smaller.

It would be ideal if they could do more configurations and offer more flexibility. Right now, it's not flexible at all.

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Owner at it logic

It should be cheaper. We need a better price from Cisco.

Its initial setup and support should also be improved.

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Charbel Hajj - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Supervisor at MEPEQ

When we first installed it, it was very stable, and everything worked fine. After a few years, it begins to become unstable.

We started having problems with the access points after about five or six years.

Users are unable to connect to Wi-Fi and it must be restarted on a regular basis. Because the Wi-Fi occasionally goes out and then comes back on. There are several issues like this. It's no longer stable, the Wi-Fi on this device is no longer stable.

The technical support could be improved. They are not very responsive.

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Jerry Oniye - PeerSpot reviewer
Group General Manager at Mandilas Toyota

We haven't had any issues with the solution. 

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Assistant Vice President Global IT at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The price of the solution should be lower and it should have better security and scalability. 

An alternate solution boasting the same scalability and security as Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, but carrying a lower price tag, would be more attractive. 

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Tarek Ashur - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead, Consumer Retention at North Africa Bank

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches could improve their price, it is high.

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R&D Outcomes Manager at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Scalability is an area that can be improved.

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Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. 

It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.

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ICT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Cisco Linksys could be more secure. It could also add a controller to control all the devices, like the access points and so on.

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Buyer's Guide
Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
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