Cisco Wireless Questions

Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
How does Cisco Wireless compare with Aruba Wireless? Which is better and why?
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

And why?

Nuno Marques - PeerSpot reviewer
Nuno MarquesThey both do a great job. But it depends on the application scenario.  For… more »
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Suresh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Suresh Sharma
Sr. Technical Executive at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am working as a Senior Technical Executive at a coaching institute for IIT- JEE, Pre-Medical, Commerce, Law, and Pre-Foundation. We are evaluating Fortinet, Ruckus, Cisco, and Huawei.  Which one of these is the best wireless controller for maximum client connectivity and has high throughput?
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Imad Awwad - PeerSpot reviewer
Imad AwwadHi, Every one of the mentioned solutions is good but you need to check the… more »
Jim Rousseau - PeerSpot reviewer
Jim RousseauRuckus virtual smart zone will be your best bet allowing up to 300k connected… more »
Shrijendra Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
Shrijendra ShakyaCisco has maximum client connectivity and high throughput.
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Gilberto Lugo - PeerSpot reviewer
Gilberto Lugo
Network Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
I work as a Network Engineer for the government. We are researching Cisco Meraki and Cisco Wireless. Can they work together or are they independent from one another? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
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Ramachandra Murthy T - PeerSpot reviewer
Ramachandra Murthy TMeraki wireless is a cloud based solution and CISCO is hardware based solution… more »
Jóhann G. Thorarensen - PeerSpot reviewer
Jóhann G. ThorarensenThey should work well together. We have set up Meraki so as to include both the… more »
Michael Rhoades - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael RhoadesThey can't be integrated today. I saw that because as time passes I would… more »
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reviewer1268586 - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Investment Officer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
I have more than ten years of experience at a financial services firm with 10,000+ employees.  We are currently evaluating Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, and Cisco Wireless. What are the biggest differences between the three? Which do you recommend? Thanks! I appreciate the help. 
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Glen Bloemker - PeerSpot reviewer
Glen Bloemker* Cisco will most likely be the most expensive solution. Are they the… more »
Richard Sherwin - PeerSpot reviewer
Richard SherwinWe found that Ruckus has superior Radio Frequency sensitivity than all your… more »
Ignacio Jenkins - PeerSpot reviewer
Ignacio JenkinsThe Antenna system named BEAMFLEX + is the great difference between all other… more »
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Cisco Wireless vs Ruckus Wireless. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Cisco Wireless and Ruckus Wireless? Which of these two solution...
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IgnacioRodriguez - PeerSpot reviewer
IgnacioRodriguezThe main difference between both solutions is, as I can think and determine is… more »
Sunny Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Sunny GuptaI'll comment on one of the responses first, which is that Ruckus is not only… more »
John Fabry - PeerSpot reviewer
John FabryEase of management is the biggest factor so far. Ruckus is much easier to… more »
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba vs Cisco Wireless. People like you are trying to decide which WLAN is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Aruba WLAN and Cisco? Which of these two solutions would you recommend t...
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it_user1111932 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user1111932As far as an end to end solution, Automation DNA, Security ISE, Cisco is the way… more »
Anshul Rohilla - PeerSpot reviewer
Anshul RohillaIf we will talk about the Wireless Radios of the access points, all vendor have… more »
reviewer550881 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer550881Compared to Cisco, Aruba enhances WLAN availability by providing: Ture… more »
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Cisco Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 25 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25 2022

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?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 25 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Wireless, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

it_user755604 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at FTD India

The software developers in the organization should connect to wireless access points for internet by their active directory credentials. Is that possible with Cisco WLAN?

Moshiur Rahman Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Moshiur Rahman Khan
CEO at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Cisco Wireless Aironet 3802i vs ALE OmniAccess Stellar AP1230.Which one is the best product in terms of quality, performance, number of client capacity, field coverage, centralized controller and price?
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Moshiur Rahman Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Moshiur Rahman Khan
CEO at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Which model is the best WiFi (Wireless LAN) in terms of Quality, User Capacity, Signal Coverage, Security, Support service and Pricing compare between Cisco Wireless Aironet 3802i  and Alcatel-Lucent Wireless OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 Series with Hardware or Software controller? SEE: http://ente...
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Wireless LAN Questions
Kilford  Runhare - PeerSpot reviewer
Kilford Runhare
Network and Security Administrator at Rainbow Tourism Group
Jul 27 2022

Hi,

I'm looking for a report about top-rated WLAN vendors. Where can I find it? 

Thanks.

MichaelJung - PeerSpot reviewer
MichaelJung
IT Network Manager at Payment Alliance International, Inc.
Hi peers, I work as an IT Network Manager at a Financial Services firm. We have begun using EnGenius switches at smaller sites replacing typical Catalyst 36xx switches and Cisco Wireless Controllers.   Can you share any good or bad experiences in deploying 802.1X with EnGenius devices (switche...
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reviewer1810707 - PeerSpot reviewer
User

Hi,

How can I test the speed of my wireless network when a computer is connected to Wi-Fi? 

Thanks

reviewer1375509 - PeerSpot reviewer
reviewer1375509If you are wanting to know its internet speed you can always do speedtest.net or… more »
Joshua Fatehnia - PeerSpot reviewer
Joshua FatehniaHi,  If you want to test your internet speed (from device to an external… more »
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Vinny Govender - PeerSpot reviewer
Vinny Govender
Technical Applications Specialist at bioMérieux
Jul 26 2022
Hi, I'm working as a Technical Applications Specialist at a Pharma/Biotech company with 10000+ employees. I'm researching to purchase a high-performance Wireless LAN device. Which one of the following products would you recommend: Ubiquiti Unifi Aruba Wireless  Ruckus Wireless Huawei Wir...
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Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluIf you want high performance and stability, you should definitely go with Ruckus… more »
JorgeDe Leon - PeerSpot reviewer
JorgeDe LeonHi Vinny,  I recommend you the following devices: 1. Ruckus: Easily to… more »
Johnrex Fernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
Johnrex FernandezHere's my recommendation in order. #1  Aruba #2 Ruckus #3 Ubiquiti
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Senyu Huang - PeerSpot reviewer
Senyu Huang
User at Sample
I'm in a search of a Gateway solution for my organization. We have 200 employees and my budget is $400-800.  I've been checking Citrix Gateway, Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti, and others.  What gateway do you recommend choosing for my company (based on the mentioned budget) and why? Update: I need ju...
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Ivelyn Wan - PeerSpot reviewer
Ivelyn Wan https://www.fs.com/products/11... SG-3110, All in One Multi-WAN Security… more »
Thomas Van Niekerk - PeerSpot reviewer
Thomas Van NiekerkIt all really depends on your objectives and what you want to achieve. Is… more »
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Eric Biller - PeerSpot reviewer
Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at County Of Summit Board Of DD
Hello,  We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possibly an on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ. Any suggestions? 
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Michael Fulton - PeerSpot reviewer
Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Aws Al-DabbaghI suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've… more »
Ralph Malone - PeerSpot reviewer
Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
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Doyle Franklin - PeerSpot reviewer
Doyle Franklin
Business Consultant at Operations RX
We are a small MFG facility looking to add WAP Specifically for 4 PC's,  8 handheld Zebra mobile computers and 2 data collection kiosks.  The building is approximately 50K sq. ft. with a 27 ft. ceiling with no racking or other tall obstructions.  The number of employees accessing the Wi-Fi rang...
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Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Rony_Sklar
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What would influence a business's decision to choose WLAN over a wired network?

Adrian Baker - PeerSpot reviewer
Adrian BakerIn most cases and within most businesses there is a combination of both… more »
MichaelScotti - PeerSpot reviewer
MichaelScottiIn a greenfield application I would go with all wireless workplace. More people… more »
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Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
PeerSpot
Sep 26 2022

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user163557 - PeerSpot reviewer
it_user163557Several things come to mind but a few things stand out. 1. The term "future… more »
Tony C Leung 梁仲江 - PeerSpot reviewer
Tony C Leung 梁仲江Reliability, ease of diagnostics...enabling a no-hassle always on wireless… more »
Ralph Malone - PeerSpot reviewer
Ralph MaloneTCO is what I look at.  You can get the APs cheap but what is the yearly… more »
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