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Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless
May 2022
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Pros
"The installation process is very easy.""The installation process is nice and easy.""The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful."

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"The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""We are very satisfied with the performance.""The features aren't much different than those in Aruba, but deployment is easier to configure and the pricing is better."

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"Cisco is one of the leading vendors and is at the top of many lists. The access software is robust, and the performance of the devices is excellent.""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.""It is a stable solution.""The speed and security are most valuable.""I like that Cisco Wireless is easy to implement. If you get stuck with any issues, they have ample documentation on the internet. It's easy to implement, and Cisco documentation is easily accessible.""The ability to make different types of networks, such as land networks, is the most valuable part of the solution.""Cisco Wireless always has the latest technology that supports WiFi 5 and 6.""The solution is highly scalable."

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Cons
"We would prefer it if the solution could be less expensive.""The solution could offer more integration with other products.""The support on offer to other vendors switching - like Aruba or Ruckus - could be improved."

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"There are occasional OS bugs.""Better integration with third-party systems is what our customers are expecting in the future.""If the customers plan to go on the cloud side, they need encryption and daily communications from a security perspective."

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"The technical support could be better. They aren't as helpful as they need to be when we run into issues.""In this part of the world, support is the weak side of this solution.""The new licensing model isn't as good as what they had before.""In the next release, they should add a better reporting feature. The reporting will tell you if you have a problem. That will make the diagnostics easier.""It should be fully compatible with other devices.""The price of Cisco Wireless could be lower.""The installation is not too difficult but the solution could improve by making the configuration easier.""The new GUI interface and the newer version OS are a little bit more complex than the older version, however, it just might take some getting used to."

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  • "The price of this product is average and it is a one-time, perpetual license."
  • "It's pricey, but better than similar solutions."
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  • "Cost is one of the reasons why we are switching to Aruba. Aruba is significantly lower than Cisco in price. We do the licensing on a three-year basis. Cisco makes licensing very difficult."
  • "The price of this product is reasonable."
  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "The product could be priced better."
  • "Cisco Wireless is a little bit expensive when compared to other solutions."
  • "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."
  • "It's expensive because a lot of the controls come with licenses."
  • "This solution is expensive, but you get value for your money."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The installation process is very easy.
    Top Answer:It's much more technical when compared to other companies. The solution could offer more integration with other… more »
    Top Answer:We primarily use the solution as a WiFi controller.
    Top Answer:The features aren't much different than those in Aruba, but deployment is easier to configure and the pricing is better… more »
    Top Answer:If the customers plan to go on the cloud side, they need encryption and daily communications from a security… more »
    Top Answer:Other resellers are successfully implementing this solution for healthcare. They are using this Stellar solution for the… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… 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… more »
    Top Answer:On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper WLAN
    Alcatel Lucent OmniAccess Stellar, OmniAccess Stellar
    Cisco WLAN Controller
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    Overview
    WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver and manage wireless local area networks with the highest level of reliability, performance, security, and management in the industry. They integrate secure, wireless LANs with any size wired infrastructures, from small branch offices to the largest enterprise or university campus.
    The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.
    With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Apollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BAS Group, Borealis, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Jan Yperman Hospital, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MercaSID, S.A., NHTV Breda University, Parklands College and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary, San Antonio Community Hospital, Sandia National Laboratories, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), St. Catherine University, TalkTalk, The Education Village, University of Copenhagen, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Valdosta State University, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), zulily
    Mineola School District
    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
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Educational Organization8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise20%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is ranked 12th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews while Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 80 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is rated 9.0, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar writes "Easy to use from a single pane of glass and it integrates well with many systems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and D-Link Wireless. See our Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar vs. Cisco Wireless report.

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