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We performed a comparison between Cisco Wireless WAN and Ubiquiti Wireless based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless WAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Ubiquiti Wireless report (Updated: September 2022).
634,590 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The network management is good. We use it to control access, channels, and phones and limit bandwidth.""The devices are all of good quality.""Cisco wireless is stable, easy to use, and simple to configure. They have an outstanding GUI.""The most valuable features are coverage and reliability.""It's a reliable solution.""Provides good visibility and insights into what is happening.""The technical support we have experienced has been good.""The product can scale well."

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"The solution has an easy configuration.""I like the simplicity, the ease of use.""What I found most valuable in Ubiquiti Wireless is that it's priced competitively, compared to other brands available in the market. From a price competitiveness standpoint, it's a product I would recommend. I also find Ubiquiti Wireless quite reliable, at least for me using it as a home access point, it seems to serve its purpose. I also like that with Ubiquiti Wireless, you can build a very modular network, so you could change out your router to use a Ubiquiti router if you want to. The solution also has gateway equipment and all, so I like the modular concept of Ubiquiti Wireless. Another feature I find valuable in the solution is monitoring. It is pretty good. For example, as a home user, I have the unified app on my computer, so I'm able to watch how my APs are performing.""We have found the product to be scalable.""The range is usually pretty good, which is the most important thing to use because more or less, all wireless access points are the same.""The solution is easy to use and flexible.""It is very stable and the equipment lasts quite a long time.""The most valuable feature is the ease of setup."

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Cons
"It needs to increase its strength in capacity.""There are a number of areas for improvement in Cisco Wireless WAN, including sensitive applications which face issues on wireless stuff and difficulty troubleshooting.""The new platform of Cisco Wireless WAN I did not like, there weren't many features available. The online platform has more options.""Improvements can be made in the wireless fabric.""We have had some problems connecting to the internet with Cisco Wireless WAN, but it is not the equipment or configuration. Additionally, the integration with access control security could improve.""The cost and support should be improved, and there should be support for the 6E standard.""I hope Cisco can improve the capacity to service a high density of users in a small area, as currently we have difficulties with this.""The initial setup and deployment should be easier."

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"This product has issues with scalability and ease of manageability at scale. Security also needs to be improved, when compared to its competitors. Ubiquiti Wireless doesn't have any support that you can call. They only have an online portal where you can access support documentation, but it's not great. You have to figure out issues and solutions for yourself.""We need an official distributor in Egypt as we don't have one right now.""One of the Ubiquiti access points broke down, and it can't be used. It's still down now, so overall Ubiquiti hasn't been a good experience for me.""The technical support is less than stellar.""This solution should be more robust when it comes to connectivity and improve wireless technology.""In Ukraine at least, it's a problem when it comes to buying the hardware. For example, I made a request for 20 switches a few months ago. The solution needs to have worldwide availability.""The solution should offer simpler management for guests. That would be helpful in the hospitality industry, for example.""After upgrades to the interface, some features disappear."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is a license that is needed for the use of this solution."
  • "The pricing is good."
  • "The pricing is based on how much is ordered from the vendor and what type of discount they receive."
  • "If you have a two-person team doing the physical access point installations, they should be able to set up 10 to 20 access points per day."
  • "The price of Cisco Wireless WAN could improve upon pricing, it is expensive. We purchased the hardware through a vendor that Cisco used and we received approximately 75 percent off."
  • "The cost of licensing should be improved."
  • "The cost of Cisco Wireless WAN is expensive. There is an annual subscription to use the solution."
  • "Cisco's pricing is quite costly and should be cheaper for both licensing and hardware."
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  • "The product is expensive."
  • "Ubiquiti Wireless is affordable."
  • "If you do not have a big budget, you can use Ubiquiti, it is cost-effective."
  • "I like the fact that it offers enterprise features at a cheap price. If you compare it with Cisco, it has most of the features that Cisco has been offering but at a lesser price. I am satisfied with its price."
  • "The price has been fair for what I have been using it for. There is no license for this solution."
  • "There are no licensing fees for this solution, but the cost is on the higher side."
  • "This solution is cheaper compared to others."
  • "The price of the solution is high and could be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution does come with a price tag. It's not the least expensive option on the market.
    Top Answer:The pricing of the solution could always be better. If they could work to make the costs more competitive, that would be ideal.
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise features for a one-time fee and no ongoing licensing fees. Ubiquiti Wireless is very… more »
    Top Answer:For me, Ubiquiti was easy to install, configure, set up, and maintain, while also providing solid coverage and better handoffs between APs. This is especially relevant if you are using Apple products… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless offers a wide range of WLAN products. We tested their devices before ultimately choosing Cisco Meraki. Ubiquiti devices have good outdoor performance and the connection is very… more »
    Ranking
    3rd
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    Rating
    8.2
    1st
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    Average Words per Review
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    Rating
    8.1
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    Overview
    Cisco Wireless WAN can help your business expand rapidly while making critical applications and services available when and where needed. Your business can run applications such as interactive video and TelePresence on a primary 4G LTE WWAN link, which is 10 to 15 times faster and 5 times lower latency than 3G.
    Ubiquiti Wireless is connecting Everyone, Everywhere
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    Sample Customers
    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)
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization10%
    University10%
    Legal Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Construction Company8%
    REVIEWERS
    University21%
    Energy/Utilities Company21%
    Educational Organization16%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business66%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise18%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Ubiquiti Wireless
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Ubiquiti Wireless and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Cisco Wireless WAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless WAN with 24 reviews while Ubiquiti Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless WAN with 39 reviews. Cisco Wireless WAN is rated 8.2, while Ubiquiti Wireless is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless WAN writes "A reliable solution which is easy to manage, deploy and configure ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti Wireless writes "Attractive pricing and good for home use and small businesses, but not easily scalable and lacks security features". Cisco Wireless WAN is most compared with Cambium Networks Wireless WAN and Fortinet FortiExtender, whereas Ubiquiti Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless WAN, Cambium Networks Wireless WAN, Aruba Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLM. See our Cisco Wireless WAN vs. Ubiquiti Wireless report.

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