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We performed a comparison between Cisco Wireless and Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"One of the main advantages of Cisco Wireless is its DNAT compatibility. When we have dynamic segmentation, or the DNAT enabled on the LAN, Cisco Access Point integrates with the DNAT architecture. Aruba Switches cannot integrate with the Cisco DNAT architecture.""Overall, Cisco was stable and worked well for all our needs until we started having more and more students and teachers using YouTube and Zoom — what with classes being isolated and everything — which put a lot of strain on our Wi-Fi network.""Cisco Wireless solutions are easy to use.""This solution is highly stable. We have only had one issue in seven years.""It's a reliable solution.""The most valuable features of Cisco Wireless are security and the ability to manage everything easily. Other solutions, such as Aruba are not as simple.""Cisco Wireless always has the latest technology that supports WiFi 5 and 6.""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."

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"The simplicity is great.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."

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Cons
"Older versions used to be hard to deploy. The latest OS, however, has made things a lot easier. While deployment is much better, it could always be even easier.""The flexibility on the controllers isn't that great.""The licensing models need to be reviewed in some instances. Obviously Cisco's licensing models are quite challenging, and it can be costly.""It would be better if some utility lets us know the best place to install the system. Every time we install it, we have to change it, and we have to add more access points. This is a problem we have all the time. It would be better if it integrated seamlessly with products from other vendors. It'll also help if they included a device diagnostics feature in the next release.""It is not easy to use. It should be made easier to use. They can maybe migrate it to the cloud so that we can manage the WLCs together. I find the licensing part very hard to understand. Cisco is now moving towards smart licensing, so this issue will be addressed soon.""The reporting tool in Cisco Wireless could improve. If I am trying to receive information about a client or user, it's cumbersome to retrieve the information on the controller system. If I'm trying to find out where a client's been, it's cumbersome. You need another tool for Historical logs, but it should be all in one.""The pricing could be reduced.""This solution is very expensive, which means we often have to go for cheaper options instead."

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"If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The licensing system is very rigid. I work for a school and we are just treated like big companies. At some point, there's a limit to what we can do about that."
  • "The price for this product is a little bit high, which is why I am not using the most recent version."
  • "Its licensing is not simple. There are additional license costs for features, which is frustrating for us. There are some features that are included for free in the base Aruba product, but they are available at additional costs in this solution."
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  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be very reliable and to consistently run very efficiently. Cisco Wireless helped… 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 friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
    Top Answer:On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three hours, the basic framework can be set up. Step-by-step instructions are available… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only managing your Access Point or doing WiFi assurance with the AI. It's your own choice… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels, and you can alter which bandwidth. However, it stops there. If you want to go… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco WLAN Controller
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    Overview
    With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.

    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

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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
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series)
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 68 reviews while Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is ranked 13th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) writes "Easy to use, works well, and simple to deploy remotely". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Huawei Wireless, whereas Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. See our Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) report.

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