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Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"Good manageability, and stability.""Cisco Wireless always has the latest technology that supports WiFi 5 and 6.""Some of the features I find valuable are the FlexConnect and overall it is a good global solution.""Setting up Cisco Wireless is pretty straightforward. It takes about an hour or two, and we can handle it in-house. To deploy one project, it takes two to three for a single controller.""Its stability is most valuable.""From my experience, I have found Cisco Wireless to be scalable.""The capacity, security, downloading, and exporting data are all very good. It's user-friendly, but if I look at Meraki versus normal Cisco equipment, then I think that Meraki will be much more user-friendly.""This solution is highly stable. We have only had one issue in seven years."

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"The installation process is nice and easy.""The installation process is very easy.""The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful."

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Cons
"There are some areas of improvement needed in roaming and streaming.""Its licensing model and cost should be improved.""Room for improvement wise, the wireless coverage of Cisco's equipment could be better for the price position. That is, I think that the radius for the coverage could be better to make it worth the price that we pay for it.""It's end-of-life, it will be end-of-support in the next two years. The APs are also end-of-life.""This solution is very expensive, which means we often have to go for cheaper options instead.""The price should be reduced. It should be cheaper.""Apple is definitely causing a lot of issues by turning on more security features on its equipment. It is causing more problems on the business side. One is what they call a randomized Mac address that Apple has put out. As far as I know, Cisco doesn't have a fix for that.""Cisco's architecture is becoming complex."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    The installation process is very easy.
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    It's much more technical when compared to other companies. The solution could offer more integration with other products. That would make it much better.
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    We primarily use the solution as a WiFi controller.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco WLAN Controller
    Juniper WLAN
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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.
    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.
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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)
    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
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise57%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 80 reviews while Juniper WLC Series is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while Juniper WLC Series is rated 9.4. 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 WLC Series writes "Stable with good AI capabilities and helpful technical support". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and NETGEAR Insight Access Points, whereas Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Cisco Wireless vs. Juniper WLC Series report.

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