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We performed a comparison between Cisco Wireless and TP-Link Auranet EAP 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Wireless vs. TP-Link Auranet EAP Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The simplicity is great."

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"Creating policies is simple.""This solution is highly stable. We have only had one issue in seven years.""This is a very stable solution that solves complex issues.""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.""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 integration is great.""The CleanAir features and the fast transition.""The most valuable features of Cisco Wireless are the level of control and management. I am happy with it."

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"The initial setup is not complicated.""It is easier to set up, maintain, deploy, and everything was much better.""This product is easy to use."

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

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"If they could offer better coverage, we'd be much happier.""The flexibility on the controllers isn't that great.""The pricing could be reduced.""The interface could be better.""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.""They are a pretty expensive option.""And from an administration point of view, it is a very tedious job to check on each and every control. We have around 30 or 40 controls in our network.""For all products on the market, the availability of the products may not be ideal. We're waiting on a lot of products simply due to the fact that there's a material shortage. We've ordered products and have had to wait three or four months for anything to get delivered. This is not just Cisco. It's a problem on the market for all components which include semiconductors."

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"The technical support could be improved.""It would be nice if the dashboard was more customizable.""TP-Link Auranet EAP is not very efficient, they need to improve it."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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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  • "TP-Link provides solutions that are more cost-effective than other well-known brands."
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    Questions from the Community
    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… 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… 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 »
    Top Answer:It is easier to set up, maintain, deploy, and everything was much better.
    Top Answer:An area of improvement is the solution's support team, and although the dashboard has everything we currently need, it… more »
    Comparisons
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    Cisco WLAN Controller
    TP-Link EAP, Auranet EAP, Auranet
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    Overview

    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.

    With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.

    Auranet access points provide a business-class wireless network solution that’s flexible, manageable, secure, and easy-to-deploy. The free EAP Controller software allows users to manage hundreds of EAPs at multiple sites, all from a single location. The ability to control, adjust and visualize the entire network from any connected PC makes centralized business Wi-Fi management more efficient than ever before. Auranet EAPs also feature captive portal and advanced RF management functions, which make them ideal for demanding, high-traffic environments such as campuses, hotels, malls and offices.

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    Sample Customers
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    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)
    Reflections Resort,Sim Lim Square, Hotel Mary Colombia, Peru WISP, Chase Grammer School
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Wireless vs. TP-Link Auranet EAP
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. TP-Link Auranet EAP and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 69 reviews while TP-Link Auranet EAP is ranked 18th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while TP-Link Auranet EAP is rated 8.0. 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 TP-Link Auranet EAP writes "Convenient cloud-based management, easy to set up, and quick to deploy". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas TP-Link Auranet EAP is most compared with Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Instant, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless and NETGEAR Insight Access Points. See our Cisco Wireless vs. TP-Link Auranet EAP report.

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