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Pros
"It's a reliable solution.""Some of the valuable features of this solution are security, the controller is simple to configure, devices are easy to install, and we use the software to administrate all the APs.""Cisco Wireless is one of the more stable products so their products are scalable.""Stable and scalable with good technical support.""The LAN network conductivity is good.""I'm very satisfied with Cisco's technical support.""The most valuable features are that it is easy to install and the range is good.""We've found the technical support to be helpful and responsive."

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"I have found Ubiquiti WLAN scalable. We have approximately 200 users using the solution in my organization and do not plan to increase usage.""The solution is scalable.""Great management interface.""You can save backups of this controller locally and then I can export it to wherever I want.""Ubiquiti WLAN is stable.""The solution is very easy to install.""Ubiquiti WLAN has been stable and is easy to install.""The pricing is very competitive and the feature sets are very good. It compares well against more expensive options."

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Cons
"In Latin America, Cisco is very expensive in comparison to other technologies.""Cisco's architecture is becoming complex.""They are a pretty expensive option.""There are some areas of improvement needed in roaming and streaming.""In the future, it would be great if the solution had a GPS feature that could have the ability through access points to locate cell phone users inside a local wireless network, for example in a stadium.""In the future, I would like to have Cisco add video documentation on configuring and overall learning of how to use the solutions. For example, in such areas as, security, authentication, and load balancing.""The main problem that traditional solutions like this one have is that you need to buy packages to deliver a similar solution as a Meraki one.""It's very scalable, but when you shift gears sometimes, you have to do more work than people anticipate."

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"I have found they need to work on the stability of the solution.""The solution is stable but could improve.""The solution could improve by having a cloud version. A cloud version is the easiest to configure anywhere in the world.""The downside is the interface changes, where they are constantly doing firmware updates.""I have never used cloud solutions. My first approach would be something related to the cloud, and backups on the cloud, and maybe an easier way to connect to it because I have an on-premises environment.""The coverage could be increased.""Switching devices requires reconfiguration from scratch.""Largely we're happy with the product, however, the firmware deployments could maybe be managed a little bit differently."

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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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  • "This solution is reasonably priced."
  • "This product is more cost-effective than some others on the market."
  • "It is a cost-effective solution."
  • "There is no licensing cost for this solution."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "Ubiquiti has a good price compared to the other ones."
  • "When comparing the price of Ubiquiti WLAN to Aruba the price is reasonable."
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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 »
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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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    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: 
    We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Ubiquiti provides good connectivity for the end-user, so I think it's stable.
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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.

    UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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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)
    NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 68 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 12 reviews. Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.6. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM and Mist Access Points, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Aruba Instant, D-Link Wireless, Huawei Wireless and NETGEAR Insight Access Points. See our Cisco Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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