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2018-05-24T10:15:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Wireless?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Wireless, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PeerSpot user
67 Answers
AK
Presales Consultant - Enterprise Networks at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2022-03-10T14:10:59Z
10 March 22

Cisco Wireless has a large portfolio and is used in many places, such as school campuses. They have many types of deployments, such as on the cloud. Most of the features are available and they're supporting the latest technology. I rate Cisco Wireless a nine out of ten.

Yaser-Altwailey - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Saudi Customs
Real User
Top 5
2022-03-10T13:18:10Z
10 March 22

I am satisfied with Cisco Wireless. I rate Cisco Wireless an eight out of ten.

AM
Technical Operations Manager at a media company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2022-02-14T15:14:36Z
14 February 22

Cisco Wireless is one of the top solutions in the market, I would recommend them. I rate Cisco Wireless an eight out of ten.

MR
It specialist
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-01-25T20:00:00Z
25 January 22

I would recommend the solution to others, however, it depends on the capabilities of the end-user. Some may find it difficult. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We are pleased with it so far.

ZO
Marketing Officer at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-01-19T23:09:52Z
19 January 22

I rate Cisco Wireless six out of 10. My advice to people implementing Cisco Wireless is to find the right reseller. Find one who can deliver the service you need. That's the most important thing because we might not know the product, so we need support from time to time.

JaromirLikavec - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer, IT Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-19T14:50:21Z
19 January 22

I plan to change to a Catalyst 9800 next year. If companies already have Cisco wireless infrastructure, the deployment of this solution will be easy. I rate Cisco Wireless a nine out of ten.

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AA
IT Support Team Leader at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-12-13T11:29:00Z
13 December 21

I would recommend this solution. I rate Cisco Wireless an eight out of ten.

MuhammadNaeem - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & Information Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-11T09:58:46Z
11 November 21

I'm a customer and an end-user. We are using versions six and eight, a mix of both. We tend to use the on-premises deployment model as we are in healthcare and there are restrictions on what we can do with the cloud and what we cannot do with the cloud. For those considering the solution, I'd advise them to make sure the support is good in their area or for the solution you choose and that there are knowledgeable people around so that if there are any issues, they can be addressed. I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten.

Ali Liaqat - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive at FFC
Real User
Top 10
2021-11-07T10:05:11Z
07 November 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Cisco Wireless a seven out of ten.

DG
Sr.Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-11-02T10:41:00Z
02 November 21

I rate Cisco Wireless seven out of 10. I wouldn't recommend Cisco Wireless. I would advise others to look into a cloud-based setup like Arista. Cisco should improve on that part because it is tedious to manage different controllers

TW
Mgr - Applications Enterprise Applications at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-29T19:47:24Z
29 October 21

I'd give Cisco Wireless an eight out of 10. I don't know what to compare it to, but I'm hesitant to give anybody a 10. I'd give them an eight. If you are considering Cisco Wireless, I suggest looking at the total cost of ownership. This stuff doesn't last forever. So when you put it in the ceiling, when will you need to replace it? It's not a one-time investment. And then what is it going to take to get it there? Because sometimes you may end up with the impact you have every time. Hospitals are constantly renovating. Depending on what you need wireless for, you may have to spend tens of thousands re-surveying and repositioning your access points to optimize if you remodel an area. You may have thought, "Oh, I already have wireless in there. Just because I'm moving these three or four walls doesn't mean..." Well, it does mean something. The total cost of ownership matters. Make sure remediations are built into your capital budget if you're doing construction.

Ibrahima Thioub - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Manager at International School Of Dakar
Real User
Top 10
2021-10-11T16:54:54Z
11 October 21

I would recommend this solution to anyone, Cisco is the best. We are migrating to Cisco Meraki next week. I rate Cisco Wireless a nine out of ten.

LM
Network Engineer at County of victoria
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-09T17:53:47Z
09 September 21

We're just a customer and an end-user. We use the 2500 wireless controller and all the APs that go with it. We have Cisco switches and routers as well. We were using Cisco firewalls up until about three years ago. And then we switched to Palo Alto. As far as switching goes, still happy with their switches. They're extremely pricey, however, they last forever, and they meet a lot of government requirements that we have. I'd recommend the solution I wouldn't hesitate to do install it if the company can afford it. I would rate the solution at an eight out of ten for its ease of setup, ease of scalability, and robustness.

US
Senior Manager, Information Technology at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-27T13:25:23Z
27 August 21

While I cannot recall the exact version number we are on, we are using the latest version of the solution. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I'd recommend the solution to other users and organizations.

JO
Network Support Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-18T20:57:30Z
18 August 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Cisco Wireless an eight out of ten.

WW
DevOps System Engineer at Monash University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-17T10:25:34Z
17 August 21

There are many users making use of the solution in Taiwan. The solution offers fast response time. I rate Cisco Wireless as an eight out of ten.

Sergio Langa - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Adviser/Manager at CCSAUDE
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-14T15:47:00Z
14 July 21

I rate this solution a seven out of 10.

Manideep Paul - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Technical Consultant at BT - British Telecom
Reseller
Top 20
2021-07-01T07:21:15Z
01 July 21

People need to be aware that everything is going wireless in the next couple of years and it's a good idea to move to wireless now so that there's a familiarity with how it all works. I rate this solution a seven out of 10.

JC
Principal Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2021-06-29T11:59:00Z
29 June 21

I'm not a wireless expert, but we've been running Cisco Wireless for a long time. On a scale of one to ten, I would definitely give them an eight. I think the licensing models need to be reviewed in some instances. Obviously Cisco's licensing models are quite challenging, and it can be costly. Those are the two things to check.

RS
Department Leader: Project Leadership Production Compact at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-06-01T09:04:40Z
01 June 21

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Cisco Wireless seven out of ten.

GG
Network Consultant at BT - British Telecom
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-06T09:03:51Z
06 May 21

I would absolutely recommend this solution. I would rate Cisco Wireless an eight out of ten.

YaserAltwailey - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Saudi Customs
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-31T10:02:40Z
31 March 21

We are just a customer and end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Cisco. We're using the latest version of the solution right now. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations looking for a wireless solution. For the most part, it's worked well for us. I'd rate the product at a nine out of ten as it's been mostly reliable.

AS
Technology Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-03-04T08:05:34Z
04 March 21

I would rate Cisco Wireless a six out of ten.

AD
Chief of Systems at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-27T10:40:57Z
27 February 21

When we are opening up a new location we are going to continue using the solution. This solution is standard with our organization. Even though Cisco tends to be more costly than other solutions you get more than you pay for. I rate Cisco Wireless a nine out of ten.

CR
Telecom/Networking Analyst at a religious institution with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-25T12:44:13Z
25 February 21

If you have a large company and you have enough money, you should implement Cisco because it's the best solution. However, if you are in the middle to low range then it is better to look for another, more budget-friendly solution. In Isreal, the government has Cisco licenses. Also, if the service that you are providing is not a high-level service and has normal features to access the internet, I suggest the middle to low range products. Overall, I am happy with Cisco Wireless and the main concern that I have is with the price. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

MP
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-02-22T21:09:16Z
22 February 21

We are a service provider. Cisco is a well-known brand especially when it comes to technology. They're one of the market leaders and they're absolutely a no-fuss vendor. I would recommend it to anyone. It did take me a few weeks or months to get used to some aspects of the system, however, once you learn it, you get very comfortable with the processes of deployment. I would rate the solution at a ten out of ten. It's a superior option that's easy to implement and very reliable.

PS
Technology Specialist at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-19T20:47:09Z
19 February 21

Like anything in life, if you're familiar with it, it's easy. Can it get complicated? Of course. But I would just say, just do your research. And make sure you count the cost too. There are two things that are in play here; do your research. Once you get on a comfort level, then you can proceed with it. It works. It's pretty solid. And then the cost. Make sure that if you've got to expand that you have the financial flexibility to be able to accommodate any expansion you need, if not, then you may want to turn to another solution that might be a little cheaper. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine.

Marc Gaethofs - PeerSpot reviewer
ICT manager at a real estate/law firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-18T17:48:26Z
18 February 21

I would recommend this solution to other users. If you're interested in Cisco, Meraki is a good choice, but they are lagging a little bit behind in terms of technology. If you compare Aruba with Mist, Mist has the most advanced wireless solutions that you can possibly get at the moment. After over seven years of use, overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven.

Housni Hammoud - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordinator of the IT Department at College Notre-Dame
Real User
Top 10
2021-02-09T22:22:34Z
09 February 21

The best advice I can give is to always get a second opinion. When I arrived six years ago, we had way too many access points, and the density was causing a lot of interference. It was only after removing some access points that we had better Wi-Fi. When asked, the school said that they had originally added more access points because the Cisco technicians told them to. I would rate Cisco Wireless a seven out of ten.

Luis Adrián Acurio - PeerSpot reviewer
Telecommunications Specialistde Telecomunicaciones at Telalca
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-04T07:32:16Z
04 February 21

I recommend this product because it is easy to implement, and it has good performance with utilities that are needed within the office. I rate Cisco Wireless a nine out of ten.

AR
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-24T08:53:55Z
24 January 21

In summary, this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

VK
Network Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-15T15:18:04Z
15 January 21

We are using the Wireless Controller 3504 on Wi-Fi 5. If they work on fixing the reliability of the solution we will be fine using the product in the future. I rate Cisco Wireless an eight out of ten.

MO
Technical Support Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-01-06T09:23:13Z
06 January 21

I would recommend before implementation, administrators must know the exact number of users. I rate Cisco Wireless a ten out of ten.

AA
Head of IT Infrastructure at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-15T09:31:17Z
15 December 20

We're just end-users. We don't have a business relationship with Cisco. Currently, just doing the upgrade. I'm just doing the upgrade in order to have Wi-Fi 6 enabled, which is the new technology. I would recommend the solution to others. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. We've been pretty happy with it.

Shrijendra Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
C.T.O at Sastra Network Solution Inc. Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-13T02:35:00Z
13 December 20

My advice is that this product should be the first choice to adopt when deploying a wireless solution. If cost is a factor then proper sizing will help to reduce it.

SK
Information Systems Chief at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-09T14:33:35Z
09 December 20

I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

DR
DPKO at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-02T11:52:29Z
02 December 20

We are a customer and end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Cisco. As a product itself, I would rate it around an eight or nine out of ten, however, due to the fact that it's so expensive, I'd knock off a few points. Therefore, on a scale from one to ten with all things considered, I'd rate it at a six. If money were not an object, I would highly recommend the solution.

Fatim Zahra Berrada Lamine - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-11-27T19:55:00Z
27 November 20

It is quite simple. Even if you are not a wireless network expert, you will be able to use it by doing some research. It is not difficult or super complex. I would rate Cisco Wireless a nine out of ten. I am satisfied with this solution.

Diego Otheguy - PeerSpot reviewer
Gerente División Plataforma at Sonda S.A.
MSP
Top 10
2020-11-16T19:43:03Z
16 November 20

We're a partner with Cisco. We aren't just a customer. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten. If it was more reasonably priced for the local market, I might create it a bit higher.

PS
System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-16T14:50:26Z
16 November 20

We plan to continue our usage of this product and I would recommend it to others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-09T13:18:20Z
09 November 20

Cisco Wireless is good. On a scale from one to ten, I would give them a rating of seven, although to give a more accurate rating, I would need to experience something else to compare it to. I'm considering sticking with Cisco, unless I find other models that can give better performance. Cisco has a few types of models: the standard Cisco, the normal Cisco, and the Meraki one. I'm not sure if Meraki would be a better solution for us, or if the standard Cisco Wireless controller would be better. That's why I went to your website — to find other solutions and read comparisons about them.

Henrik Stoklund - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-06T14:44:59Z
06 November 20

My advice for anybody who is implementing Cisco Wireless is that they need to know the products. There are a lot of features that you can turn on and off, so they need to know the product itself. It's not as simple as it seems. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

PK
Information Technology Executive
Real User
2020-11-04T11:19:22Z
04 November 20

If anybody asks me, I would recommend a Cisco device. When you consider all of the LAN and wireless features, everything is good. Cisco is now customizing products based on customer requirements, and they are also cost-effective. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

CC
Cisco Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-11-04T02:26:37Z
04 November 20

I would recommend Cisco Wireless based on the needs. You probably need a certification in order to run it effectively. If you are going to do it, do it, but just be aware of the complexity of their solutions. It is good, and it works. It is not a bad product, but they make licensing very difficult. It also takes a little while to get hold of somebody in technical support as compared to other vendors. We are going to swap Cisco Wireless with the Aruba platform because of better stability, price, and technical support. I would rate Cisco Wireless a seven out of ten.

TM
Network Architect at Summa Health System
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-26T16:19:00Z
26 October 20

We're just a customer. The solution is fairly up-to-date, however, we aren't using the most recent version of the solution right now. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. We've used it for years and it's worked quite well for us with very little issues to speak of.

Pawel Gawronski - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Architect at RB
Real User
2020-07-13T06:55:35Z
13 July 20

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

MK
Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-08T09:00:57Z
08 July 20

We're a Cisco partner. We use a variety of different versions of the solution, including the 800 Series, and 2800 Series. We are planning to go to the Catalyst 9000 Series soon as well. It's a centralized solution depending on the wireless controller and some access points have their own branches. While not related to hardware, in relation to software capabilities, we're always looking for ways to better integrate solutions. This particular solution has been great thanks to the access technology provided. We have seamless integration with the infrastructure. The movement of the users is very easy to pinpoint. The user's onboarding onto the infrastructure is simple. While the solution isn't perfect as a standalone, the integration capabilities on offer make it really special. New users will really need to utilize features to get the most out of the solution. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. There are a few features that we would like to see added in the future that would make it perfect.

HS
Sr. System Analyst at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
28 June 20

I would say that it's a good solution. Everything is there and I have nothing to point out. I would definitely recommend this product, but at the same time, I would say that they should bring their price down. Like every solution, it has pros and cons. It's just part of the process. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Cisco Wireless a nine. From the product side, I would rate it nine, but if you ask me about the return on investment, I would probably say a six or seven because the investment is huge here.

YaserAltwailey - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Saudi Customs
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
28 June 20

The suitability of this product depends on the environment and the requirements, as every place has its own circumstances. Generally, I recommend this product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

JS
Senior Network Engineer at Best Buy Canada
Real User
2019-10-13T04:51:00Z
13 October 19

Please always keep the Spectrum Expert (SE) connect mode. I feel is useful when troubleshooting.

Ravi Ramachandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-05-27T16:12:00Z
27 May 19

Whatever solution used, the design of the wireless network is the most important part of how well it works. I would plan on putting in 60% of the effort to the design and 40% to the deployment. In the designing phase, you must actually get into the network, look for interference issues, create proper wireless heat maps and place the wireless network connection points in the exact location where it is required. I would rate it an eight out of ten.

SS
Senior Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
14 February 19

I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

FawziSIYOUCEF - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
05 February 19

I would advise someone considering this solution to be prepared. Understand your needs. Undertake a very clear site survey to be in a position to present the best-adjusted solution. If you don't do your due diligence you can buy a very good product response, but it won't resolve the wireless coverage problem; the key is to deploy a strategic wireless solution and adjust the parameters as needed. As well as being able to scope access points. I rate this solution an 8 out of 10. I give it an 8 because it's a general rating of the overall product. Cisco is a network and security technology provider. Their strength lies in the network and security solution. The wireless solution can be built better.

MO
Senior Operation Manager at ATG Systems
Real User
2019-02-03T08:25:00Z
03 February 19

I would advise someone considering this product to use it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten because it has easy digital effects, it's easy to use and, has good stability.

PN
Technical Account Manager at Orange Business Services
Real User
2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
03 February 19

I would rate it a seven out of ten. It's good but it's not a ten because there are some specific technicalities they can improve on. I would recommend using this technology.

RR
Network and Security Team at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
03 February 19

I would rate it a seven out of ten and I would recommend this solution.

CU
Network Consultant at Destek A.Ş.
Consultant
2019-02-03T06:23:00Z
03 February 19

I would rate it a nine out of ten. No product can be a ten out of ten and there are some security issues.

it_user901734 - PeerSpot reviewer
User at renault
Real User
2018-08-29T09:32:00Z
29 August 18

I started first with the 1440, without a wireless controller in an autonomous access point. Two years after that, I moved to the 2504 Wireless Controller - a 40-access-point deployment. The next year I was working in a car manufacturer's warehouse. I managed three warehouses. One of them was a 5520 with 300 access points. Another site was with the 5508 with less than 200 access points. I would rate Cisco Wireless at seven out of 10 because, when we compare it with other solutions like Aruba or Aerohive, Cisco is behind in technology and just a little more expensive. Aerohive, as I mentioned, has some access points in the new 802.11ax standard and Aruba, in many cases, is more user-friendly to configure and to manage.

Muklit Chopra - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Specialist at Wipro Technologies
Consultant
2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
28 August 18

Cisco wireless is a pretty good product. I would definitely recommend buying it. If you are looking for a wireless solution I would definitely recommend going with Cisco Wireless. I rate Cisco Wireless at about eight out of 10. It's pretty good, it's very compatible with other Cisco products.

VP
Senior Manager at Artemis
MSP
2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
26 August 18

Cisco Wireless has been around for quite some time. Cisco is a leader and its Wireless product is very reliable, so investing in it is a safe bet. I would rate this solution at eight out of 10 because of the availability of support, and its stability. My most important criteria when selecting a vendor are the * product knowledge * support from the vendor and the availability of the technical staff to support it.

TA
Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
23 August 18

I would strongly advise any company, but especially in business, to use this wireless solution. I rate Cisco Wireless at nine out of 10 because, as I said, I like the performance, stability, the easy implementation and the controller. There is just that one problem with the controller, so that's why I gave it a nine and not 10.

it_user572145 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Corporate IT at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
23 August 18

When implementing this solution, you require the right partner to be in place to support it, that is the first requirement. I would rate this solution at nine out of 10. The best part of the solution is the stability. Also, the easy usage of the switches They are automatically switched on and get their configuration. I don't need any technical person to look at it.

it_user504159 - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2018-08-22T06:41:00Z
22 August 18

Up until now, it has been a good product, so go ahead with it. It works well. We have been happy with it for the last four years.

Nabin Dev - PeerSpot reviewer
CCIE, Sr. Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
19 August 18

I would rate Cisco Wireless at eight out of 10 because of its ease of installation on virtual platforms, on appliances. It is easy to maintain and configurations are straightforward. It provides the flexibility to create and integrate with many social Wi-Fi solutions. It is a reliable and stable solution. The ROI is very good.

it_user524856 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Enginer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
2018-08-07T13:21:00Z
07 August 18

This is still a reliable and useful product but other vendors are catching up.

it_user908133 - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager / IoT Evangelist Solution Business Strategy at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
01 August 18

Security and support are important factors when looking at this kind of solution. Cisco is more expensive but you have to compare the security and support you are getting. The support, in particular, is very critical, especially if you are in a conference call and the sound breaks off. You need them to get back to you quickly. Cisco is a large company, the number-one company, and those are important factors when selecting a vendor. The other factor is the pricing, in addition to support and security. I rate Cisco Wireless at 10 out of 10 because I have never had a problem. I am a happy customer.

Ibrahima Thioub - PeerSpot reviewer
Technology Manager at International School Of Dakar
Real User
Top 10
2018-05-24T10:15:00Z
24 May 18

I noticed with the 1552E access points, the local mode has more coverage than the flexconnect mode.

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Tech blogger
02 November 21
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 to ease the deployment of the Cisco wireless network. A small business will now be able to make use of this wireless product without being worried about having to make a massive investment of either time or resources. This peace of mind extends to the actual maintenance of the product as well. Cisco wireless’s network does not require very much in the way of maintenance. It does require occasional upgrades to keep it running smoothly, but other than that, a team tasked with maintaining it has very little to worry about. Organizations of all sizes will be able to benefit from both of these aspects of Cisco wireless’s design. Cisco wireless provides a very robust service that will continue to run over long periods of time and under heavy usage. Furthermore, the teams that are responsible for assisting users and resolving any potential issues that may arise are highly professional. These are two additional features that make Cisco wireless a valuable product. The wireless service is capable of running for years without any real need for replacements to be made to the hardware. Although no system is perfect, Cisco’s Wireless network shows that products can still be made to last. Long spans of time can pass without issues arising. When they do, Cisco’s technical support team is well-equipped to help handle it. They respond quickly to inquiries and they are extremely knowledgeable. They bring the kind of professionalism that one would hope to have in a product’s support team. Aruba Wireless can support many devices and provide the features that one would expect for this type of product. It is relatively cheap when compared to other products like Cisco Wireless. For that relatively cheap price, Aruba offers hardware whose performance can match anything offered by its competitors. It advertises what it can do and follows through with its promises. It is also very easy to configure. However, they do not guide users in different industries through the best practices that they should be employing when using Aruba Wireless. Conclusion Cisco Wireless offers an effective service. In terms of cost it is more expensive than Aruba Wireless. They both have a lot to offer. The price tag might just be the deciding factor.
PeerSpot user
Systems Engineer at FTD India
Feb 15, 2018
The software developers in the organization should connect to wireless access points for internet by their active directory credentials. Is that possible with Cisco WLAN?
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PeerSpot user
IT Network Specialist / Project Manager / IT Environment Architect
15 February 18
Yes, it is totaly possible!!!
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