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2018-05-24T10:15:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Wireless?

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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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Top 10Real User

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

2021-11-07T10:05:11Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-11-02T10:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-10-29T19:47:24Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-10-11T16:54:54Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-09-09T17:53:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-08-27T13:25:23Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-08-18T20:57:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-08-17T10:25:34Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2021-07-14T15:47:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2021-07-01T07:21:15Z
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Real User

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.

2021-06-29T11:59:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-06-01T09:04:40Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-05-06T09:03:51Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2021-03-31T10:02:40Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate Cisco Wireless a six out of ten.

2021-03-04T08:05:34Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-27T10:40:57Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-25T12:44:13Z
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Top 20Reseller

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.

2021-02-22T21:09:16Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-19T20:47:09Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-18T17:48:26Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-09T22:22:34Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-02-04T07:32:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-01-24T08:53:55Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-01-15T15:18:04Z
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Top 20Reseller

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

2021-01-06T09:23:13Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-12-15T09:31:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-12-13T02:35:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-12-09T14:33:35Z
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Real User

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.

2020-12-02T11:52:29Z
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Real User

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.

2020-11-27T19:55:00Z
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Top 20MSP

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.

2020-11-16T19:43:03Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-11-16T14:50:26Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2020-11-09T13:18:20Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-11-06T14:44:59Z
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Real User

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.

2020-11-04T11:19:22Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-11-04T02:26:37Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-10-26T16:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-07-13T06:55:35Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2020-07-08T09:00:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Real User

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.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
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Real User

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

2019-10-13T04:51:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-05-27T16:12:00Z
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Consultant

I would rate this solution eight out of ten.

2019-02-14T07:37:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-05T07:16:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-03T08:25:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Real User

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

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
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Consultant

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

2019-02-03T06:23:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-29T09:32:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
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MSP

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.

2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Vendor

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.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
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Consultant

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.

2018-08-22T06:41:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
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Vendor

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

2018-08-07T13:21:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2018-05-24T10:15:00Z
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