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2018-05-24T10:15:00Z

What is your primary use case for Cisco Wireless?

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Top 5Real User

We have a variety of segments in retail and hospitality, and each has different requirements. We are using this desk with IC for wireless, and we have high throughput access points depending upon the need and the number of footfalls. So we have designed for high throughput or traffic for video. We have a lot of video sessions — Teams meetings — so it definitely helps.

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

We're using Cisco Wireless for patient tracking or infant abduction and security — for securing the floor and our infant patients. Cisco is also used for device management, such as IV pumps and other small but significant pieces of equipment that we need to track. We're also using it for temperature monitoring in the refrigerators for drugs and things that must be kept at a specific temperature. We use Cisco Wireless for patients' access and any wireless cart, whether it's a PC or an EKG machine. And we have different channels for stuff in the health network and the staff network versus what is publicly open for the patients and family.

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

We use Cisco Wireless for networking in an education center.

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

We work at a courthouse, however, we manage the data for the entire county. We have them at the Sheriff's office. They use them in commissary purchases, which is a separate SSI and separate VLAN. That's to segregate wireless traffic for different groups of people per their needs. We have lawyers that maybe need to reach back into the network and access their documents when they take a laptop to the courtroom with them. And so through that, we've done some radius authentication. Therefore, it's not just an SSI ID. They actually have to log in with credentials as well. Then, we have a guest SSID just for general public access, and that's basically running wide open. We do have a simple password audit, however, everybody knows it, and that's separated by VLAN as well and run through Palo Alto. We also have a whole different SSID for patrol units for the Sheriff's office, where they upload car videos and update their car computers wirelessly. We use it broadly.

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

We primarily use the solution for networking; networking - for WiFi coverage. We don't use it for anything else.

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

We use this solution to connect to the access point and link users wirelessly to the network, and centrally manage the APs.

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

I utilize it as a Wi-Fi solution for personal use.

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

We are customers of Cisco and I'm the company IT advisor and manager.

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

I'm a senior technical consultant and we are service providers.

2021-07-01T07:21:15Z
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Top 5Real User

We use this solution to provide network access and to manages wireless network devices.

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

These devices are being used for a large number of sites. We have around 3,000 APs. For WLC, we are using 5508 and 7500 devices. We will be using 9800 devices soon.

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

We use the solution for so many things. We are a Saudi customs organization, and we are using it for the mobile user inside the port and for the trucks themselves. We use it for the trucks as the trucks also need to use wireless. They're moving inside the port. We need it for providing internet to the user. We also use it for the intranet network and for the internet network.

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

We've got a very large install base with Cisco Wireless. We use it for a number of situations. We use it in warehouses, retail branches, and offices.

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

We use this solution in our enterprise offices where some access points are installed.

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

We use Cisco Wireless as part of our network infrastructure.

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

We use the solution purely for a wide extension, in over it to achieve the desired coverage. It's a structure for our employees, and it offers end-to-end coverage for our employees to gain access to our corporate environment when they need to.

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

Everything I do is generally command line and I use the gooey of the device. I also use a Cisco network assistant to manage the devices. I have a third-party monitor that checks to make sure everything's online — that's it. I don't have any kind of integrated solution where everything is captured within one piece of software. I prioritize what buildings I can try to upgrade the access points from. I am looking to update my controllers because my controllers are older. They still function fine; I haven't needed to change them yet. I know eventually, they become end-of-life — that's when I'll have to switch them out. I use Cisco wireless controllers, 2500s. I know they're pretty much going to be end-of-life soon, but I've been using them. They've been solid, I've had them for numerous years. That's what I use to manage those devices. My switches are pretty much a 3650s layer-three and they provide POE over POE plus over 40 access points to be online. It's a big network, but I keep everything in a very basic way. It's easily managed; it's just a very small department. We're a school district, so every kid has a device. Every teacher has a device and everything is wireless. On a full school day, we can have up to 1,500 devices online at the same time. I try to make sure that everything is connected and that we have enough bandwidth. And if there's an issue that ever comes up, I always try to go there and evaluate it and correct it when needed. With the Cisco product that I've had, I've never had a lot of downtime. So I've been pretty happy with what they provide. I want to purchase more because I want to update. Wireless standards are changing. You've got to go to WiFi 6, which is 802.11ax. That's in a few years. I don't need to do that yet because our devices won't accommodate that. Everything's still back on 802.11.ac. So there's no point, but in the future, maybe two, three years down the line, when we start getting new devices that accommodate WiFi 6, and I'm going to look for access points to be able to accommodate it as well.

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

We have a business center with about 600 tenants. We use Cisco wireless throughout our business center. We have a coverage shortfall for WiFi access for our customers. We have 600 users in our building spread between roughly 20 to 25 different companies. We all have different needs and different security issues.

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

Until we switched to Ruckus about a month ago, we had used Cisco Wireless products for the past ten years at our school of about 1800 students and 250 employees, including the teachers. The teachers and students all use iPads so wireless (Wi-Fi) is a big part of our network. We used Cisco for everything, including wired switches, wireless switches, the core switch, etc. For the wireless network we used Cisco WiSM, which is the old version of Cisco's wireless controller. Since we had used this Cisco equipment for so long and it was showing its age, we ultimately decided it was time for us to renew everything along with all the new features that are now available.

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

Some of my clients have used this product as a Mobility Express Solution and a Mobility Controller. There are numerous potential use cases for this product.

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

We are in the finance sector and we use this product to provide wireless connectivity access to our web application.

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

We use the solution for a corporate Wi-Fi network and we have another network for authentication for corporate devices, such as scales or hand scanners. These devices must have access to some internal resources and do not need accessing to the internet. We have hardware controllers on our sites and a number of access points all over. The number is up to 25 currently.

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

Our main customer of the Cisco wireless is in the retail sector, for example, Walmart.

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

We primarily use the solution for the internal network connection.

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

We are implementing Cisco Wireless in various environments including hospitality (controller-based deployment along with room AP in 90+ room property), and corporate (both standalone and controller-based). The wireless system has been integrated into the hotspot for guest access and enterprise authentication has been used for the employees. For authentication, both the inbuilt database and integration to FreeRADIUS has been used. We have also used AD in the corporate environment for authentication. The controller has been deployed in HA.

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

We were using this product to provide wireless access to a 140-acre campus that normally holds between 6,000 and 7,000 people. There was wireless coverage over the entire campus, including our conference room and general service area, and everybody used the service.

2020-12-09T14:33:35Z
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Top 20MSP

We are primarily using the solution for wireless connectivity and expedience.

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

We have twenty switches in our corporate office.

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

We have been using Cisco wireless for more than five years.

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

We use it for users within the company. We have a separate network for them. We have another network for outside people.

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

We primarily use the solution for our handheld devices. We have about 30 most likely that are medical hand-held devices. We do have a lot of wireless devices out there, including carts. We've got Vocera Badges that we use.

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

We are customers of Cisco and I'm an enterprise architect.

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

We provide seamless connectivity for the users in various locations. We can track a user and analyze them according to their behavior within the campus and according to their different locations. This gives us a full view of the locations that users gravitate towards and how they utilize the workspace areas within the campus.

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

The primary use case is providing network coverage to mobile devices in our company.

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

We use it to provide wireless access to our students, faculty, and non-teaching staff because we are a university, an educational institution. I am one of the non-teaching staff who takes care of the networking side.

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

Our primary use case is wireless infrastructure for retail and enterprise usage.

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

We as a system integrators provide wireless solution for big enterprise and PSU's. This solution primarily focuses on giving secured wireless access to employees and internet access to guests.

2019-05-27T16:12:00Z
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Real User

Our primary use case for this solution is the provision of standard wireless access.

2019-05-10T12:57:00Z
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Real User

I have Cisco routers, switches, firewalls and wireless access points installed on my corporate network.

2019-03-22T06:44:00Z
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Consultant

I use the Cisco wireless network at my company. I also sell all of the Cisco solutions, and most of these are for wireless networks. I also sell the related security products.

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

A small office at the time that needed the ability to host network services that changed daily.

2019-02-07T03:22:00Z
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Real User

We have two main objectives. One is to provide a secure access network, that's secure wireless access across the network to our customers. The other is to provide access to our guests. Now, with the new centrally managed solution, we are able to leverage the interaction with the product and the different security solutions in the market.

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

Most of our clients are in the office or on campus and they don't like to use cables so they use Wireless. We are partners with Cisco and our customers ask us which kind of product to use, we also have access to Cisco Advisor so we advise our clients to use Cisco Wireless.

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

It's very useful in terms of mobility. Before this solution you would have to find a product to connect to and to have a security ICU. Now it's much easier with personal customization.

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

We have an ISE solution, WiFi controller, Access Points, and a wifi controller. We have to integrate all of these components with each other and we do that with Cisco's solution and a local Cisco partner. The performance is better than before. We had an issue with the phone wifi but no other real issues. It fully integrates with ISE.

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

We implement this in the hospitality industry and need to control internal secure LAN/Wi-Fi users and offer external Wi-Fi to our customers while keeping the system secure. This product allows us to do that.

2019-01-26T19:42:00Z
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Real User

We have over 5000 students in grades 1-12 and have on average 200 users on wireless during school hours with no issues.

2018-12-18T15:08:00Z
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Reseller

Right now, this is our primary connection for the network. We have all of our end devices connect to that. All workers connect to wireless, rather than a wired connection, so they all have laptops.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Consultant

The primary use case is for enabling the users to connect wirelessly to the network, to give them seamless mobility if they go to a meeting room. It's always-on connectivity.

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

Cisco Wireless FlexConnect mode is for branches where the traffic can be switched locally. There is centralized switching for the corporate side where the wireless controller will be in the headquarters, and the branches will only have access points. We have the flexibility to use Cisco's FlexConnect for the branches and centralized switching for the corporate network. Combining these feature ensures the traffic flow for the wireless is being controlled and provides the best wireless scenario for the branches. You don’t need to go to the controller each and every time.

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

We use it to distribute our internet connection. We use it in some departments for accessing systems, but in the main, it is for internet access. The performance of the network, the connection and stability, are very good. Perfect.

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

The primary use is for wireless connectivity.

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

I have deployed it in a factory. I have a lot of people who come to visit from all over the globe. People come from Southeast Asia, from Europe, from South America, from the US, etc. We need to have a common platform wherein people who visit are able to log in to the corporate network. They do not need to do a guest login, they can just log in as they usually do. That's the primary use.

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

We use it to provide Wi-Fi solutions at business centers, malls, for healthcare, and in public parks.

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

We use it for WiFi for Internet, Intranet access, and VOIP in a high density area campus environment.

2018-06-26T11:16:00Z
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Consultant

To provide better WiFi reception in our office suite, while using fewer APs to cover the space.

2018-06-13T08:03:00Z
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MSP

Cisco Wireless gave us the ability to deploy and seamlessly manage wireless devices at our corporate office and remote locations.

2018-06-01T14:34:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Solve WiFi problems, getting the best WiFi coverage. This was our challenge. The addition of different WLANs by division pushed us to change the configuration of our controller, DHCP and the RADIUS server with NPS.

2018-05-24T10:15:00Z
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