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2019-10-31T06:27:00Z

What needs improvement with Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The only thing is that the sizing is important in Linksys. If the sizing is wrong, you can run into issues. The licensing could be simplified.

2021-11-05T14:36:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Cisco Linksys could be more secure. It could also add a controller to control all the devices, like the access points and so on.

2021-09-21T18:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The price of the solution should be lower and it should have better security and scalability. An alternate solution boasting the same scalability and security as Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, but carrying a lower price tag, would be more attractive.

2021-07-29T08:16:07Z
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Top 5Real User

It would be ideal if, for private users that are not companies, the solution could be made even cheaper.

2021-07-01T22:44:39Z
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Top 5Real User

We would like Cisco to make it easier to work with them. We'd prefer if the product, in general, was easier to use. It can be a bit difficult. Although I didn't directly handle the implementation, the process does not look easy.

2021-06-03T09:35:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.

2021-04-28T15:36:16Z
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Top 5Real User

You do need a bit of knowledge about the solution. There's a small learning curve involved when implementing the product. While the pricing is pretty good, it could always be a bit less expensive. If you look at HPE, for example, it offers very competitive pricing. If they want to compete they should ty to do so by matching that pricing. Occasionally, if the temperatures are too high, it initiates a reboot. The capacity of the switches could be a bit better.

2021-01-15T19:58:41Z
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Top 5Real User

Their performance should be improved.

2020-12-11T13:48:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It should be cheaper. We need a better price from Cisco. Its initial setup and support should also be improved.

2020-12-06T06:50:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The interface is pretty outdated. I'm sure that there are newer technologies and newer interfaces available now. This product does not generate reports, so I would like to see something with better reporting.

2020-11-27T06:17:33Z
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Top 20Reseller

We've realized that the solution is a very different product from other larger Cisco offerings, even though it's sort-of marketed as a cost-effective alternative for those that need something smaller. It would be ideal if they could do more configurations and offer more flexibility. Right now, it's not flexible at all.

2020-10-14T06:37:00Z
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Top 20Real User

There is a lot of competition between Cisco, Juniper, and other switches such as Extreme. Our IT team is comfortable with Cisco switches, but the only problem is that there are many different versions of software that can be used across different platforms of Cisco, and normally with other vendors, we have a unified software that is running across different platforms, but Cisco does not. We are expecting one software that can run across all of Cisco hardware, software, and Cisco Switch router, similar to what Juniper has. They are stable, but not as good as Juniper, they could be improved.

2020-10-11T08:58:24Z
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Top 5Real User

The Cisco deployment instructions are not very easily available outside of the certification courses. It would be a very good thing if somebody without Cisco certification could learn the system. If Cisco adopted a more open-source mindset, I would personally prefer that. Technical documents and other configuration-related information should be more freely available online. The user interface can be improved, although I cannot specifically suggest in which ways. Simply put, anything can be made more intuitive. Even the Apple iPhone can be made better.

2020-09-29T05:58:27Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing could be improved or reduced. It's an old tool that needs to be more competitive with other solutions that are available on the market such as HP, or Dell.

2020-09-16T08:18:34Z
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Top 20Real User

In particular, the simplicity of management could be improved. At present, all these switches require a software layer. For example, I am asking for the SDN (Software Defined Networking) for managing a network-based project. Similarly, I would like to get the SDS (Smart Distributed System) for storage projects. Managing things is a little bit difficult, definitely. So, manageability can be improved. At the individual product level, an improvement to the difficulty of management will be very helpful for admin users.

2020-09-13T07:02:25Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Integration with other networks is possible, but you have to configure it.

2020-09-13T07:02:23Z
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Top 5Real User

The installation should be simplified.

2020-09-01T05:25:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I think that Cisco UI interfaces need to be a little better. They use Java for parts of the graphical user interfaces and that messes up things from time-to-time. It is very hard to maintain that graphical user interface. If it would be anything but Java it would be better. Like if you could just access the GUI from a browser, that would be wonderful. But every time Cisco has their own product — like CCP (Cisco Configuration Professional) which is a nightmare to use. What I believe they could do more with is enhancement of the security features. The security controls that are given to users with Cisco 4600 now can be integrated with the Cisco firewalls. I think something similar needs to be done on those Lynksys models as well.

2020-08-25T06:54:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The user interface needs a lot of improvement. The enterprise-level and data center products need to be improved. The command-line interface could be more user-friendly.

2020-08-19T07:57:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It would be nice if they can provide support for local authentication protocol, which is a security feature. It is not supported for 802.1X feature. They already support security features, so adding some local authentication features would be very nice. Actually this should be done by Belkin, as you know Belkin acquired Linksys from Cisco Systems on 2013, so it would be nice if Linksys or Belkin could do these enhancements.

2020-08-09T07:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The manageability could be improved.

2019-12-30T06:00:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The installation could be simplified.

2019-12-30T06:00:00Z
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Top 10Consultant

There isn't anything negative to point out about the solution. Like all Cisco products, it's very good. If possible, we'd like to see support in our country, but it will be difficult as we are located in Iran. The solution doesn't have rich features and only offers a small support for expander products and protocols.

2019-12-26T09:22:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI. This is especially true for the high-end switches.

2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The stability of the solution needs improvement. There's a problem with disconnecting the network. I have to restart it and set it correctly again. After a while, it disconnects again and I have to report it once more. The solution's framework and some of the techniques need improvement. I've been watching Aruba, and they have a lot of technologies within the access points. For example, it has a virtual controller to connect all Aruba switches. Sharing access, sharing Wi-Fi or access IDs would be great.

2019-12-12T07:48:00Z
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Consultant

I think that most everyone prefers a GUI rather than working through the command line. They have a GUI but it's not that interesting when you compare it to other vendors such as Check Point. They should reduce the price to stay competitive. While the Cisco product is good, the pricing is not competitive. People will end up going with other cheaper solutions such as Arista. The drawbacks come from support. The tools are rare, but to find someone knowledgeable with Cisco, is a problem. There are issues with the C-Level required to maintain them and then to configure them.

2019-11-26T05:43:00Z
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Real User

The pricing for this solution needs to be improved. I would like to see built-in registration features for the users to help with accessing Google and other platforms.

2019-11-26T05:43:00Z
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Real User

In the future, I would like to see more focus on software-defined networking solutions.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

The only thing that needs to improve, the only stumbling block, especially in our region, is the cost of the solution. But from a hardware and software perspective, the feedback we get is essentially positive. Our users are very impressed with the product.

2019-11-06T04:23:00Z
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Real User

Some of these switches are still using a GUI interface, but I would prefer using the command line interface like the original system. Lynksys are only switches using the GUI interface. Scalability-wise, this solution is not designed for small businesses.

2019-10-31T06:27:00Z
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