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Score 8.7 out of 100

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    Adtran Bluesocket Wireless

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    8.3

    Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

    83%
    9 Ratings

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    Cisco

    Cisco [Aironet Access Points] are well suited in offices where they can be managed by a wireless LAN controller (WLC). Using them in this way allows the APs to be well managed and security policies can easily be enforced down to users connecting to these APs for wireless access. Scenarios, where Cisco [Aironet Access Points] are less appropriate, are in small-office-home-office (SOHO) situations because of price and licensing costs to use a WLC to manage them. Thus, using them, in this case, would be that the APs would have to be in Autonomous mode, and the technical know-how in converting a lightweight AP to an Autonomous one is not straightforward.
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    Pros

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    Cisco

    • Outdoor mesh bridging of access points brings significant cost savings to many of our production facilities. Deploying mesh APs is a significant cost reduction over trenching conduit to connect remote areas via fiber.
    • Cisco APs are extremely resilient, with a failure rate of below 5% in some of our harshest environments.
    • Cisco APs have the intelligence to identify wireless interference sources with Clean Air technology
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    Cons

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    Cisco

    • In the facilities where we operate, we had to put a reinforcement on the ceiling to avoid problems due to the weight of the access point.
    • On the appearance, it could be smaller and lighter.
    • As for the hardware, I think it's incredible, I don't see any points to improve.
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      Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

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        No setup fee

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        Cisco

        The usage scenario was different. I don't see this as a benefit versus harm comparison, necessarily. What happened was that, at a certain point, the implementation of the cisco solution was the winner of our public bidding process and with that, we implemented it and have used it ever since.
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        Return on Investment

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        Cisco

        • Obviously, these things aren't cheap. But we do believe that with the functionality we get, we are getting a good return on productivity.
        • These things are really reliable, we don't spend a lot of time troubleshooting or replacing them.
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