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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

Cisco has a wide range of wireless controllers and 3504 is the entry level controller. It can support up to 150 Access points. Therefore it is very well suited for medium sized enterprises , however small businesses can also use it in their networks but it is not so light on the budget and small businesses will find it very expensive.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

These access points are well suited for enterprise environments that require Wi-Fi 6 capability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

  • The user interface is faster and more responsive than the previous model.
  • Well built and sturdy hardware.
  • Included racking equipment was a nice touch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • 11ax
  • Operate on 802.3at
  • Support tri-radio functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

  • I think that the price is a little bit expensive in comparision with other vendors.
  • Maybe need to add a redundant power supply.
  • Maybe better time for booting the WLC.
Benjamín Marrón Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • Certain models are large
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have been using Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller in our network infrastructure for a long time now and it has been a very critical and beneficial addition in our network infrastructure. it has provided us with the tools required to efficiently manage and monitor our wireless network and users. it is a highly reliable and efficient device for any kind of environment.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Usability

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The GUI is easier to navigate as compared to the 2504. Also the responsiveness of the GUI, the quicker failover capabilities and the enhanced visibility are all major improvements over the previous generation WLC.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Performance

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.1
Based on 1 answer
These access points have been stable and have performed well in our test environment from the beginning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller 8.1
Based on 7 answers
Cisco TAC is well known and SLA levels are great. Cisco support website and Cisco communities are another help for issues resolution. TAC is always supportive over Webex and helps to resolve issues pretty fast. This is another assurance for people to go with Cisco as the TAC capabilities are proven for all product lines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

Like I said previously, switching wireless controllers was really simple and the process was very smooth. We believed that the 3504 could do everything and maybe a little more than what the 9800 was giving us when it started getting old. Both were great at managing the networks and the response times was similar
Duncan Hernandez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points meet or exceed the competition in every category.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The ability to host applications on the AP make this platform very scalable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

  • We have saved countless hours not having to configure each AP individually.
  • Budgets on the WLAN side have increased due to the cost increases.
  • Smart software has made it easier to get a new tech up and running.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • The ability to gain experience with Wi-Fi 6
  • Long-term support for next-gen wireless controllers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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