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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 [Wireless] Controller is able to handle all of our wireless needs with only some minor support hardware. We were looking for a higher level of service that we could have gotten with Linksys. I am very happy that we went with Cisco, the improvement has made my work more efficient.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

  • It comes with many inbuilt features so you don't need a separate monitoring or managing tools i.e. Cisco Clean Air Technology provides better network stability and security.
  • Cisco DNA SD Access makes it easier to manage user profile and groups.
  • It supports more than 100 AP and up to 3000.
  • Disaster management and auto recovery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Fast reliable data transfer. We have not experienced dropout.
  • Easy configuration and deployment. We were using the device in a few hours.
  • Management of the controller is user friendly and intuitive.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

  • Would be nice to see SFP+ ports instead of 1 mGig port for additional connectivity options
  • The upgrade process could be more streamlined like Meraki where you can do everything from the GUI instead of having to login to Cisco.com, find the new version, upload it, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Price of the hardware and licensing usually has room for improvement.
Michael Nugent | 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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

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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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

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Reliability and Availability

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

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Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller 9.1
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I can not say much more about its availability and reliability. We have not seen any downtime or interruptions due to the controller. I am happy with our purchase and it is performing above my expectations. I will be adding additional hardware to the network and I anticipate it being a Cisco product.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

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Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We have not had any issues with the Wireless controller. Our last system had consistent down time and intermittent dropout. The controllers ability to handle all of our traffic is impressive and a welcome improvement over our previous system. Our initial investment has already been recovered in reliable service and improved company wide throughput.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller

Cisco 3504 WLAN Controller 8.3
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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

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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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

We original worked with a Linksys based wireless system. Cisco improved our network reliability and speed which were the key reasons we upgraded our hardware in the first place. It appears that Cisco is better suited in a Business environment than its competitors are. I look forward to completing the network and to see it fully functional.
Michael Nugent | 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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • In the short time this hardware has been in place we have seen a marked improvement in productivity.
  • I have had to spend significantly less time correcting network issues.
  • The improvements will pay for the hardware in a short time.
Michael Nugent | 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 Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

General

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

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