3 Ratings
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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

If you want an enterprise wireless network Cisco might not be the de-facto standard (as they are in wired networking equipment) but they are a strong contender. If you are a small company Cisco might not be the first to go to, but definitely give it a good look. Prepare by doing some measurements in your building.
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

The controller is well suited for our environment where the number of users fluctuates and varies heavily by the day and also on the hours. Due to its versatility, it integrates well with the other servers and with the routers adapted to the main systems.
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Pros

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

  • Stability
  • Signal strength
  • Power Consumption
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Cloud-based, no appliance needed, no hardware cost
  • Supports any x86 architectures, Cisco, HP, IBM any server to be used to deploy this controller virtually
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Cons

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

  • At one point we did have stability issues on some devices but that was solved by rebooting. Strangely most devices than work for months.
  • Price is a bit high.
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Documentation
  • Analytics
  • Licensing model
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Usability

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Everything clear and easy to use
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

No score
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Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

No score
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.2
Based on 3 answers
The device allows for a high range of control and evaluation processes that generate a positive impact on the quality and clarity of the communications. Lack of repetitive errors is another aspect that it is highly valued by the IT experts when compared with similar products of the market.
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Performance

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.5
Based on 3 answers
As with any system, one should think about implementing the controllers in a highly available fashion, that way if one controller is upgraded, all the Access points can be moved to the 2nd controller and then post-upgrade, the APs can be moved back to the original controller. That way little downtime can be achieved.
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

As that part of the company is a Cisco Oriented company, it was the best way to go. We did look at other products but were happy to add them to our contact with Cisco equipment and services.
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

There is no room of comparison with the older AirOS. The 9800 series is built over a complete new architecture, the whole point of this HW is to learn from the AirOS mistakes and never do them again. With new technology comes new challenges, which in my opinion, is licensing. I chose this platform because Cisco are moving there.
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Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

  • For sure stable access allows your organization to be on top of efficiency
  • User mobility around the office
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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Maintenance
  • Acquisition cost
  • Quality
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Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 1540 Series Access Points

General

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

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

General

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

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