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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points is very useful for outdoor locations that are more exposed to the wilderness or the weather, which provides uninterrupted wifi access during high winds and bad weather. It also is useful for hazardous locations that are prone to danger or wildlife. Unfortunately, it would not be appropriate to get a Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point if it is only needed for basic wifi use, or indoor use, as the extra features and price would not be necessary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

Cisco Switches are most suited to larger organizations. Small networks would not really benefit from the large cost outlay and would be better off with a switch from a lower tier of Cisco's product line, or something from another manufacturer. For the 9120 range of Access Points, I would say that if you are an organization that has hardware that supports the latest WiFi 6 or the 802.11AX standards, then it is definitely worth considering getting these.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

  • Access points protected against lightning, rain, and fog.
  • Controlled and managed by central WLAN controller.
  • Elegant and beautiful design.
  • Cisco support and warranty very effectively.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

  • First off, the overall physical design. Slim, light, and can be mounted anywhere. Blends into ceilings/walls and is easy to mount. (Clients are very picky with overall look sometimes).
  • Easy to deploy and configure, making the setup very quick, minimizing any potential downtime during installation and/or maintenance upgrades.
  • Fast and reliable at a decent price point for the clients.
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

  • Very heavy
  • Price is a bit too high for its value
  • Configuration is harder than expected
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

  • The Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point is very different from traditional AireOS devices so there is a higher learning curve.
  • Bugs in some of the codes.
  • Getting it to join a legacy Wireless LAN Controller is harder.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point 10.0
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The Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Points have been a solid deployment for me. Using their interface is a mix of new and old. They run IOS, so if you know the CLI, you can easily navigate around them. You can join them to an older controller if it supports a certain version, you can join it to a new 9800 controller--very straight forward--and you can run the embedded wireless controller on them directly. I've found this to be very useful at smaller sites. The Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Points are not limited to feature sets like the older generations' mobility express platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point 10.0
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Cisco has been very good at correcting early issues with their code. Their TAC support has been fantastic when I would open a case with issues I was facing. Even though the hardware was new, they were very familiar with the interfaces and issues I was having. In the past I've been concerned about adopting a new product right away because of support issues. That was not the case here. Once I had the deployment up and running, they have had a good run of reliability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Point is very similar to the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point, but it has many differences too. The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points is made for more of an indoor use and less heavy-duty environments which leads to it being smaller and lighter. The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point is used for more of an outdoor use and heavy-duty environments which leads to it being much larger and heavier. Overall, if indoor use is required, I would recommend the 1560, but if outdoor use in hazardous and bad weather locations is required, I would recommend the 1550.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

I have briefly evaluated the Brocade range of switches, and although they are very good value, I found that they didn't have the same range of compatibility and available expertise from other vendors in order to be able to troubleshoot issues.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

  • Better taking advantage of collecting information with RFID.
  • No wireless network signal blind spots.
  • Better coverage of the wireless network in indoor and outdoor areas.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

  • Solid connectivity for clients and their vendors.
  • Ability to grant guest access for several different client scenarios.
  • High level of security.
NAKIA EPLEY | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

General

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

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

General

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

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