3 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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.
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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 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 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 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 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Documentation
  • Analytics
  • Licensing model
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Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.2
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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 1550 Series Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller 8.5
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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 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.
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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 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 9800-CL Wireless Controller

  • Maintenance
  • Acquisition cost
  • Quality
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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 9800-CL Wireless Controller

General

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

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