Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points vs. Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points
Score 8.1 out of 10
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The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant and supports multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO).N/A
Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points
Score 9.7 out of 10
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The vendor states that Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points provides high performance, top-notch security and detailed analytics, including location.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Small Businesses
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.3 out of 10
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.3 out of 10
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.3 out of 10
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access PointsCisco Aironet 4800 Access Points
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(25 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.6
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.3
(10 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access PointsCisco Aironet 4800 Access Points
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is very well suited for large enterprises and high-density environments. It is not well suited for high ceiling buildings like warehouses and storage places because of low antenna gain. In our main office, it is working very well. For around thirty or so wireless devices this access point works very well and after forty or so wireless devices it starts to suffer.
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Cisco
Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points are well suited for a larger office or organization that has multiple buildings that require a larger-scale wireless network. The controller makes it easy to discover and deploy radios in a timely manner. The Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points are probably not well suited for smaller offices where one radio will suffice.
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Pros
Cisco
  • It is an 802.11ac wave 2 access point capable of reaching rates above 2Gbps
  • 5ghz
  • MU-MIMO to achieve higher transmission rates over the wireless network
  • 160Mhz channels
  • CleanAir prevents interference on 2.4Ghz radio
  • Beamforming for better signal routing to the device
  • Easily installed and configured by a wireless controller
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Cisco
  • Ease of setup
  • Area of coverage
  • Device life
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Cons
Cisco
  • CleanAir - Put this technology into all the APs.
  • GPS Tracker - I can't understand why only the Cisco 1570 has this option as well as larger Cisco 3800 APs. Why can't this be in all APs so they can be easily mapped in Google for positioning and later plotted for the coverage zone.
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Cisco
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
Because until now I haven't had any issues or cases where I needed to create a ticket with Tac from Cisco related to their performance or availability. They have a small size that permits or allows you to install it in each place that you need to mount it, their design is small and appropriate for every kind of office.
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Cisco
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Usability
Cisco
Lately we had less issues. Most probably because we reduced the number of Wireless LAN controllers. So less trouble for upgrades as well. We don't have any access point in stand alone mode. It's something I don't suggest, unless it's just for a small office and not for a larger company with different sites.
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Cisco
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
This access point does not usually randomly shut off. It can't happen but it's generally due to a power over ethernet failures which would could be considered a user error.
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Cisco
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Performance
Cisco
Performance wise [Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points] are among of the best pieces of technology we have on premise. I don't say that lightly, we have a lot of cool tech. But if you consider how many users are connecting to these day in and day out without a single blip when they're downloading large files, roaming to new AP's or needing a boosted signal at a far end of the range then these are unmatched.
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Cisco
I give this rating because right out of the box we were able to configure multiple radios in the console and deploy them to our environment in a very short amount of time. The only issues we had was there was a bad radio, which was replaced quickly and easily.
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Support Rating
Cisco
I believe that there is always room for improvement.
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Cisco
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
Make sure to get a professional wireless assessment before purchasing AP's. That way you will only purchase what you need and know where the wiring infrastructure will need to be to streamline the installation and tuning process.
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Cisco
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
D-Link Wireless access points and D-Link Wireless controllers were being used in our organization previously. They were working well with a small number of users. But as we started to expand wireless coverage and the user base started to grow they became less efficient and frequent disconnection and low-speed issues were faced. Cisco Aironet Access points overcome these issues and have been working great in our environment.
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Cisco
We are not using any other Cisco products at this time.
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Scalability
Cisco
When it comes to deploying the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points in locations around the school district it has become easier as you get used to putting 4 screws in the mounting plate to the bracket and then slide the access point onto the bracket.
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Cisco
I gave the rating I did because, in my opinion, this product scales very well. We are able to add as many radios as we need to to expand our network to more sites, as we need them. So far, I have not had any issues when installing new radios.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • The main thing is you can set them and forget about them, they don't cause a lot of problems so you can focus on other things.
  • They have performed well, in areas where we needed more APs to offload, these can handle more users.
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Cisco
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