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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

79%
27 Ratings
9.5

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

95%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

91%
3 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.6

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

66%
3 Ratings
10.0

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

100%
1 Rating

Availability

9.1

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.5

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

85%
13 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.8

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

68%
4 Ratings
10.0

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

82%
6 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.5

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

85%
12 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

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.
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 2800 Series Access Points

  • 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
Carlos Santos | 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 2800 Series Access Points

  • 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.
Edwin Sandys | 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

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 9.1
Based on 3 answers
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.
Axel David Olivares Hernández | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 6.6
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Justin McDermott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 8.5
Based on 13 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

No score
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Support Rating

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 6.8
Based on 4 answers
I believe that there is always room for improvement.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Implementation Rating

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 8.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Hawkinson, John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

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.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

Perfect integration into an otherwise already up-and-running Cisco environment
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points 8.5
Based on 12 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

No score
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Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

  • 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.
Erick Saldana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

  • Compatibility with other vendors is the greatest advantage.
Muhammad Mulla | TrustRadius Reviewer

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