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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points is rated higher in 1 area: Performance
  • Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

80%
29 Ratings
8.7

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

87%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.9

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

79%
3 Ratings

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.4

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

94%
2 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
7 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

82%
2 Ratings
8.9

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

89%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

As any Cisco Aironet Access Points, the 3800 model is more for power users than beginners. It is for sure very more complex to maintain and trouble shoot than solutions like Cisco Meraki APs.
By the way, there are a lot of settings that can be customized and it is really interesting for difficult environments like industrial factories.
The 3800 model is also robust so it should stay durable and reliable.
But if you want to use the mesh mode or make a wireless bridge, this model is not appropriate as it is not supported for now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Within our ever-changing environment, we have found the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points to be a great fit for all situations we have thrown in them. Our locations that have upgraded to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have also been pleasantly surprised by the additional coverage they provide, compared to previous access point models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

  • Cisco APs are managed very easily from a Cisco WLC controller.
  • Cisco APs provide lots of enterprise-grade options such as rogue detection and automatic power configuration.
  • Cisco APs have many different mounting options, which makes them very versatile in a healthcare environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • High bandwidth speed
  • Coverage for wireless connectivity
  • Adherence to Industry and Security standards
  • Integration to other Cisco product suites
  • Top tier technical support
  • Vast worldwide support from other business users
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

  • Outdoor capabilities. We have actually blown up a few outdoor units. Water got inside the outdoor units and had visible rust
  • Costs compared to other AP’s in the market. Ruckus and EnGenius work out a bit cheaper
  • Mounting options are limited
Ashveen Nandan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • more customizable options for coverage area configurations
  • more inbuild advanced features to use as standalone device
  • features such as locations tracking without advanced modules
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points 7.9
Based on 3 answers
We are all happy with Aironet and Prime.
Montasir Azad | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points 9.4
Based on 2 answers
The Cisco 3802 product performance is excellent. Not only for the speed and range of the wireless it provides, but also for the fact that - when deployed in a large scale environment - the performance does not fail. It provides the same network connectivity for users ranging from 1 to 30-plus concurrent connections.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.0
Based on 7 answers
Performance is an important requirement in the wireless network and the [Cisco] Catalyst 9105 [Access Point] manages to deliver great throughput as it is a WIFI 6 device with MU-MIMO 2X2 and beamforming technology. [It also] supports a medium density of users without experiencing internet downtime issues.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

Our selection of Cisco Aironet Access Points versus the Meraki Access Points was entirely on a political basis with our vendor. In the future, we are actually looking to migrate towards the Meraki system. Even though the Meraki feature-set is lacking, we really only require those features, and our cost would be largely cut by this migration. It would be a solid win, but maybe not recommendable to everyone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Although the Cisco pricing within all the units I test is the most expensive one, I can satisfied with its performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Contrary to a solution like the Cisco Meraki access points, the Aironet access points like the 3800 are linked to the Controler. And depending on the version of the controller, it will support only some models of access points.
For big sites, it may be difficult to upgrade the controler to support new ap models like 3800 because we still have old access points.
And it is also the same between new access points and old client devices so it is always a bit tricky.
After that, if the access point model is supported by the controller, it is really simple to install a new one
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Scalability is not a concern for this product. We can readily add or remove access points as needed, depending on the requirement or the performance recorded - but so far everything has been smooth!
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

  • Users are able to carry on with their work while moving, changing seats, rooms or having an ad-hoc Skype meeting on the way to lunch. It is always hard to justify the value of connectivity but be assured, when it is not working the business impact is immediate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • Valuable solution with vast WiFi and security options
  • Users happy with excellent bandwidth and data handling
  • Higher initial costs, longer ROI than other solutions
  • Less support issues, return on support costs is lower
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

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