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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

80%
29 Ratings
7.9

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

79%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.9

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

79%
3 Ratings

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.4

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

94%
2 Ratings

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

82%
2 Ratings

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

N/A
0 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 Access Points

Cisco [Aironet Access Points] are well suited in offices where they can be managed by a wireless LAN controller (WLC). Using them in this way allows the APs to be well managed and security policies can easily be enforced down to users connecting to these APs for wireless access. Scenarios, where Cisco [Aironet Access Points] are less appropriate, are in small-office-home-office (SOHO) situations because of price and licensing costs to use a WLC to manage them. Thus, using them, in this case, would be that the APs would have to be in Autonomous mode, and the technical know-how in converting a lightweight AP to an Autonomous one is not straightforward.
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 Access Points

  • Outdoor mesh bridging of access points brings significant cost savings to many of our production facilities. Deploying mesh APs is a significant cost reduction over trenching conduit to connect remote areas via fiber.
  • Cisco APs are extremely resilient, with a failure rate of below 5% in some of our harshest environments.
  • Cisco APs have the intelligence to identify wireless interference sources with Clean Air technology
Anonymous | 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 Access Points

  • In the facilities where we operate, we had to put a reinforcement on the ceiling to avoid problems due to the weight of the access point.
  • On the appearance, it could be smaller and lighter.
  • As for the hardware, I think it's incredible, I don't see any points to improve.
Gleison Leandro Rodrigues | 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 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 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 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Access Points

The usage scenario was different. I don't see this as a benefit versus harm comparison, necessarily. What happened was that, at a certain point, the implementation of the cisco solution was the winner of our public bidding process and with that, we implemented it and have used it ever since.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | 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 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Access Points

  • Obviously, these things aren't cheap. But we do believe that with the functionality we get, we are getting a good return on productivity.
  • These things are really reliable, we don't spend a lot of time troubleshooting or replacing them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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