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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

80%
29 Ratings
8.3

Cisco Mobility Express

83%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.9

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

79%
3 Ratings

Cisco Mobility Express

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Cisco Mobility Express

84%
5 Ratings

Performance

9.4

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

94%
2 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Mobility Express

81%
5 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

82%
2 Ratings

Cisco Mobility Express

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 Mobility Express

As it provides virtual WLC functionality, it has incredibly amazing built-in features that perfectly suit small to medium companies. It has the capability to manage the entire organization network seamlessly. It might be possible that it won't work smoothly and elegantly for large firms where there is a bulk amount of data bandwidth used.
HASAN SARFRAZ | 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 Mobility Express

  • Easy to setup
  • Less maintenance
  • Less disconnection
JK Nosis | 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 Mobility Express

  • Honestly, I haven't found very many issues since we started using it, and I'm glad for that!
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 Mobility Express

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 Mobility Express

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Mobility Express

Cisco Mobility Express 8.4
Based on 5 answers
We are using it 24x7 and it never hangs or create problems in connectivity.
Ahmed Mujeeb | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Mobility Express

Cisco Mobility Express 8.1
Based on 5 answers
After initial configuration and fixing minor issues with the firmware, the system worked really well, without any downtime. We were also satisfied with the throughput and range.
Anonymous | 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 Mobility Express

Cisco Mobility Express is far better than other products. It is a renowned brand in network products, and they are reliable and efficient as compared to other products that I have used so far. It is highly recommended.
HASAN SARFRAZ | 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 Mobility Express

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 Mobility Express

  • It has given our IT team time back from not having to fix issues everyday with the network.
  • It makes it easy for visibility of the network and allows those who are new to it to learn it quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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