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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

80%
1 Rating
9.3

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

93%
4 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

100%
1 Rating

Performance

8.0

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

80%
1 Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

9.0

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

90%
1 Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Cisco

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.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Ease of setup
  • Area of coverage
  • Device life
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Cisco

  • 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.
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Cons

Cisco

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Cisco

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Aironet 4800 Access Points editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Catalyst 9120 Access Point editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Usability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      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.
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      Performance

      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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      Cisco

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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      We are not using any other Cisco products at this time.
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      Cisco

      Perfect integration into an otherwise already up-and-running Cisco environment
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      Scalability

      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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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      • Compatibility with other vendors is the greatest advantage.
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