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Score 9.3 out of 100

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

87%
7 Ratings
8.8

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

88%
59 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

73%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

64%
2 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

82%
1 Rating

Performance

9.0

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
7 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

81%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

8.9

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

89%
7 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

For a large (several hundred+) corporate environment, you will probably want a [Wireless LAN Controller] to be able to scale your AP footprint. Cisco [Wireless LAN Controllers] stand up to the task and, as mentioned, once you get it set up how you want, it really doesn't need to be messed with except for periodic updates. Just manage your APs from there.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

  • The WLC are very reliable. In the 10+ years the company has had them installed, we have not had any hardware or component failures.
  • No need for reboots. The CISCO WLC is not like a router you may have at home which you may have to reboot every few weeks or months. It can run for months without needing a reboot.
  • The Cisco WLC gives you a quick Network Summary when you first log into the system. This is very helpful to get a quick rundown on the status of your wireless network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

  • Configuring wireless settings is very confusing because various settings are scattered all over the interface in different tabs
  • Lots of settings use Cisco's technical verbiage rather than common phrasing, so it's confusing what a lot of settings will do and requires researching the meaning before modifying the setting
  • The interface could be easier to use to do simple tasks such as reboot an access point
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Although it is a very good product, support is easy and can manage by Level 1 support persons and downtime is too much less but still there is a cost factor matters which is consider by each organization. Furthermore, organizations also compare with other competitors so it is hard to pursue and defend the high prices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 6.4
Based on 2 answers
As I said before, the only thing we miss in our old model is the fact that the management interface never received an improvement in design. It has the same look and feels since it was launched. It's not that it's hard to use. It's just the case of could be modernized.
Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Downtime fear is the first fear which IT persons look and want to eliminate as much as they can but eventually you have to face it as nothing is perfect. Cisco Wireless Lan controller are feasible to use and easy to manage and other than this their issue reported are pretty low so you can get the best up time. now it also depends on scenario as well as environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Cisco Wireless Lan controller are feasible to use and easy to manage and other than this their issue reported are pretty low so you get the better uptime. if your get the uptime then it means its a stable product in your environment. Product performance also depends on the product management and Cisco Wireless Lan controller management is easy so you can get the great output.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 8.1
Based on 7 answers
As usual, the support from Cisco's TAC (Technical Assistance Center) is lacking. Granted, they always get the job done, but the amount of lead time on a non-emergency is enough to make you just handle it yourself. The good news is that if you ask for Cisco's assistance and forget about it, they'll jump on by the time you've forgotten where you were in troubleshooting it and have it fixed for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 7.3
Based on 1 answer
That was a great experience of having a new project and working on it. Although we got some hurdles and challenges but we overcome all the things and try to work efficiently for this. in this time Cisco support team also helps a lot an give pro tips which help us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Depending on your client needs you may want to go with a Unify system or Aruba controller less system if they are a small to medium business. The reason why we use Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, is due to how well they work in congested environments and have a wealth of configuration settings.
Michael Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Cisco is a brand name and people trust on it. if any one thing about the networking then Cisco is among those brand which is count as trusted brand and people rely on it. Also it support is good so people can use it. Cisco Wireless Lan controller are easy to use and manage so it requires less effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

  • Frustration levels have gone way down after going to the wireless lan controller
  • You could argue money has been saved as we can keep a single lineup of AP's and corresponding wireless lan controller
  • Costs will have to go up when you start adding one of these into the mix
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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