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Score 9.6 out of 100

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

88%
12 Ratings
8.7

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

87%
18 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

88%
17 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
12 Ratings
8.9

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

89%
18 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

91%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

9.0

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

90%
12 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

I recommend using this Cisco 1850 access point for offices, factories, schools, colleges, hospitals, and other indoor environments. It has great support for a medium density of simultaneous connections and has interesting features to mitigate and improve the quality and strength of the wifi signal. The captive portal brings more security and control of who is accessing the wifi network and prohibits unauthorized access. The price is great, and it has Cisco's reliability in technology.
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Cisco

Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers seems very suited for all current Cisco WiFi installations, as it finally introduces the same commands and syntax that are already well known from the Catalyst switch series. Especially in multi-site deployments, the 9800 makes a lot of sense. Once all policies, VLANs, SSIDs etc are setup once, they can be rolled out, no matter the physical Location, in a matter of seconds. This makes management of global WiFi Installations much easier and much more hassle free
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Pros

Cisco

  • It is a versatile, clean, balanced and secure access point.
  • Wifi 5 802.11ac wave 2 technology.
  • Client link and cleanair are functions to mitigate and improve user connection.
  • Reliable smartnet service for warranty and technical support.
  • Perfect for offices and indoor locations.
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Cisco

  • Tag system in iOS XE make it easier to use than AireOS
  • ISSU feature made upgrade to minimize downtime when upgrade
  • Flex connect mode to control access point remotely and switch the traffic in branch locally
  • Easy integration with other Cisco service like Umbrella
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Cons

Cisco

  • Management software has been spotty, such as DNA Center (early versions pre v2).
  • Software has been unreliable (mainly AirOS).
  • Not supporting older APs has been when moving to new versions has been painful and caused multiple business complications such as audit support and mass AP replacements.
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Cisco

  • add more sub-genres to the main menu
  • make the product easier for people to use, that aren't working with it all day
  • make the initial setup menu, where policies can be attached to Tags etc. more accessible
  • When selecting APs from the Landing Page, make it possible to rename them immediately without having to switch to "Configuration" -> "Access Points"
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Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Catalyst 9100 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 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers 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

      Reliability and Availability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      The system has full uptime availability, no issues with slowness or outages. The system is well tested for 7x24 use and has been running without any issues. If HA is required, the solution fully supports a backup solution set to ease any concerns of having a WiFi controller out of service.
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      Performance

      Cisco

      We have rolled out the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points as our previous models have come end of life/end of sale. We are more than pleased with the performance that the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have provided our locations and have not run into any issues during or after deployment.
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      Cisco

      We prioritize a scenario in high availability and redundancy with an active WLC and the secondary standby in order to prevent the wireless network from being inoperable. Our second redundancy in addition to the equipment is the internet links where we also have two. With two WLCs we have a secure and always available network.
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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Cisco

      Great contact to Wireless Innovate Program Team and TAC to solve our problems.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Cisco is the preferred WiFi solution worldwide. Typically any support issues are resolved with an internet search. The Cisco solution is typically one of the first to release new WiFi standard-based solutions. Also, their solution works the first time out of the box. Many of the other products may require a call to their technical support because of software flaws or unsupported scenarios. Not so with Cisco. It works out of the box, has many available use cases, and has great support if needed.
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      Cisco

      We original worked with a Linksys based wireless system. Cisco improved our network reliability and speed which were the key reasons we upgraded our hardware in the first place. It appears that Cisco is better suited in a Business environment than its competitors are. I look forward to completing the network and to see it fully functional.
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      Scalability

      Cisco

      Considering my campus has 3000 of these, and the programs that come with the Cisco Access Points make it really easy to know exactly which Access Points are down, and being able to troubleshoot through SSH from the office is a God sent.
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      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Cisco was able to provide a product that met specific business requirements because they have offered a wide range of devices with various feature sets.
      • 9100s have a 3rd radio that allows for a lot of additional security features
      • 9100s have the same level of reliability and performance as the previous generation and continue to impress.
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      Cisco

      • The controller has brought a positive impact to our clients since they can now take advantage of and sometimes monetize their WiFi networks.
      • Another plus point is the fact that you can implement advertising on your Splash Pages with the help of DNA Spaces.
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