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Score 8.7 out of 100

Ubiquiti WLAN

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 [Wireless] Controller is able to handle all of our wireless needs with only some minor support hardware. We were looking for a higher level of service that we could have gotten with Linksys. I am very happy that we went with Cisco, the improvement has made my work more efficient.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

Ubiquiti is well suited to not just indoor WLAN access, but also outdoors. In fact, the range of the outdoor applications, while maintaining throughput is astonishing. I would say this is not a solution for a 1-5 person small office, due to the costs.
Hunter Bonner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Fast reliable data transfer. We have not experienced dropout.
  • Easy configuration and deployment. We were using the device in a few hours.
  • Management of the controller is user friendly and intuitive.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

  • The access points are rock solid for uptime. Once configured, they don't skip a beat and you'll forget they're there.
  • Excellent range and signal strength.
  • Very comprehensive configuration and administration via the UniFi Controller software.
  • The Ubiquiti access points look great! Whether wall or ceiling mounted, they are discrete and neutral enough to just blend in with the building.
  • Being powered via PoE, it's easier to place the access points where they're most useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Price of the hardware and licensing usually has room for improvement.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

  • Management of devices has become much simpler with the UNMS application, but personally, I would like to see some AirMax-like devices from their Unifi line where everything could be managed from an Unifi controller.
  • Most Ubiquiti devices are 24V PoE, which is the bane of my existence. I have had several devices fried when staff plugged into standard 48V PoE. They generally don't fail catastrophically, either. You just get strange issues that are difficult to diagnose and eventually need to replace them.
  • Devices seem to have trouble with many patch cables/switches. Make sure you certify any patch cables you make and don't over crimp.
  • Sending devices from the factory with same 192.168.1.20 IP instead of DHCP makes it a pain to bulk-setup devices.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

No score
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Ubiquiti WLAN

Ubiquiti WLAN 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Ubiquiti makes great Access points at various tiers provided far better coverage and throughput than consumer-grade wireless repeaters and routers. We have not had any performance complaints from guests or from the administration who use the wifi on a daily basis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller 9.1
Based on 1 answer
I can not say much more about its availability and reliability. We have not seen any downtime or interruptions due to the controller. I am happy with our purchase and it is performing above my expectations. I will be adding additional hardware to the network and I anticipate it being a Cisco product.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

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Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller 9.1
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We have not had any issues with the Wireless controller. Our last system had consistent down time and intermittent dropout. The controllers ability to handle all of our traffic is impressive and a welcome improvement over our previous system. Our initial investment has already been recovered in reliable service and improved company wide throughput.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

No score
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Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

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Ubiquiti WLAN

Ubiquiti WLAN 1.0
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Ubiquiti's support is basically non-existent by design. However, their forums are a great resource if you are willing to do the research and ask questions. Keep in mind Ubiquiti sells hardware, not support so the responses will be from the community of professionals also using Ubiquiti just like you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

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.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

We have used products from Netgear, ZyXEL, Cloudmesh, Datto, Mereki, and EnGenius previously often choosing products based on a specific situation, since starting with Ubiquiti [WLAN] we have pretty much stopped [usage] of all other vendors in the networking field and standardized which better allows us to stock spare equipment. Best part is if you need to replace equipment it is easy to swap it out quickly as the controller also acts as a live configuration backup.
Brian Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • In the short time this hardware has been in place we have seen a marked improvement in productivity.
  • I have had to spend significantly less time correcting network issues.
  • The improvements will pay for the hardware in a short time.
Michael Nugent | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti WLAN

  • it has improved our warehouse's abilities to pick, pack and dispatch faster and more accurate
  • Office wide wi-fi signal allows users to work off their laptops almost anywhere in on site.
  • The wi-fi has allowed us to reduce mobile data usage on company mobiles as well, as everyone is on the wireless lan instead on 4G
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

General

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

Ubiquiti WLAN

General

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

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