5 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

I always recommend two WLCs instead of a single one to think about the failover scenario. It is very important to think about this detail. Catalyst 9800-L is for small to medium scenarios supporting up to 300 access points to purchase the performance license. Licenses can be extended over time without any problems. As the company grows, we buy more and enable our access points.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

Because of the unique setup on our campus, these provide great coverage for our dorms, office areas, and smaller classrooms. However, in areas were the load was much higher, the devices could become overtaxed after about 25 users depending on the strength of the devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

  • 10G Uplinks to improve the performance of network traffic.
  • Supports up to 5,000 connected clients.
  • Supports up to 250 access points.
  • Visibility of applications transmitted by users/groups in vlans.
  • 1x authentication portal with radius.
  • Compact 1RU.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

  • Encryption/Security
  • Coverage
  • Scalability
  • UI/UX simplicity
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

  • To support more access points and customers to manage, it is necessary to purchase another performance license that we have not purchased.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

  • Quality control of available updates could use a tweak or two.
  • Functionality in legacy networks are not always the best.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

No score
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Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, we have been very happy with the results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller 9.1
Based on 1 answer
As previously mentioned, we have no problems with inoperative WLC because we have two units in an active/standby scenario. The WLAN network is not essential for the company because many use notebooks and smartphones on the corporate network and need access to the internet at all times.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

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Performance

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

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Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

We ended up actually moving from Cisco WAPs into a full Ubiquiti stack, as our IT people preferred the coverage and more "enterprise" IT-focused features and the flexibility of a setup not necessarily marketed and designed for small businesses. I'd say at 40-50 people, you may outgrow this setup as well.
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

  • Artificial intelligence to manage and distribute the best signal to access points and users on the WLAN network.
  • Support for the new 802.11ac wave 2 protocol with gigabit ethernet.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

  • Uptime was 100%
  • No complaints from employees when it was used
Matthew Gardner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

General

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

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

General

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

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