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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Ubiquiti WLAN is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

86%
3 Ratings
8.7

Ubiquiti WLAN

87%
16 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Ubiquiti WLAN

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

Ubiquiti WLAN

10%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

Overall I could see myself recommending these to others if they have the right set of circumstances at their place of business. Those would be like ours, if they had a location that couldnt be served by a WLC. Once setup they are easy to manage and self healing as in they wont go down when one is offline.
Anonymous | 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 Embedded Wireless Controller

  • Offers enterprise-class security that keeps the network protected
  • Cost-effective connectivity
  • Deploying WiFi 6 network without complexity or added expense
  • Controlling access points and clients
Val Langenburg | 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 Embedded Wireless Controller

  • Some bugs in the interface.
  • Issues with licensing and Cisco DNA integration.
  • Frequent software patches needed,
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

General

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

Starting Price

Ubiquiti WLAN

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Support Rating

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ubiquiti WLAN

Ubiquiti WLAN 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Embedded Wireless Controller

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller provides the ability to manage and deploy the wireless network from a web UI or mobile application, and without the expense or complexity of a wireless controller appliance.
Val Langenburg | 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 Embedded Wireless Controller

  • Makes having remote sites less problematic when it comes to managing AP's
  • Saved money on managed AP's as they're found cheaper
  • Takes more time to manage additional controllers versus a WLC
Anonymous | 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

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