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Score 8.5 out of 100

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Would quickly recommend [Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers] to a colleague or local organization if they're already invested in Cisco equipment as they may likely be able to add their existing AP's to a current controller. If they were building their network from the ground up I may recommend a higher class series of wireless LAN controllers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

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

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

Likelihood to Renew

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

No score
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Usability

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

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Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Support Rating

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

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Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers 7.3
Based on 3 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

Alternatives Considered

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

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

Return on Investment

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

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

Pricing Details

Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points

General

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

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

General

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

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