Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points vs. Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points are designed to provide simple installation, intuitive web-based configuration, and an integrated setup wizard to make them easy to use. Models include the Cisco WAP 150, and the WAP 125. The WAP 131 and WAP 121 older models are end of sale.N/A
Juniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The Juniper WLA & WLC Series, from Juniper Networks are a series of Wireless LAN Controllers that have reached end of life and end of sale. End of Support will be reached in 2021.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Best Alternatives
Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access PointsJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.2 out of 10
Meraki MR
Meraki MR
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access PointsJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(6 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access PointsJuniper WLA & WLC Series (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
As an IT technician I was involved in the deployment and configuration of some access points. Work was easy to attach it to the ceiling and connect to the CAT6A network cable. The controller located in the main building transmits all settings remotely in less than 15 minutes to the access point and it is already operational. The WAP 150 has a compact style and looks great on the ceiling because the antennas are internal and radiate omnidirectionally to users. We created three networks, one 2.4Ghz, the second 5Ghz and the other exclusively for patients.
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Juniper Networks
Back in the day these were really well priced, and had some amazing coverage. After using newer Cisco gear, while more expensive, they dont shine so brightly anymore. They did have trouble under load as well. I would recommend them to someone only if they were really constrained in their budget for wifi equipment.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Compact access point with internal antennas and easy ceiling mounting.
  • They are reliable and fast access points that work on the 802.11ac wave protocol with speeds of up to 1.2gbps at 5ghz. But they also work at 2.4 GHz.
  • Allows you to create a cluster of up to 4 access points on site and thereby manage radio frequency, power, and other network resources.
  • Access points can be managed on management and monitoring platforms with Cisco FindIT Network Management.
  • Allows to be installation easily with ethernet network cable.
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Juniper Networks
  • Great pricing structure
  • Licensing was easy and straight forward
  • Interface was quick and simple
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Cons
Cisco
  • I see that this model does not have the ability to mitigate strong interference at 2.4 GHz.
  • It is a model that does not serve auditors.
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Juniper Networks
  • Bug patches were always a problem to do
  • Support was rarely helpeful
  • It seemed they stopped releasing fixes for many bugs we encountered so we had to live with them
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
Overall, we have been very happy with the results.
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Juniper Networks
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
The products of the Cisco Small Business 100 Series Wireless Access Points family are an excellent option within the segment in which they compete. We provide many enterprise-level features with costs close to entry-level. It allows us to maintain centralized administration, scale easily, and not lose observability, and it maintains the quality and robustness that Cisco has accustomed us to.
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Juniper Networks
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Increased productivity with the use of notebooks and tablets.
  • Mobility and allowed to work from home during the pandemic.
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Juniper Networks
  • A bit more time troubleshooting client disconnects
  • Money saved on the more expensive hardware
  • Frustration with support on many occasions
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