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    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    90%
    62 Ratings

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    7.3

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    73%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    6.4

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    64%
    2 Ratings

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    82%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    82%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.2

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    82%
    7 Ratings

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    73%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    7.3

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    73%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    8.2

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    82%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    73%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    8.2

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    82%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    8.2

    Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

    82%
    1 Rating

    H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    Setup is very quick as it is designed for smaller organizations. Of course, this comes with its own limitations, but it's really the question of what you need. If you can cover your office space with 3 to 4 access points, you got a pretty good alternative to the more enterprise-level of Cisco Wireless products, but you still get excellent throughput and signal strength.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • It's Cisco and like all our other Cisco products, chiefly switches, once you get it set up to your liking, it just runs itself after that. The reliability factor has been huge for us.
    • Ease in deploying new APs has been nice. We have a DNS record (and DHCP Option 43 as a fallback) that helps new AP find the WLC. The WLC takes it from there.
    • Good monitoring of connections, kicking people off, [and] blocking certain MACs are all useful features.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • 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
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    Pricing Details

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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      H3C Wireless LAN (WLAN)

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        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        Although it is a very good product, support is easy and can manage by Level 1 support persons and downtime is too much less but still there is a cost factor matters which is consider by each organization. Furthermore, organizations also compare with other competitors so it is hard to pursue and defend the high prices.
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        Usability

        Cisco

        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.
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        Reliability and Availability

        Cisco

        Downtime fear is the first fear which IT persons look and want to eliminate as much as they can but eventually you have to face it as nothing is perfect. Cisco Wireless Lan controller are feasible to use and easy to manage and other than this their issue reported are pretty low so you can get the best up time. now it also depends on scenario as well as environment.
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        Performance

        Cisco

        Cisco Wireless Lan controller are feasible to use and easy to manage and other than this their issue reported are pretty low so you get the better uptime. if your get the uptime then it means its a stable product in your environment. Product performance also depends on the product management and Cisco Wireless Lan controller management is easy so you can get the great output.
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        Support Rating

        Cisco

        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.
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        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        That was a great experience of having a new project and working on it. Although we got some hurdles and challenges but we overcome all the things and try to work efficiently for this. in this time Cisco support team also helps a lot an give pro tips which help us.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

        Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers in my experience handles a larger quantity of wireless devices than the offerings from Ubiquiti. But that's not to say Ubiquiti products do not have their place. In my experience, Ubiquiti products do very well in small business environments. Also Cisco's tech support has some of the most talented engineers to help fix problems that may be encountered quickly. It may take a great amount of time to get the right help from Ubiquiti's engineers.
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        Scalability

        Cisco

        Cisco is a brand name and people trust on it. if any one thing about the networking then Cisco is among those brand which is count as trusted brand and people rely on it. Also it support is good so people can use it. Cisco Wireless Lan controller are easy to use and manage so it requires less effort.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • 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
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