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Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller

Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller

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What is Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller?

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform that is ideal for medium-sized to large enterprise and campus deployments.

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Cisco 5520 WLC Review

8 out of 10
May 09, 2022
We implemented this family of controllers in medium-capacity stadiums with approximately 15,000 clients, since it allows up to 20,000 and …
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What is Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller?

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The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform that is ideal for medium-sized to large enterprise and campus deployments.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.2.

The most common users of Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Full control of access points installed in different locations.
  • Web management.
  • Authentication portal for guest users.
  • Priority network for voip traffic.
  • High availability.
  • It was possible to check some installabilities in the management interface.
  • It remains to create more customization possibilities in the captive portal.
Miguel Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • interface groups
  • ap groups
  • web authentications
  • information search filters are complicated tu use
  • using multiple captive portals natively on the controller
  • It does not have a packet capture option to natively allow an over-the-air review of a problem.
Carlos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Visibility and control of applications with Feature AVC
  • Radio control frequency
  • Remote and automatic access points configuration from WLC 5520
  • High availability with WLC 5520 AH
  • User access control
  • WiFi 6 Support
  • The stroke display panel can still be improved.
  • Cisco needs to improve multi-language documentation.
Gabriel Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has the ability to manage all Cisco access points that we have, regardless of the model. The limit is 1500 pieces of equipment.
  • The WLC enables roaming functionality in the localities, this helps with collections, wireless IP phones, and access with notebooks.
  • The WLC manages the quality of the "air" and "signal" of the 2.4ghz frequency, avoiding noise and interference.
  • The WLC has an interesting feature of visibility of the traffic of the internal network.
  • SMARTnet support is expensive.
  • I haven't seen any technical problems so far.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • [It] promotes and expands mobility.
  • [It provides a] portal with authentication for guests and collaborators.
  • [It] enables roaming.
  • [It] automatically controls all access points in our network.
  • I cannot export the information about the APs to pdf.
  • [It has a] high-cost value.
Aaron Oberman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Centralized management has been the greatest factor in our preference for the [Cisco] 5520 [Wireless] Controllers.
  • The web portal administration site is intuitive and granular. We have enjoyed the ease of administration through the portals.
  • We have been very pleased with the effectiveness of Dynamic Channel Assignment (DCA) and Transmit Power Control (TPC) Algorithms. These feature settings (out of the box) have worked nearly flawlessly for us.
  • We have had some issues with access points losing their configurations and going offline. This is not a common issue and we are not entirely certain if it is a fault of the controller or the individual APs. That said, the controller does not appear to retain the knowledge of the offline AP which can be a management headache.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • [It has] easy integration with ISE.
  • [It has a] simple GUI that assisted in configuring the controllers, APs, and security.
  • [It provides] support of the new 2800 and 3800 AP models and also supports our previous 3700s AP model.
  • We bought two controllers and tested the seamless failover capabilities, so users who are connected do not realize a failover occurred.
  • [It] can improve on the possibility of using the physical controllers with the virtual one.
  • [It] can improve on the possibility of having site-to-site failover capabilities, [like in the case of] controllers at production go down and controllers at our DR site take over.
  • The possibility of an app on your phone for alerts and minor configuration of the controllers.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • High availability
  • Throughput too high
  • Integration with Cisco DNA Center
  • High user capacity
  • The graphic interface could be easier for the end-user since sometimes they see it as very abstract and complex.
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