Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

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Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

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What is Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points?

The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant and supports multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO).

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What is Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points?

The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant and supports multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO).

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The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant and supports multiuser MIMO (MU-MIMO).

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Government Administration industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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  • Ease of setup
  • Very stable
  • Very little maintenance issues
  • Stable firmware
  • The mounting brackets
  • The weight to the access point itself
  • The process in which to get the access point mounted either on a ceiling or a wall
Score 6 out of 10
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  • Rouge AP discovery & mitigation
  • Centralized management of all connected APs
  • Seamless roaming of wireless clients
  • Very slow booting time
  • The process of OS/Firmware updates requires a lot of time
  • GUI is complex
  • Power requirement is very high
  • Reset process is also very complex
Carlos Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • It is an 802.11ac wave 2 access point capable of reaching rates above 2Gbps
  • 5ghz
  • MU-MIMO to achieve higher transmission rates over the wireless network
  • 160Mhz channels
  • CleanAir prevents interference on 2.4Ghz radio
  • Beamforming for better signal routing to the device
  • Easily installed and configured by a wireless controller
  • 2800 series does not support Wi-Fi 6
  • It has a high Cisco warranty and support value
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • High density user support
  • 11ac support
  • MIMO support
  • Centralized management
  • Clean air for RF
  • Rogue detection and containment
  • Requires POE+ switches or adapters
  • Expensive hardware
  • Sometimes AP stuck in bootloop after OS upgrade
  • Does not work with normal POE
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Like the energizer bunny these things just keep running
  • Lots of cool features that our non cisco AP's never had
  • Support is always top notch when needed
  • A built in meshing system would be super forward thinking
  • Price reduction in the 2XXX series lineup
  • Make the licensing experience easier to deal with
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Great coverage.
  • Easy central management.
  • Great reliability.
  • Easy deployment.
  • Access to advanced config is easy.
  • Power measurements and neighbouring AP channel detection are built-in.
  • Form factor.
  • Automatic channel allocation is prone to be problematic.
  • Price.
  • No central management options other than WLC.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Cisco DNA support. It is easy to integrate, configure, and manage.
  • Extended wireless coverage while providing amreliable connection.
  • No speed loss thanks to dual 5 GHz radio. It applies on the same elevation level; different floors require enabling 2.4 GHz for better performance.
  • It has been five years since the release of the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points, so end of life is close.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Well-made hardware
  • Easy to mount and hide
  • Extremely long range!
  • High capacity for many concurrently connected devices
  • Price could be more competitive
  • Getting them all licensed and imported into your wireless LAN controller can be tough
  • More mounting bracket options included
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Great price point
  • Easy to managed and upgraded with Cisco WLAN Controller
  • Provides great indoor wireless coverage
  • Cisco TAC support could be better
  • We have seen a decent number of APs have hardware failure issues
  • Could have more advanced features
Luis Felipe Campa Macias | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Roaming
  • Easy SSID configuration
  • Provisioning
  • Monitoring
  • En el auditorio y roof garden // In an auditorium or rooftop garden
  • En salas de juntas // In meeting rooms
  • Dentro de las naves industriales donde están nuestros almacenes. // In industrial buildings where there are warehouses
Score 10 out of 10
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  • They have high bandwidth utilization
  • Work really well in high density areas
  • Signal strength is good
  • They can hold some high temperatures
  • For some reason even after setting a static IP they sometimes fall back to dhcp (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
  • Would be great if they were waterproof for outdoor use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Cisco Clean Air feature (with WLC).
  • Roaming is really smooth and users are quite happy about that.
  • Flexconnect feature.
  • Sometimes it's quite hard to get the AP connected to the right WLC.
  • If the APs lose connection to the WLC, then sometimes it will be automatically moved in shutdown state.
  • Configuration via GUI is a really long process, while with CLI it takes a lot of effort.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Support wifi 4 standard (802.11AC).
  • Provide enough throughput to support any application need.
  • Availability of different models provide choices that should satisfy needs of most of environments, but some features like clean Air support are missing on some models.
Jonathan Cabestel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Roaming while we are on meeting
  • Categorize traffic
  • The management interface of the 5508 Cisco controller where we plug them in is very user friendly
  • Price tag is high.
  • They are not pretty, compared to 2700 access point these are bulky and non-aesthetic.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Sturdy Design: Device looks and feels very high quality.
  • Great coverage and supports Wave 2 +.
  • MU-MIMO Support as well as the option for higher Transmit Power.
  • With the large heat sync, this device is heavy.
  • The external antenna model doesn't look nice. Some customers might not like it.
  • Requires additional power, existing power injectors will not be sufficient. Not necessarily an issue but worth mentioning.
Edwin Sandys | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • CleanAir - I like the fact that some of the higher model Cisco AP's can adjust to frequency interference as required. However, I am sad that this is not standard across all APs.
  • MIMO - In a nutshell, Cisco APs have the ability to digest more users over multiple antennas which is ideal for handling better bandwidth for users.
  • Resilience - Believe it or not, we have Cisco 1550 APs that withstood the Cyclone Winston which affected Fiji in February 2016. Our APs were still standing and operational despite this Category 5 cyclone.
  • CleanAir - Put this technology into all the APs.
  • GPS Tracker - I can't understand why only the Cisco 1570 has this option as well as larger Cisco 3800 APs. Why can't this be in all APs so they can be easily mapped in Google for positioning and later plotted for the coverage zone.
Aldo Adrián Ramírez Vázquez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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  • Coberture, it's the number one. The range is so wide, so our user can go furthest without losing connection.
  • Speed.
  • Features: reports, analytics, mobility express.
  • A Bluetooth console would be great.
  • An integrated radius solution will be great.
  • Different colors (many clients don't like the white one and want to "paint" the AP).