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Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points (discontinued)

Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points (discontinued)

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What is Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points (discontinued)?

Currently supported by Cisco, but no longer sold, Cisco recommends migration to the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Family of Access Points, which offer greater performance and flexibility.

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Product Details

What is Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points (discontinued)?

Currently supported by Cisco, but no longer sold, Cisco recommends migration to the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Family of Access Points, which offer greater performance and flexibility.

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Currently supported by Cisco, but no longer sold, Cisco recommends migration to the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Family of Access Points, which offer greater performance and flexibility.

Reviewers rate Performance and Product Scalability highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points (discontinued) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • They are rock solid in terms of reliability (we rarely have to replace them).
  • They are easily managed from the controller. It's easy to push new settings out, like RF profiles, etc...
  • They are fairly easy to install using the included mounting brackets.
  • They seem to be compatible with pretty much everything, although occasionally we will have roaming issues with Apple devices.
  • The price point is too high, but that can be said of all Cisco devices. Depending on the company, other less expensive brands like Aruba or Ruckus might be appealing.
  • Some of the OSs have been glitchy. Usually these are fixed or upgraded quickly though.
  • They are very heavy, so caution must be used when installing them onto weak surfaces.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It has excellent signal strength and range.
  • It achieves great Gigabit speeds with multiple users using the wireless network at the same time in multiple locations.
  • The access point rarely falls.
  • Cisco reliability for warranty and support.
  • The access point prevents and handles interference.
  • There have been few updates during the support period to add new technologies.
  • This model we have does not yet support Wifi 6.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Luis Felipe Campa Macias | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • 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).
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