Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points


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10 out of 10
June 09, 2021
It is a very good access point with clean air. The coverage and also the stable connection gives enterprise experience to the users and …
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What is Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points?

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points includes the 9115 and 9117, and designed to meet high demand network access.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points?

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points includes the 9115 and 9117, and designed to meet high demand network access.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points?

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points includes the 9115 and 9117, and designed to meet high demand network access.

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Who uses Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points?

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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My organization is using Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points to provide secure corporate wireless services to end-users and customers across our entire footprint. We have approximately 8000 APs deployed that support both corporate access as well as multiple guest services. Typically, our wireless service provides employees the freedom to collaborate and move freely through the various workspaces the company offers.
  • Throughput is second to none in the industry.
  • Reliability is very solid both from a service perspective and a hardware reliability perspective.
  • Wireless scanning and channel decisions can be tuned to provide a very powerful and reliable user experience.
  • Management software has been spotty, such as DNA Center (early versions pre v2).
  • Software has been unreliable (mainly AirOS).
  • Not supporting older APs has been when moving to new versions has been painful and caused multiple business complications such as audit support and mass AP replacements.
We use Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points in every deployment we put out. Cisco has a wide selection of AP products and can typically meet any business need we have. We deploy larger 9130s in large offices in high-density locations and smaller APs in less heavily densely populated areas. USB support and 3rd party partnerships have allowed us to simplify wireless RF by not deploying duplicate wireless networks to support things such as digital signage.
Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points has a number of devices in its portfolio that can meet pretty much any business need. Larger density sites can utilize APs with more radios that can serve more clients. Various technologies in the 802.11 spec allow for time slot sharing with can allow these APs to scale very well. There is also AP that are specifically designed for very small deployments that can be used to provide coverage in less used areas allowing for a great deal of diversity and scale options.
Deployment was very easy. Controllers were virtual allowing for very speedy deployment. The APs also use the same bracket as almost all previous generations which have allowed for a 1:1 swap in a lot of places. As we look to expand our deployments and refresh cycles we can reuse cabling and mounting hardware and in most cases, there is very little need for adjustments.
David Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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All new access points we purchase are 9100 series. We utilize them for our corporate network as well as in our k-8 school system. In conjunction with our 9800 wireless controller they keep our wireless network fast and reliable.
  • Location services
  • High density deployments
  • Reliable
  • Availability
They have a 9100 series access point to works in all scenarios we need. Whether it's the indoor access point with internal antennas or use cases where the external antenna is needed. They also have a 9124 series for all of our outdoor use cases.
Once the AP groups are configured you can add as many access point you want to scale to whatever size you need
If the wireless controller is configured it takes no time at all. If you are upgrading older model access point the 9100 use the same mounts so it’s just rip and replace.
March 29, 2022

Strong and Reliable

Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Access Point
using across whole organization. doing BYOD use cases
  • Strong connectivity with stability
  • easy management with cisco wlc
  • very good support
  • more customizable options for coverage area configurations
  • more inbuild advanced features to use as standalone device
  • features such as locations tracking without advanced modules
Cisco APs are well suited for advanced deployments such as BYOD. this gives strong stable networks between users and systems through wireless networks. also, Cisco support gives very good service for failures and replacements. Cisco is not very good for low-budget solutions. because Cisco APs are a bit high in price perspective and solution components including WLC and licenses.
scalability is good in Cisco APs. the only issue is some APs are not compatible with new WLCs which may need to replace a large number of APs used currently.
implementation is quick when WLC is properly deployed. after initial WLC preparation, other APs connected quickly and started to provide service. average 1 day took to implement and start using the wireless.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Cisco Access Point
In our company, we are using Cisco Catalyst 9105 Access Points in our internal environment. The purpose of acquiring these access points more than 1 year ago was to promote a digital transformation and mobility in internet access within the company for employees and special guests. The Cisco Catalyst 9105 [Access Point] solved the wireless connectivity issue and expanded coverage with more modern Wifi 6 technology and high-speed 2.4Ghz and 5ghz radios. Connectivity and authentication take place through 802.1x authentication and are managed by a centralized Cisco WLC that is responsible for provisioning the 9105s in the network and controlling the radio frequency.
  • Access point 9105 is cheap, Cisco Wi-Fi 6 entry model
  • Can be controlled by a WLC
  • 4Ghz and 5Ghz
  • MU-MIMO 2X2
  • PoE and energy savings
  • Bluetooth 5
  • For offices
  • They do not have four antennas to transmit and receive signal.
[Cisco] Catalyst 9105 Access Points are recommended for office environments. They are small and have an attractive design with integrated antennas and good WiFi signal coverage. The price compared to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9115 Access Point is much lower, reaching almost 3 times lower, being an excellent cost-benefit. [Cisco Catalyst] Access Point 9105 is wifi 6, fast, has Bluetooth, avoids noise, has good coverage, and in case of problems has great Cisco Smartnet support.
The company can easily grow by purchasing new access points of the same model or higher and acquiring Cisco WLC licenses for management. It is a simple procedure and can be performed on demand.
The company implemented the access points together with the Cisco supplier. A site survey was carried out to understand how many units were needed and the best installation position in the office. It was simple and we had no problems.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series Access Points are being used throughout our organization as the latest model of access points. We are using these in applications ranging from office and plant production environments to warehouse locations. This model of access points addresses our need for continuing to upgrade our infrastructure as old technology goes end of life.
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are built solid
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have a great range of coverage
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are easy to configure and manage
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are pricey
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points require additional licensing
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points weigh quite a bit
Within our ever-changing environment, we have found the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points to be a great fit for all situations we have thrown in them. Our locations that have upgraded to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have also been pleasantly surprised by the additional coverage they provide, compared to previous access point models.
The [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have definitely changed the way things are able to be scaled within the Cisco Wireless Environment. They require that you move to the [Cisco] Catalyst 900 Series Wireless Controllers, which throws everything you knew about previous wireless controller configuration upside down, all in the name of scalability.
The implementation timeline of the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series Access Points is the same as what we saw with previous Cisco models of access points. The command-line interface and configuration steps are very similar. We have had no bad experience and started seeing enhanced results as soon as they were put into production.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Cisco Access Point
Utilized for corporate WiFi services, to enable business-grade wireless network communications. Also utilized for guest WiFi access to common areas of the facility. The entire campus utilizes Cisco WiFi for access, including some select outdoor areas. The WiFi solution addresses the need for mobility and collaboration of users, allows the ease of staff to interact with various users, and also allows access to critical information in various locations of the facility.
  • High bandwidth speed
  • Coverage for wireless connectivity
  • Adherence to Industry and Security standards
  • Integration to other Cisco product suites
  • Top tier technical support
  • Vast worldwide support from other business users
  • Higher cost than most other solutions
  • Complex integration with other network solutions
  • A lot of technical documents that can be difficult to follow
This is the top standard for enterprise business. A great working product with many built-in features to enable any business-grade WiFi scenario. The included options are vast and can be complex, but most users may not use all of them. The Cisco solution can range from simple installations to very complex scenarios. Many use cases for any scenario you may want to use are available with an internet search. Cost is higher with this solution but if you are looking for a longer-term solution with many built-in options, this is the way to go.
The Cisco solution is fully customizable. From a simple small site installation to a full-featured enterprise installation, [along] with the integration of other security solutions. Best to pair this with other Cisco solutions, but there are use cases available that have integrations to other industry networks and security products. The system can allow a different WiFi setup between departments, branches, or offices as required.
Fairly quick to get up and running with the Cisco solution, after the cabling and physical installation work is completed. There are useful guides and deployment documents that go over the initial setup for installation. The guides are most useful to go through the initial setup process fairly quickly and can be deployed while the physical installation progresses.
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Cisco 2800 Series
We are using Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points, initially within our test lab and the reception area of our office as we were trying to determine [its] viability as the replacement product for our office.

Safe to say that we are happy with the results, and we are now currently deploying this to our other sites and offices.
  • Supports IEEE 802.11ax
  • Controller-less mobility
  • Tri-radio support
  • Product size and "stealth" aspects
  • Failing hiding it, it can improve a little bit on the "cleanliness" of the design to make it seamlessly work with subtle/minimal office designs
Very well performing access points! They provide good coverage and strong signals, which we have tested to be very seamless even if we are moving from and [from] the back of the office to the reception area.
Scalability is not a concern for this product. We can readily add or remove access points as needed, depending on the requirement or the performance recorded - but so far everything has been smooth!
Implementation was fairly quick, given that some of our teammates had [a] background in deploying Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points (end to end, from design to physically installing them).
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco 2800 Series
It is a very good access point with clean air. The coverage and also the stable connection gives enterprise experience to the users and [does] not give problems to users. For the speed, it is always perform[ing] well but it cannot compete with traditional LAN. Of course, the purpose of wireless is for convenience. [In] summary, the Cisco Aironet is good in pricing and performance.
  • Clean air
  • AC wave 2 and AX
  • Controller-less Mobility Express
  • The boot up time is too long
  • Setup method is too complicated
  • Should put in some AI or analysis assistant
Warehouse, hospital, office, home, and other places that you need a stable connection with wireless.
So far I have tested most of the AP's in the market. Each AP has their own features and strength points, but Cisco AP gives the most balance between performance, pricing, and stabilization on each factor.
For the first setup, by referring the guideline, it still takes some time. The setup way is not so straightforward. It took me around a few hours to set up my first unit. The following units were fast. It was consider[ed] plug and play once my first unit was ready. It will auto find my controller and add in itself.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points for technical and professional development by professional services engineers. The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points are also used to mock up client scenarios and environments to prepare for deployment or test changes to a production environment.
  • 11ax
  • Operate on 802.3at
  • Support tri-radio functionality
  • Certain models are large
These access points are well suited for enterprise environments that require Wi-Fi 6 capability.
The ability to host applications on the AP make this platform very scalable.
Less than five minutes and the AP was up and running on the WLC.