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Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

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What is Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers?

The Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 is a modular wireless controller with optional 100 Gigabit Ethernet (G) modular uplinks boasting seamless software updates for large enterprises and campuses, and security with ETA and SD-Access.

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Great WLC

10 out of 10
June 29, 2023
Incentivized
We moved to two 9800 controllers about two years ago, replacing two 5520 WLCs. We are currently running two C9800s in high availability, …
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What is Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers?

The vendor presents their solution as built from the ground up for intent-based networking and Cisco DNA, and state the Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are Cisco IOS XE based and integrate the RF excellence of Cisco Aironet access points, creating a best-in-class wireless experience for your evolving and growing organization. The 9800 Series is built on an open and programmable architecture with built-in security, streaming telemetry, and rich analytics.

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The Cisco Catalyst 9800-80 is a modular wireless controller with optional 100 Gigabit Ethernet (G) modular uplinks boasting seamless software updates for large enterprises and campuses, and security with ETA and SD-Access.

Ubiquiti WLAN and Fortinet Wireless LAN are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 8.1.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Sebastian Kozankiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Configuration based on a policy tag is very effective, each location has its own site-tag to which access points in a given location are assigned. The remaining policies are common and shared. This facilitates configuration, management and subsequent possible changes. It is also very transparent.
June 29, 2023

Great WLC

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
As I mentioned earlier, it allows us to extend certain policies to a large number of APs all at once (for example an RF policy), but some features were lost with the retirement of Prime Infrastructure.
Sergiu Campian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
extending and managing policies across your wireless network with the help of the cisco catalyst 9800 series of wireless controllers is an easy task. it is highly scalable and can control a large number of wireless access points without any issue or delay - a task that would be close to impossible if you had to configure each access point by itelf
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Creating the policies itself is a little difficult and seems unnecessarily complicated, and not that self-explanatory. But once they are all setup, actually attaching them to WiFis is a matter of a few clicks, and can be scaled up very easily. Configurations can also be done very fine-grained. However, a wizard that guides you through the configuration would be very welcome
January 18, 2022

simplify the WLC Config

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Yes as I wrote before, the tags are very useful to have a regular config over all of the APs. So we have only to set the right AP Name, and then the Policy Tag, RF-Tag, and Site Tag are set to the right value.
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