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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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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.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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June 29, 2023

Great WLC

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Like I said previously, I am able to manage 1300+ APs and over 8000 users with room to grow. The deployment is easily expandable to by just adding a third controller, although it's my understanding that I would then lose HA.
  • It doesn't always play nice with DNAC, so if you intend to use DNAC's wireless assurance and inventory management, you may need TAC support. For this reason alone, I would definitely include SmartNet in your purchase.
  • These controllers allowed us to scale our environment up by about 500 more APs. We were able to improve the users' experience with better roaming and RF profiles that are supported.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • The controller has brought a positive impact to our clients since they can now take advantage of and sometimes monetize their WiFi networks.
  • Another plus point is the fact that you can implement advertising on your Splash Pages with the help of DNA Spaces.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • improving WiFi speeds by up to 5x
  • Once initial setup is complete, adding more APs or even complete new sites is a matter of minutes, whereas before it was a matter of days.
  • making WiFi speeds usable, to that users can choose between LAN vs WLAN, without noticing speed differences
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