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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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WLC 9800 review

10 out of 10
July 10, 2024
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We have 6x Virtual WLCs to manage stores APs and 1x WLC to manage HQs APs. We use then to manage APs, troubleshooting wifi problems, check …
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Happy Camper

10 out of 10
June 07, 2024
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I use Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers at various locations to provide WiFi for back-of-house, IoT, Guest access, etc.
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Product Details

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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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Like I said, we do have some issues through different firmware versions where dashboards or some gooey options are very sluggish or not working correctly. And when you are in a troubleshooting situation where you need to have readily have that information, it's no fun having to change browsers and reload the page and things like that
Sebastian Kozankiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have more than 500 APs located in 50 locations. Since the implementation of the new controller, we have not observed any major problems with the operation of the WiFi network. Employees observe an improvement in the availability and operation of the network; in new locations and when modernizing existing ones, we focus primarily on a WiFi network for employees rather than a cable connection.
June 29, 2023

Great WLC

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Other than what I mentioned previously, this is pretty rock-solid. In an organization that is large enough to justify purchasing one of these, I would definitely recommend getting two and setting them up either in HA, or in a load-balanced configuration.
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