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Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)

Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)


What is Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)?

Cisco Mobility Express was a controllerless wi-fi solution, used by businesses to quickly deploy a wireless network without requiring substantial IT resources. The product is discontinued.

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What is Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued)?

Cisco Mobility Express put wireless control function into Cisco Aironet access points. It was designed for simple deployment, secure and reliable operation. The product is discontinued.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Mobility Express was a controllerless wi-fi solution, used by businesses to quickly deploy a wireless network without requiring substantial IT resources. The product is discontinued.

Fortinet Wireless LAN and Ubiquiti WLAN are common alternatives for Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued).

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 8.

The most common users of Cisco Mobility Express (discontinued) are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Cisco Mobility Express throughout our whole organization as an ideal controller-less Wi-Fi solution. [It] provides [a] connection to all people, [including], clients, employees, and guests. It is reliable compared to the router we had provisioned previously. Less disconnection, people can easily connect. It is easy to set up and maintain.
  • Easy to setup
  • Less maintenance
  • Less disconnection
  • Latency issue
  • Software upgrade issues
  • UI minor improvements
Honestly, I think it is well suited in any environment. May it be work, campus, universities, malls. It is a reliable, controller-less solution, simple and easy to use, and easy to maintain. It doesn't require much support from professionals. You install it easily. It provides an uninterrupted connection, and you can easily connect to it.
  • Cost effective
  • Worth it
  • Will buy again
It provides a seamless connection, but sometimes it kicks me out, and [I] need to reconnect. Luckily it will connect you to the next one available if kicked out.
Yes, it is available and helps me a lot. In work, leisure time, and any other task that needs [a] Wi-Fi connection. Overall [I] do not have a lot to complain about regarding the availability of the product.
Ahmed Mujeeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used in the management building of my factory. The best and useful part [would be] if my one [Cisco] Mobility Express failed, it will automatically be switched to another AP as a Controller. We do not need a separate controller with [Cisco] Mobility Express.
  • Interference mitigation
  • New update provides bandwidth control at all levels
  • Radius integration
  • Hostnames should be resolved properly against each device
  • 4 band of optimization is not good as compared to WLC
  • Software updates should be easy and simple
Cisco Mobility Express is well suited for small to medium-size businesses where separate WLC costs make an impact on the budget, so making the AP a [Cisco] Mobility Express will reduce the cost.
  • The AP on which Cisco ME is running are rugged and very durable, due to which my investment is secure
  • As it supports all types of wireless standards, I don't have any problem connecting new devices also
  • It also supports 802.11ac wave 2 which provides a very good future provision
As ME can be configured on multiple APs, and if one AP gets down, it doesn't affect the network as it will be up from another AP, so ME is very reliable.
We are using it 24x7 and it never hangs or create problems in connectivity.
Cost is the main reason to go for [Cisco] Mobility Express.
HASAN SARFRAZ | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our bank's IT department recently implemented Cisco Mobility Express for better network communication across the entire organization, and we are truly satisfied with this amazing product. We are a corporate sector, and a vigorous network communication medium is always needed in order to communicate with external vendors. It is quite simple and easy to configure and takes only a few minutes to get the work done. The wi-fi architecture has been simplified and modified to a great extent and is smartly designed for small to medium deployments. Because of its high speed and efficiency, it has resolved a lot of network communication issues.
  • It has a stunning interface which is easy to understand even for a non-tech person.
  • It comes with a wide variety of functions and a detailed guide on how to use and change them according to need.
  • You don't have to pay extra for WLC.
  • Support provided by Cisco round the clock and gives [us] immense confidence in this product.
  • Troubleshoot mechanism is very efficient.
  • There are no frequent firmware updates.
  • Although it is [very] secure, [the] latest security patch should be frequently included in updates.
  • Some minor improvements required in [the] interface.
As it provides virtual WLC functionality, it has incredibly amazing built-in features that perfectly suit small to medium companies. It has the capability to manage the entire organization network seamlessly. It might be possible that it won't work smoothly and elegantly for large firms where there is a bulk amount of data bandwidth used.
  • It has incredibly cut down the vendor-based customization and configuration costs.
  • If the [security] module can be further improved, it [can help] you to make [the] most out of your investment.
The product itself is unique in its features, reliability, and efficiency. It works [perfectly] for our office needs and requirements. We had other similar options available at the time of purchase, but it has proved [with] its uniqueness and performance [that it] works much better than others.
To be honest, I have not faced any sort of application error or unplanned outages till now. [In my experience], I had faced a reduction in internet speed, which was later identified [to be the fault of] the internet service provider.
Cisco Mobility Express is far better than other products. It is a renowned brand in network products, and they are reliable and efficient as compared to other products that I have used so far. It is highly recommended.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We've implemented Cisco Mobility Express in one of our smaller branch offices, with just a few Access Points, where a standalone WLC would make no sense. For a branch office, which especially focuses on R&D, a fast and reliable connection was very important.
  • Fast and reliable network connectivity
  • Good configuration GUI
  • Quick and simple configuration
  • No standalone WLC costs
  • There were some minor issues, but were solved with a firmware update.
I'd recommend [Cisco Mobility Express] for small and medium businesses due to max AP limitations.
  • Quick ROI especially with low AP deployments, due to the controllerless architecture
  • Almost a set and forget solution - the IT could focus on other topics, instead of troubleshooting
After initial configuration and fixing minor issues with the firmware, the system worked really well, without any downtime. We were also satisfied with the throughput and range.
We did not experience any errors or unplanned outages, the system is very reliable, but as previously mentioned, some initial issues we've encountered were resolved with a firmware update.
We did not evaluate any other controlerless solutions, but we have received good feedback from multiple sources about Mobility Express and that's why we have selected it.
Windows Server, VMware ESXi, Veeam Backup & Replication
December 07, 2020

Seamless Connectivity

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use [Cisco Mobility Express] across our entire organization to improve our network capabilities across many facilities.
  • It gives our company reliable connectivity to our network.
  • It gives a detailed approach to what functions are available and how to change them.
  • It is easy to troubleshoot problems in the system.
  • Honestly, I haven't found very many issues since we started using it, and I'm glad for that!
[Cisco Mobility Express] gives IT visibility of our network and what our wireless system is doing and what functions it has. It allows us to troubleshoot when employees have issues easily and quickly.
  • It has given our IT team time back from not having to fix issues everyday with the network.
  • It makes it easy for visibility of the network and allows those who are new to it to learn it quickly.
We have little network downtime, if any. The product works well for our company of 400 and we have very minimal issues that come up and most are fixable very quickly.
It is available when we need it, allows employees access without having to be plugged into the wall. We have enjoyed having the flexibility the system provides.
I have not used or evaluated any products similar at this time.
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