Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

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What is Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers?

Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers : Cisco offers companies a comprehensive wireless portfolio to address the needs of networks, from small deployments all the way up to large enterprises. Optimized for 802.11ac Wave 2 and Wi-Fi 6performance, Cisco wireless LAN controllers are highly scalable, service-rich, and resilient platforms that provide centralized control, flexible management, and troubleshooting for large and small-scale deployments. Cisco aims to equip companies with the tools they need to help grow their network as their business grows with their wireless LAN controller portfolio.

Cisco promises to deliver key wireless innovations through custom-built access points that go beyond the Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax) wireless standard to provide radio-frequency excellence for high-density environments.

Cisco now offers a two-question, two-minute interactive tool to identify the Cisco products and services that help solve up to five network challenges.

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Cisco offers wireless LAN.

Aerohive Wireless and Fortinet Wireless LAN are common alternatives for Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.

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The most common users of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Government Administration industry.


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Syed Asad Siddique | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Hanging loopholes against other wireless controllers solved out to the greater extent.
  • Centralized Management setups: there is no need to optimize [the] settings of each application.
  • [A] huge variety of settings options [are] available in this LAN controller, it [manages] lots of micro errors.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • We have had our [Cisco Wireless LAN Controller] 5508s for a very long time now and although they are getting dated, they have earned us our money's worth with consistency, stability, and ease of use. Users have minimal wireless complaints and when they do seldom are they WLC-related.
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  • Frustration levels have gone way down after going to the wireless lan controller
  • You could argue money has been saved as we can keep a single lineup of AP's and corresponding wireless lan controller
  • Costs will have to go up when you start adding one of these into the mix
February 11, 2021

King of WLAN

Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • This product is very good as ROI, its full fill organization needs as per expectations.
  • Before this product we use multiple brands for wireless connectivity and faced lot of issues, but after Cisco we (Team IT) and users (Production stations) are connected smoothly.
  • No miscommunication, no huddles. Smooth business operations affect business positively.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • Control of access to the wireless network through 802.1X authentication
  • Access and permissions management
  • Infrastructure durability--we have been using it for more than four years without having had any type of incident