Cisco 5520 WLC - A very, very reliable and flexible management tool
September 26, 2019

Cisco 5520 WLC - A very, very reliable and flexible management tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller

Cisco's 5520 Wireless Controllers are used globally across our organisation together with Cisco Access Points. The controllers are used to manage all the local wireless networks in a consistent way.
  • Manage the configuration and operations of multiple local wireless access points.
  • Provide a good visual overview of the wireless infrastructure.
  • Provide management redundancy.
  • Pricing is on the high side, especially licenses.
  • Creating heat maps needs to be done in Prime.
  • The 5520 WLC makes the management and configuration of large groups of AP's very easy which has a positive effect on operational costs.
  • Devices are extremely reliable.
We only evaluated Cisco WLC.
Getting technical support through Cisco's TAC for their wireless products has proven to be very good (as always). Cisco has very good L2 and L3 technical resources that provide support.

Do you think Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 5520 Wireless Controller again?

Yes

Cisco Wireless Controllers are well suited in remote sites that have a fair amount of wireless access points. If there are not too many AP's then you're better off in configuring them in flex mode and have them managed by a remote WLC.