The best Wireless LAN controller
December 09, 2020

The best Wireless LAN controller

Rashid Hassan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller

Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller has been used by our organization for over a year as primary router for wireless connectivity of the employee's systems and data centers. It was a great experience overall and always got a fluid and fast connection even at highest data traffic times. It was used by the whole organization and efficiently solved the bandwidth issues and cloud connectivity of major accessories like printers, data bases, servers etc. in nationwide work places.
  • It supports the latest Wifi-Gen6 specifications, which include improved bandwidth.
  • The setup is easy and support from Cisco is great.
  • Exceptional support for more than a thousand access points at great data throughput.
  • Chromecast support service is another big plus with this wireless controller.
  • No per-device usage log of particular applications.
  • No built-in VPN protocols.
  • Cost is high.
  • It has positively impacted the overall business objective.
  • The overall efficiency of organization improved greatly at network and data side and hence impacted positively in terms of ROI.
We actually moved to Cisco Catalyst 9800 series wireless controller from 8540 just to upgrade our network to the newest product of the Cisco. Both the Cisco controllers are great and haven't noticed any major difference so far. Cisco has vast variety of network solution products and the most reliable in the market, so at our organization none of other's product tried or tested so far.

Do you think Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller again?

Yes

It is great for large organizations with big number of employees/users and have to deal with high data bandwidth usage in their businesses. Not suitable for small scale businesses or home usage as it's setup cost will not suite them in terms of ROI. The product is exceptionally great and serves the purpose very well and I would highly recommend it to people for network setup of their organizations.