Cisco 8540 [Wireless Controller] Wifi Greatness
May 20, 2021

Cisco 8540 [Wireless Controller] Wifi Greatness

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

This product is currently being used by the Accounting department on campus. It's primarily used to address all of the department's connection needs. We can get more information for the required MAC Address of the users/clients on the current session. We can set it up based on our requirements and have our own restrictions and grant access for a particular MAC address or a user.
  • Strong reliable connection
  • User-friendly GUI
  • Good overall cost of the device
  • The Wireless Range could be wider.
  • The positioning of the device has great effect on the wireless signal.
  • It can be hard to setup.
  • Distribution system ports
  • AP-manager interface
  • Dynamic interfaces
  • This device has saved over 20hrs of overtime per week.
  • The security of the department's network has increased tenfold.
  • The excellent customer service experience saves time and money [in] addressing tech issues.
The expertise that comes with every Cisco product is undeniable. When it comes to the documentation, the expertise of the customer service tech agents, and the quality of the products, it all fits nicely into this awesome package that can outshine most of the alternatives out there. Great investment in the long term.

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It is well suited for big wide-open areas with few walls blocking the wireless signal from the device to the end-user. It is not very suited for offices with lots of walls and closed spaces as the signal can sometimes bounce [off] the walls if there is [a lot] of electrical wiring [in] them. [However,] it's to be expected as most wifi solutions have these issues.