The 1550 Access Point - Is it worth it for the money?
December 16, 2020

The 1550 Access Point - Is it worth it for the money?

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points

The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point is a great choice for small companies to provide internet access in their headquarters or secure locations/hazardous locations. Currently, we are using it in our secure server room where only a few limited people have access to and our outdoor lounge which is prone to weather wear/tear and also wildlife. This is a very useful and heavy-duty router in hazardous/outdoor locations in corporate locations. A business problem that it addresses is the weight and the price.
  • Heavy-duty
  • Weather resistant
  • Good for hazardous locations
  • Easy to install
  • Very heavy
  • Price is a bit too high for its value
  • Configuration is harder than expected
  • Uninterrupted access during bad weather
  • Prevented less maintenance in outdoor locations
  • Cost is much higher than expected for the value
The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Point is very similar to the Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point, but it has many differences too. The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points is made for more of an indoor use and less heavy-duty environments which leads to it being smaller and lighter. The Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point is used for more of an outdoor use and heavy-duty environments which leads to it being much larger and heavier. Overall, if indoor use is required, I would recommend the 1560, but if outdoor use in hazardous and bad weather locations is required, I would recommend the 1550.

Do you think Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points again?

No

Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Points is very useful for outdoor locations that are more exposed to the wilderness or the weather, which provides uninterrupted wifi access during high winds and bad weather. It also is useful for hazardous locations that are prone to danger or wildlife. Unfortunately, it would not be appropriate to get a Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Access Point if it is only needed for basic wifi use, or indoor use, as the extra features and price would not be necessary.