weather proof, not future proof
December 16, 2020

weather proof, not future proof

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 1500 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series
Our Cisco [Aironet 1560 Series] Access Points are being used across the whole organization to increase the range of our wifi system. It allows us to provide coverage to the entire building as well as outside. The outer shell makes it more resistant to the elements, and the internal antenna makes it discreet and unobtrusive.
  • Good housing
  • Internal antennas
  • Low power consumption
  • Better colorways
  • Antennas are an eyesore
  • Reliable, high build quality
  • Not future proof
  • Decent speeds
The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points served their function well. They were reliable, provided decent speeds, resisted the elements, and provided a good investment. The only downsides were mostly appearance which doesn't matter that much. However, I believe that the tech in the access point is not future proof which is why I did not give it a nine or ten star rating.
The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points have fairly flexible and scalable software, and it's not too difficult to add more access points. The software is very able and multiple departments can easily take advantage of the access points. The only downside is that the speeds are not as high as it could be.
Getting the Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points up and running was not too difficult, and overall a smooth experience. The installation process took just under a day. After installing the Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points, we noticed instant results. The coverage was excellent and much better than before in outdoor locations.
[Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points are] not great for inside the office, it makes the office look ugly. It's antennas are large an annoying to look at, and the color of the shell doesn't make it any better. Its great outside as the housing is very solid and provides good coverage. With an internal antenna, it is somewhat manageable in an office, but it is best suited for outdoor use.