Literally the best price per performance metric in a Cisco AP series!!!
March 11, 2021

Literally the best price per performance metric in a Cisco AP series!!!

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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 1800 Series Access Points

We started using the Cisco Aironet [1800 Series] Access Points way back when they first released. Over the years they have gotten better, and each time we need to roll out a new location or replace units we're usually ordering the 1800 series or above. The 1800 series strikes a perfect balance between performance and price, and has solved a lot of complains from users about connectivity for their work and BYOD devices.
  • Well priced for the performance they provide
  • Fast units and easy management
  • Work well with a WLC management system
  • Typical Cisco licensing issues no matter if you have standard or smart licensning
  • Units can run hot depending on load and can leave heat marks on walls
  • Plastic could be better made as they start to crack in some places after the years of use
  • We have saved loads of time rolling out a bunch of units
  • WLC connectivity makes firmware updates easy peasy
  • Would like to see more advanced features found in the higher end units
Performance is great until you hit load towards the higher end of its rated load. So if you have a super highly congested wifi area, you will want to either deploy a higher end unit or split the traffic to a few of these guys to not see bandwidth issues that you may see otherwise.
This is the beauty of any Cisco WLC controlled AP series, you get almost zero setup rollout. You just plug this thing in on the network and it searches for the WLC, upgrades itself, and sits there ready to be named and deployed. You can even setup profiles that it can take without any admin intervention.
Dead simple to setup, deploy, upgrade and manage. If a colleague was asking for a solid AP that just runs and runs without tiring out and they dont want to break the bank with the higher end units, this is a great place to look. I would say that you're going to have to deal with Cisco licensing support at some point during setup, but thats par for the course.