Cisco Aironet APs are the best in the biz
December 15, 2020

Cisco Aironet APs are the best in the biz

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

Our company has completed a full rollout of all new Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points, which were chosen to solve the problem of dead Wi-Fi zones and overwhelmed existing access points. They are deployed to the entirety of the organization at all our remote buildings and at our main site. We have recently removed all of our older access points and replaced them with Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points.
  • Well-made hardware
  • Easy to mount and hide
  • Extremely long range!
  • High capacity for many concurrently connected devices
  • Price could be more competitive
  • Getting them all licensed and imported into your wireless LAN controller can be tough
  • More mounting bracket options included
  • Saved our IT staff time finding and fixing Wi-Fi dead spots
  • Saved network team time managing individual APs
  • Money saved in being able to reduce AP count and still get better range
Performance of the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is absolutely solid as a rock. You get a compact, attractive device that can be put almost anywhere and still somehow get full wireless range and more. The AP is super simple to set up and even easier if you're using a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller. Just plug in and let the system deploy its settings in no time.
This is probably the best part of the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points lineup. They are designed to work seamlessly with the wireless LAN controller, and what you get (after some initial configuration) is an amazingly easy rollout of APs. You can literally plug these in anywhere on the network and the wireless LAN controller will identify, update, and push the appropriate configuration to it within minutes.
The initial setup here is all in the Wireless LAN controller, which arguably may be a bit of a pain at first. But once you go through all the steps and configure your network, you're ready to go. You can then get a bunch of APs set up in literally minutes.
The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (model 5508) has allowed us to extend our Wi-Fi coverage completely across all locations with ease. It has given us longer runs of Wi-Fi than we've ever had before, and from what we can tell almost no dead spots that our users will come across; its amazing.
No doubt I would recommend these to any and all colleagues who are looking for the best access points around. Of course, you can find cheaper units but will they work as well as these? Highly unlikely. These things can handle tons of traffic, almost unlimited devices (it seems!) and hardly ever require maintenance.