Easy to recommend this AP model from Cisco
April 28, 2021

Easy to recommend this AP model from Cisco

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Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

The Cisco Aironet [2800 Series Access Points] are an upgrade from a previous version of the Cisco Access Point line up, so they were specifically purchased due to the age of the previous product. We have a mix of the 2800 and 3000 series from the same line and are very happy with all of them because they solve a lot of issues that our non Cisco AP's had.
  • Like the energizer bunny these things just keep running
  • Lots of cool features that our non cisco AP's never had
  • Support is always top notch when needed
  • A built in meshing system would be super forward thinking
  • Price reduction in the 2XXX series lineup
  • Make the licensing experience easier to deal with
  • Time saved having to manually reboot frozen AP's
  • Money saved having to switch to a new provider
  • ROI has been met by keeping with Cisco this long
Performance wise [Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points] are among of the best pieces of technology we have on premise. I don't say that lightly, we have a lot of cool tech. But if you consider how many users are connecting to these day in and day out without a single blip when they're downloading large files, roaming to new AP's or needing a boosted signal at a far end of the range then these are unmatched.
They are flexible and scalable in their own ways. When paired with a nice Cisco WLC then you get the full package. They have super long range and can host tons of clients. They can be paired with other models in the same system without issue. And doing a large rollout is made easy with Cisco's easy to use software.
We got the new AP's installed, configured and firmware upgraded in minimal time compared to previous roll outs. Total implementation time is hard to gauge but it was must faster than the previous rollout, saving days of work. We noticed better performance right away and users were even noticing the improved wifi.
The reason [Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is] not a 10/10 in this section is really if you're using another provider for your main network equipment then this may not be the easiest transition. If you're already using Cisco stuff then yes go for the upgrade and get these better units in place. Their range and function outweigh their cost increase.