Cisco Wireless Access Points - Best In Class and Reliability
October 05, 2021

Cisco Wireless Access Points - Best In Class and Reliability

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

We deployed Cisco Aironet 2802 [Series] Access Points along with its controller, Cisco 3504 Wireless Controller, in 2018. Thus far, the wireless infrastructure is working very well. The main highlight of this wireless infrastructure is seamless roaming and client migration from one Access Point to another. We use the MAC Address filtering feature and the system is working well according to our needs.
  • Rouge AP discovery & mitigation
  • Centralized management of all connected APs
  • Seamless roaming of wireless clients
  • Very slow booting time
  • The process of OS/Firmware updates requires a lot of time
  • GUI is complex
  • Power requirement is very high
  • Reset process is also very complex

Do you think Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points again?

No

  • Reduced ethernet cabling cost
  • Increased wireless mobility
  • Reduced downtime due to smooth wireless client movement between access points
Overall performance is good. The devices performed fine under moderate workloads and the wireless client association is good. Previously, we were facing client disconnection and sticky wireless clients [due] to access points. That problem was resolved by Cisco Aironet 2802 [Series] Access Points. The connection reliability is also good.
We have over thirty access points distributed in different areas of the organization for which we have created multiple SSIDs for segregation, according to departments with different VLANs. The controller has [an] approximately one hundred fifty access point limit which is enough for our requirements and future needs. The ability to scale is good and if needed the second controller could be added for more scalability.
Overall deployment took approximately three months to completely deploy the product, create VLANs and multiple SSIDs, and [fine-tune] the product according to our needs. We started to observe the results after a few weeks of complete deployment and configuration. This included improved wireless client mobility, reduced downtime, centralized management, and increased throughput.
Our manufacturing plant is approximately two hundred acres divided into many sub-offices. The sub-offices are apart from each other, so for this purpose, we have positioned wireless access points in such a manner that our controller is reachable to all access points and all the SSIDs are visible on all access points. This allowed us to create a seamless roaming wireless network across our premise so wireless clients can easily roam throughout the whole premise with wireless connectivity.
Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points is very well suited for large enterprises and high-density environments. It is not well suited for high ceiling buildings like warehouses and storage places because of low antenna gain. In our main office, it is working very well. For around thirty or so wireless devices this access point works very well and after forty or so wireless devices it starts to suffer.