School District and Cisco WiFi
November 14, 2021

School District and Cisco WiFi

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

The Cisco Aironet [2800 Series] Access Points are deployed across the whole school district, in approximately 70 sites. This solution has allowed staff and students to connect to the district network and to the internet with district-issued devices along with any personal device they happen to bring to work with them.
  • Ease of setup
  • Very stable
  • Very little maintenance issues
  • Stable firmware
  • The mounting brackets
  • The weight to the access point itself
  • The process in which to get the access point mounted either on a ceiling or a wall

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?

Yes

  • They have allowed students to use laptops and iPads to complete class assignments.
  • They have helped improve communication between individuals. An example is a technician in a building needing to communicate by their phone to another individual in another building and this is done over the wireless since there is no cell phone service in parts of most buildings.
  • Have been good for employees to get emails or do work in the field away from their home building.
The Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points have been great for getting individuals on the network to do work or for instructing a classroom full of students. I have also seen elementary school students perform state assessment testing on their iPads in multiple classrooms. These access points have been great for assisting teachers in teaching younger students on their classroom projects.
When it comes to deploying the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points in locations around the school district it has become easier as you get used to putting 4 screws in the mounting plate to the bracket and then slide the access point onto the bracket.
We had to get the wireless controller setup with the right configurations to be pushed out to the Cisco Aironet 2800 Series Access Points and once we had that done then we were able to install an access point and have configurations deployed to the access point in about 10 minutes. Having a team going into a building really works well with deploying these in large quantities.
The Cisco 8540 Wireless Controller has allowed us to cover approximately a large city with wireless across the district. We have 2 controllers that run the school district with one being the main controller and one being the backup unit.
A Cisco Aironet [2800 Series] Access Point is an excellent choice for a classroom setting for students to access school resources. They are also very good at getting coverage in auditoriums and gymnasiums for individuals to get connected to a guest network. They are also very aesthetic with the walls and ceilings.