2802 and 1562 new ap deployment at power plants
June 12, 2018

2802 and 1562 new ap deployment at power plants

James Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

  • Cisco Aironet 1560 Series
  • Cisco 2800 Series
We use Cisco Aironet Access Points (APS) for both general user WiFi access and to build an outside mesh deployment mainly supporting security cameras and door access.
  • The client coverage with the 1562 APS was an added benefit of the mesh deployment.
  • Client coverage was larger than expected
  • Trust-sec integration with ISE provides additional security and supports our move to BSD access
  • The 1562 APS was new in their product lifecycle there have been several software bugs
  • Using the 5G band for mesh back hall limits range
  • We purchased APS early in their life cycle - this greatly helps with ROI and they will have a longer service life in our network
We are still refining our deployment. Hoping that the intercession with Cisco Prime will provide administrative reductions.
We have not upgraded anything yet.
The Cisco APS has greater cell sizes.
  • Office wifi and a general mesh [deployment] they work well.
  • For a long-distance mesh [deployment] they have not performed as well.

Using Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

4 - General wireless knowledge