Wireless for everyone!
November 12, 2019

Wireless for everyone!

Joe Benitez Moreno | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

We use Cisco Aironet and Access Points (AP) across all the organization, within the main campus and remote branch offices. All are managed by a Cisco WLC, serving about 25 VLANs. It provides secure connectivity to mobile devices for rating customer attention, BYOD, guest users and wireless IP phones.
  • Wireless network stability
  • Great coverage
  • Easy configuration
  • Support for several VLANs
  • Secure communications
  • Better form factor (smaller size)
  • Support for more clients per access point when using media traffic.
  • Better application visibility and control for lightweight and autonomous access points.
  • Fast wireless deployment: just connect a new AP to an 802.11x controlled switchport and profiling (ISE) and WLC makes all the job. This allows us to enable new workplaces within the organization.
  • Great coverage: less access points per area, avoiding increasing budget.
  • Mobility: With Aironet and Cisco WLC we have seamless roaming.
  • Investment protection: We can even use old AP models like Aironet 1142 (discontinued) with our WLC , so we don't need to get rid of them.
Cisco Aironet has a wide product portfolio for all scenarios, both indoor and outdoor. I've worked as a field engineer installing Cisco wireless solutions and now as a customer using and managing them. Across the many uses, I must mention: warehousing, enterprise office, outdoor wireless bridge, and high density wireless access. Of course, the success of any implementation will depend on a well conducted site survey.