The benefits of Cisco Aironet 1850 series Access Points.
December 13, 2019

The benefits of Cisco Aironet 1850 series Access Points.

Benjamín Marrón Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 1850 Series Access Points

Currently we use Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 1850 in implementations with small and medium-sized clients, to help them cover areas where the wireless is unstable or there is a weak signal. This product has been used in small areas such as a room or an office, as well as in large areas such as an amusement park, in that aspect it is a very flexible and reliable product.
  • Connect Users via Wireless
  • Flexibility by not requiring a physical controller.
  • It´s a little bit expensive compared with other brands.
  • If you don´t have PoE in your switches you nedd adquire a Power Adapter o Power injector.
  • Easy to deploy, you only nedd to configure one time.
  • Return on Invest, you will covering the demand of users.
It is always a plus talking about Cisco innovations. In the case of users, it helps them to have a better Wireless experience. Specifically speaking for example, ClientLink connects to all the different types of devices whether old or new technology such as 802.11ac. In this way it does not allow old devices to degrade the network, in the case of ClearAir, it greatly improves the quality of the signal received by the final device by making automatic modifications so that the channels do not interfere with each other when there are different signals from other sources. In the end, these innovations make the user have their device connected in the best possible way, without interruptions or a bad signal.
The components that we can add to our 1850 series access points are antennas, which serve to increase or comply with the requirements for different types of areas, depending on where the Access Point is installed, whether it is outdoors as in a park or if it is within the facilities of a company. There are two types of antennas that we can install, the indoor and outdoor, although, there are some types of antennas that can be placed in either scenario, the outdoor are a bit larger since they are designed to cover more area, and usually they are waterproof to withstand the weather conditions. The indoor ones are a bit smaller since they only need to cover for example one or two rooms of a company.
Speaking about Access Points in the 1830 series that are devices slightly below the 1850 series that we have talked about, the biggest advantage that I think we can have when buying one of the 1850 series would be to have a greater data transfer from the Access Point to the users since the 1830 APs only reach 867 Mbps at the frequency of 5GHz, compared to the new series that can reach 1.7 Gbps. That helps us a lot when making transfers of heavy data, improving download time on wireless devices, be it a smartphone or a laptop, etc.
The Access points of the 1850 series are well implemented in small or medium-sized companies where, just by buying the required access points, you can put them to work. That is, they do not need a physical controller to manage them since a single access point can provide administration up to 25 more. You can also configure another AP to act as redundancy of the master, in the event that the master disconnects the backup will enter and take its role.