Cisco 2800 series review.
July 05, 2019

Cisco 2800 series review.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 2800 Series Access Points

C2800 are used in our Executive office to provide wifi connectivity to 50-70 users allowing them to connect to the network using variety of endpoints.
  • Support wifi 4 standard (802.11AC).
  • Provide enough throughput to support any application need.
  • Availability of different models provide choices that should satisfy needs of most of environments, but some features like clean Air support are missing on some models.
  • Some more advanced models are fairly pricey. Also, lifetime limited warranty does not seem to apply to newer models as it did to 3500s, 2600s, 1550s etc.
Clean Air feature is widely used in our environment, as some of our locations experience various levels of RF noise.
We have not benefited from certain features we would like to implement in our network, as they are not widely available on most AP models but only on selected ones. The example is WIPS., which is supported as integrated feature on only selected models. Using standard models we are forced to deploy extra APs to perform WIPS functionality.
Beside Cisco Aironet and Cisco Meraki we have not tested any other competing products.
They suit most environments, they certainly can fulfill all the corporate needs of our network.