Very satisfied with the performance of Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 2800 Series Access Points!
October 28, 2019

Very satisfied with the performance of Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 2800 Series Access Points!

Erick Saldana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 2800 Series Access Points

We are upgrading from the 2700 series to the 2800 series. We've currently implemented it in one office. So far the ones we have replaced have very good overall performance.
  • They have high bandwidth utilization
  • Work really well in high density areas
  • Signal strength is good
  • They can hold some high temperatures
  • For some reason even after setting a static IP they sometimes fall back to dhcp (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol).
  • Would be great if they were waterproof for outdoor use.
  • The main thing is you can set them and forget about them, they don't cause a lot of problems so you can focus on other things.
  • They have performed well, in areas where we needed more APs to offload, these can handle more users.
We do have external Antennas for better signal in some warehouses. They help cover more of the warehouse with fewer AP's
I have used 2600, 2700 and I see better performance with each model. So far the 2800 series have been the best, no issues so far.
I have tested them in high density areas and these APs keep working really well. Also the roaming feature on default config works really well with our Windows Computers. I have tested Cisco Meraki in the past with MacBooks and the roaming wasn't as good as these.