Great features for the Aironet 2800 series
December 30, 2019

Great features for the Aironet 2800 series

Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 2800 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet Access Points are used widely in our organization for WiFi coverage over all our buildings to facilitate a wireless connection to our network. We were using Cisco 2700 series and now we are upgrading to Cisco 2800 series. We are using these Access Points with the Wireless LAN Controller to manage them.
  • Good performance
  • High user capacity
  • No power input ( only POE )
  • Not much power when using it with concrete building
  • Enhance mobility of users
  • Less cabling needed
ClientLink is already running in Aironet 2800 series to enhance the connectivity of the 802.11 performance when [the] legacy wireless client is connecting to the network.ClearAir interference reduction is a great feature to enhance the wireless connectivity and coverage in our premieres as it reduces the effect of the rouge wifi or hotspot.
One of the great benefits of Cisco Aironet 2800 series is that it can work on mobility express mode with a specific IOS version which converts the Access point to a wireless LAN controller (with fewer features than the real WLC) which reduced the cost of buying a physical WLC and gives the high availability of WLC when the mail AP [goes] down.
  • Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)
As our network was depending on Cisco, it was the optimum solution to complete the network with the new model on Access Points. Also the new series has great features [such] as mobility express to use in small offices.
The best scenario to use Cisco Aironet Access Points is when we use it with the Wireless LAN Controller as with this solution we get the full features of the Access Point such as roaming and AirClean features, and I think it will be a waste of money to buy this product and use it as a stand alone solution.