Cisco Wireless Access Points
June 14, 2019

Cisco Wireless Access Points

Levi Kiser | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 3800 Series Access Points

We use Cisco Wireless Access Points across the organization, spanning multiple buildings and locations.
  • Provides superior wireless coverage.
  • Provides superior wireless connection speeds.
  • Provides useful client connection statistics.
  • Wireless troubleshooting.
  • Wireless packet capture tool.
  • Great simplicity of configuration and setup (which has been improving over the years).
  • Have allowed us to become a much more wireless campus.
  • Allows for an easier transition to meeting rooms and other user's desks.
  • Much more convenient than making users plug in an Ethernet cable.
Ubiquiti also provides pretty good wireless coverage for a much cheaper cost, but they do not offer the support and level of management that Cisco provides. I used Meraki before it was purchased by Cisco, and at the time, it also did not have quite as good of coverage, but the ease of use and no on-site controller to purchase does make it a good option for smaller companies or those with many smaller locations/branches. It does come with a substantial subscription fee that is required for the devices to function.
I have seen where other solutions didn't even penetrate the walls in an older building well at all, but the Cisco APs I installed provided much better wireless coverage.