Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points - A New Bread of Wireless Workhorse
August 24, 2021

Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points - A New Bread of Wireless Workhorse

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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points

The Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series Access Points are being used throughout our organization as the latest model of access points. We are using these in applications ranging from office and plant production environments to warehouse locations. This model of access points addresses our need for continuing to upgrade our infrastructure as old technology goes end of life.
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are built solid
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have a great range of coverage
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are easy to configure and manage
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are pricey
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points require additional licensing
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points weigh quite a bit

Do you think Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst 9100 Access Points again?

Yes

  • We have had no negative impact
  • Positive impact has been expanded coverage - less APs are needed in some scenarios
We have rolled out the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points as our previous models have come end of life/end of sale. We are more than pleased with the performance that the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have provided our locations and have not run into any issues during or after deployment.
The [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have definitely changed the way things are able to be scaled within the Cisco Wireless Environment. They require that you move to the [Cisco] Catalyst 900 Series Wireless Controllers, which throws everything you knew about previous wireless controller configuration upside down, all in the name of scalability.
The implementation timeline of the Cisco Catalyst 9100 Series Access Points is the same as what we saw with previous Cisco models of access points. The command-line interface and configuration steps are very similar. We have had no bad experience and started seeing enhanced results as soon as they were put into production.
The Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller has allowed us to take advantage of the new Catalyst 9100 Access Points, ultimately leading to enhanced network coverage within our sites. The Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller does come with quite a learning curve, as it is a different beast than previous Cisco Wireless Controllers.
Within our ever-changing environment, we have found the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points to be a great fit for all situations we have thrown in them. Our locations that have upgraded to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have also been pleasantly surprised by the additional coverage they provide, compared to previous access point models.