Cisco and its Hotspots never disappoint.
April 20, 2022

Cisco and its Hotspots never disappoint.

Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points

We used Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points in every legislative office. The focus was to provide coverage, individually, for each councilor in their room. Ensuring network quality, for web browsing and online meetings and events. We control access in a segmented way, with each room having a unique SSID, with access restricted to only the employees who worked there.
  • Stable connection
  • Definition of QoS, ensuring quality for online meetings
  • Ease of installation
  • Cost of access points
  • Support and licensing cost
  • 33 councilors satisfied with the quality of their wireless signal.
  • Agility in communication and interaction between sectors.
Speaking specifically of Cisco CleanAir, it provides an excellent scenario for the analysis of interference, spectrum quality, and signal, among other useful information. This helps us to keep the environment in maximum use, helping, including, the best location and disposition of the installation of the Access Points. Undoubtedly, it is something extremely necessary, not optional.
We do not currently use any add-ons. We understand that there are many useful plugins for the environment, however, we don't think it's necessary to use them in ours for now. It's something very "personal", the fact that we don't use it doesn't mean it can't be useful in other situations and/or environments.
The usage scenario was different. I don't see this as a benefit versus harm comparison, necessarily. What happened was that, at a certain point, the implementation of the cisco solution was the winner of our public bidding process and with that, we implemented it and have used it ever since.

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Aironet and Catalyst Access Points again?

Yes

In general, Access Points can be used in any environment as long as an efficient site survey is carried out so that there are no blind spots or even interference from other devices. It is important to ensure an infrastructure with conditions in order to take full advantage of the APS.