Reliable WiFi Network Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Controller
February 22, 2022

Reliable WiFi Network Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Controller

Hector Ochoa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

We use this controller in our office to manage the internal and guest WiFi network. We also implement WiFi networks for our clients where this controller model is used. This new family of controllers has made our work easier because the CLI configurations use the Catalyst syntax, in fact, it is very similar to the Catalyst switches with which we are already very familiar. The web interface has been updated and is now more user-friendly.
  • Configuration and monitoring
  • Excellent performance
  • High availability
  • I would like to see heatmaps and more details for user tracking, but for that, you can use DNA Spaces and DNA Center instead.

Do you think Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers again?

Yes

  • The controller has brought a positive impact to our clients since they can now take advantage of and sometimes monetize their WiFi networks.
  • Another plus point is the fact that you can implement advertising on your Splash Pages with the help of DNA Spaces.
Having all these Cisco products in the same network has helped us a lot to have an approved, perfectly monitored, and managed WiFi network. We have control of all aspects of the WiFi network. In addition, you have complete visibility of the health of our wireless networks, heat maps, etc.
In the implementations that we have carried out with this controller, we always use a high availability scheme. We always have a reliable network and have had no availability issues.
As mentioned above, in the implementations that we have carried out with this controller, we always use a high availability scheme. We always have a reliable network and have had no availability issues.There have been outages in the service, but they are always due to other factors, such as failures with the internet provider, for example.
Surely, yes, now it is easier with the use of labels to assign AP groups or RF Profiles through the Web interface.
In this case, we are a Cisco partner and we have to offer our customers the newest products. The Cisco 5520 controller is already from an old family and that is why we decided to go with the Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller.
With this controller, you can have a secure and reliable WiFi network in which the configuration is easy thanks to the fact that it is now Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller. Its web interface is quite friendly. This controller is perfect for high user density scenarios like convention centers. One scenario where it may not be the best option is in a small office.