Top of the line enterprise grade WiFi
November 01, 2021

Top of the line enterprise grade WiFi

Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9800 Series Wireless Controllers

The Cisco Catalyst 9800[-L Wireless] Controller is utilized across the entire organization, which includes both indoor, outdoor, and non-public areas of the facility. Multiple departments utilize the solution to provide a seamless WiFi experience across the campus. There are various administrative tasks that allow easier support of end-user issues and system-wide problems. The solution makes it easy to implement WiFi networks for temporary events.
  • Scalability
  • Ease of administration
  • Vast maintenance and troubleshooting tools
  • Initial cost is high
  • Very detailed but at times can be complex
  • Maintenance cost is high

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  • Higher upfront cost but a must for large campuses.
  • The only solution required as it contains a vast assortment of administrative tools to implement simple to complex WiFi networks.
  • Higher cost of ongoing maintenance but required for ongoing support.
Having Cisco across the LAN allows for a consistent experience when installing, administering, and supporting the solution. Having one LAN vendor makes it much easier when support is required. There will be TAC teams that work with the full stack of Cisco solutions which [makes] it easier for finding a resolution to any problems.
Fully robust and well-built solution. The solution fully is able to support a full campus WiFi environment without having any issues. There is no slowness to setting up a WiFi solution or any delays when changes are made. The product [can handle] beyond the listed specifications, but Cisco has kept performance and throughput to allow for a robust and smooth experience.
The system has full uptime availability, no issues with slowness or outages. The system is well tested for 7x24 use and has been running without any issues. If HA is required, the solution fully supports a backup solution set to ease any concerns of having a WiFi controller out of service.
The Cisco Catalyst 9800[-L Wireless Controller] is a full-featured solution that makes it easy to create, manage, and extend policies across the WiFi network. There [is] a vast list of features and options available to set WiFi policies. Cisco typically has the most comprehensive feature set for their WiFi setup. This can be used from the most simple to the most complex setups.
Cisco [Catalyst 9800-L Wireless Controller] is the premium WiFi solution with full options for the control of the WiFi network. The initial cost is high, but the cost comes with the most features of any other enterprise-grade WiFi solution. Cisco is a leader in this space. Going with Cisco will help to guarantee support for many years of service and even beyond the manufacturer's support dates.
The Cisco Catalyst 9800[-L Wireless] Controller is well suited for large campus environments. This allows the operator an easy way to administer the WiFi environment. There are a full array of options to onboard WiFi users and provide a secure experience. The solution also contains very robust maintenance tools to allow for WiFi system and end-user troubleshooting.