If your use case is right, the Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller can be the perfect solution
January 09, 2021

If your use case is right, the Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller can be the perfect solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

Previously we had Cisco wireless LAN controller that took care of all our AP's (adding, removing, programming, etc) which still works great for our main site that keeps everything chugging without much interaction. The problem we had at some sites is that they don't connect back to us in a way we could manage their AP's. Enter the Cisco Embedded [Wireless] Controllers. These guys solve that problem handily.
  • They seem solid and well built, hardly ever fail
  • Once you get a hand of the setup they're easy to add/remove
  • Automatic failover is seamless and super helpful
  • Occasionally require a reboot to get an AP back online
  • Sometimes they will fight to be the controller
  • They dont seem to handle as many clients as AP's connected to a WLC
  • Makes having remote sites less problematic when it comes to managing AP's
  • Saved money on managed AP's as they're found cheaper
  • Takes more time to manage additional controllers versus a WLC

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Overall I could see myself recommending these to others if they have the right set of circumstances at their place of business. Those would be like ours, if they had a location that couldnt be served by a WLC. Once setup they are easy to manage and self healing as in they wont go down when one is offline.