Great solution if you want a controllerless Wi-Fi
December 13, 2020

Great solution if you want a controllerless Wi-Fi

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Mobility Express

We've implemented Cisco Mobility Express in one of our smaller branch offices, with just a few Access Points, where a standalone WLC would make no sense. For a branch office, which especially focuses on R&D, a fast and reliable connection was very important.
  • Fast and reliable network connectivity
  • Good configuration GUI
  • Quick and simple configuration
  • No standalone WLC costs
  • There were some minor issues, but were solved with a firmware update.
  • Quick ROI especially with low AP deployments, due to the controllerless architecture
  • Almost a set and forget solution - the IT could focus on other topics, instead of troubleshooting
We've chosen the Aironet 1830 802.11ac Wave 2 APs and I can say, that they perform exceptionally well, considering the throughput, range and stability.
After initial configuration and fixing minor issues with the firmware, the system worked really well, without any downtime. We were also satisfied with the throughput and range.
We did not experience any errors or unplanned outages, the system is very reliable, but as previously mentioned, some initial issues we've encountered were resolved with a firmware update.
We did not evaluate any other controlerless solutions, but we have received good feedback from multiple sources about Mobility Express and that's why we have selected it.
I'd recommend [Cisco Mobility Express] for small and medium businesses due to max AP limitations.