Cisco WLC 5508 Success
June 12, 2019

Cisco WLC 5508 Success

Michael Murdock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

5508 Wireless Controller

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

We currently have 7 high schools with 8 5508s. With the eighth being an anchor controller at the district office. The reason for so many is high density due to we are a one to one laptop district. Meaning we have about 15000 students with laptops that they can take home.
  • Outstanding rogue detection.
  • AP management.
  • Easy updates.
  • Ease of the GUI.
  • Faster boot time on restarts.
  • Add machine learning.
  • Automation.
  • Very useful.
  • Easy deployment.
  • Current technology allows more with less.
The 5520 is going to reach its scalability for features long before the 9800. The 9800 is a more flexible and long term solution. The catch is you'd be an early adopter and deal with any headaches that come along with that.
Great for small to midsize businesses.