The Best in Class Wireless
October 05, 2021

The Best in Class Wireless

Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

3504 Wireless Controller

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers

As our organization grew and our user base increased, we needed to upgrade our wireless network infrastructure and move towards a centralized solution, instead of isolated wireless routers and access points. After market research and study, we opted to go with Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Access Points. Since the deployment, it has been a core part of our overall IT infrastructure and it has been performing very well without any major issues.
  • Centralized management
  • Cisco Clean Air
  • Native HA
  • MAC filtering
  • Support for high density environments
  • 11ac support
  • Automatic radio resource management
  • OS upgrade without downtime in HA pair
  • More features in virtual controller
  • Improvement in GUI for monitoring
  • Search filters for MAC address list in security
  • High-gain antenna options for outdoor APs
  • Centralized management
  • MAC filtering
  • Cisco Clean Air
  • Rogue AP detection and blocking
  • Reduced cabling costs
  • Improved mobility for users
  • Better support for new wireless devices
  • Reduced downtime for users
D-Link Wireless network solution is a good solution for small businesses. It has all the features of an enterprise-class wireless solution. However, it does not perform well with a high number of users and devices. Cisco Wireless [LAN Controllers] Solution, on the other hand, is built for large enterprises and can easily handle high user density environments [with] a high amount of wireless traffic.

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Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers are enterprise-class wireless controllers. They are made and well suited for medium to large enterprises where there are more than 20 or 50 access points to manage and monitor. Small businesses will find it very heavy on their budget and if they do not [need] such a large solution, then they can opt for another less expensive wireless solution that better fits their requirements.