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Pros
"The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting.""Customer service is great.""The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use."

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"It is good, and it works.""Cisco's technical support is very good, I've never had an issue with their technical support.""Cisco Wireless solutions are easy to use.""We were able to utilize the elements of the core and provide a solution to our customers similar to that of Cisco Meraki.""This product has a long life and you don't have any issues with it.""The integration is great.""It always runs, and it's very reliable in terms of performance.""Cisco Wireless is highly stable."

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Cons
"It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.""The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability.""The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one."

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"The stability could improve, there are some issues. We were told the version of the software we are using on all of the controllers is best for Cisco IOS, but we might need to update our software, this might fix the stability issues we are experiencing.""The integration with our CM and other technologies could improve this solution.""Installation is complex.""Before deploying a wireless solution, you have to read and plan every role, every windows system, put in your access point, and then make the audit. This solution is not the best one to do this. We use another solution that is called Eko. In the future, if this solution could have better auditing capabilities it would be better.""The biggest reason why we could no longer continue with Cisco Wireless was because of the high cost to upgrade everything. It was disappointing that Cisco treated us as just another big company, and did not offer any leeway on their pricing given that we are an educational institute. And although the system we had in place from Cisco Wireless was good enough over the last ten years, it started to show its age when pushed to its limit during the pandemic.""The solution is stable but it could be improved. However, this could be because there are not enough APs.""It would be great if it is compatible with other products.""The new GUI interface and the newer version OS are a little bit more complex than the older version, however, it just might take some getting used to."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "This product is very expensive."
  • "There is an annual cost of the solution. There are some additional charges, such as support and maintenance."
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  • "Cost is one of the reasons why we are switching to Aruba. Aruba is significantly lower than Cisco in price. We do the licensing on a three-year basis. Cisco makes licensing very difficult."
  • "The price of this product is reasonable."
  • "This is an expensive product."
  • "The product could be priced better."
  • "Cisco Wireless is a little bit expensive when compared to other solutions."
  • "The price is a little high. However, you get what you pay for. The quality of the product is high, you will find it is worth the money. There is some additional cost, for example, customer support."
  • "It's expensive because a lot of the controls come with licenses."
  • "This solution is expensive, but you get value for your money."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use.
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    The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one.
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    The solution is primarily used for wireless design; it's a wireless design tool. For example, if you're going to design a wireless internet network. That's what we used it for. The process is: you… more »
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    Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be very reliable and to consistently run very efficiently. Cisco Wireless helped… more »
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    Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
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    On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three hours, the basic framework can be set up. Step-by-step instructions are available… more »
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    Average Words per Review
    350
    Rating
    7.5
    2nd
    out of 26 in Wireless LAN
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    26,030
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    23,140
    Reviews
    59
    Average Words per Review
    461
    Rating
    8.1
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    Also Known As
    Cisco WLAN Controller
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    Overview

    AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

    With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.
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    Sample Customers
    Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
    Aegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    University11%
    Legal Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise23%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 4 reviews while Cisco Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 68 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.6, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Great customer service, simple to setup, and very easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Robust with a good level of performance and very helpful technical support". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and AirCheck G2, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and D-Link Wireless.

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