[Chugalug] Another Cisco Question

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 13 16:55:56 UTC 2013

Quoting Bret McHone <dbmchone at gmail.com>:

> I'm just going to throw this out there. We use Aruba which is   
> traditionally controller based, but they also have Aruba Instant APs  
>  which work very well without a controller if your deployment is   
> limited. We are actually going to be deploying some of them at a few  
>  of our smaller remote offices as soon as I can get out from under a  
>  few of our other projects.
> I'm honestly not familiar with the current Cisco wireless offerings,  
>  but I do know when we evaluated them and compared them to Aruba,   
> they couldn't come close to the same price. I think Cisco was almost  
>  2x the cost between initial investment and licensing.. (We also   
> compared both aruba and cisco to meru? but that was almost laughable)
> I will throw a disclaimer out there that we have phased out most   
> Cisco gear because of this. For some reason they just can't get   
> pricing anywhere close to their competitors and the feature set   
> differences do not account for the differences in cost...
Yeah. It's always been my impression that much of what you were paying  
for with Cisco gear was the label on the front that says "Cisco."

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