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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

I have a customer requesting input from other companies using 7500 controller. I am looking at installing one to manage 30 branch locations with anywhere from 2 to 150 AP per site. Currently no controller exists.

Just looking for a breif review of your experience and likes/dislikes about this model / controllers in general.

Much appreciated-

dan-

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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Nope.

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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

I have no experience with this model

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Haha... I have, but the only difference from any of my 5508 installs and the 7500 is the 10 gig interface and the fact that all AP's are in FlexConnect. My client has over 500 AP's in FlexConnect and have redundant 7500's.

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-Scott
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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

How has your clients experience been with it?

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Fine. We have other large customers with 12+ 7500's with no issues.

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-Scott
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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Have you or a client had experience in an environment with a large number of AP's in standalone mode without a controller?

Anyone using a 7500 controller?

I have.  I had customers that ran large SWAN deployments that worked like a FELLA(BOSS)

HTH,
Steve

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Re: Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Haha... Yeah I have to, but that was way back in the days. I would never deploy standalone now a days.

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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Very understandable. Any comments on why you wouldnt do so?

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Anyone using a 7500 controller?

That easy... Large deployment, centralized management. I don't have to configure each AP. If I want to upgrade, I upgrade the WLC and the WLC upgrades all the AP's. In a standalone, you have to upgrade each one and manage each ap configuration.

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Re: Anyone using a 7500 controller?

Ok, last question - any comments regaurding pro's of using a controller vs standalone from an rf and / or user performance perspective that you have witnessed in the real world?

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Anyone using a 7500 controller?

any comments regaurding pro's of using a controller vs standalone from an rf

Centralize controller manages each APs channel and Tx power.

In standalone, this is a manual process and chances of co-channel interferrence, among your own AP and other APs nearby, is high.

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