Hello everyone, I just want to get everyone's opinion on which way to go for a wireless controller. Basically, I am deploying a wireless N environment. As a result, I either have to get a 4400 series controller or a Cisco 2821 router with the controller card. I only need to control 6 devices, but my problem is that the 2106 WLC or the 2811 router only has 100mb ethernet. This would bottle neck my wireless N speeds so I want to go with a gigabit controller solution. SO, the big question is would you all reccomend the 4400 WLC or the Cisco 2821 ISR router with the wireless controller card? If you have a particular reason for going one way or the other, I'd appreciate that as well.
The WLM is basically a 2106 on a card. I have not configured or played with one of these things, but I would very carefully doublecheck to verify how fast the backplane connection is on that thing- i.e. does it cap out at 100 megs too?
Also, network uplink speed is not the only performance limitation on these things. They don't handle multicast well, they can't act as a mobility anchor, etc. The 4400 is a much more capable box in many different ways.