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Cisco Wireless Capabilities

Dears

 

I have a below requirement for Cisco Wireless Solution do Cisco is capable of doing the below features and with what products,

 

  1. Flexibility to schedule the time to provide internet service to specific floor during working hours
  2. Flexibility to deny internet services during the weekend
  3. Ability to provide internet service for guest or customer
  4. Ability to control Wifi Coverage
  5. Solution should provide a landing page feature
  6. Ability to control the bandwidth for the users
  7. Ability to notify the admin with service request
  8. The Wifi solution should have its own authentication system

Awaiting experts advise.

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Re: Cisco Wireless Capabilities

You might as well look at Meraki solution for the requirements you need.
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Re: Cisco Wireless Capabilities

Hi

 

Flexibility to schedule the time to provide internet service to specific floor during working hours

You can achieve this by using the feature "Schedule SSID Availability". Requires Prime Infrastructure.


Flexibility to deny internet services during the weekend

You can achieve this by using the feature "Schedule SSID Availability". Requires Prime Infrastructure.


Ability to provide internet service for guest or customer

Basic feature.


Ability to control Wifi Coverage Solution should provide a landing page feature

Control Wifi Coverage with AP power ajustmente and/or Optimized Roaming and/or RX-SOP


Ability to control the bandwidth for the users

Basic feature


Ability to notify the admin with service request

You mean integration with tickets tool?  Never saw this a any device.

 

The Wifi solution should have its own authentication system

Basic feature

 

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Re: Cisco Wireless Capabilities

Dears

 

Thanks for the reply

 

Meraki cannot be adapted becz it is cloud based solution, hence the customer wants to be on premise.

 

so i need a 3504 WLC with prime infrastructure and AP, I assume that the basic feature mentioned are available in the WLC 3504 OS.

 

 

 

I totally agree that the no's of AP has to be decided according to the site survey hence what i know is there are about 2 types of site survey Active and passive

 

what i understand for Active site survey is that i have an physical Access Point , i took the AP on site configured a SSID on the AP and the SSID is broadcast ,  I will have a laptop in which i will see the  SSID and i will connect and i will move away from the AP to know till which place the signal are decreasing, hence the place where i see the signals bar are decreasing i will stop there and i will mark that place as a second acces point on that particular floor and hence i will keep on doing the same till the floor completes. Please correct me this approach is correct or wrong, hence in this scenario i am using the older model AP which might give me less range rather than the new one. this is what i want to know that from which document of cisco i will come to know the AP 2800 will cover a range of 50 mtrs in omnidirectional and AP 3800 will cover 100 mtrs in omnidirectional is there any document mentioning such information, 

 

The other site survey is through a Passive survey which is from a tool like Air magnet wireless planner, in which we specify the doors and wall width and partitions and we choose the AP either 1800 or 2800 or 3800 and on basis of that it displays the signal strength till where it goes in the floor map drawings.

 

Hence i was looking for a document of cisco i will come to know the AP 2800 will cover a range of 50 mtrs in omnidirectional and AP 3800 will cover 100 mtrs in omnidirectional is there any document mentioning such information.

 

Thanks

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Re: Cisco Wireless Capabilities


@adamgibs7 wrote:
  1. Flexibility to schedule the time to provide internet service to specific floor during working hours

Specific floors?  Not remotely possible unless the floors are one-on-top-of-each-other.  Even then, I've seen wireless clients connect to an AP four floors up/down.  


@adamgibs7 wrote:

Ability to notify the admin with service request


I think this will be a DNAC feature (integration with Service Now).

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Re: Cisco Wireless Capabilities

You've ruled our Meraki because it is a cloud based solution but it is going to be this or nothing.

 

  1. Flexibility to schedule the time to provide internet service to specific floor during working hours
    You can create a custom schedule.  For example, this is what the schedule looks like for our guest Wifi.
    schedule.PNG
    You can also configure schedules to act on tags and you could apply tags to APs by floor (such as "floor2", etc).  This would allow you to have different schedules by floor.
    https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Other_Topics/SSID_Availability 
  2. Flexibility to deny internet services during the weekend
    As you can see above, the schedule is a 7 day one weekly schedule.
  3. Ability to provide internet service for guest or customer
    There are a lot of options in this area.  Here is a general page for splash pages for guest WiFi.
    https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Cross-Platform_Content/Splash_Page 
  4. Ability to control Wifi Coverage
    We normally do this by setting the minimum bit rate.  The higher the minimum bit rate the smaller the circuit is user that users can connect in.
  5. Solution should provide a landing page feature
    Here is some more info on landing page customization.
    https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Cross-Platform_Content/Customizing_the_Splash_Page 
  6. Ability to control the bandwidth for the users
    You can control bandwidth per user, per SSID and per traffic type.
    https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Firewall_and_Traffic_Shaping/Traffic_and_Bandwidth_Shaping 
  7. Ability to notify the admin with service request
    I'm not completely sure what aspect you are referring to as the statement is not specific enough.  But here is the page on configuring email alerts.
    https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Cross-Platform_Content/Alerts_and_Notifications 
  8. The Wifi solution should have its own authentication system
    This page is about Meraki hosted authentication.
    https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Cross-Platform_Content/Managing_User_Accounts_using_Meraki_Authentication 

Ps. The Meraki Community would be a better place to follow up if you wanted to look at this further.

https://community.meraki.com/ 

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