Cisco Wireless Lan Controller Comparision
Posted on 2013-11-21
This question is in regards to the Cisco 2504 WLC vs. the Cisco 5508 WLC.
I can purchase two 2504 WLC’s, both with 50 AP licenses for half the price of one 5508 WLC with a 100 AP license. If I can put the two 2504 WLC’s in the same mobility group and control 100 AP’s, what makes the 5508 WLC with a 100 AP license so special? Is it just because it can scale to up to 500 AP’s? Is that really the only difference? If so it is much more economical to go with two 2504 WLC's with 50 AP licenses vs one 5508 100 AP WLC. Its like a $10,000 price difference.