Cisco Wireless-N Bridge for Phone Adapters - bridge - 802.11b/g/n - desktop

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Product Overview
Main Features
  • Bridge
  • 802.11b/g/n
The Cisco Wireless-N Bridge for Phone Adapters, often called the Cisco SPA Bridge, lets you transform your Cisco SPA IP Phone into a flexible wireless device. Designed specifically for small businesses, it gives you the freedom to place your IP phone most anywhere in the office, without the need for a nearby wired network connection. The bridge supports standards-based 802.11n wireless networking, providing better coverage and superior bandwidth. Advanced (QoS) features help ensure crystal-clear voice communication.

With the Cisco SPA Bridge, you can easily add new extensions or move phones between offices, conference rooms, lobbies, or other environments - without expensive network wiring. The solution lets you extend your phone system using your existing wireless network, while providing the mobility, flexibility, and agility you need to meet changing needs in a dynamic environment.

Technical Specifications
Specifications are provided by the manufacturer. Refer to the manufacturer for an explanation of the print speed and other ratings.
Environmental Parameters
Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%
Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F

Brand: Cisco
Compatibility: PC
Manufacturer: Cisco Systems
Model: Bridge for Phone Adapters
Packaged Quantity: 1
Product Line: Cisco Wireless-N

Interface Provided
Connector Type: RJ-45
Interface: Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Qty: 1

Line Properties
Line Coding Format: 16 QAM , 64 QAM , BPSK , CCK , OFDM , QPSK

Compliant Standards: C-Tick , FCC Part 15 B , LVD , VCCI
Encryption Algorithm: WEP , WPA , WPA2

Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Connectivity Technology: Wired , Wireless
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet , Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.11n
Features: Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X) , Firmware upgradable , Quality of Service (QoS)
Form Factor: Desktop
Remote Management Protocol: HTTP
Status Indicators: System , Wireless , WPS
Type: Bridge
Wireless Protocol: 802.11b/g/n

Type: Drivers & Utilities

Dimensions & Weight
Height: 0.9 in
Weight: 2.47 oz
Width: 2.2 in

Power Device
Power Consumption Operational: 3 Watt

Product Reviews
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 11reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coming from another network vendor background I was surprised at how easy the controller was to configure. Valuable Features:A couple of features stood out: the most important feature was the ease of installation. Coming from another network vendor background I was surprised at how easy the controller was to configure. The ability to build policies based on device and application type is very powerful. The controller has a built in best practice analysis engine that will not only give your setup a best practice score, but also automatically change settings to increase the score. The controller automatically implements advanced Cisco wireless features like Cisco clean air, coverage hole detection, client load balancing and band steering amongst other things.Improvements to My Organization:Business systems reach was significantly increased through extensive wireless coverage throughout the entire company head office building (5 stories). The technology also enabled the client business to safely provide internet access to guests, through the Cisco lobby administrator portal, which the receptionist manages without intervention from the IT department.Room for Improvement:Rack mount brackets must be automatically included in the cost. Aesthetically the 2504 chassis has room for improvement. Product is not the cheapest on the market, can be more competitively priced.Use of Solution:This solution has been running for a year. We have dual Cisco 2504 wireless controllers for high availability (software version Managing 40x 1702 Cisco wireless access points.Deployment Issues:The issue we encountered was enabling radius authentication for the employee wireless network. Most of the issue was Windows server related though.Stability Issues:The two controllers running side by side was extensively tested by die client: during production the primary controller was unplugged and within a few seconds the access points registered to the secondary controller. The client even went as far as unplugging various access points to test if the coverage hole detection worked, and was not disappointed. There was never a need to restart the controllers or any of the access points.Scalability Issues:The project was sufficiently scoped from the beginning which prevented any scalability problems.Customer Service:Good.Technical Support:Good, provided there is a maintenance contract in place.Previous Solutions:The previous solution consisted of a wireless controller and 15 access points. There was a lot of labour hours that had to be wasted on fine tuning the wireless settings, the wireless network just did not meet the clients expectations. The issues were escalated to the distributor and the vendor directly, which made resources available on site but still took days to get stable.Initial Setup:Very straightforward. The new software version introduced a wizard which guides you through most of the initial configurations in a few simple steps.Implementation Team:Working as a solutions architect for an IT service provider I did the scoping and implementation for the client.Cost and Licensing Advice:The pricing on the Cisco devices can seem high, but compare apples with apples and it will become clear that Cisco is not that expensive. The controllers need to have licenses for the access points that it manages, so plan ahead and have enough licenses ready for the amount of access points in the environment.Other Solutions Considered:* HP MSM 720 wireless controller.* Aruba instant access points with built in controllersOther Advice:The underlying wired infrastructure is important, make sure it has enough capacity so avoid causing bottlenecks on the wireless network. If possible keep the network on a specific vendor for ease of management and support.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:W'ere partners with Cisco. April 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by There's no logical order to setup what you need, but with some reading, it's totally feasible. Valuable Features:Security featuresImprovements to My Organization:We can deploy a simple guest captive portal to allow guests to connect to the internet.Room for Improvement:More languages on the captive portal.Use of Solution:I've been using Cisco WLAN Controller 2106 for about one year.Deployment Issues:I had to reboot the controller a couple of times to force correct EAP key exchange.Stability Issues:I had to reboot the controller a couple of times to force correct EAP key exchange.Scalability Issues:Since it's a very small controller, I was already prepared for a small deployment.Customer Service:Not used at all.Technical Support:Not used at all.Previous Solutions:No previous solution used.Initial Setup:A bit complex. There's no logical order to setup what you need, but with some reading, it's totally feasible.Implementation Team:I implement it myself. I work for a Cisco partner.Other Advice:Plan the network first and decide if this box is big enough for your deployment.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:We are CISCO partners. February 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The monitoring system has room for improvement however centralized management is a valuable feature Valuable Features:From a technical perspective, the ease of centralized management and provisioning. Also the possibility of a single breakout point to the LAN which helps confine user traffic without additional setup.Improvements to My Organization:Before 2008 all hosts were connected to the wired infrastructure. Introducing a wireless infrastructure is probably the biggest single improvement in the network area we have had over the last few years. For example, employees can access their documents during a meeting, suppliers can give a presentation, and visitors can access the internet, etc. without going through the process of wiring and reconfiguring switches.Room for Improvement:The monitoring system has room for improvement. All the pieces of data are collected but it is not always easy or possible to present it the way you like it.Use of Solution:For about six years with the initial single controller setup. We moved to a dual controller setup in active/standby mode two years ago.Cisco WLC 5508 with Cisco Wireless Control System and 2600/3600 series access pointsDeployment Issues:We did not have any issues with the deployment of the single controller setup. Later on, with the deployment of the second controller, we have had some minor issues which were swiftly resolved by the supplier team with some help from the vendor.Stability Issues:No issues so far.Scalability Issues:The product is scaled for 500 APs. At this moment we have little under 450 APs connected without any scalability issues.Customer Service:8/10 for both the vendor and supplier.Technical Support:9/10 for both the vendor and supplier.Previous Solutions:No, the Cisco WLC is our first wireless solution.Initial Setup:Initial setup was straightforward. Then again, initially we started with only the very basic capabilities of the Cisco WLC.Implementation Team:Both implementations were performed by a supplier team with support from an in-house team for integration into the local network. I would rate the expertise of the supplier team a solid 8/10.ROI:We are a non-profit organisation. ROI was not the main drive to buy this product as manageability and reliability were.Other Solutions Considered:We are bound to a supplier and therefore can choose from a limited number of vendors. We use Cisco for our wired equipment, it is then reasonably to first have a look a Cisco‘s wireless solution.Other Advice:The Cisco WLC has many features. Plan carefully which to use before you start to implement.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guest WiFi is an option but older WAP's can be an issue as the firmware makes them problematic Valuable Features:ScalabilityImprovements to My Organization:* Multiple SSID's* Ability to offer WI-FI to guest in a secure environmentRoom for Improvement:None.Use of Solution:Two years. (WLC 5508)Deployment Issues:Older WAP's can be an issue as the firmware makes them problematic. Requires upgrading the WLC firmware to see units properly.Stability Issues:None.Scalability Issues:None.Customer Service:8 out of 10.Technical Support:8 out of 10.Previous Solutions:Several. Cisco is more scalable and actually less costly over time.Initial Setup:Fairly straightforward - need to understand the Cisco way of breaking things out but otherwise no issues.Implementation Team:We implemented it in-house.Cost and Licensing Advice:Approximately $20,000 with no additional costs.Other Solutions Considered:* Meraki* SonicWALLOther Advice:Understand your need. Let the need drive the purchase not the other way around.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. January 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pros: certificate authentication, ACL for Guests. Cons: Reporting, Active Passive Failover on Controller. Valuable Features:* Certificate based authentication* ACL for GuestImprovements to My Organization:Right now more than 90% of our employees connect on wireless only. That minimizes a huge CapEx on LAN infrastructure. Users can connect from any of the offices of banglalink. Roaming is the biggest advantage we have got so far. For security purposes, certificate based authentication ensures that only banglalink employees can connect to those SSID.Room for Improvement:* Reporting* Active Passive Failover on ControllerUse of Solution:More than four years.Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.Stability Issues:No issues encountered.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:Good.Technical Support:Good.Previous Solutions:We previously used an Aruba solution and we switched because Cisco had a flexible deployment model, it is easy to operate, and has a stable OS.Initial Setup:Initial setup was, of course challenging. However, with the vendor, we worked hard on troubleshooting issues. For example, redundancy during controller failover was very challenging as the AP was taking long time to join with controller.Implementation Team:We implemented it in-house.ROI:I think we got our ROI within a year.Cost and Licensing Advice:We have two controllers in our 55 offices with more than 175 APs. It costs us around 100k. Currently we don't buy any support from OEM or a vendor, and we keep all necessary APs in stock. For the controller it costs us around 3k yearly.Other Solutions Considered:We compared it to Aruba which was our existing solution.Other Advice:Fantastic product for an indoor wireless solution. Smooth seamless AP handover, excellent Tech support, integration with other peripherals (AD, Cert server, SIEM etc.) and stable hardware. These are the reasons you should choose this product.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The ability to group APs to specific VLANs gives us a lot of flexibility. The GUI needs work. Valuable Features:* Scalability* Enterprise Wireless Mesh* Number of interfaces* High Performance VideoImprovements to My Organization:In our company we have employees spread across multiple floors which requires more APs than we originally have. This new WLAN Controller accommodates us very well. It also has the great feature of grouping APs to specific VLANs which gives us a lot of flexibility.Room for Improvement:Overall i haven't had any major complaints. I have noticed though when grouping interfaces, sometimes if you need to delete a previously created interface group there can be glitches. The GUI can be improved on.Use of Solution:This specific model (Cisco 5508 Wireless Controller ) - 1 yearCisco WLAN controller in general - over 10 yearsDeployment Issues:No. The setup was pretty simple and straight forward.Stability Issues:None encountered.Scalability Issues:None encountered.Customer Service:They do just fine.Technical Support:Very good. On the 2 occasions that I had to contact support I got immediate assistance and the reps were very knowledgeable and able to resolve my issues in little to no time.Previous Solutions:We have always used Cisco.Initial Setup:The intial setup was very straight forward. Like most of Cisco devices the initial setup asks you some questions and you can select what you want to use as default or change. I did the preliminary setup then everything else from the GUI.Implementation Team:Implementation was done in-house.ROI:The increased productivity and low downtime from the wireless network is worth every cent spent. The different teams can roam the building while staying connected.....100%Cost and Licensing Advice:The initial set-up cost including the device was approximately $7500. There is no day-to-day cost besides the power it uses since the device just about maintains itself. Unless adding new APs or subnets to the wireless network there is no need to touch the controller really.Other Solutions Considered:No, we stuck we Cisco since that's what we have been using all these years.Other Advice:No, we stuck we Cisco since that's what we have been using all these years.Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Cisco Partner December 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Have clear ideas about the requirements or goals for the company before implementation Valuable Features:The easy way to integrate it with the existing network. Also, at the implementation, the simple management of the access points in a centrally console.Improvements to My Organization:Before the implementation in 2006, we had 20 stand-alone access points where the administration tasks were complicated; any change has to be made in each AP.Use of Solution:Since August 2006.Deployment Issues:Not really.Stability Issues:Until now they are very stable, but in some cases in which we had a problem there was a fix to solve the problem.Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.Customer Service:Good, 9 out of 10Technical Support:Good, 9 out of 10Previous Solutions:No, this product is the only one I have used.Initial Setup:As in the majority of new implementations there is a lack of knowledge of the products, but with some time and a lot readings at the end was easily.Implementation Team:It was a mixed schema; the case study and the initial implementation was made by a vendor, then, the tune up was made by us.Other Solutions Considered:No, it was the only one because all the network infrastructure is Cisco: Total compatibility.Other Advice:Have clear ideas about the requirements or goals for the company before implementation and have a good case study.Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Reliable product. Ability to handle huge amounts of traffic needs to be improved. Valuable Features:No configuration required on access points and better monitoring.Improvements to My Organization:We have been deploying in different companies and their wireless communication has improved.Room for Improvement:Access Points are unable to handle huge traffic and if one user start downloading other user bandwidth speed is affected.Use of Solution:Multiple Times.4402, 4404, 5508Deployment Issues:Yes we did have issues. The start access points were unable to join the controller but we managed.There was an issue with User Authentication with lDAP.Stability Issues:None encountered.Scalability Issues:None encountered.Customer Service:It was good.Technical Support:It was good.Previous Solutions:Our customer used Linksys access points and they had problems with their connection so they decided for WLAN.Initial Setup:Start the controller. The initial setup process will start the you need to configure multiple parameters, and the configuration is done.Implementation Team:I implemented myself for multiple companies.Cost and Licensing Advice:No day-to-day cost.Other Solutions Considered:Yes different WLAN Controller models.Other Advice:Good product and good reliabilityDisclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions. December 16, 2014
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