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8.1 out of 10

Cisco WAP121

Great Deal: $92.98

Reviews and Problems with Cisco WAP121

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Overall 2


Keenan C., Newegg
3 July 2014
  • Summary: go for the next one up, if it wasnt for the wireless N not working this would be an amazing WAP
  • Pros: Clean GUI, lots of options, multiple SSID options, PoE, can run in a cluster with other ones so no need for a controller which is amazing and a very slick wallmount to hide cables.
  • Cons: for Wireless N it straight up doesnt go above 1mb downstream, found tons and tons of forums on this and cases open with Cisco and they did not fix it, works up to 15mb when N is disabled, upgraded to latest firmware and still not fixed, its just not worth half the money it costs
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Overall 2
Value for money 2
Features 2
Performance 2
Overall quality 2

Don't buy

Marc,, TigerDirect.com
25 April 2014
  • Summary: Works fine at upload speeds. Max download speed after disabling N band was 20Mb on a 100Mb connection. Much slower when N enabled. 2 yrs of Cisco support logs show it is a know problem and no fix.
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Overall 2

Still not Working

Diane D., Newegg
11 April 2014
  • Pros: NA
  • Cons: I reviewed this 1.5 years ago - this is an update
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Overall 8

Work great, firmware

Maxine G., Newegg
22 February 2013
  • Summary: Purchased 2 of these despite negative reviews. They shipped with an old firmware version so first thing done was upgrade to latest and have had zero problems with setup or use.
  • Pros: Inexpensive and easy to setup, has most of the features needed for small business wireless.
  • Cons: Web GUI not always the snappiest, and no CLI available. Wired ethernet only 10/100 and no Captive Portal (integrated Radius) - have to go with WAP321 if you want that.
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Overall 2

Not a Wireless - N AP

Diane D., Newegg
17 December 2012
  • Summary: I have two WAP121 upgraded to the latest FW 1.0,2,3. I am using a Cisco RV4000 Gateway/Router with Comcast internet service. This has worked great for the last 5 years. That is until I decided to upgrade to 802.11 N with Cisco WAP121. Using WAP121 I get an internet download speed around 0,2 - 0.2 Mbit/s and upload speed around 6 Mbit/s. If I connect directly with Ethernet I get 25 Mbit/s down and 6 Mbit/s up.
  • Pros: See Below
  • Cons: Does not work as a Wireless - N access point
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Overall 2


David P., Newegg
7 December 2012
  • Summary: not sure why Cisco keeps delivering these defective products? new egg should immediately take these off-the-shelf - or have Cisco provide an immediate fix.
  • Pros: very well designed package if everything worked - ease of setup an excellent features.
  • Cons: defective wireless N - I'll be returning this unit because wireless N functionality is broken without any means of repairing. Cisco support is awful as I cannot even open up a Cisco TAC case without jumping through many hoops.
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Overall 2

Known defective Item

Gary H., Newegg
1 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought an Engenious 300 and it was twice the speed.
  • Pros: Easy to hookup. Good wizard.
  • Cons: The item simply has issues with download speeds. You can check the Cisco Site. It's been going on for since it's been built. No idea why they are still selling it. If you change the 802.1 settings you can get it to run at about half speed. I
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Overall 4

Why only a fast Ethernet port?!?!

Anonymous, Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Summary: I don't need all the extra features of the WAP321 but it looks like I'll have to shell out an extra $100 for the 321 to have a gigabit ethernet port and the possibility of 802.11n speeds. Total fail on this Cisco! Would cost them an extra dollar to use the appropriate port so people can get the speed they think they are buying!
  • Pros: I considered purchasing for Cisco quality, sleek design, and just to go along with my 861 router added sg300 switch.
  • Cons: i nearly purchased this access point until noticing that it uses a 100mbps ethernet port which will prevent you from utilizing quite a bit of the bandwidth afforded by the 300mbps N wireless. Of course, in the real world the impact of this will be less notable than on paper, but you'll still always be stuck under 100 mbps! My old $40 wrt310n router is faster than that and its wireless radio is only half the speed of this!
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Overall 10

Great Device

Norman D., Newegg
9 August 2012
  • Summary: My old CISCO LINKSYS 54G was the best AP ever and I've been through many different APs to only be left disappointed and shortly returning to my highly dependable but old CISCO LINKSYS 54G. I think this Device is going to be a good replacement.
  • Pros: This device has a lot of features. Great GUI and I really like the help feature within the GUI that provide excellent details about the features
  • Cons: This device had so many features it took a little while to tweak my configurations but this is really not a con.
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Overall 2

DO Not buy

Damon L., Newegg
13 June 2012
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Do a google search "wap12 slow speed" before you buy and be warned. Do not buy and get caught up Cisco support merry-go-round. Support has been no help. I am an IT manager and have such a bad taste over this product I will not be buying any more Cisco products in the future.
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