AN39409The Chartwell School in Seaside, CA and the Namibia University of Science and Technology might be on opposite sides of the world, but both schools know that Cisco Aironet 1850 Series Access Points (AP) are the best products to deploy a wireless network. An 802.11ac Wave 2-based access point, the Aironet 1850 is the most cutting-edge AP on the market today. Both schools had the same goal: each wanted to make sure that their wireless networks were ready for the onslaught of 802.11ac Wave 2 devices that will be heading their way in the coming years.

The staff at the Chartwell School needed to upgrade its Wi-Fi network to better support its students who have language-based learning differences. Chartwell turned to Cisco and not only deployed the Cisco Aironet 1850 access points but also Cisco Mobility Express to bring support to its modernized learning environment.

Mobility Express easily handles the bandwidth increase and supports wireless multitasking both at school and at students’ homes. The school’s network is now better equipped to handle high-bandwidth learning tools, multi-device connectivity and newer cloud-based teaching solutions.

Prior to the installation of the Aironet 1850 access points, students at the Namibia University of Science and Technology were finding it difficult to access the school’s wireless network. The University took their concerns seriously and came up with a solution that boosted coverage and increased bandwidth, without going over budget. After deploying Cisco Aironet 1850 access points, the university now has a robust Wi-Fi network that covers the entire campus.  Longer versions of these case studies will be available in the coming weeks.

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Byron Magrane

Product Manager, Marketing