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Score 8.9 out of 100

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    Adtran Bluesocket Wireless

    N/A
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    9.2

    Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

    92%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

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    9.0

    Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

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    8.2

    Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    It is possible that we have a bad luck with the deployment. However, It is capable to perform enterprise-level security to fit some of the organization's standards. With Airwave and other tools, it's easy to manage and administrate your wireless environment. Make aware of the IPsec tunnel from each user to the controller if you are using Clearpass for NAC. If you have a remote office with local resources, you will need controller or IAP to route traffic locally. If you have many remote offices, you will need to deploy controllers or IAP in each office, which lead to additional cost and management.
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    Pros

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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • They offer both a controller-based and controller-less option. This allows customers of all sizes to deploy a wireless network without the upfront cost of controller hardware. A controller can be added later.
    • Aruba also offers Airwave which is a single management point for all AP swarms in the environment. It offers many reporting features as well as visual RF maps displaying heatmaps of the AP signals and client positioning.
    • The Aruba Access Point we have (224s and 225s) also offer both PoE and external power supplies for those smaller deployments that may not have PoE capable switches.
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    Cons

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    • We have had a bunch of these stop working after a power outages. We are guessing a surge or something caused them to stop working.
    • Some of the documentation is outdated. It seems they like to make changes to how things work and it usually mean less access and insight into the devices you manage.
    • The auto signal strength feature could use a little work. It seems like even when we turn it down all the way it tries ot increases the signal strength.
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    Pricing Details

    Adtran Bluesocket Wireless

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      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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      Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

      Starting Price

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      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Usability

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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        Aruba Networks Wireless LAN is very intuitive to use. After the initial learning curve for the Aruba OS platform, it is straightforward. Day-to-day tasks, such as deploying an access point with a configuration, are very straightforward. Standard incremental system upgrades are also very intuitive. If you have any past experience with Aruba network switching or Cisco switching, the command structure is relatively similar.
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        Support Rating

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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        It is a reliable and complete solution for providing wireless network to users. I had no technical problems during those years. The Aruba controller and access points have always worked very well and we have greatly improved the relationship with customers and we now have absolute control over the wireless network traffic. It has quality assurance and support with efficient service as well.
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        Alternatives Considered

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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        One of the characteristics that benefited Aruba Wireless with its competitors was the lower cost of implementation and the speed of configuration and commissioning of the equipment, the strong authentication required and the visibility from the same tool without the need for other third-party products. or who need to purchase another product.
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        Return on Investment

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        Hewlett Packard Enterprise

        • Excellent uptime and reliability
        • If licensed properly, failover is easy
        • The newest version upgrade is somewhat cumbersome as they want us to replace hardware, which seems silly, so we are on the most current legacy supported version. Once unsupported, we will need to replace hardware.
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