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Aerohive Wireless

8 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

Cisco Aironet Access Points

76 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aerohive Wireless

A large segment of the Aerohive client base is the education market, which is very different in terms of agility and immediate support needs of financial institutions. They seem to focus more effort on their wireless AP solutions, which I have only rarely tested. When it comes to remote access, the solution is still relatively expensive due to the upfront hardware purchase, though recurring costs are fairly low.
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Cisco Aironet Access Points

A few scenarios that come to mind where I believe Cisco Aironet Access Points is well suited would be for small businesses or large houses who are looking to add a stable internet connection while aiming to minimize any dead spots that you currently may have. Less appropriate for large spaces and offices.
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Pros

  • Extremely easy to provision new devices, once the profiles are set up, due to centralized management
  • Very quick provisioning of new devices, due to centralized management and predefined profiles
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  • Manage numerous clients
  • Provide high throughput
  • Robust and reliable
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Cons

  • More visibility into your product certification process. - Certifications are a great way to show employers you're serious about the products they have. Not all of us have the means to go to a class just to take your test. Ruckus provides this much easier than aerohive, free online training, and 60 bucks for a test.
  • Account execs need to be more engaged, resellers provide better turn around than aerohive account reps.
  • Add task templates, or at least make them easier to access if they're available.
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  • Cost
  • Form factor
  • Reporting bad radios
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Cisco Aironet Access Points8.0
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The Aironet series does everything we need it to and more.
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Usability

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Cisco Aironet Access Points7.7
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There is always room to improve
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Reliability and Availability

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Cisco Aironet Access Points9.1
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This access point does not usually randomly shut off. It can't happen but it's generally due to a power over ethernet failures which would could be considered a user error.
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Performance

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Cisco Aironet Access Points9.1
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Performance on this access point is excellent. They're used by some of the largest companies in the world for the highest density applications.
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Support

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Cisco Aironet Access Points6.8
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Cisco TAC can be sometimes hit and miss.
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Implementation

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Cisco Aironet Access Points8.2
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Proper pre-planning would help you avoid any issues. Any deployments at scale should be double-checked.
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Alternatives Considered

Aerohive is an amazing product. Cisco wasn't able to stack up when it comes to controller redundancy, backup, etc. No need to have special software to just have a secondary controller... which drives down the cost.
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We are new to Aruba but they seem to perform as well as Aironet Access Points at a lower price point. All of our switches are Cisco so using Aironet Access Points allows us to use a Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) neighbor which is convenient.
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Scalability

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Cisco Aironet Access Points9.1
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The access point is extremely Hardy this was the Prime reason we bought this model.
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Return on Investment

  • Less downtime to our business units that use Aerohive
  • Radios are very compatible with most wireless devices out today
  • I spend less time managing Aerohive than any other wireless product
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  • Within healthcare, wifi is a must!
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Pricing Details

Aerohive Wireless

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Cisco Aironet Access Points

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Free Trial
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