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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Within our ever-changing environment, we have found the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points to be a great fit for all situations we have thrown in them. Our locations that have upgraded to the [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points have also been pleasantly surprised by the additional coverage they provide, compared to previous access point models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • High bandwidth speed
  • Coverage for wireless connectivity
  • Adherence to Industry and Security standards
  • Integration to other Cisco product suites
  • Top tier technical support
  • Vast worldwide support from other business users
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

  • 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  • Some of the documentation is outdated.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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points are pricey
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points require additional licensing
  • [Cisco] Catalyst 9100 Access Points weigh quite a bit
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points 9.0
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Performance

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.1
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Performance is an important requirement in the wireless network and the [Cisco] Catalyst 9105 [Access Point] manages to deliver great throughput as it is a WIFI 6 device with MU-MIMO 2X2 and beamforming technology. [It also] supports a medium density of users without experiencing internet downtime issues.
Onessimo Azevedo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points 8.2
Based on 6 answers
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.
Bruno Carvalho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Alternatives Considered

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

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.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Although the Cisco pricing within all the units I test is the most expensive one, I can satisfied with its performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.1
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Scalability is not a concern for this product. We can readily add or remove access points as needed, depending on the requirement or the performance recorded - but so far everything has been smooth!
Ericson Aragoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

  • 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.
Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

  • Valuable solution with vast WiFi and security options
  • Users happy with excellent bandwidth and data handling
  • Higher initial costs, longer ROI than other solutions
  • Less support issues, return on support costs is lower
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Aruba Instant Wi-Fi Access Points

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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