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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

It is well suited for business applications where you have a large group using it all at once. It is very reliable when using it as the primary WiFi for your business. The coverage is fantastic and you can move about the office while staying connected very well. It may not be appropriate for larger areas. We use the IAPs, so you may need to upgrade to their models that require a controller for that situation.
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

In a rough outside environment - even offshore installation. Combined with a wireless LAN controller installation and deployment is a very smooth experience. This Access Point isn't suitable for installation in an office environment since the housing is very bulky and military gray colored. The CleanAir feature enables excellent coverage in locations with very high channel density and even radio noise.
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Pros

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • High quality products.
  • Easy management and administrator features.
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Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

  • Good housing
  • Internal antennas
  • Low power consumption
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Cons

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • Admin UI is a little clunky, but not bad
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

  • A bracket for magnet mounting would be a nice feature.
  • White colour option.
  • 11ax support
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Performance

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

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Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points 8.0
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The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points served their function well. They were reliable, provided decent speeds, resisted the elements, and provided a good investment. The only downsides were mostly appearance which doesn't matter that much. However, I believe that the tech in the access point is not future proof which is why I did not give it a nine or ten star rating.
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Support Rating

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN 10.0
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In the least concern we have, the support team has always been available and responds very quickly.
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Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

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Alternatives Considered

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

I like it compared to Meraki because it doesn't require a constant license.
Chris Hein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

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Scalability

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

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Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points 8.0
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The Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points have fairly flexible and scalable software, and it's not too difficult to add more access points. The software is very able and multiple departments can easily take advantage of the access points. The only downside is that the speeds are not as high as it could be.
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Return on Investment

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

  • When we use them with AirWave, we gain a lot of features.
  • ArubaCentral is also a good way to centrally manage overall equipments.
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Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

  • With only a few DOA's or failing devices, the AP's are of very high quality.
  • We expect them to run stable for many years, which is why our initial investment will be an intelligent choice compared to installing a cheaper product.
  • Although the AP's from Cisco is cutting-edge technology, the 802.11ac standard will be considered legacy in a few years, meaning that its a balance to purchase a well-designed product that won't outlast the tech that it provides. Imagine having an investment in a large fleet of high-quality 802.11b AP's 20 years ago. Although they would still be working flawlessly due to their good quality, the bandwidth would probably be unacceptable to most modern consumers.
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Pricing Details

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN

General

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

Cisco Aironet 1560 Series Access Points

General

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

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