Aruba Networks Wireless WAN vs. HPE OfficeConnect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Aruba Networks offers wireless WAN.N/A
HPE OfficeConnect
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) offers the OfficeConnect line of access points and wireless solutions.N/A
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Aruba Networks Wireless WANHPE OfficeConnect
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Aruba Networks Wireless WANHPE OfficeConnect
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Cisco Meraki MG
Cisco Meraki MG
Score 9.0 out of 10
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Aruba Networks Wireless WANHPE OfficeConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(7 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Aruba Networks Wireless WANHPE OfficeConnect
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is an excellent solution for small to medium-sized implementation, especially on-premise. The ability to centrally manage all policy-based access requirements for both registered users as well as guests using the portal is effortless. This is backed up by good documentation which is available and excellent vendor support (HP).
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The PoE function works well, and I am using them to power some VoIP/SIP phones of various brands and vintages (Nortel, Mitel, LG-Nortel). The setup is easiest, no special training/knowledge is required. You can manage internal as well as guest networks using the app.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • It has cloud management for administration of access points remotely.
  • Automatic replication of custom settings to access points.
  • Solution with WIFI 5 and WIFI 6 hotspots.
  • They are powered by POE or power injector.
  • Compact access points.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Good Switch
  • Perfect for SMB
  • Perfect for VOIP scenarios
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Licensing is slightly complicated and not bundled, separate costs for cloud controller is a no-no.
  • UI needs an uplift.
  • Coverage is good but can be better.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Not all ports are PoE
  • Reset Button is delicate, sometimes too delicate.
  • Mounting brackets could be designed better.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
In the least concern we have, the support team has always been available and responds very quickly.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We used Xirrus wifi before we moved to Aruba. Xirrus is a great niche brand that has been sold to other companies a few times in the life we used the products. This negatively impacted the product availability in our country, local support, and amount of implementation partners. Due to Aruba their broad product range, availability in the market, and knowledge with implementation partners we feel that we can build upon their products not only for a product cycle but for the decade to come.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
I think both are great products but HPE OfficeConnect has been more reliable and suits our budget. As HPE claims, it's one of their simplest products and if you're an SMB, this is the best option.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • We have better coverage for our visitors and during trainings
  • We have enough bandwidth to accommodate everyone
  • No more dead spots in the building that effects our users.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The network latency has dropped by 50%.
  • The cost has been reduced little bit.
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