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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

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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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Warehouse, hospital, office, home, and other places that you need a stable connection with wireless.
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Pros

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

  • 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

  • 11ax
  • Operate on 802.3at
  • Support tri-radio functionality
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Cons

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

  • 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  • Some of the documentation is outdated.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

  • The boot up time is too long
  • Setup method is too complicated
  • Should put in some AI or analysis assistant
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Usability

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

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Performance

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.1
Based on 2 answers
These access points have been stable and have performed well in our test environment from the beginning.
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Support Rating

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) 7.1
Based on 7 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 Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

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 Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

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Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points

Cisco Aironet and Catalyst 9100 Access Points 9.1
Based on 2 answers
The ability to host applications on the AP make this platform very scalable.
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Return on Investment

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

  • 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

  • Cost saving on traditional cabling network
  • Mobility for device
  • Utilization and flexibility in business and IOT
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Pricing Details

Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

General

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

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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