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Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

I feel that Aruba wireless solutions are suited for most any environment. It is possible to scale from one AP to hundreds. It is capable of both personal and enterprise level security to fit any organization's standards. Coupled with the software tools, you have incredible control over your entire environment.
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Ubiquiti Wireless WAN

If you are in an education environment that needs to provide reliable wifi to a lot of users, go with Ubiquiti. the most cost effective and reliable solution. Same with any small business that needs reliable networking.
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Pros

  • Monitoring - Airwave gives you a top down view of your network all the way down to the endpoints.
  • Ease of setup - From the beginning Aruba has been easy to implement and configure
  • Support - Airheads community and the people at Aruba have hands down been some of the best support I have used.
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  • Automatically load balances based on band. Makes it simple to spread out users.
  • Updates can be set to automatic or manual. Automatic uses rolling updates, happens every time we update the controller.
  • Continually add new features and improvements with their FREE software upgrades
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Cons

  • We have seen struggles with authentication methods
  • Pricing can always improve
  • Licensing
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  • Supply can be a problem, especially for new products. We have had to sometimes wait for months for supply to come in.
  • No phone support. Only email/chat. can be frustrating sometimes just texting someone, but have not had to contact them very often.
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Alternatives Considered

Comparing the Aruba wireless solutions to the big dog of the networking industry is not easy. The Cisco offering has great depth of features and capabilities, but when it comes to the major determining factor it starts to even out more. Pricing is where the rubber hits the road and we feel that we get great value from Aruba for the cost.
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amer is literally rebranded Ubiquiti wireless points. They make you pay the annual fee. We cancelled our contract and were able to wipe the firmware and add them back to the Ubiquiti controller. Amer is a big waste of money.
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Return on Investment

  • We are working toward complete wireless coverage within our campuses and the Aruba wireless solutions are working well for us.
  • We get good feedback from our user population on the quality of our wireless network so that is great.
  • Our technicians are all comfortable using the Aruba products, so that helps with support tremendously.
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  • Huge cost savings. Buy it once and you are done, no annual renewals.
  • Extremely reliable and scalable. We went from 0 to 900 Chromebooks in 2 years.
  • Very little maintenance, set it and forget it. Allows us to focus on other tasks.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Ubiquiti Wireless WAN

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