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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Aruba Networks Wireless

Aruba is great if you are looking for the Cisco quality wireless without the Cisco price. I have found Aruba Wireless to be as good as any Cisco equipment we have used in the past. The management with Airwave is outstanding.
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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

  • Controller based deployment
  • Policy based management
  • Monitoring tools
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  • ISE enforcement
  • Lots of accessories and antenna
  • POE options and other deployment options.
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Cons

  • We have seen struggles with authentication methods
  • Pricing can always improve
  • Licensing
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  • Cost
  • Cloud management
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Cisco Aironet Access Points8.0
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It just works and pairs with our other Cisco kit works very well
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Usability

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Cisco Aironet Access Points7.7
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There is always room to improve
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Reliability and Availability

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Cisco Aironet Access Points9.1
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This access point does not usually randomly shut off. It can't happen but it's generally due to a power over ethernet failures which would could be considered a user error.
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Performance

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Cisco Aironet Access Points9.1
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Performance on this access point is excellent. They're used by some of the largest companies in the world for the highest density applications.
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Support

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Cisco Aironet Access Points6.8
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Cisco TAC can be sometimes hit and miss.
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Implementation

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Cisco Aironet Access Points8.2
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Proper pre-planning would help you avoid any issues. Any deployments at scale should be double-checked.
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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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Again, with Cisco Aironet Access Points, it comes down to the reliability, durability, and ease of use. The warranty and support are extremely good as well.
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Scalability

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Cisco Aironet Access Points9.1
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The access point is extremely Hardy this was the Prime reason we bought this model.
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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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  • Not sure about the business impact.
  • We haven't had any major issue so far.
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Aruba Networks Wireless

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Free Trial
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Cisco Aironet Access Points

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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No
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