The best of the Wifi networks out there
December 07, 2019

The best of the Wifi networks out there

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)

We use Aruba wireless for all our locations, which include a standard corporate office, customer service locations, and warehouse locations. At our corporate location, the wall and ceiling are made of cement and our warehouse locations have very tall ceilings. Aruba has proven to be very robust, and can accommodate each location. We even have some Instant AP's in some of our remote locations, and at each of these locations we have multiple networks, including a guest network and event networks.
  • They have the range we need especially in our warehouses were they are mounted up on the ceiling.
  • They can all be controlled by a controller, which makes for easy configurations and monitoring.
  • The ability to have multiple SSID's is great. We are able to push traffic where it needs to go.
  • The built-in Guest network on the controller is top notch, and makes it super easy to give guest internet access but not access to your network.
  • 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  • Some of the documentation is outdated.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.
  • The best thing is that they just work. No need swapping every other year they will works for years to come.
  • These were less expensive then others like Cisco so just the initial cost was a bonus
For our company, Aruba was cheaper than Cisco, which is what we replaced. Also, I feel Aruba was more stable and we had fewer issues overall. We were always having issues with our captive portal with Cisco but with Aruba we have had no issues. As far as features, both have similar features and options.
Aruba has awesome support. Every time I call I get to talk to someone fairly quickly. Rarely have I had to escalate the issue; the support people I have talked to seem very competent and are helpful. Most cases are resolved quickly. Aruba has a huge online support site and most questions and issues can be solved via it.

Do you think Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN) again?

Yes

Wherever wireless access is needed, Aruba is the solution. Whether it's a large deployment or small, Aruba has a solution. We have a small office in another country and instead of buying a controller we used the Instant AP's and they have worked out great. In our large warehouses, we have a controller with 100's of AP's and we have not had any issues besides a few AP's dying. unless you have a really low budget, Aruba will work.