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"Customer service is great.""The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use.""The addition of the AirMapper software on the NXG and our AirCheck G2s has helped a lot because we're mostly not drilling down into the data. Local managers only need to see the coverage on their end and whether there are performance bottlenecks. These things are easy enough for us to ascertain with iPerf."

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"Zero-handoff is one of the top features. The client balancing between the access points is good. Its security is also fine.""The beamforming has been the most valuable aspect of the solution for our organization.""Configurations are highly customizable and we could tune easily to suit our Wi-Fi requirements.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward.""The setup is very straightforward.""I'm not on the technical side, so I personally haven't configured Ruckus Wireless. We've got some staff that manages that for us. But if I had to say a most valuable feature from my perspective, it would maybe be Ruckus Analytics.""Ruckus Wireless is more of a plain Wi-Fi solution where it does the basic job well. Additionally, it has good conductivity, easy to use, simple to manage, and its access points can be used as standalone devices which gives flexibility in the SMB market.""The solution provides superior coverage."

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"It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.""It would be nice to have some more training resources for younger techs. We can use them if we need some assistance, but that usually requires one of us who knows what we're doing to calibrate the programs properly.""The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one."

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"We've had issues with the ISP, not enough bandwidth.""I would like the option to not have my logs deleted when I shut down the device so that I will be able to troubleshoot.""Its pricing and licensing can be improved. Its UI can also be more user-friendly. Currently, in the Unleashed mode, the information that you have about the switches that you add to the controller is quite limited. I would like more information regarding switches. In this mode, an access point acts as a controller, so you don't need a controller. It is for deployments with less than 125 access points, and you can use an access point as a controller.""There is some strain with Ruckus because of various buyouts involving the company used for data centers and the cluster.""They should work to make their licensing more affordable.""I would like to see this product made a little more economical because it's very expensive.""It could be more stable.""The cost could be slightly improved. It's not on the low end, and it's not in the high end. It's in that middle area, which can be a deciding factor between someone going with this solution versus another one."

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  • "There is an annual cost of the solution. There are some additional charges, such as support and maintenance."
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  • "This is a very expensive solution."
  • "The setup that I have at the moment does not require licensing, although I am not sure whether a bigger project will mean that I have to spend more."
  • "Not all of our clients can afford a fully corporate solution like Ruckus. But for many of our clients, pricing is the only factor that prevents them from choosing Ruckus, as we have found Ruckus to be a very suitable and reliable solution for integrating wireless access points to a company's network."
  • "Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless."
  • "Ruckus is an expensive solution."
  • "With Ubiquiti, there's no annual cost to keep the software upgraded, whereas with Ruckus, you have to pay an annual fee or three-year fee. That makes it a little more pricey."
  • "It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive."
  • "The price could be better. Normally, if you find customers paying for cost-effective wireless solutions, Ruckus devices are a little expensive compared to other vendors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The addition of the AirMapper software on the NXG and our AirCheck G2s has helped a lot because we're mostly not drilling down into the data. Local managers only need to see the coverage on their end… more »
    Top Answer:It would be nice to have some more training resources for younger techs. We can use them if we need some assistance, but that usually requires one of us who knows what we're doing to calibrate the… more »
    Top Answer:We're not using AirMagnet primarily for predictive analysis—it's mostly checking signals in real-time. The vast majority of our usage is in hotels or small and medium-sized businesses. Every time they… more »
    Top Answer:At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did we like about Ruckus? First, it was very easy to use, and anybody with minimal IT… more »
    Top Answer:Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
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    AirMagnet Survey PRO enables network professionals to design, deploy, and validate Wi-Fi 6 networks for optimal performance, security, and compliance. It also calculates the ideal quantity, placement, and configuration of APs for a successful wireless LAN deployment. AirMagnet Survey PRO goes beyond simply verifying RF coverage by plotting actual end-user network performance in terms of connection speed, throughput, and packet statistics by allowing you to use any Wi-Fi adapter or AirMapper™ Site Survey on the AirCheck™ G2 and EtherScope® nXG. Survey PRO helps you get Wi-Fi installations right the first time, preventing costly rework and user complaints.

    Ruckus Wireless is part of Ruckus Networks/Commscope and provides reliable wireless network solutions and services to large venues, schools, hotels, hospitals, malls, and public spaces (and more) worldwide.

    Wireless access is an integral necessary part of today’s modern, fast-paced lifestyle. It is essential that dependable, safe wireless capabilities be available in most of today’s largely populated public spaces. Ruckus Wireless is the trusted industry leader in assisting organizations of all sizes to provide wireless access throughout their locations, both inside their physical structures and adjacent open outdoor areas.

    Ruckus Wireless empowers users to design and create a wireless network across their organizational space to ensure that wireless coverage is available consistently to anyone who needs it. Ruckus can handle anything from homes and small to medium-sized businesses to hospitals, college campuses, airports, malls, stadiums and more. Ruckus also has excellent options for outdoor wireless networks. Many users choose Ruckus Wireless for broad extensive outdoor use. The solution offers excellent durable outdoor access points and a very robust, super fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Each and every access point is very powerful, and the outdoor access points can be very easily disguised to keep the network secure.

    Another strong point is that Ruckus technology is based on frequencies. If there is ever any type of wireless interference, Ruckus Wireless can change frequency automatically so there are never any interruptions. Users also have the option to block outside access points and signals that may interfere with their network and make their network the only one that people can see within the network. Users can additionally whitelist certain networks if desired.

    Ruckus uses the latest next-gen Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, ensuring that more devices can be handled with greater speed and continuity. With Ruckus, users have great control over network traffic. They can also allocate the amount of bandwidth network users are granted based on their status - eg., guest, corporate, etc. - and give users priority on the network based on their status. Ruckus also has mesh and beamforming capabilities, which are recognized as a valued feature for many users.

    Ruckus Wireless is robust, extremely reliable, very easy to deploy, and offers amazing coverage and rock solid connectivity. It is very easy to add additional access points across the network. Ruckus Wireless is very easy to use and manage using an app on any mobile device.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A Director Engineering & New Business at a comms service provider says Ruckus “provides superior coverage and is very dependable”

    Sintayehu A., Director Of Information Communication Technology at Dire Dawa University, relates that "Ruckus Wireless supports the most recent technologies. We can trace every individual and what kind of traffic they're using on our campus. It is very helpful."

    Philip S., Independent Consultant - Wireless, says, "The solution is very stable. I've worked with it at a hospital before, where we deployed it all over the hospital. It worked everywhere and continuously worked flawlessly."

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    Sample Customers
    Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
    American University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider42%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Legal Firm5%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization13%
    Religious Institution5%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise21%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%

    AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 4 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 45 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 8.2, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "It fixes so many problems quickly that we don't regret spending more on high-end tools than most companies". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and NetAlly EtherScope nXG, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeWireless and Fortinet FortiWLM.

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