Aruba Wireless vs Huawei Wireless comparison

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We performed a comparison between Aruba Wireless and Huawei Wireless based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The artificial intelligence feature is very good.""The simplicity is great.""The solution is stable.""The AI capabilities of Mist Wireless are superior to other OEMs.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the network. Additionally, when there is an update on the APs they are able to reboot quickly reducing downtime. Other solutions have a longer downtime when updates are done.""It provides private network access, helping us protect our company’s devices.""You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment."

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"The solution is very stable.""It offers an easy initial setup.""The portal has been very helpful for us.""For my organization, the most critical feature of Aruba Wireless is guest management.""Aruba is easier than Juniper.""Setup is straightforward.""The most valuable feature of Aruba Wireless is the controller. It is easy to use.""The user interface is great."

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"I think it's a good technology. I like that it transparently connects with LDAP. The technology has a lot of capacity for WiFi six. It provides notifications, and there are many ways to connect with fiber. There is an electrical tool, and you can put an SFP transceiver. There are also many ways to implement antennas.""We can use an access point to broadcast multiple SSIDs, assign dynamic VLANs, and configure dynamic access control lists (ACLs).""The most valuable features of Huawei Wireless are WiFi coverage and ease of use.""The best feature of Huawei Wireless is the quick and fast setup.""It provides high-speed network connections.""It is easy to set up.""All of the features are valuable in Huawei Wireless.""Huawei Wireless has controllers inside the switches."

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"Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""They should include SD-WAN features to it.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""The pricing is very high in the Indian market.""The pricing should be made cheaper.""There is room for improvement in terms of support and installation.""The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location.""The price could be better."

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"The pricing could always be better.""Making the setup more simple is an area for improvement in Aruba Wireless. Security-wise, this solution also needs work.""The bad things about the product are the price, the information about the product, and the time it takes to deliver the product.""An area for improvement in Aruba Wireless is creating a DMZ. Without Aruba ClearPass, you need to allow guess access directly via the internet, which means you need to implement the security in between, so this is what I'd like Aruba to improve in the product.""Aruba Wireless has room to improve the connection from one AP to another.""There has been a recent decrease in the level of support.""They should have more support for implementing Aruba Wireless in Smart Cities and outdoor applications.""I would like to see the management improve."

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"The speed could be a bit better.""While I am fine with the current licensing price, I would appreciate it to be more cost-effective.""There could be a console port for demonstration or configuration purposes.""Huawei Wireless can improve the signal, sometimes it becomes weak.""Huawei Wireless is not scalable. We have had a problem with the solution because it cannot integrate with other servers as the other competitors can.""The ongoing support and ongoing follow-up on customers is an area where the solution lacks.""The solution could be easier to use.""The demo program is an area for improvement in Huawei Wireless as it's hard to use. As a partner, you can use the solution for free, for thirty days, for example. On paper, everything looks fine, but you have to get permission and explain why you want to download the software, even if it's just for demo purposes. I don't get why I have to do this as a partner and still give an explanation that this would be for a demo setup. Downloading the solution isn't a click-and-install process that should go smoothly and efficiently. You have to get a lot of approvals and explain a lot, and in the end, you find out that you received the approval for one piece of software. It looks like you need additional software to use the software. My company asked for approval and received the approval three days later, but you need to install another software to use some of the features. In the past, most features were separate. Because Huawei wants a single pane of glass where all features should work with the Huawei equipment, Huawei decided to combine everything into the iMaster NCE Campus, which incorporates every other cloud solution. However, you still have to ask for approval for every piece of software, and without clear information on the features, the type of software, and the software files required, it's not so good from my point of view."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
  • "The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to the competition."
  • "The pricing is too high."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "I rate Juniper Mist's pricing a ten out of ten since it is expensive."
  • "I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
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  • "Aruba Wireless is very attractive cost-wise."
  • "My main concern about this product is the price. The cost is causing me to look at other vendors and competing products."
  • "The price of Aruba Wireless is fairly reasonable. It was within our budget."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The price of Aruba Wireless has a more competitive price than other solutions."
  • "The price is low. There is an additional cost for maintenance."
  • "In terms of pricing, the pricing for Aruba Wireless is not bad for large-sized companies, but for medium-sized companies, it's on the higher end, but because Aruba has a good company image, medium-sized companies still go with Aruba Wireless."
  • "Aruba Wireless is much cheaper than our previous solution by Cisco. It is a significant saving, measured in thousands of dollars per year."
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  • "Extras come with a surcharge."
  • "The price of Huawei Wireless is very good."
  • "Huawei Wireless is a cheaper solution when you compare it to the cost of other similar solutions. It has one of the most competitive prices out there."
  • "The price of Huawei Wireless is reasonable. The licenses are active, and everything is working fine as per the license agreement."
  • "Right now, my company made a one-time purchase of Huawei Wireless. It depends, but in most of the projects where customers buy hardware with some software, it's a one-time purchase. Customers pay a yearly fee for other projects for support and additional software features, such as email protection firmware updates for cybersecurity. You'll also receive information about the latest attacks and get more protection if you pay an additional fee apart from the standard license fee. You'll also get an additional warranty for Huawei Wireless, a yearly contract."
  • "Huawei Wireless is an expensive product. I'm rating it as one out of ten, price-wise."
  • "Huawei licenses can be for either a one-year up to a five-year period and also apply for the tiers."
  • "I pay monthly for the solution."
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    Answers from the Community
    Vinny Govender
    Cesar Reza - PeerSpot reviewerCesar Reza

    1 Ruckus

    2 Aruba

    3 Cambium

    It depends on your enviroment.


    Johnrex Fernandez - PeerSpot reviewerJohnrex Fernandez

    Here's my recommendation in order.

    #1  Aruba

    #2 Ruckus

    #3 Ubiquiti

    JorgeDe Leon - PeerSpot reviewerJorgeDe Leon

    Hi Vinny, 

    I recommend you the following devices:

    1. Ruckus: Easily to deploy. Expensive but effective. Don’t ask for the advanced license -  you don’t need it. Buy only the basic one. A great option for hard users performance and large venues.

    2. Ubiquiti: Easy to deploy, cheap but limited hardware. This is an option for basic performance. 

    3. Aruba: Easy to deploy, expensive, bad UX experience. 

    4. Cambium networks: A good option, between Ruckus and Ubiquiti.

    5. Huawei. Never. Never. Never. Bad UX, bad support experience, bad hardware, bad everything.

    6. Meraki. Too expensive. Don’t!


    Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewerEnder Kefoglu
    Real User

    If you want high performance and stability, you should definitely go with Ruckus Wireless. 

    Ruckus Wireless APs have:

    - Adaptive antenna technology (called BeamFlex)

    This technology analyzes different paths to reach the client and electronically turns itself to a directional antenna, choosing the path that gives the best performance to reach each specific client. If the client is mobile or if the environment changes (such as a warehouse) the selection of paths/direction also changes instantly.

    Transmitting in a directional way allows a good Signal-to-Noise Ratio and also causes less interference for other nearby APs outside the path of the directional transmission.

    - ChannelFly technology

    This technology chooses the best channel based on performance rather than background scanning for noise.

    - Polarization Diversity

    This technology allows the clients not to lose signal strength when held at different angles (important for mobile devices such as tablets and telephones).

    - Better receive sensitivity compared to the competitors

    All these features make Ruckus Wireless a better choice than any other competitor (better performance, better coverage area, more stable and surprise-free communication especially in not so easy conditions such as noise, too many clients, too much traffic).

    reviewer1466157 - PeerSpot reviewerreviewer1466157 (Assistant Manager-Presales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees)

    Selecting an AP depends upon a couple of factors which include (the number of users per AP, coverage area and required speed/throughput)

    My recommendations are:

    1. Ruckus

    2. Aruba

    3. Cisco


    Performs well in a high-density environment, with unique adaptive antenna technology & PD-MRC gives more coverage and interference mitigation. Ruckus offers a reliable Wireless network solution.


    Good but not the best with better security features.


    Complex deployment, is costly but it has better compatibility.

    Edy Missrie - PeerSpot reviewerEdy Missrie

    I have a smaller venue where I am using Unifi: Dream Machine UDM, Aggregation Switch, U6-Lite APs and Pro Switches...fiber optic backbone.  

    I am extremely satisfied with its performance. I can't tell about the other brands.

    Malcolm Begley - PeerSpot reviewerMalcolm Begley

    Have a look at Juniper Mist solution - it used in large retail stores and corps as well as a full integrated AI suite.

    You can implement hundreds in just a few hours using foundation staff as it can all be programmed up on the cloud, no need for expensive network engineers to deploy


    Steve Pender - PeerSpot reviewerSteve Pender
    Real User

    Hi Vinny,

    I'm biased toward Ubiquiti Unifi, but successful Wi-Fi deployment is hugely dependant on the type and number of Wi-Fi users, and more importantly, the layout and environment of the area you would like to cover. 

    Please feel free to PM me to discuss your application.


    Steve Pender

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment.
    Top Answer:I rate Juniper Mist's pricing a ten out of ten since it is expensive.
    Top Answer:The pricing is very high in the Indian market. Eight to nine OEMs are also available in the market, giving you their… more »
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
    Top Answer:At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did… more »
    Top Answer:On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei wireless is a strong and solid product that has a lot of features - and for all that it offers, it happens to be… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei Wireless has controllers inside the switches.
    Also Known As
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series), Mist Access Points
    Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
    Huawei WLAN
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    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    Aruba Wireless is a secure, high-performance, multi-user wireless LAN supporting Wi-Fi 6. As workplaces and user expectations change, users can now maintain hybrid workplaces and IoT without compromising performance, reliability, or security. Aruba Wireless delivers better performance and capacity and greater AIOps visibility throughout all devices and users. In addition, through built-in network intelligence, network operations are made simpler while keeping everything secure through user and guest encryption.

    Aruba Wireless, offered through Aruba Networks, is helping achieve digital transformation and IoT with seamless connectivity through multiple Wi-Fi access points. For the user’s convenience, Aruba Wireless provides indoor, outdoor, and remote access points to help boost faster and safer connectivity.

    Choosing Aruba Wireless can help improve your organization’s user experience with wireless LAN in many ways, including:

    • Transforming hybrid workplaces: Employees can move seamlessly between home and office, with reliable internet and without compromising security.

    • Connect and protect IoT: With built-in AP support for BLE, Zigbee, and USB-port extensions, users can extend visibility, control, and connectivity to IoT devices and applications.

    • Expand the 5G experience to the enterprise network: Empower users to experience 5G with Wi-Fi 6 by automatically enabling cellular devices to join Aruba Wireless LAN securely and reliably.

    Aruba Gateways and Controllers

    Small organizations as well as large enterprises require excellent performance and security for cloud, mobility, and digital transformation. Therefore, in addition to the access points, Aruba Wireless also offers a variety of gateways and controllers, including:

    • 9000 Series: With SD-WAN capabilities, it’s excellent for small campus networks looking for enhanced Wi-Fi scalability and security.

    • 7200 Series: Perfect for campus WLAN scalability or branch SD-WAN and VPN Concentrator capabilities, the 7200 Series optimizes Wi-Fi performance to guarantee smooth roaming.

    • 7000 Series: Acting as a controller or gateway to provide WAN intelligence, the 7000 Series is a policy-based router and an excellent solution for small to mid-sized campuses.

    • Mobility Controller Virtual Appliance: Maximizes Wi-Fi and network services in an economical, virtualized environment.

    • SD-WAN Virtual Gateways: Orchestrate virtual gateways in public cloud infrastructure, like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

    • Mobility Conductor Hardware Appliance: While enhancing the scalability and reliability for large campus WLANs, Aruba Mobility Conductors bring the full capability of ArubaOS.

    • Mobility Conductor Virtual Appliance: To scale large campus deployments, Aruba Mobility Conductors simplify the deployment and management of up to 1,000 Mobility Controllers.

    • ArubaOS Network Operating System: Great for remote workers in mid-sized and large companies who need seamless connectivity to and security over Wi-Fi.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Aruba Networks is aiding organizations in transforming to a hybrid work environment with Aruba Wireless. Users especially love its ability to work with many devices and its ability to group and manage access points.

    A senior IT solutions architect at a manufacturing company says, "The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to."

    Gary F., a network administrator at wireless at Abilene Christian, notes, "I like the way it groups and manages access points."

    Huawei WLAN products are compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards to establish high-speed, secure, and reliable wireless network connections for indoor and outdoor applications.WLAN products can be used in enterprise offices, schools, hospitals, large shopping malls, exhibition centers, airports, and more.
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    Sample Customers
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    Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
    Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China Everbright Bank
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Educational Organization9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization6%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Educational Organization7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    Aruba Wireless vs. Huawei Wireless
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Huawei Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 54 reviews while Huawei Wireless is ranked 7th in Wireless LAN with 16 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.2, while Huawei Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Simple to install, easy to use, and cost-effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Wireless writes "Stable and has a user-friendly interface. Its technical support team is responsive, quick, and precisely does what you require". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Mist AI and Cloud, whereas Huawei Wireless is most compared with D-Link Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Ruckus Wireless and Mist AI and Cloud. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Huawei Wireless report.

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