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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Huawei Wireless and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Aruba Wireless is stable and we plan to continue using it in the future.""I really like the user interface.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to.""All features are useful for me. It lets me perform some specific configurations depending on the site or the client. All WAN features are valuable.""The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions.""The most valuable feature is the client match.""It is easy to install and deploy.""I have not experienced any bugs, software, or hardware issues with Aruba."

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"The most valuable thing about Huawei Wireless is that it is one of the cheapest WiFi 6 systems. Its price is very nice. The other WiFi systems cost about 15% more.""It has all of the features that we need.""It is based on 802.11ax, which is a new technology. There are several valuable things, such as its speed and mobility. There are options for self-organizing networking so that it can perform operations and maintain itself. Its three interfaces are very good and user friendly.""The solution has high performance and we are using Wi-Fi 6 that we have found to be the best coverage.""You can add a lot of features, such as cloud, integration with IoT, etc. They have a lot of options available but the top feature is the performance.""The solution is very user-friendly and easy to use.""We've found the solution to be quite stable.""The solution is easy to set up."

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Cons
"The Help option within the GUI needs to be improved.""The network times for protocol synchronization can be improved.""Most of the access points don't include the chargers.""The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.""Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them.""A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI.""There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find.""When we connect to Wi-Fi devices it could be easier because sometimes, it takes a lot of time to complete."

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"While I am fine with the current licensing price, I would appreciate it to be more cost-effective.""The manageability could be improved.""There was one time I had a problem with their centralized licensing. I called the Indian call center, but the response was not that good. One guy attended this call and he told me, "Definitely, I am forwarding your call to the next level. I'll let you know." After that, it took between 10 to 15 hours before I got a call back. By then, we had already resolved the issue. Therefore, they could improve the local support; there should be at very good Tier 1 and 2 support in India. They should be both proactive and reactive.""As such, there are no problems. It has been good. There were some issues with the network design, but that is not specifically related to the product. We had to make some improvements in the network design. The product as such is fine, and there are no big issues. We are using the latest version having most of the features available in the industry, so the specs are very high. If something new comes up new in the industry, it needs to be incorporated into the product.""The scalability could be a bit better.""The security of the solution could be better in the future.""This solution has issues with bugs and instability.""I'd like to see some after-sales support. It's a little bit below the expectations we had."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced."
  • "Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard."
  • "I think they should lower their prices."
  • "Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price."
  • "The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba."
  • "The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper."
  • "Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want."
  • "The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."
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  • "We don't have any control on the pricing. This comes from Huawei in India. Pricing-wise, Huawei is very aggressive and competitive if you compare them to competitors, like Cisco, Aruba, and Ruckus. The Indian Huawei team tells us, "Just pick up the order and design the infrastructure. If there are any pricing challenge, we'll work on that and we will try to match things 100 percent.""
  • "Huawei comes at a cheaper price than competitors like Cisco and Aruba."
  • "It is not monthly. It is a kind of perpetual licensing. We pay once depending on the kind of services we need to deliver. There are no licensing fees."
  • "Its price is very good. This wireless system totally costs about 30,000 euros, and some of the other solutions cost about 45,000 euros. It is a difference of 15,000 euros, which is quite a lot of money."
  • "The price is good for the solution and there is a license required."
  • "It is very cost-effective."
  • "Extras come with a surcharge."
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    Answers from the Community
    Vinny Govender
    author avatarEdy Missrie
    User

    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.

    author avatarJohnrex Fernandez
    User

    Here's my recommendation in order.


    #1  Aruba


    #2 Ruckus


    #3 Ubiquiti


    author avatarJorgeDe Leon
    User

    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!


    Regards! 

    author avatarMalcolm Begley
    User

    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 



    https://mist.com



    Malcolm



    author avatarSteve 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.

    Regards, 


    Steve Pender

    author avatarEnder 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).

    author avatarAbdu Hafeez
    Real User

    Hi,


    You can purchase WiFi access points from any of the above vendors. But it must be a commercial access point as in AP a few connect to the limited devices and a few can connect large devices with a single AP.



    It will totally depend on your work environment and access point signals covering the area. In the hall, AP can cover a large area but there is a concrete wall between two rooms or a corridor then it can down the signal to 50 DBM. So, when deciding on a WIFI/AP keep all these things in mind.

    Questions from the Community
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    Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your WLAN Infrastructure. Can you clone an AP (exposing AP's integrity), can you sniff… more »
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    Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
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    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 »
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    Huawei wireless is a strong and solid product that has a lot of features - and for all that it offers, it happens to be very cost effective. As a wireless solution, it is simple and its user interface… more »
    Top Answer: 
    All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
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    Overview
    Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.
    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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    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
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    Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 20 reviews while Huawei Wireless is ranked 7th in Wireless LAN with 11 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.0, while Huawei Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Wireless writes "It has a very good price and provides value for money". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Instant, whereas Huawei Wireless is most compared with D-Link Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Huawei Wireless report.

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