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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The solution is quite stable and very robust.""It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration.""It's a very stable system.""Aruba Wireless offers a good user experience.""I like the way it groups and manages access points.""The functionality is very high and we can properly meet the clients' requirements.""Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale.""I have not experienced any bugs, software, or hardware issues with Aruba."

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"You can save backups of this controller locally and then I can export it to wherever I want.""The most valuable feature is the level of security on the Wi-Fi network.""The solution is very easy to install.""The solution is scalable.""Ubiquiti WLAN has been stable and is easy to install.""The pricing is very competitive and the feature sets are very good. It compares well against more expensive options.""Great management interface.""Ubiquiti WLAN is stable."

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Cons
"Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them.""The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.""There needs to be better visibility on the day-to-day monitoring.""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.""Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice.""The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.""A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI.""They could work on energy consumption as this equipment needs a lot of energy."

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"Ubiquiti lacks troubleshooting tools. For example, there aren't tools that your clients can use to gather input on the AP itself. There's no visibility in the application layer or reporting. It doesn't have a lot of management features.""Switching devices requires reconfiguration from scratch.""The coverage could be increased.""The solution could improve by having a cloud version. A cloud version is the easiest to configure anywhere in the world.""The downside is the interface changes, where they are constantly doing firmware updates.""The solution is stable but could improve.""I have found they need to work on the stability of the solution.""The product needs to improve the user interface in the migration from old to new versions."

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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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  • "This solution is reasonably priced."
  • "This product is more cost-effective than some others on the market."
  • "It is a cost-effective solution."
  • "There is no licensing cost for this solution."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "Ubiquiti has a good price compared to the other ones."
  • "When comparing the price of Ubiquiti WLAN to Aruba the price is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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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    Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise features for a one-time fee and no ongoing licensing fees. Ubiquiti Wireless is very… more »
    Top Answer: 
    We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and outdoors. It provides an enterprise-level WIFI while remaining cost-effective… more »
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    Ubiquiti provides good connectivity for the end-user, so I think it's stable.
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    1st
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    Reviews
    16
    Average Words per Review
    620
    Rating
    7.9
    5th
    out of 26 in Wireless LAN
    Views
    15,918
    Comparisons
    14,205
    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    499
    Rating
    7.7
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    Also Known As
    Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
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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.

    UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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    Sample Customers
    Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
    NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    University28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Educational Organization9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider40%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 20 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 12 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.0, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.6. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Mist Access Points and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Instant, Cisco Wireless, D-Link Wireless, Huawei Wireless and NETGEAR Insight Access Points. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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