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Find out what your peers are saying about ExtremeWireless vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The stability of the solution has been fine.""The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect.""The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution.""The security is very good.""In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""The most valuable feature is stability."

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"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.""Unproblematic""Its high capacity is the most valuable. It is also very stable. It is way more stable than other platforms.""I haven't heard any complaints about the WiFi equipment at all causing problems.""The initial setup is very simple.""It's easy to install, and the management is flexible.""They have all the features in terms of wireless technology. They have most of the features already there in the controller and their wireless system.""Ruckus Wireless is a valuable solution. It's both scalable and reliable."

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Cons
"The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better.""The solution should offer better support.""The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features.""The management portal is in need of improvement.""The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses."

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"Previously, we would need to purchase appliances every time but it caused our data centers to get filled. Ruckus now has cloud-based controllers. They resolved the issue we were having.""It would be ideal if the solution offered more features.""I wish that Ruckus Wireless were more affordable for customers.""Ruckus products, overall, have a wide range of useful features, however not all customers have the budget to buy a corporate Wi-Fi solution. Most of the time, it's far too expensive for our clients to consider going with Ruckus, and they might like to see cheaper solutions in the Ruckus range.""I would like to see newer on-premises controller-type models, similar to the 3000.""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.""It would be helpful to have a wizard when you are setting up a new access point or a wireless guest network.""They lack in some hardware stratification."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version."
  • "The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."
  • "The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
  • "Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better."
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  • "We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best."
  • "We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The stability of the solution has been fine.
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    Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade… more »
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    In the next release, I would like to see more security features.
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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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    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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    Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a great feature. The dashboard is a simple interface and easy to learn. It… more »
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    Overview
    Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
    The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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    Sample Customers
    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    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
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization9%
    University9%
    Religious Institution6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise25%
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise22%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    ExtremeWireless is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 47 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 8.2, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Meraki MS Switches, ExtremeCloud IQ and HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM and Mist Access Points. See our ExtremeWireless vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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