ExtremeWireless vs Ruckus Wireless comparison

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We performed a comparison between ExtremeWireless and Ruckus 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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"You can easily monitor, manage, and cover all your IT equipment.""The most valuable feature of the solution is Marvis, the AI-driven network management system.""With Mist, every Wednesday they roll out new features.""It provides private network access, helping us protect our company’s devices.""The solution is stable.""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.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The AI capabilities of Mist Wireless are superior to other OEMs."

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"ExtremeWireless has good performance.""The most useful feature is how the product integrates with the Microsoft directory in the cloud.""ExtremeWireless is a powerful solution with good integration. It works perfectly for us.""The wireless security solution is the most valuable feature of ExtremeWireless.""I like Cloud IQ, ExtremeWireless' cloud controller and analytics platform. It's full of information, easy to use, and provides excellent visibility into my network.""ExtremeWireless provides us with enterprise-level authentication methods at an excellent cost. It supports all the latest authentication methods. Another advantage is the built-in DHCP server. We don't need third-party DHCP servers to get the IPF.""It's cloud-based and very easy to deploy.""ExtremeWireless is a flexible solution."

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"The most valuable feature of Ruckus Wireless is its exceptional performance and reliability. The signal is highly reliable. We have not received a single complaint in the past year, which is a marked improvement from our prior equipment.""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.""There can be the same SSID for several devices.""Ruckus Wireless is reliable. The most valuable features are BeamFlex technology, Wi-Fi 6, and channel management.""What I like best about Ruckus Wireless is that it's a controller-based product, so it's easy to configure.""The solution has many innovative features.""Ruckus Wireless provides good coverage.""In my experience, Ruckus devices are much more reliable than other vendors when it comes to consistency, coverage, and client density. Ruckus is very simple to configure and troubleshoot."

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"Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points’ support services need improvement.""They should include SD-WAN features to it.""The solution is expensive.""The pricing is very high in the Indian market.""Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""The product should include adaptive Wi-Fi to show a more accurate location.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited."

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"The main area for improvement is the company's local visibility.""The product must be provided at a cheaper price.""It is a subscription model, so it is maybe a bit pricey.""The ExtremeWireless WiNG Access Point on-premise is not as good as the cloud and many of my customers are switching. It is easier for my clients to manage everything from the cloud. I currently use a model of the controller that does not support any cloud functionality.""The solution must include integrated IoT solutions on their wireless APs.""ExtremeWireless support isn't very good.""The cost is a little high.""The onsite controllers are not as good as the cloud controller. I would also like ExtremeWireless to add web filtering on the access point. This feature is available from other vendors but not ExtremeWireless."

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"The product licensing could be improved.""Lacks some analytics features in the control itself.""There is some strain with Ruckus because of various buyouts involving the company used for data centers and the cluster.""If the system could directly download and update, that would be much easier. It could be more automated.""We use this solution in a certain way, and it works very well. So, I don't expect it to do a lot more, but to do what it's doing probably better or faster. But it's not a problem with the features; it's more the operations.""It is very difficult to convince the customer to choose Ruckus because of the price.""The pricing needs to be more clear and licensing could be less expensive.""The delivery time of the hardware needs to be improved."

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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."
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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 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."
  • "The price of the solution overall is expensive. Additionally, the controller and license are expensive. We pay for an annual subscription."
  • "Extreme isn't the most expensive, but it's not a low-cost solution, and because there are no big volumes, you don't receive significant discounts, making the final price higher."
  • "I rate the price of Extreme Wireless a three out of five."
  • "It's not as expensive as some and is scalable to our needs."
  • "We pay approximately $30,000 per year."
  • "ExtremeWireless isn't budget-friendly. The hardware costs around 20,000 Indian rupees. We're still using an older controller, so it doesn't require a license, unlike the newest versions of the ExtremeWireless controller."
  • "The solution has a yearly subscription, and we have to pay additional costs for technical support."
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  • "If you walk into any restaurant or hotel you will find Ruckus Wireless solutions because it is economical when it comes to pricing. There is a basic subscription for the license and support."
  • "The price of Ruckus Wireless is less expensive than other solutions, such as Cisco."
  • "Ruckus Wireless pricing is reasonable. On a scale from one to five, I would give Ruckus Wireless pricing a four."
  • "I would rate their pricing 3 out of 5. There is no annual licensing cost."
  • "Licensing is subscription-based."
  • "The price of Ruckus Wireless could be better. I have heard it is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "Its price is reasonable for me."
  • "It is reasonably priced. I would rate the price a three out of five."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It provides private network access, helping us protect our company’s devices.
    Top Answer:The solution is expensive. I rate its pricing a seven out of ten.
    Top Answer:Juniper Mist Wireless Access Points’ support services need improvement. We require a knowledgeable support executive to… more »
    Top Answer:The wireless security solution is the most valuable feature of ExtremeWireless.
    Top Answer:The solution must include integrated IoT solutions on their wireless APs.
    Top Answer:I use ExtremeWireless for education, hospitality, and banking. The solution has multiple applications.
    Top Answer:At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did… 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… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a… more »
    Also Known As
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series), Mist Access Points
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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.

    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.

    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
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    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
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Educational Organization33%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization11%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Educational Organization10%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise40%
    Large Enterprise20%
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    ExtremeWireless vs. Ruckus Wireless
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about ExtremeWireless vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    ExtremeWireless is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 13 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 32 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 7.6, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "An on-premises solution that allows users to do some configuration without much exposure to the cloud platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great wireless, good reliability, and excellent connectivity". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeCloud IQ, Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant. See our ExtremeWireless vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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