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We performed a comparison between HPE Wireless WAN and Ruckus Wireless WAN based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless WAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed HPE Wireless WAN vs. Ruckus Wireless WAN report (Updated: September 2022).
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"It's easy to use.""We've found the scalability to be good.""The most valuable features of this solution are it supports the newest virus technology, which helps with bandwidth, and is very stable.""The performance is good.""HPE Wireless is easy to use. Integration is not an issue. It is easy to integrate HPE Wireless with any operating system and other brands of switches.""The support has been responsive and helpful.""The reliability is good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is flexibility."

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"The solution is suitable for many types of environments, such as small businesses.""Provides great coverage and performance.""The best feature of Ruckus Wireless WAN apart from its seamless roaming feature where you roam beautifully on the network is its analytics tool that gives you so much insight into your deployment, so it has become more of a business intelligence type of tool as well. I also like that Ruckus Networks, in terms of WiFi security issues on the WiFi protocols, is also the first company to give you notices of security issues, and also the first to provide patches for those issues. Ruckus Wireless WAN is very proactive and much, much faster than Cisco, Aruba, and Meraki.""The actual wireless access points themselves are very powerful.""There are numerous features, but what I like about Ruckus is that they have a good coverage range due to their BeamFlex technique.""Wireless six is the most valuable feature of this solution right now. It has supported the most recent laptop model.""Ruckus Wireless WAN's best feature is its virtual controller.""The strongest point for Ruckus has always been the radio hardware."

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"The scalability is good, but it could improve.""The HPE Wireless dashboard could be more user-friendly.""It's very old-fashioned, which is why we have made the decision to replace it.""I would say that the integration with other vendors in areas such as management or the visibility of other vendors in the management tools could be improved.""The installation is easy. However, my implementation is complicated and you would need special training to complete it.""The scalability and the support could be better.""Technical support could be improved. They could respond a bit faster.""In the next release of the solution, there should be better integration with other platforms."

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"The initial setup is complex.""I would like to have a better built-in reporting feature.""The documentation they do have is very difficult to understand. There should be some scenarios, deployments, complications, or techniques to follow. They are inadequate in that regard, and the documentation needs to be greatly improved.""I would like to see IoT device support available with WiFi six. IoT is used by all businesses. They are now using IoT devices. It is required.""The controller could be made less complicated, so those who are less technically sound can maintain it.""Pricing could be improved in Ruckus Wireless WAN because obviously, everybody wants things to become cheaper. Another room for improvement in the product is from a delivery perspective, particularly the heavy delivery delays because of the chip shortage that a lot of manufacturers have to deal with. The chip shortage is not coming to an end, but Ruckus Networks has to make a plan because the ETA has slipped out from the average of three months on switches to fourteen months, which is very, very rough on the industry at the moment. Ruckus Wireless WAN could lose business to Chinese competitors, for example, HTC has a good wireless solution that I haven't tested yet, other than on POC, and it works great. I haven't yet experienced the HTC wireless solution in large deployments, so you never know how it's going to go, but HTC has managed to circumvent the chip shortage, so the ETA provided by HTC is much more preferred than the ETAs provided by Ruckus Networks, Cisco, and Aruba products.""The solution could be more stable.""I would like to see the billing system improved by adding a billing system integration."

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  • "I find the price to be reasonable."
  • "Price wise, it is on the medium end of the scale. It could be lower."
  • "We don't pay a licensing fee, we purchased the product."
  • "There is a license for this solution and the license is normally paid annually but this depends on the contract."
  • "The solution is quite expensive. You have to pay for every node and it can get expensive fast, it is approximately £3,000 per month."
  • "We have been satisfied with the price."
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  • "It's expensive but you get more coverage."
  • "Here in India, Ruckus is chosen often because it is priced low."
  • "Licensing for Ruckus Wireless WAN when you compare it to other vendors, it's on par and not expensive. For me, all licensing is expensive by default, but you do get lifelong licenses, and what's cool about it is the license for Ruckus Wireless WAN, especially on the LAN controller, is not linked to an access point. It's just a quantity access point deployment, so you can rip out old APs, and put new ones in and they'll work on the wireless LAN because the license is not linked to a specific access point which is much easier to work with."
  • "In terms of the license of Ruckus Wireless WAN being cheap or expensive, it would differ based on your country. As I'm living in Turkey, it's expensive, so far. There is a big challenge about the chip crisis or the silicon crisis lately, and all vendors are fighting, so not enough equipment could be sold and the vendors must earn money, so it's very fair for vendors to push software and licensing to keep working and earning, so it's hard to answer a question on how cheap or expensive the license is for the solution."
  • "The price of Ruckus Wireless WAN is in the middle price range compared to competitors. You will find Cisco is the most expensive, the second is HPE and Aruba, and the third is Ruckus Wireless WAN. You then have all the follower solutions."
  • "The cost of licensing varies."
  • "You have to pay for the controller with Ruckus, whereas with Ubiquiti, it comes for free."
  • "It is less expensive than Aruba and Cisco."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We don't pay a licensing fee, we purchased the product.
    Top Answer:The initial setup could be simplified. The integration with Microsoft could be improved. The scalability and the support could be better.
    Top Answer: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 pay a licensing fee on a yearly basis. It's for the support, what we’re paying for. It’s moderately priced. I’d rate it 2.5 out of five in terms of affordability. There are no additional costs… more »
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    Also Known As
    Wireless WAN, HP Wireless WAN
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    HPE Wireless WAN, a Software-Defined WAN dynamically selects the best path for each app based on policies and real-time network measurements. Flexibly and securely connect users to apps with higher visibility into vital traffic. WAN Portfolio include the following: HPE OfficeConnect OC20 802.11ac Series Access Points, HPE FlexNetwork MSR2000 Router Series, HPE FlexNetwork HSR6800 Router Series and HPE FlexNetwork VSR1000 Virtual Services Router Series.

    Ruckus Wireless’s WAN (Wide Area Network) suite of switches and solutions provides companies and organizations with a wide variety of products that enable them to deploy and manage the kinds of WANs that best meet their needs. Ruckus Wireless is a leader in the field of WAN creation, deployment, and management. Their solutions are designed with the user in mind. They are sleek products and solutions that are easy for administrators to use and maintain. This makes it a valuable suite for any and every kind of industry. The level of ease that it provides makes it possible for companies and organizations to reap a high level of benefit from whichever product they choose to use. 

    Ruckus Wireless WAN Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using the Ruckus Wireless WAN suite of switches and solutions include:

    • Simplified network deployment and management. Ruckus Wireless WAN uses Campus Fabric technology to create a streamlined network creation and management process. This technology takes many of the processes used to create and manage networks that usually require many different solutions and combines them so that a single solution can accomplish the same amount of work.
    • The ability to operate on a massive scale. The Ruckus Wireless SmartZone 100 solution gives administrators the power to handle 1,024 access points and 25,000 users from a single device. Companies can operate at a high level with fewer devices than their competitors require to accomplish a similar level of work.
    • Ease of use. Solutions like RuckusZoneDirector 1200 can be easily deployed and used by administrators who may not have a background in the use of wireless solutions. Companies that choose Ruckus Wireless WAN do not need to train administrators to deploy it. This makes it extremely valuable to companies looking to keep their budgets to a minimum. 

    Ruckus Wireless WAN Features

    Organizations that choose to use the Ruckus Wireless WAN suite of switches and solutions have a large number of capabilities from which they can choose. 

    • Centralized network management.  Ruckus Wireless WAN’s RUCKUS Network Director feature enables administrators to manage their networks from a single location. All of the controls and data that users need to monitor and control the network can be managed from one interface.
    • Advanced security features. Ruckus Wireless WAN has the capability to encrypt and demand that traffic that is trying to pass through the network be authenticated before it is allowed access. This protects the data that leaves the network and the network itself.

    • Seamless interoperability. The various solutions and products that make up Ruckus Wireless’s WAN solution suite have the ability to integrate and operate together seamlessly. Users can mix and match solution pieces to best fit their needs.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Ruckus Wireless’s WAN suite is a truly versatile selection of solutions that offer users a complete package of capabilities and features. This suite makes it possible for users to meet all of their networking needs. Their wireless access points are the kind that is mostly employed in industries like resorts, which have to cater to large volumes of people over extended periods of time. They provide companies with the highest possible level of coverage. Users working in any number of fields would find Ruckus Wireless to be up to the task of handling their networking needs. This suite is appropriate for large corporations and small businesses alikes. 

    An information technology project manager at a university writes, “The actual wireless access points themselves are very powerful. We get very good coverage from just one access point.  The throughput is very good and the centralized management is excellent.  Also, the ease of deployment is very good.”

    A video conferencing administrator at a technology services company states, “The solution is suitable for many types of environments, such as small businesses.

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    Sample Customers
    Bell Canada
    American University of Sharjah, Dordt College, Drew University, Lamar University, Raroa School
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Construction Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise17%
    Small Business54%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE Wireless WAN vs. Ruckus Wireless WAN
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE Wireless WAN vs. Ruckus Wireless WAN and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    HPE Wireless WAN is ranked 6th in Wireless WAN with 12 reviews while Ruckus Wireless WAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless WAN with 15 reviews. HPE Wireless WAN is rated 7.6, while Ruckus Wireless WAN is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HPE Wireless WAN writes "Provides network security, is user friendly, stable, and scalable, and has a lifetime warranty". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless WAN writes "Has a seamless roaming feature, an analytics tool that gives deployment insights, and an uncomplicated licensing structure". HPE Wireless WAN is most compared with , whereas Ruckus Wireless WAN is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Cambium Networks Wireless WAN, Fortinet FortiWLM, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Aruba Networks Wireless WAN. See our HPE Wireless WAN vs. Ruckus Wireless WAN report.

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