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Pros
"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.""It has all of the features that we need.""Installation is easy.""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.""We've found the solution to be quite stable.""This solution is very simple and the interface is user-friendly.""The solution has high performance and we are using Wi-Fi 6 that we have found to be the best coverage.""The solution is easy to set up."

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"The product has some very awesome patents on their radios and their antennas and antenna patterns and how their signaling works. That's why nobody can touch them. If they go head to head with anybody.""It's reliable wireless equipment.""Ruckus Wireless is a valuable solution. It's both scalable and reliable.""Its high capacity is the most valuable. It is also very stable. It is way more stable than other platforms.""The most valuable feature is the portal.""It gives you the whole user session, and you can tell that the client connected at the traffic post.""The solution has great network intelligence from applications, clients, access points, and controllers.""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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Cons
"The security of the solution could be better in the future.""They should actually first test the equipment thoroughly and then launch it. Sometimes, things come out too soon, before they are ready.""This solution has issues with bugs and instability.""Huawei Wireless has a small technical problem. When you use a power injector, it needs to be specially configured for the switch to which it is connected. It tries to take power not from the power injector but from the switch. The funny thing when you look at it is that you have three switches or maybe four or five that are theoretically capable. However, the port on these switches is disabled. When you connect the access point to a power injector, the access point checks for features from the switch, but on this port, the switch doesn't do power. So, the access point changes these features to energy save mode and cuts off some features, especially WiFi 6. It took me two weeks to find out what's going on and how to mitigate this sort of problem. It is very easy to fix. You need to disable LLDP on the port on which you connect the access point to the power injector. Power injectors aren't quite commonly used, but I have 54 access points, and I have used about 27 power injectors. So, about half of the access points were working at reduced speed, not full speed, for two weeks.""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.""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.""The manageability could be improved.""While I am fine with the current licensing price, I would appreciate it to be more cost-effective."

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"The Ruckus platform in general could be improved — it could be more user-friendly.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.""Could be more user friendly.""The initial setup was not simple. We were installing indoor and outdoor wireless and this is why it took us three months.""The pricing of the product can be a bit expensive. They should work on making pricing more competitive.""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.""I would like to see newer on-premises controller-type models, similar to the 3000.""It would be helpful to have a wizard when you are setting up a new access point or a wireless guest network."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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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    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.

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    Overview
    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.
    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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    Huawei Wireless is ranked 7th in Wireless LAN with 11 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 47 reviews. Huawei Wireless is rated 8.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Huawei Wireless writes "It has a very good price and provides value for money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Huawei Wireless is most compared with D-Link Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM and TP-Link Auranet EAP. See our Huawei Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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