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We performed a comparison between Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) vs. Ruckus Wireless Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The simplicity is great."

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"I haven't heard any complaints about the WiFi equipment at all causing problems.""Zero-handoff is one of the top features. The client balancing between the access points is good. Its security is also fine.""I really like Ruckus Unleashed, which is the feature that provides a quick solution for me to control the APs.""It's good for low-level usage.""Ruckus features a centralized architecture solution with ultrasound technology, which helps us with communication and roaming.""Ruckus Wireless provides good coverage.""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.""I am familiar with the brand and it works well."

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Cons
"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.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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"We would like to see a better licensing model for our customers.""The solution should have more analytics capabilities.""It would be nice if there was a way to compare access points and hardware so you can always get the same level of performance.""The solution could include more security features.""The solution lacks a lot of features other solutions provide. If you are an organization that is more focused on security or you need a lot of other features, such as location tracking then Ruckus Wireless may not be the right choice. If you want a solution with more than basic security I would choose Arista or Aruba.""I think it would be nice if Ruckus offered the option of a cloud interface for easy configuration of Ruckus Wireless.""They should work to make their licensing more affordable.""Ruckus is a bad solution in general. It's pretty old and outdated."

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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."
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  • "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."
  • "Ruckus is an expensive solution."
  • "With Ubiquiti, there's no annual cost to keep the software upgraded, whereas with Ruckus, you have to pay an annual fee or three-year fee. That makes it a little more pricey."
  • "It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive."
  • "The price could be better. Normally, if you find customers paying for cost-effective wireless solutions, Ruckus devices are a little expensive compared to other vendors."
  • "It depends on the client. You have an initial license cost that you need to buy to bind the access point with the controller. This is a one-time fee. You also have to pay the support fee that, if I remember correctly, is about $25 per access point. Its pricing and licensing can be improved."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only managing your Access Point or doing WiFi assurance with the AI. It's your own choice… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels, and you can alter which bandwidth. However, it stops there. If you want to go… more »
    Top Answer: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 »
    Top Answer: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 »
    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 great feature. The dashboard is a simple interface and easy to learn. It… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    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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    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
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization13%
    University8%
    Religious Institution5%
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    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise21%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) vs. Ruckus Wireless
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is ranked 13th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 44 reviews. Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is rated 9.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) writes "Easy to use, works well, and simple to deploy remotely". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud, Cisco Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeWireless and Fortinet FortiWLM. See our Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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