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We performed a comparison between NETGEAR Insight Access Points and Ubiquiti WLAN 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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Pros
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The simplicity is great.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis."

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"The meshing capabilities are the most valuable feature. When I am going in-between buildings, my phone doesn't have to pick up different WiFi. They are all the same. Even in-between the buildings, I stay connected.""[Being] able to configure the WiFi devices and to see utilization remotely, or from the cloud.""We use NETGEAR's Insight management solution to do off-property controls. It is user-friendly and provides network management, monitoring, and service deployment across multiple remote and local sites. That means I don't have to be physically at a location to do things if I want to make any changes to the network. It saves time and money.""I am all about simplicity. With the Insight management solution, I don’t need an additional cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server to configure and manage my access points. You have to look at cost, and everything has a cost. There is a cost to using Insight. But if the cost is reasonable, I don't want another layer. The ability to deploy a network and then have that software built-in, without having to go to a third-party, is big. Also, the less pieces that I have to call in on, the better. So, when I'm calling NETGEAR, it's not like I'm using some third-party piece of software to manage their product. It doesn't add that layer of complexity, which is key.""The metrics demonstrate that NETGEAR really does a good job of balancing the load between the various access points on the networks and this results in an elimination of downtime.""From the WiFi aspect, it's very intuitive and easy to use. The solution enables me to manage my entire WiFi from anywhere in the world...""I'm able to do a lot of things, because the GUI is designed very well. I'm able to remotely make certain changes via my phone and apply them right away. It makes life easier when it comes to managing the equipment. The Insight management solution phone app is very good. It enables me to do what I want to do.""I now have the ability to remote access my network. That works extremely well. I can access it from any place. I don't need to be physically at the device. This saves me on time and travel."

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"Ubiquiti provides good connectivity for the end-user, so I think it's stable.""Ubiquiti WLAN is stable.""The solution is not complex to deploy.""It is similar to the switches, where it is one of those things where it just works. They are very reliable.""The solution has a lot of great features.""You can save backups of this controller locally and then I can export it to wherever I want.""Ubiquiti WLAN has been stable and is easy to install.""Ubiquiti WLAN's most valuable features are that it works well in a hybrid environment and isn't heavy on resources."

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Cons
"Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""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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"While the data throughput does provide us with full insight into data being used, we find that it's not very accurate.""The biggest issue I've had is that it works very well with the WiFi, but it does not offer any assistance at all with the routers. You can't control them or manage them at all. As soon as you want to use anything on the network side—because I have multiple 28-port switches—you can't manage them using this app.""A con is the backend system which is very, very slow.""Ubiquiti is a very good company. NETGEAR should look at that model and expand on its remote capabilities. Ubiquiti seems to have a better product.""I have some frustrations with the ease of use. It tends to be sluggish. The graphical interface is pretty, but not useful. They have this tree that shows connected devices, which makes no sense whatsoever because the labeling field of the tree truncates all the items to the point that it's almost useless. You can't even tell what it is. I would prefer a spreadsheet list of the gear as opposed to a graphical representation.""The registration is annoying. I have to go back to NETGEAR and log tickets. Access points and router registration are something that they need to address in Insight. They need to fix the bug of getting the devices activated and enrolled in Insight without fighting with them. I have probably done about six of these in the last month. You get to see patterns.""Software-wise, they need to provide the ability to kick users out. If multiple users are abusing the system or the network, I should be able to block them for a time and, when I need to unblock them, I should be able to do so by using their MAC ID. That feature might already be there and I just don't know about it.""There is always room for improvement."

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"The product needs to improve the user interface in the migration from old to new versions.""I have never used cloud solutions. My first approach would be something related to the cloud, and backups on the cloud, and maybe an easier way to connect to it because I have an on-premises environment.""The statistics you can get on it are a bit limited from what I have seen so far.""There seems to be a drop in service. It's definitely a reliability or stability issue we face.""The support needs improvement. The official support is kind of complex. It's not that straightforward compared to Cisco and Aruba.""When I started to upgrade, the controller for Unbuntu was really struggling to start up, however, that has since been solved.""Ubiquiti lacks troubleshooting tools. For example, there aren't tools that your clients can use to gather input on the AP itself. There's no visibility in the application layer or reporting. It doesn't have a lot of management features.""Ubiquiti WLAN would be improved with the addition of individual AP configuration, which would allow for fine-tuning of individual access points and logins."

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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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  • "Price-wise, it is a little too high, about $20 higher than what it should be, but it's worth it. It's cheaper than Cisco's access point, but the products are not apples to apples."
  • "It wasn't much more than 100 dollars a year. For the devices that we have, the pricing was pretty fair."
  • "The pricing seems to be reasonable."
  • "For what you get, the price of Insight access points is very reasonable."
  • "Their pricing is perfect for smaller businesses who are money and budget conscious. There are a lot of other solutions out there that are two to three times more expensive."
  • "I can source the stuff pretty quickly wherever I go through the distributor. There is pricing available at NETGEAR if you can spend between $2,000 and $5,000 on a solution. So, there is special pricing that they can help with. The vendor's reps are very responsive. They have a good channel system."
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  • "It is a cost-effective solution."
  • "There is no licensing cost for this solution."
  • "There is a license required for this solution."
  • "Ubiquiti has a good price compared to the other ones."
  • "When comparing the price of Ubiquiti WLAN to Aruba the price is reasonable."
  • "Ubiquiti WLAN is less expensive than Ruckus, but its price could be improved to make it more affordable and accessible."
  • "Ubiquiti WLAN is fairly well priced and available as a one-time purchase."
  • "It is a stand-alone price."
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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… 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… more »
    Top Answer:I now have the ability to remote access my network. That works extremely well. I can access it from any place. I don't… more »
    Top Answer:I thought that the Insight management software would be more useful for me. It is a little difficult to navigate. I have… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Wireless is extremely easy to set up and is an excellent option for small businesses, offering enterprise… more »
    Top Answer:We researched Ubiquiti and Aruba when looking for a WLAN solution. Ubiquiti offers good WLAN access both indoors and… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti WLAN's best feature is the free controller system software.
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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.

    At NETGEAR, we turn ideas into innovative networking products that connect people, power businesses, and advance the way we live. Easy to use. Powerful. Smart. And designed just for you.

    UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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    NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company12%
    Retailer12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
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    University14%
    Training & Coaching Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Retailer14%
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise19%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Buyer's Guide
    NETGEAR Insight Access Points vs. Ubiquiti WLAN
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETGEAR Insight Access Points vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    NETGEAR Insight Access Points is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 8 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 5th in Wireless LAN with 15 reviews. NETGEAR Insight Access Points is rated 8.0, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of NETGEAR Insight Access Points writes "Without using a third-party, I can deploy a network with software built-in". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". NETGEAR Insight Access Points is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Wireless and TP-Link Auranet EAP, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Aruba Instant, Huawei Wireless and D-Link Wireless. See our NETGEAR Insight Access Points vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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