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Wireless LAN
July 2022
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Network Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Straightforward to set up, good stability, and the client match feature is helpful
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature is the client match."
  • "Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice."

What is our primary use case?

I am a system integrator and Aruba Wireless is one of the network infrastructure products that I have experience with. We have customers using versions all the way from AP-100 to AP-535.

We have these devices in many industries, with a focus on educational institutions.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the client match. This feature continually monitors the client and provides automatic load-balancing, as well as other advanced features.

What needs improvement?

Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice. It is hard to find and provision APs when you have a substantial install base.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Aruba Wireless since 2007.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability has been great.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't had any trouble with scalability. 75% of our clients are using Aruba Wireless.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have a lot of experience with wireless networking products from Aruba and Juniper. I also have some experience with Ruckus.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward and the deployment is quick. With our experience, it is pretty easy to do.

What about the implementation team?

We integrate Aruba Wireless and other devices for our customers.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering Aruba Wireless is to try it. If you try it then you're going to like it.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
BRETT SCHRIOCK - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Director at Madison County
Real User
Stable, works well, and you don't have to worry about it
Pros and Cons
  • "What I liked about these is that they worked. I didn't touch them or do anything with them. They were up and running when I came here. Once they are set up and running, you don't have to worry about them."
  • "It is expensive. Juniper seems to have a lot more to offer for future expansion. Juniper has some features that are not there in this solution."

What is our primary use case?

They were for our Sheriff's department.

What is most valuable?

What I liked about these is that they worked. I didn't touch them or do anything with them. They were up and running when I came here. Once they are set up and running, you don't have to worry about them.

What needs improvement?

It is expensive. Juniper seems to have a lot more to offer for future expansion. Juniper has some features that are not there in this solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

It has been over three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

They have been very stable. We didn't see any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I didn't have to scale it. We had 26 users. They included secretaries and deputies to Sheriff.

How are customer service and technical support?

I never used them. I never had to.

How was the initial setup?

They were set up before I got here.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to take a look at Juniper. We were using Cisco Meraki devices, but they are kind of end-of-life. We're changing our systems because of a policy change about the use of wireless solutions. So, we don't need them anymore. Juniper seems to have a lot more to offer for future expansion.

I would rate Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN a nine out of ten. It works well.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Joris Van den Bergh - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Leader Solution Specialists at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
The fabric completely integrates with wireless

What is our primary use case?

The version that we install depends on the customer. ExtremeWireless has two different types. There are the campus and cloud options. We mostly focus on the campus option.

ExtremeWirless is good for every enterprise ogranization.

It's a set of network management tools.

What is most valuable?

In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well. You can fully automate the installation and integration of the switching and the device portfolio within one fabric and management framework.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see more security features. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ExtremeWireless for about five years. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Extreme Wireless a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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