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Ruckus Wireless Valuable Features

Tim Brumbaugh - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Golden West Technologies

The performance of the product is amazing.

The ease of configuration that's on offer is very good.

The product is very compatible with other solutions.

The guest onboarding is so simple. We can onboard guests really easily. Each guest that connects has a pre-shared key that they get which are all unique. We have some great control over the guest and corporate traffic. We can control how much bandwidth a guest user gets versus a corporate user, and who gets priority on there. 

Ruckus is way ahead of the game on a lot of stuff like Wi-Fi 6. They're already rolling out the second version of Wi-Fi 6, which is a huge improvement over even Wi-Fi 5. The way wireless started is you had 802.11b, 802.11a, then 802.11g and 802.11n, then 802.11ac, then AC wave to 802.11ax which is the first version of Wi-Fi 6. The next version of Wi-Fi 6 is rolling out already.

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. They blow Cisco and Aruba out of the water and even Mist for radio plant connectivity. On top of that, they have very good engineering. If I ever need help with engineering stuff, I can call on them. The company does a really good job, which is why we've stayed with them.

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Tim Brumbaugh - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at Golden West Technologies

The solution has an easy configuration.

The performance is good.

Ruckus is way ahead of the game on a lot of stuff, like Wi-Fi 6. They're already rolling out their second version of Wi-Fi 6 which is a huge improvement over even Wi-Fi 5. The way wireless started is you had 802.11b, 802.11a, then 802.11g and 802.11n, then 802.11ac, then AC wave 2, 802.11ax, which is Wi-Fi 6, the first version. Now, the next version of Wi-Fi 6 is rolling out already.

These guys are an engineering company that has some very awesome patterns on how their radios work and their antennas and antenna patterns, and how their signaling and stuff works. That's why nobody can touch them. If they go head-to-head with anybody, they blow Cisco and Aruba out of the water, and Mist, for radio client connectivity. 

They compete head-to-head with all the big names.

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Tim Cummings - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at JUHSD

The APs themselves have been pretty solid. We haven't had too many of them go bad or anything like that. The wireless performance seems pretty good.

The ability to provision the devices is pretty good, and the back end is also pretty good.

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Buyer's Guide
Ruckus Wireless
September 2022
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PhilipSlaughter - PeerSpot reviewer
Independent Consultant - Wireless

I use the Wave 2 platform. It'll get up to close to approximately 800 megabits or something to that extent. It outruns whatever internet connection you have.

The wireless is just very fast, and it has a frequency set that can work around local interference that houses have even if some of their cheaper routers are broadcasting on a given channel. We can tune our wireless network and open up a lot of channels with DFS and stuff like that.

It's a pretty solid product. Once, at the hospital I worked with, they had a model and they went from a 300 to a 310. The 300 had a certain power output range, and everything was designed perfectly. Then, as it turned out, 310 didn't cover as much. We had to replace it with the next model up which is the 610 to maintain the coverage we expected. They were good about it and didn't charge us for the change.

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MZ
Asst. Manager Technical at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Their wireless products and their switching LANs have been the most valuable aspects for us.

Their hardware, such as their access point controller and their ICX switches, are great. 

The solution is very user-friendly.

The initial setup is easy.

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Scott Tunis - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the performance. It works great.

The second most important feature is that it is super easy to deploy. As an example, we deployed this without having any of our physical techs on site. We basically used a contractor to put stuff where we asked for it to be put, but there were no real technical people on site, due to COVID. It is a very large processing plant, so they have maintenance people that we were able to ask to plug things in and place hardware. Pretty simple stuff. After that, we were able to remotely configure and optimize the setup remotely. Again, we didn't buy it because of that, but that turned out to be a huge benefit to going with this product.

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Stephen Moreau - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Dataway

The solution is very easy to deploy.

The product is extremely easy to manage after it is implemented.

Ruckus is very innovative as a company and they currently drive improvements to the WiFi standards themselves. Their range of products is broad. It covers all the requirements I have, which aren't as broad as the whole market. We don't do many outdoor installations, for example, however, they cover outdoor as well as point to point and they seem to work well.

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Sachin Vinay - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

Ruckus has two important features that proved to be very useful to us 0 Channelfly and background scanning. Channelfly was proven effective in areas where changes in Wi-Fi usage are at the least. It builds a a great utilization matrix and uses channel efficiently to manage bulk users and in highly dense Wi-Fi environments. 

Also it has a quality rogue AP detection and exact real-time logs of intrusions. 

Also configurations are highly customizable and we could tune easily to suit our Wi-Fi requirements. New Wi-Fi 6 models proved to be highly effective in our highly dense environment also.

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YS
Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The solution has many innovative features. 

The stability is good.

We find the implementation process simple and straightforward.

The performance and connectivity are good.

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EmilioOgando - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Manager at Newcom

The product does a very good job of covering specific areas using less equipment than other providers. 

The solution offers better coverage. It offers a better footprint in order to connect with the user.

The possibility to deploy the solution and the configuration of all the equipment through the console makes everything very easy.

The product has good technical support and offers excellent documentation.

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JO
IT Project Manager at SITWIFI

Performance-wise, it's great. The throughput of the speed base and the capacity when it's operating in a high-density environment is outstanding. 

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JM
Ing Preventa (Sales Engineer IBW) at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

Its high capacity is the most valuable. It is also very stable. It is way more stable than other platforms.

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Andres Echeverry - PeerSpot reviewer
Director General at INNOVAR IT SAS

For me, the most valuable features are good integration with the customer's existing network and the ease of deployment and configuration. Ruckus products are also easy to learn to manage and deploy for not only our own staff, but also for the IT workers in the customer's organization.

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RK
Store Associate at a engineering company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very easy to use and manage.

The solution is quite flexible, which is a great selling point for our clients.

They are competitive if you compare their capabilities with Cisco and other competitors.

They have all the features in terms of wireless technology. They have most of the features already there in the controller and their wireless system.

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MB
Founder, Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Ruckus Wireless is more of a plain Wi-Fi solution where it does the basic job well. Additionally, it has good conductivity, easy to use, simple to manage, and its access points can be used as standalone devices which gives flexibility in the SMB market.

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YS
Senior Network Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The beamforming has been the most valuable aspect of the solution for our organization. 

Technical support is very helpful.

The initial setup is easy.

We have not had issues with stability.

The scalability is great.

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Mahmoud Hilwani - PeerSpot reviewer
Board Member at SevenGate

Ruckus features a centralized architecture solution with ultrasound technology, which helps us with communication and roaming.

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InnocentKurehwa - PeerSpot reviewer
VAS Technician / Wireless Technician at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The most useful aspects include:

  • Powerful Wireless Network Reporting and Analytics
  • Network intelligence from applications, clients, access points, and controllers
  • Predictive analytics powered by machine learning to automatically detect network anomalies
  • Variety of standardized reports with drill-down capability for highly granular detail
  • Data Explorer tool to customize reports and dashboards with drag-and-drop ease
  • Ruckus SmartCell Insight (SCI) is the industry’s first Big Data Wi-Fi analytics and reporting engine that is purpose-built to help service providers make informed business decisions regarding the operation of their Wi-Fi networks. It makes use of Big Data technology and storage innovations found in columnar database repositories which greatly enhance the scale and performance of a system when used to process historical data.
  • Easy to integrate/configure with old systems.
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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is simplicity.

I really like Ruckus Unleashed, which is the feature that provides a quick solution for me to control the APs.

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George Karavitis - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at DIGITAL HORIZON

Zero-handoff is one of the top features. The client balancing between the access points is good. Its security is also fine.

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Joshy Varghese - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Evenor Info Solutions Pvt Ltd

The solution does not disconnect, which is extremely helpful, especially when you are working from home. 

The signal, strength-wise, is its most valuable aspect. These frequencies pass through touch one to 200 voltage. The distortion will not affect this product. That's why we suggest it to our clients.

The initial setup is very simple.

We have found the solution to be very stable. It's great in interior and exterior environments.

The scalability is great.

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DC
ICT Manager/Systems Administrator at a university with 201-500 employees

The setup is very straightforward. The configuration process is quite simple as well.

The stability is excellent.

We haven't had any issues with scaling.

It's easy enough to set up by yourself, and if you need help, they are ready to assist.

Their technical support is very responsive.

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Abdul Basit - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Design Engineer at Comstar - Information Systems Associates Ltd.

The solution offers a lot of great features to its users.

The multiple FSIVs is great. 

The meshing is very effective.

The solution has a very high bandwidth.

We've found the initial setup to be straightforward.

The solution is very user friendly.

It offers good customization capabilities.

We have found the dashboards to be quite good.

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EmilioOgando - PeerSpot reviewer
Integration Manager at Newcom

Our clients are in the hospitality industry and it's been very good at meeting their needs. The WiFi connections are good.

In general, all implementations are standard and pretty straightforward. These implementations typically cover the connection to the corporate network integrated with Microsoft's Active Directory and other services that bring network access to the clients so that it's easy to get onto the internet.

The stability has been good.

We find the solution to be scalable. 

Technical support is responsive and knowledgeable. 

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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I can manage the network through a cell phone, which is a plus from my side. I am also able to visualize the network. I can also check the quality of the signal for different clients that are currently connected and see whether the quality is excellent, moderate, or poor. Sometimes, I can even adjust the signal strength.

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Housni Hammoud - PeerSpot reviewer
Coordinator of the IT Department at College Notre-Dame

The most valuable feature is that this solution is reliable.

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Badar Raqeeb - PeerSpot reviewer
Team Lead at Comstar - Information Systems Associates Ltd.

It's good for low-level usage. 

The coverage is pretty good so far. The bandwidth is also good for the most part.

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DH
Head of IT Network Division at Panorinformatika

Overall, we are very satisfied with its capabilities.

The pricing is very reasonable. 

It is flexible.

It contains almost all of the new features that solutions require for wireless access.

The scalability has been very good.

Technical support has been good.

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MashukThakur - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Wireless Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

In my experience, Ruckus devices are much more reliable than other vendors when it comes to consistency, coverage, and client density. Ruckus is very simple to configure and troubleshoot.

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ML
Director of Product Management at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with them, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best. That's what we find useful. 

Also, we like the more remote deployment aspects of things as well.

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Anders Wall - PeerSpot reviewer
CIO at Vätterleden Invest AB

The most valuable feature is the portal. It's easy to find access points and clients.

This product is easy to manage.

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HC
Wireless Network Engineer at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

Ruckus Wireless is a valuable solution. It's both scalable and reliable. 

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MashukThakur - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Wireless Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Personally, I like it, and I try to encourage people to go for Ruckus because I find the Ruckus coverage is fine. The speed between client to client is really nice. It is better than any other vendor, but officially, I cannot say that to people.

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Bill Sheeler - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Technical Operations at GT Church

Its roaming capabilities and the fact that we can have redundant backup controllers are the most valuable. There is a backup controller that is heart beated to the primary. It is also fairly easy to install.

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OA
NETWORK PRODUCT MANAGER at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. Typically, the customer has the know-how to configure and put the products up by themselves. It's a pretty straightforward process.

When we buy this product for our customers, we have noted in the past that this product has an excellent signal.  

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Sintayehu Alemu - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Communication Technology at Dire dawa University

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.

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LK
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

It has great features. 

It also has cloud connectivity. All IPs can be managed and monitored by the customer from a single console. They will also manage and share the various regions' IPs and locations all over the world. However, a single console can be monitored and managed from anywhere in the world.

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Innocent Kurehwa - PeerSpot reviewer
Wireless Technician at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I like it mostly because it gives you the whole user session, and you can tell that the client connected at the traffic post. You can actually analyze the signal strength between access points. Also, Ruckus Wireless has a mesh feature that allows you to deploy mesh mode if you can't call.

This solution is reliable and comes with prompt technical support. Installation is straightforward as well.

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TR
Executive Director at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

I am familiar with the brand and it works well.

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Kibue Gacuca - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Comutaz Systems Limited

The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability. 

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Mahmoud Shehadeh - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Support at MayaSoft

Ruckus Wireless provides good coverage.

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WW
DevOps System Engineer at Monash University

It's easy to install, and the management is flexible.

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SP
Director Engineering & New Business at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees

The solution provides superior coverage and works as it should without any issues.

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FS
Assistant IT Manager at Fraser

The controller is most valuable. Through Ruckus ZoneDirector, we can easily manage the websites and the web.

We are using the R610 or R510 model, and it is good in terms of signals.

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Craig Blignaut - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at voxtelecom

I'm not on the technical side, I would say one of the most valuable features from my perspective is Ruckus Analytics. 

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Hunter Huang - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I like the price and its capacity.

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Antonis Mathioulakis - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at M&A Solutions IKE

It's very reliable and it's easy to use. If you need more analytics regarding Smart Zone, IoT, or SOP platforms, it's great. But mostly, it's reliable wireless equipment.

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SI
Infrastructure Manager with 51-200 employees

There can be the same SSID for several devices.

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CV
Solution Manager at Cibercol Informatica

The biggest advantages of Ruckus Wireless are pricing and support.

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Buyer's Guide
Ruckus Wireless
September 2022
Learn what your peers think about Ruckus Wireless. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: September 2022.
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.