2021-11-12T13:07:00Z

What is the best high-performance Wireless LAN device?

Vinny Govender - PeerSpot reviewer
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YG
Reseller
2022-07-26T19:54:36Z
Jul 26, 2022

Selecting an AP depends upon a couple of factors which include (the number of users per AP, coverage area and required speed/throughput)


My recommendations are:


1. Ruckus


2. Aruba


3. Cisco


Ruckus: 


Performs well in a high-density environment, with unique adaptive antenna technology & PD-MRC gives more coverage and interference mitigation. Ruckus offers a reliable Wireless network solution.


Aruba: 


Good but not the best with better security features.


Cisco: 


Complex deployment, is costly but it has better compatibility.

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CR
Reseller
Top 5
2022-03-25T17:15:26Z
Mar 25, 2022

1 Ruckus


2 Aruba


3 Cambium


It depends on your enviroment.


Greetings

JF
User
2021-11-15T21:01:54Z
Nov 15, 2021

Here's my recommendation in order.


#1  Aruba


#2 Ruckus


#3 Ubiquiti


JD
User
2021-11-15T18:48:36Z
Nov 15, 2021

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! 

EK
Real User
2021-11-15T08:44:22Z
Nov 15, 2021

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).

EM
User
2021-11-16T04:39:37Z
Nov 16, 2021

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.

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MB
User
2021-11-15T13:01:58Z
Nov 15, 2021

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



SP
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-15T09:46:17Z
Nov 15, 2021

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

AH
Real User
2021-11-15T06:04:28Z
Nov 15, 2021

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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