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2021-11-12T13:07:00Z

What is the best high-performance Wireless LAN device?

Vinny Govender - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Applications Specialist at bioMérieux
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Hi,

I'm working as a Technical Applications Specialist at a Pharma/Biotech company with 10000+ employees.

I'm researching to purchase a high-performance Wireless LAN device. Which one of the following products would you recommend:

  • Ubiquiti Unifi
  • Aruba Wireless 
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Huawei Wireless

Thank you in advance!

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99 Answers

Cesar Reza - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

1 Ruckus


2 Aruba


3 Cambium


It depends on your enviroment.


Greetings

2022-03-25T17:15:26Z
Johnrex Fernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
User

Here's my recommendation in order.


#1  Aruba


#2 Ruckus


#3 Ubiquiti


2021-11-15T21:01:54Z
JorgeDe Leon - PeerSpot reviewer
User

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! 

2021-11-15T18:48:36Z
Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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).

2021-11-15T08:44:22Z
reviewer1466157 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Reseller

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.

2022-07-26T19:54:36Z
Edy Missrie - PeerSpot reviewer
User

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.

2021-11-16T04:39:37Z
Malcolm Begley - PeerSpot reviewer
User

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



2021-11-15T13:01:58Z
Steve Pender - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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

2021-11-15T09:46:17Z
Abdu Hafeez - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

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.

2021-11-15T06:04:28Z
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