2021-11-12T13:07:00Z
Vinny Govender - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Applications Specialist at bioMérieux
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What is the best high-performance Wireless LAN device?

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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CR
Director at REDCO
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-03-25T17:15:26Z
Mar 25, 2022

1 Ruckus


2 Aruba


3 Cambium


It depends on your enviroment.


Greetings

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JF
CEO at JR Enterprise Solutions LLC
User
2021-11-15T21:01:54Z
Nov 15, 2021

Here's my recommendation in order.


#1  Aruba


#2 Ruckus


#3 Ubiquiti


JD
CEO at GoWi
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
Partner / Owner at Bimel Elektronik Mamuller Paz. Ltd.
Real User
Top 5
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).

YG
Assistant Manager-Presales at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5
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.

EM
Director at Smart Business and Home, S.A.
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
Network Consultant at NetConsulting
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
Managing Member at Pender & Associates
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
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
IT Admin
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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Huawei wireless is a strong and solid product that has a lot of features - and for all that it offers, it happens to be very cost effective. As a wireless solution, it is simple and its user interface is user-friendly. Overall, I have found that Huawei has high performance, provides good coverage, and is reliable. In my experience, the scalability has been good as well, and whenever we have had issues, customer service or technical support has been extremely helpful. I will mention, though, that the initial installation took about six hours because we had to configure the controller, and although it was not difficult, it did involve a technical team of three engineers to set it up. There are some things that I feel could be improved. The manageability could be better, and I have also had some issues with bugs and instability. I would also hope that in the near future sometime, they would add network access control features. In comparison to Huawei wireless, D-Link is competitive in price. In my research, I have found that it is easy to manage and also easy to install. Another advantage of D-Link is that it includes wireless, switching, and static wiring, which is important if your organization needs to implement with other OEMs, making it a complete solution. I felt that it had limited advanced features for distributing bandwidth. While I think D-Link is a good product and is affordable, I think it needs to get up to speed with other vendors and there is a lot of room for improvement. It is also important to know that the solution does not have hotspots. Conclusion: I would choose Huawei’s wireless solution over D-Link because I think the solution offers good value for the price, and I also like the speed and mobility it offers, which I find to be quite impressive.
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CK
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Aruba is our choice for our WIFI solution as Aruba has a lot of features that can do the same with Meraki.  Aruba is saving costs vs Meraki in a long time operation.
DG
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Nov 2, 2021
On the most basic level, Cisco Wireless can offer a rather straightforward initial setup. In the span of about three hours, the basic framework can be set up. Step-by-step instructions are available to ease the deployment of the Cisco wireless network. A small business will now be able to make use of this wireless product without being worried about having to make a massive investment of either time or resources. This peace of mind extends to the actual maintenance of the product as well. Cisco wireless’s network does not require very much in the way of maintenance. It does require occasional upgrades to keep it running smoothly, but other than that, a team tasked with maintaining it has very little to worry about. Organizations of all sizes will be able to benefit from both of these aspects of Cisco wireless’s design. Cisco wireless provides a very robust service that will continue to run over long periods of time and under heavy usage. Furthermore, the teams that are responsible for assisting users and resolving any potential issues that may arise are highly professional. These are two additional features that make Cisco wireless a valuable product. The wireless service is capable of running for years without any real need for replacements to be made to the hardware. Although no system is perfect, Cisco’s Wireless network shows that products can still be made to last. Long spans of time can pass without issues arising. When they do, Cisco’s technical support team is well-equipped to help handle it. They respond quickly to inquiries and they are extremely knowledgeable. They bring the kind of professionalism that one would hope to have in a product’s support team. Aruba Wireless can support many devices and provide the features that one would expect for this type of product. It is relatively cheap when compared to other products like Cisco Wireless. For that relatively cheap price, Aruba offers hardware whose performance can match anything offered by its competitors. It advertises what it can do and follows through with its promises. It is also very easy to configure. However, they do not guide users in different industries through the best practices that they should be employing when using Aruba Wireless. Conclusion Cisco Wireless offers an effective service. In terms of cost it is more expensive than Aruba Wireless. They both have a lot to offer. The price tag might just be the deciding factor.
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