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What is the best high-performance Wireless LAN device?


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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77 Answers

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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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Here's my recommendation in order.

#1  Aruba

#2 Ruckus

#3 Ubiquiti

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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!


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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 



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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.


Steve Pender

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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).

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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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