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2017-04-26T17:38:00Z

What is your primary use case for Aruba Wireless?


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What is your primary use case for Aruba Wireless?

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Top 5Real User

We installed Aruba Wireless for some clients who needed to expand their network inside offices or homes.

2022-01-05T08:16:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution has been deployed for an enterprise environment with 105 Apps and controllers in HA for a government entity handling the user capacity of 1500 people. Multiple SSIDs have been broadcasted with independent VLANs and user policy has been implemented. The controllers are in HA. Both indoor and outdoor APs have been used in the environment. The solution has been differentiated for Guests, Employees, and an unrestricted group. The APs have been deployed across 10 multistory buildings in high interference zones.

2021-02-03T12:13:00Z
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Real User

We provide services for clients, so it's always a different use case. For example, we work with a retailer and we focus on electronic tasks. Another is corporate offices in a bank, one of the biggest banks in Mexico. Another is massive events like the Olympics with different sponsors. There's a big difference in the type of use cases.

2020-12-23T02:36:30Z
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Top 5Reseller

We use the product predominately for beacons and peer devices.

2020-12-14T15:31:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

In this University, Wi-Fi is essential to the daily operations, from teaching, learning by staff and students to research by researchers. In recent two years, it contributes to our smart campus objectives, bridging IoT devices in multiple projects.

2020-12-07T12:33:36Z
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Top 20Real User

We have about 30 APs and a lot of sites with centralized management on controller 7030. We use it to control the network in standalone mode and handle the active and standby modes.

2020-12-05T02:27:46Z
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Top 20Consultant

We run a number of guest wireless networks with captive portals with layer 3 networks. We run .1x for corporate SSIDs or wireless networks for additional certificate-based and/or WPA2 security.

2020-10-21T04:34:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using this solution to provide office internet for our clients.

2020-10-21T04:34:07Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are a solution provider and Aruba Wireless is one of the network products that we implement for our customers. We offer it to our clients to provide wireless and cloud services.

2020-10-07T07:04:41Z
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Top 20Real User

Aruba was our primary wireless solution until very recently.

2020-10-07T07:04:32Z
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Top 20MSP

I have worked with versions 2.207 and 3.303 and 305. Because I am the service provider for my customers, I've worked with Ruckus, Aruba, Cisco, and UniFi. Most of my customers ask for new wireless solutions. Last week I installed 37 access points. My customers are very satisfied.

2020-10-04T06:40:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use Aruba Wireless strictly for corporate use. Within our company, there are slightly over 100 people using this solution.

2020-09-29T05:58:00Z
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MSP

I am a system integrator and Aruba Wireless is one of the network infrastructure products that I have experience with. We have customers using versions all the way from AP-100 to AP-535. We have these devices in many industries, with a focus on educational institutions.

2020-09-23T06:10:00Z
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Real User

We are using different versions depending on the customer. We have about 400 or 500 customers. Some of them are Aruba, some of them have other technologies. Different versions are deployed all over. We use it as a wireless device manager where appropriate.

2020-08-27T10:31:47Z
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Real User

The primary use we have for the product is for users' corporate mobile access.

2020-08-25T06:54:31Z
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Top 20Reseller

Aruba is moving to the cloud platform model. We are presenting solutions using Aruba Central to clients for the management of their infrastructure. The majority of the implementations we have are still currently are on-premises. Customers now are slowly implementing cloud solutions for Aruba. We have 80% on-premises and 20% migrating to the cloud version of the solution. With Aruba Central, we can manage controllers, EAPs (Employee Assistance Programs), switches, et cetera. Everything in one place. So we can manage anything we need to using Aruba. Aruba on-premises wireless is something we use for education. It is mostly implemented in schools and in universities. We use it to establish APs (Access Points) around the campus to make sure there is coverage campus-wide. Then they have mobility controllers on-premises that control all the infrastructure. Another use case is for companies that have branches from the data centers. At the prime location, they have APs powered within the company and Mobility Masters in the data center. The Mobility Masters cluster-connect to the mobility controllers and then control all the APs and all the wireless infrastructure. Then we have links connecting the branches. On the branches, we have small mobility controllers that feed all the information to and from Mobility Masters. That is, the Mobility Masters connect to mobility controllers and then the mobility controllers connect to the APs. Portugal is a small country and our smallest companies always have EAPs. EAPs are a version of a solution from Aruba that the NAC (Network Access Control) AP has inside a virtual controller. These NAC APs control all the other APs.

2020-08-03T06:13:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The primary use case of this solution is to manage all of our wireless devices.

2020-06-30T08:17:35Z
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Reseller

We have used Aruba Wireless, with an Alcatel-Lucent logo, as the wireless connection for our office and guest users for nine to ten years.

2019-05-23T06:19:00Z
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Real User

Implementing wireless networks.

2019-03-22T16:09:00Z
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User

* A solution to problems for end users with friendly and easy to use work environments. * It helps the user to have a better vision of what is happening in their network.

2018-09-14T15:15:00Z
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User

I use Aruba Wireless to manage and monitor mobile users.

2018-08-30T02:36:00Z
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Real User

The primary use is for distributing internet bandwidth. The performance is good.

2018-08-09T07:01:00Z
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Reseller

For campus wireless coverage, and it is performing very well.

2018-07-30T09:01:00Z
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Real User

I have a small office with about five APs. It has a good central management system to help manage my wireless devices, just to ensure that everything is working correctly.

2018-07-29T06:51:00Z
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Real User

Wi-Fi. The performance is okay.

2018-06-24T06:46:00Z
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Real User

We're primarily using it for wireless users. It's actually to monitor use; we're using stand-alone wireless controllers in all our sites.

2018-05-28T09:18:00Z
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User

* Branch and campus access * Guest and employee access * Device onboarding and device access * Guests are divided into groups.

2018-04-02T14:46:00Z
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Real User

Our primary product is the Aruba Instant IAP-205-US Wireless Network AP, JW213A. We have 16 locations. Currently, 12 locations have Aruba wireless APs. Within the next 4-6 weeks, all locations will have Aruba wireless APs. All locations except our main location use Aruba Central. Cloud Central gives us one management console where we can configure the same wireless networks for all locations.

2018-03-19T12:02:00Z
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Consultant

We provide Aruba Wireless in over 30 schools in Southeastern Wisconsin.

2018-03-19T12:02:00Z
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Real User

Aruba Wireless' network is the primary connection method used for connectivity to the university network. We use a master/local setup of controllers. On each of the three campuses we have two local controllers supporting the wireless network.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Real User

We have made a full 32-site school transition from Mary to Aruba wireless.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Real User

The primary use of this system was to provide the best possible WiFi experience for students, faculty, staff, and guests of our campus. We had 88 APs throughout 14 buildings on campus. During the academic year, we could have hundreds of users connected to the APs at any given time.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Real User

We use Aruba wireless APs to provide wireless services for a private high school campus which is located on a 60-acre campus in Rockford, IL, with an enrollment of nearly 900 students.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Consultant

It is our primary wireless solution. We use a HA paired controller in our main DC. We use the 7200 model. We provide a corporate and guest SSID.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Real User

I administered Aruba Wireless systems at two organizations. The first was a private college with around 12,000 endpoints campus wide, which included over 500 Aruba access points of various models and generations configured through the Aruba 7220 Mobility Controller. The second was a private high school with around 5000 endpoints and 130 Aruba access points, models 125 and 134, and configured through an Aruba 3600 Mobility Controller. I have been maintaining Aruba Wireless systems at these two different organization for around 4 years in total.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Real User

I sold both the Aruba hardware and software, primarily the IAP 100, 200 and 300 series, along with AirWave as well as ClearPass to SMB clients primarily with less than 500 employees. At the time, I worked for PGH Networks, a local MSP and Aruba certified partner. I used this solution for four years from 2013 to 2017.

2018-03-18T11:19:00Z
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Consultant

* Different roles assigned to corporate and guest users. * Corporate users authenticated via 802.1X against ClearPass with machine authentication. * Guest users authenticated via captive portal; ClearPass guest self-registration process.

2018-03-14T20:30:00Z
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Consultant

Enterprise wireless for employees includes multiple wireless controllers, ClearPass Policy Manager, and wireless access points.

2018-03-14T08:56:00Z
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Real User

We had Aruba controllers and APs installed in over 1,000 retail stores and in several large distribution centers.

2018-03-13T07:00:00Z
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Real User

We are using Aruba Instant in four remote branch offices. We chose this solution at the time because of its controllerless feature and easy setup.

2018-03-13T07:00:00Z
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Real User

Provide WiFi access for an elementary school pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. Serving about 350 students with mobility Internet connection. The building infrastructure is a solid, old school, preventing your regular AP from being able to penetrate through walls.

2018-03-13T07:00:00Z
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Real User

We have Aruba IAP-225 APs in both a school and a health center environment. We initially had 15 of them installed at the school about three years ago and kept expanding to 45 APs at this site. Our school was a challenge as each room has cider block walls, so we deployed a single AP in the ceiling above the wall of two classrooms. We primarily have laptops and iPads that connect in various classrooms and for training. We had such great success that we have deployed 40 APs in a five level building to support a new Health Center that opened in January.

2018-03-13T07:00:00Z
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Real User

We purchased Aruba Wireless for our new office that we were opening in Austin, TX. I needed a solution which was simple to administer, easy to implement, cost effective, and tied into our existing Active Directory environment.

2018-03-13T06:59:00Z
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Real User

Doctors offices, car dealerships, and small business. It is used to provide internal, guest access.

2018-03-13T06:59:00Z
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Real User

We currently have 500 access points deployed and operated by two controllers. Recently, all of the AP-125 models were replaced as part of a three year site wide upgrade, using AP-205H, AP-215, AP-225, and AP-325 models.

2018-03-13T06:59:00Z
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Real User

We use wireless for all testing (on Apple, Chrome, and even tablets). We moved our school over to having a managed wireless network. This was my first time doing something like this and my colleague nor myself had any issues with the software or hardware. We have a large investment in Aruba Networks WiFi technology. We have recently deployed a mix of Aruba 225 and Aruba 335 units to provide complete and full coverage over multiple floors. We like the automatic hand-off of a connection to the access point with the strongest connection. We have had no issues deploying the access points, and look forward to years of service from these products, which is a strength that we are seeing.

2018-03-12T23:11:00Z
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Reseller

We are the one of the official distributors of this product in Middle East.

2018-02-06T07:39:00Z
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Top 5User

Using this solution district-wide in all of our secondary buildings. We have over 1000 IAP-225 APs deployed, along with ClearPass.

2017-04-26T17:38:00Z
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