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Ruckus Reviews

Sintayehu Alemu - PeerSpot reviewer
Director Of Information Communication Technology at Dire dawa University
Real User
Top 5
Effective user traceability and reliable
Pros and Cons
  • "Ruckus Wireless supports the most recent technologies. We can trace every individual and what kind of traffic they're using on our campus. It is very helpful."
  • "The initial setup was not simple. We were installing indoor and outdoor wireless and this is why it took us three months."

What is our primary use case?

We use Ruckus Wireless for network security.

What is most valuable?

Ruckus Wireless supports the most recent technologies. We can trace every individual and what kind of traffic they're using on our campus. It is very helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Ruckus Wireless for approximately five months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of Ruckus Wireless is very good.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Ruckus Wireless is scalable.

We have approximately 1,800 users using the solution indoor and outdoor we are supporting approximately 50,000 users.

How are customer service and support?

We have not had any problem with the solution. We have a warranty with the solution which is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Ruckus Wireless in parallel with Cisco because it is less expensive than Cisco.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was not simple. We were installing indoor and outdoor wireless and this is why it took us three months.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation of the solution was done by the vendor. The time of the implementation took approximately three months.

We have 10 system administrators for the support of this solution. They check all activities on the campus.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of Ruckus Wireless is less expensive than other solutions, such as Cisco.

We have licenses for 500 access points.

What other advice do I have?

As a network professional, and an IT manager in a university, the Ruckus product is working with all the vendor's standards. There are common standards, they can be called something different based on the vendors. Ruckus Wireless, in Ethiopia, is not popular, including Huawei. However, Cisco is popular.

This solution is very good and they should introduce it to their network because they could see many benefits.

I rate Ruckus Wireless an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Ruckus Questions

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 25 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ruckus Wireless, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 25 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 25 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Ruckus Wireless.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 25 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 25 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Ruckus Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 19 2022

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ruckus Wireless WAN, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 19 2022

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 19 2022

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Ruckus Wireless WAN.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 19 2022

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Ruckus Wireless WAN?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Vinny Govender - PeerSpot reviewer
Vinny Govender
Technical Applications Specialist at bioMérieux
Jul 26 2022
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 Wir...
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Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Ender KefogluIf you want high performance and stability, you should definitely go with Ruckus… more »
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Johnrex Fernandez - PeerSpot reviewer
Johnrex FernandezHere's my recommendation in order. #1  Aruba #2 Ruckus #3 Ubiquiti
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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 14 2022

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Dovid Gelber - PeerSpot reviewer
Dovid Gelber
Tech blogger
Jun 14 2022

Why might one choose to use Ruckus Wireless WAN? 

Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
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Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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Nuno Marques - PeerSpot reviewer
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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ruckus Cloudpath, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Ruckus Cloudpath.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Ruckus Cloudpath?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ruckus Cloudpath, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Ruckus Cloudpath.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Ruckus Cloudpath?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Dat Ly - PeerSpot reviewer
Dat Ly
Vice General Director at Minh Long I

Hi community,

Does anyone have experience with WiFi 6 from Cambium, Ruckus or Aruba and that they can share the pros and cons of each?

Suresh Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Suresh Sharma
Sr. Technical Executive at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am working as a Senior Technical Executive at a coaching institute for IIT- JEE, Pre-Medical, Commerce, Law, and Pre-Foundation. We are evaluating Fortinet, Ruckus, Cisco, and Huawei.  Which one of these is the best wireless controller for maximum client connectivity and has high throughput?
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Imad Awwad - PeerSpot reviewer
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Jim Rousseau - PeerSpot reviewer
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Shrijendra Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
Shrijendra ShakyaCisco has maximum client connectivity and high throughput.
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Chief Investment Officer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
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Joseph Luyirika - PeerSpot reviewer
Joseph Luyirika
Network Administrator at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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IgnacioRodriguez - PeerSpot reviewer
IgnacioRodriguezThe main difference between both solutions is, as I can think and determine is… more »
Sunny Gupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Sunny GuptaI'll comment on one of the responses first, which is that Ruckus is not only… more »
John Fabry - PeerSpot reviewer
John FabryEase of management is the biggest factor so far. Ruckus is much easier to… more »
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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Miriam Tover
Senior Delivery Ops Manager
PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba Wireless vs Ruckus Wireless. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless? Which of these two solution...
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Jacob Golick - PeerSpot reviewer
Jacob GolickHonestly, I have been pushing away from Aruba. I have not used Ruckus either. I… more »
Stephen Burrows - PeerSpot reviewer
Stephen BurrowsDifferences between Aruba and Ruckus: - The Aruba GUI is more pleasing as well… more »
D6B8 - PeerSpot reviewer
D6B8There are some differences for sure, based on our usage and my knowledge of… more »
4 Answers
it_user689088 - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at a tech company with 51-200 employees

I can't find  "Application control" in Ruckus WLAN. Do they have this feature?