Aerohive Networks Review

Hive Manager allows you to control all aspects of your WiFi network, from anywhere.


What is most valuable?

Aerohive's Hive Manager allows you to control all aspects of your WiFi network, from anywhere. The dashboard shows you the heavier users, the problem spots on your network, and the general health of your WiFi system, at a glance.

How has it helped my organization?

One can easily set up and take down new networks for testing, or long term visitors, or easily set up temporary access for visitors.

What needs improvement?

Not really. I'm not sure what more to say except that I can't think of any areas for improvement. The 120 character requirement for reviews is unnecessary.

For how long have I used the solution?

5

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment. Again, I'm not sure what to say except that I didn't encounter any issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Have had no issues with stability. Again, and again, I'm not sure what to say except that I don't have any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The adapters have scaled to meet the needs of our students without issues. Which means that I didn't encounter any issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Excellent service. Yes, the service was and is excellent. And again, and again, the one hundred and twenty character requirement for reviews is unnecessary.

Technical Support:

Excellent support. Yes, the support was and is excellent. And again, and again the one hundred and twenty character requirement for reviews is unnecessary.

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

Mikrotik, impossible to manage these devices. Mikrotik requires that you know their proprietary system to get it to work.

How was the initial setup?

Very easy to set up. Much easier to set up than to meet the requirements for this review, the one hundred and twenty character requirement is very onerous.

What about the implementation team?

Installed and set them up myself. If you can string wire and find an electric outlet you can install these WiFi adapters. The software is a breeze to use.

What was our ROI?

I don't calculate that. These just work and fit our needs. Again, I don't calculate the return on investment. If the device makes my life easier, and it works, I judge it a positive move.

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

In education, install via e-rate to make the product quite affordable. They are similar in price to most competing brands.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes (ruckus, cisco, meraki, etc.) but this had the easiest interface to set up. Again, the interface is very easy to set up. A general knowledge of networks is all you need.

What other advice do I have?

No. No. No. I have no additional comments or advice, but I do have a suggestion, that the 120 character minimum is removed from these reviews.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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