What is our primary use case?
WLAN deployment for girls' hostels of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. It has four hostel complexes for in-house undergraduates. Our University has the largest WLAN deployment in Sri Lanka. Now, we are expanding it to cover all rooms in the hostels. This time, we are seeking a cloud-based system with BYOD.
How has it helped my organization?
This is an implementation stage for Aerohive Wireless. We are still in a PoC with Dell Sri Lanka. HiveManager is extremely easy to use for anyone with little network experience.
What is most valuable?
The cloud-based controller through HiveManager is its most valuable feature. I can manage and configure changes to my access points from anywhere.
What needs improvement?
Browser load time for the cloud is long and needs improvement.
For how long have I used the solution?
Which other solutions did I evaluate?
We chose to evaluate Aerohive and Cisco Meraki for this project. Price-wise Aerohive is the lowest competitive bidder for this WLAN project.
What other advice do I have?
The cloud interface is decent. It has a smooth dashboard.
Aerohive has been the perfect fit for a University like us. I am the Senior Network Administrator of the University. I am thrilled that I have no worries about our wireless network.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Aug 20 2018