Aruba Wireless Review

The initial setup is straightforward. Configure one IAP and all the rest self-configure to that one.​


What is our primary use case?

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

How has it helped my organization?

We originally were using SonicPoint and had tons of connectivity issues. We switched to Aruba to fix all the issues with all my clients.

What is most valuable?

I like the IAP line and being able to have a true mesh without the need of a controller. The features included in them are also very nice with a built-in website for ToS for guest access.

What needs improvement?

The price point is pretty high compared to Ubiquiti and other equipment.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None, which is why this product turned into my go to solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The largest implementation that I was able to do was about 15 APs, with no issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

I have never had to use technical support. The product is very simple to use.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used SonicPoint. The connection stability was very poor. Though, the firewalls worked well.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. Configure one IAP and all the rest self-configure to that one.

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

Price is fairly expensive, however it is worth it. If the “master” fails, another AP can take over the role.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Ubiquiti, Hive, Netgear, Cisco, and Meraki.

What other advice do I have?

Grab a couple and test them out. The features that these things have available and the ease of setup are fantastic.

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