Aruba Wireless Review

Constantly delivers the necessary bandwidth, even when there are suddenly more users

What is our primary use case?

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

How has it helped my organization?

The benefit is the constant delivery of internet bandwidth. Everybody is getting internet access properly. When 40 - 50 people are sitting in a small area it is capable of delivering internet to them constantly.

What is most valuable?

It delivers constantly, there is no break in the internet using these devices. It also automatically gets connected when the internet comes back. Failure is very low.

What needs improvement?

What I would like to have with these kinds of devices is the most enhanced security. For example, if I could apply security from wireless devices, that would be great.

I would also like more enhanced reports on user adoption, who is getting what bandwidth. That is the kind of report I should be getting.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's completely stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good. Suppose there are 20 people in a room and suddenly 10 more people come into the room. It automatically scales up and provides the internet.

How are customer service and technical support?

A situation where we have had to contact technical support has never happened in the last year. It has been really constant in the distribution of the bandwidth.

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

I wanted experience using more products. We were already using another product but I thought, "Okay, let's try Aruba this time and see what the feedback is like." I thought Aruba would give me better performance, after looking at the performance of the existing devices.

When selecting a vendor, the most important factor is that support has to be there. I would look for constant support from any vendor. It can't be that the product is sold and after that there is no support. There has to be constant and quick support from the vendor.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is straightforward, it's not complex. Things are quite easy with Aruba.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were looking at different products for our new premises. Aruba was known to me so I compared Aruba with Ruckus.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend Aruba devices.

I rate Aruba Wireless at nine out of 10 because of the performance and stability of the product. It's not a 10 because it needs enhanced security and a more granular level of reporting. If these kinds of things were provided it could be a 10.

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

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