Ruckus Wireless WAN Review

Powerful access points with good coverage and throughput, with responsive support

What is our primary use case?

We are a University and use this solution for our staff and students.

What is most valuable?

The actual wireless access points themselves are very powerful. We get very good coverage from just one access point. 

The throughput is very good and the centralized management is excellent. 

Also, the ease of deployment is very good.

What needs improvement?

There's nothing that anyone else is doing that the Ruckus doesn't do. 

If you compare to the market, I don't see room for improvement, to be honest. There's nothing feature-wise that I see with Ruckus that I think can be improved at the moment.

Of course, we'd always like it to be cheaper, but that's for every product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Ruckus Wireless WAN for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable, just as we expected it to be.

We have 30,000 to 40,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is excellent. They are very responsive, very flexible, and willing to listen to the customer. 

If we do have issues, we get escalated to senior support very quickly.

How was the initial setup?

It takes approximately three months to deploy.

We have a network team of approximately six people who not only support wireless, they support switches, firewalls, and load balancers. 

We have six people who support Ruckus as well as other areas. Three to four percent of the time, they are supporting issues with Ruckus.

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

It's expensive but you get more coverage.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Approximately five years ago, we compared Ruckus with five other products in the market.

Even though the wireless access points are expensive, they tend to give you three times more coverage. We ended up with far fewer access points to support.

Some of the solutions we evaluated were Cisco, Aruba, HPE, and Juniper.

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution and tell others to use this product.

It's fantastic! I would rate Ruckus Wireless WAN a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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