Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar Archived Reviews (More than two years old)
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Apr 17 2018
What is most valuable?This product can be divided in 3 types of WLAN. * OmniAccess WLAN (requires a physical controller) * IAP WLAN (same as OAW but with a virtual controller, and the VC is exactly the same as OAW –… more »
How has it helped my organization?Our company is a premium reseller in Portugal of Alcatel-Lucent (in all areas). With the improvement in the range of all Alcatel-Lucent products, our business has grown and we have the ability to… more »
What needs improvement?The only area this product can grow is the web interface. It could be nicer and easier to use.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The price is in the range of other brands like Cisco, maybe a little cheaper but you get the same features, facilities, and security. Licensing is something Alcatel is making changes to. A few years… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Before Alcatel had the new, cheaper solutions, we used D-Link, Tp-Link. Today there is no need for those solutions.
What other advice do I have?I’d rate this product as an eight out of 10 because it is not accessible to everyone to take 100% advantage of the product. Only those with certification and high-tech experience can get 100% out of… more »
Jun 26 2017
It's totally managed by Software defined on-premises Controller and this controller is easy very to handle.
What is most valuable?OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 Series is better than CISCO highest model Aironet 3800i AP in terms of quality, user capacity, coverage, performance and price. Moreover, there's… more »
How has it helped my organization?Owner is highly satisfied based on OmniAccess WLAN and they are getting more performance than expected.
What needs improvement?OmniVista 2500 managed Software defined Controller with OmniAccess Stellar AP1230 Series AP cost is very cheap compared to Cisco HW Controller or Cloud Controller or… more »
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Earlier I wouldn't give a reference to another vendor except CISCO. Now I would prefer OmniAccess WLAN Stellar AP1230. SEE AP1230: http://enterprise.alcatel-luce... SEE… more »
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used CISCO AP but client was not happy with the number of client connections per AP. OmniAccess WLAN Stellar AP1230 Support for up to 768 associated clients per AP. Up… more »
What other advice do I have?Thanks.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Compare: a) performance b) capacity c) coverage d) controller cost e) number of users/clients per AP f) location tracking g) QoS h) security I) quality j) VoLAN.
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Jan 26 2015
I like the voice-over WLAN QoS features but some features could be made for mobile WLAN corporate access
What is most valuable?* AAA with Radius and digital certificates * Voice-over WLAN QoS Features * Built-in WLAN site-survey and planning tool * Built-in Guess Access feature
How has it helped my organization?We deployed them in two hospitals, they benefit from the access of users via Guest Portal and the use of VoWLAN Phones for mobile internal communication.
What needs improvement?Maybe some features could be made for mobile WLAN corporate access and Access Point survivability when issues with the WLAN Controller and/or communication link issues.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?No, we studied others solutions but none of them were deployed by us.
What other advice do I have?Because of the long list of technical caveats, I would strongly advise people to take the official OmmniAcces WLAN course before deployment.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?No other options evaluated.
Jan 14 2015
Some very difficult radio issues can be solved with very little effort but the GUI is a little bit slow.
What do you think of Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar?
Valuable Features:I like the Captive Portal and the Spectrum Monitor features. The CLI is also very good.
Improvements to My Organization:With the Captive portal to manage the Guest access is very easy, and with the Spectrum Analysis some very difficult radio issues can be solved with very little effort from my side. The CLI is good, it is similar to other vendor's CLI but with enhanced features.
Room for Improvement:The GUI is a little bit slow.
Use of Solution:Two years
Deployment Issues:No issues encountered.
Stability Issues:No issues encountered.
Scalability Issues:No issues encountered.
Initial Setup:Straightforward but very simple possibilities.
Dec 31 2014
I switched to OmniAccess as it is centralized, and has great scalability but they need to simplify the config process
What is most valuable?* Scalability, * Centralization * Redundancy. These features allows us to control and deploy configuration for all remote OAW allowing centralized management.
How has it helped my organization?We needed a solution to provide internet access for the majority of 317,68 KM square site and assure authentication, authorization and accountability compliance of users… more »
What needs improvement?Simplification of the configuration processes and improvement of the maintenance software OmniVista 3600.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?We don't have any costs related to this product.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Yes, I used solutions based on different Access Points, with independent management. I switched to OmniAccess because it is centralized, and has great scalability.
What other advice do I have?Good planning, before implementing this solution.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Yes, one solution based on Cisco.
What is Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar?The Alcatel-Lucent OmniAcces WLAN Switch/controller product family provides the industry's strongest integrated security feature set with a comprehensive line of WLAN switch/controllers, each designed for a specific environment such as the enterprise campus, building or branch office environments.
Also known asAlcatel Lucent OmniAccess Stellar, OmniAccess Stellar
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