Aruba Wireless Questions

Netanya Carmi
Content Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 19 2021

How do they compare?

Chi Kieu
User at ISP
Aug 17 2021

Hi,

I'm researching the pricing and costs of these two products: Aruba Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN

Can anyone help me to understand what is the cost difference between the two of them (while assuming we compare very similar product specs)?

Thanks a lot!

Aws Al-DabbaghPricing is different based on region; it depends on Aruba's and Cisco's strategy… more »
Johnrex FernandezAruba licensing for the AP's is much cheaper compared to Meraki.  You can get… more »
Eric Biller
Network Systems Administrator at SCBDD
Aug 10 2021

Hello, 

We are redoing Wi-Fi and the related Ethernet switches to support it. We're moving from Cisco environment and considering Aruba 515, w/CX6400 Cisco Meraki or possibly an on-prem Wi-Fi controller, Arista Mojo, or Extreme Networks ExtremeCloud IQ.

Any suggestions? 

Michael FultonDepends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with… more »
Aws Al-DabbaghI suggest Aruba. We've considered the same upgrade (APs + Switches) and I've… more »
Ralph MaloneI have Extreme and chose them years ago when they were Aerohive for one reason… more »
Dat Ly
Vice General Director at Minh Long I

Does anyone have experience with wifi 6 from Cambium, Ruckus and Aruba that they can share the pros and cons of each?

Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Mar 24 2021

One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Aruba Wireless vs Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN.

People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out?

Which of these two solutions would you recommend for Wireless LAN? Why?

Thanks for helping your peers make the best decision!

--Rhea

Akshay BalaganurWe are authorised to sell both Aruba and Meraki. Being a consultant myself, I… more »
John LeBrunConfidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic… more »
Michael NewmanBoth have their merits. Aruba has taken the brand of all the hp procure… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 22 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Aruba Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Jon MeyerVery quick setup and it always works well.
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Aruba Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What needs improvement with Aruba Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

D6B8The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default… more »
Dale NevarezThere is so much licensing, you literally pay for every solution, add-on, or… more »
MarcoPiazzalungaI would like to be able to customize Captive Portals.
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What is your primary use case for Aruba Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Jun 16 2021

Hi Everyone,

What advice do you have for others considering Aruba Wireless?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Wireless LAN Questions
Senyu Huang
User at Sample
May 23 2021

I'm in a search of a Gateway solution for my organization. We have 200 employees and my budget is $400-800. 

I've been checking Citrix Gateway, Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti, and others. 

What gateway do you recommend choosing for my company (based on the mentioned budget) and why? 

Update: I need just a gateway/router (no VPN). And, possibly, I need a basic firewall, I'm not sure.

Ivelyn Wan https://www.fs.com/products/11... SG-3110, All in One Multi-WAN Security… more »
Thomas Van NiekerkIt all really depends on your objectives and what you want to achieve. Is… more »
Doyle Franklin
Business Consultant at Operations RX

We are a small MFG facility looking to add WAP Specifically for 4 PC's,  8 hand held zebra mobile computers and 2 data collection kiosk. Building is approximately 50K sq. ft. with 27 ft. ceiling with no racking or other tall obstructions. The amount of employees accessing the wifi ranges from as few as 1 and up to 20. Looking for stability and ability to fix issues remotely as this facility doesn't have an IT person on site. 

Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
May 05 2021

Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!

it_user163557Several things come to mind but a few things stand out. 1. The term "future… more »
Tony C Leung 梁仲江Reliability, ease of diagnostics...enabling a no-hassle always on wireless… more »
it_user163557I've found that Juniper networks equipment is more scalable and less… more »