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Pros
"The heat maps are quite good, and some features are easy to use.""Customer service is great.""The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting."

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"All features are useful for me. It lets me perform some specific configurations depending on the site or the client. All WAN features are valuable.""The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions.""Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale.""It's a very stable system.""The functionality is very high and we can properly meet the clients' requirements.""The most valuable feature is the client match.""The solution is quite stable and very robust.""The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to."

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Cons
"The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability.""It'd be nice if it was cheaper, however, you get value for your money.""The throughput should be more advanced in the future. They need to add more versions of WiFi than just one."

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"Most of the access points don't include the chargers.""The network times for protocol synchronization can be improved.""Their documentation needs to be improved. Aruba's documentation is poor.""Better integration between the controller and the ClearPass portal would be a nice change.""Currently, the stability of the code is the basic underlying problem for us. They had an 8.6 release that came out two weeks ago, but we had to migrate twice because the code wasn't stable. We can't get things to work the same way. Version 8 was a big change for them. They made a change so that it is forced to be a managed hierarchical system. It means that you make changes at the top, and it pushes them downstream. There are a lot of problems with the 8.6 version code. I ran into four bugs in one week and was informed that we should just move onto the next one because all of those fixes have taken place. The feedback loop for fixes is not always really relayed back to you. I don't have a lot of strong things to say about version 8.6. When we had version 6, the controller was pretty much rock solid. We had no problems. We made a heavy investment to migrate a lot of stuff to take advantage of things like WPA3, Wi-Fi 6, and all that kind of stuff, and we haven't been able to turn those features on because we are not confident that they are going to work just yet. So, right now, we're still very much stumbling through the version 8.6 code and just trying to make sure that it is safe before we turn on some of those features. In terms of the marketplace, they are one of the top three leaders. In some respects, one of the things that they focus on is wireless. Therefore, there are some things that should be beyond reproach, as far as I'm concerned. In terms of the stability of the code, there are always going to be bugs, but the core stability of the code needs to be there. When it is not stable, that's a real problem for me because you lose a lot of confidence in the products.""There needs to be better visibility on the day-to-day monitoring.""The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.""The Help option within the GUI needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is an annual cost of the solution. There are some additional charges, such as support and maintenance.""This product is very expensive."

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"Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.""If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.""The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment.""I think they should lower their prices.""I think it would be better if they lowered the price.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: If you're using AirMagnet, it's a special use case. As long as they really walk you through it you should be fine. However, you do need some direction and training. If you don't have very much… more »
Top Answer: The solution is primarily used for wireless design; it's a wireless design tool. For example, if you're going to design a wireless internet network. That's what we used it for. The process is: you… more »
Top Answer: Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your WLAN Infrastructure. Can you clone an AP (exposing AP's integrity), can you sniff… more »
Top Answer: Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
Top Answer: At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did we like about Ruckus? First, it was very easy to use, and anybody with minimal IT… more »
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2nd
out of 6 in Network Modeling
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6,543
Comparisons
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Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
350
Rating
7.5
1st
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
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50,374
Comparisons
41,982
Reviews
16
Average Words per Review
620
Rating
7.9
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.
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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider44%
Manufacturing Company11%
University11%
Legal Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company16%
Educational Organization9%
Government7%
REVIEWERS
University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company18%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise23%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
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AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 4 reviews while Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 18 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.6, while Aruba Wireless is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Great customer service, simple to setup, and very easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless and AirCheck, whereas Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Mist Access Points.

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