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Pros
"The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting.""Customer service is great."

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"This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.""The mesh technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Ruckus originally had the patent for it. They might've lost it because I see now that other people are doing it, however, they were the ones who came out with the smart mesh technology first, which is phenomenal.""The most valuable features are the coverage and durability.""Good connection quality.""The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage.""The most valuable feature for me is reliability.""The most valuable feature is the coverage, which is exceptional.""Valuable features include Bonjour Gateway and the hardware antenna array."

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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."

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"In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.""They have so many products that there are so many different part numbers for the US and other countries. That means it's easy to make a mistake with the licensing. You have to have somebody knowledgeable on the other end with the licensing. If you make one mistake, it can be a $2,000 mistake.""I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island.""Captive portal for guest access on the controller could be enhanced.""Previously, we would need to purchase appliances every time but it caused our data centers to get filled. Ruckus now has cloud-based controllers. They resolved the issue we were having.""Having support available that is more compatible with time zones in the United States would be helpful.""I would like to see newer on-premises controller-type models, similar to the 3000.""Sometimes doing mass changes on their products can be challenging."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This product is very expensive."

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"We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.""The price is reasonable.""The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.""This is a very expensive solution.""The setup that I have at the moment does not require licensing, although I am not sure whether a bigger project will mean that I have to spend more.""Not all of our clients can afford a fully corporate solution like Ruckus. But for many of our clients, pricing is the only factor that prevents them from choosing Ruckus, as we have found Ruckus to be a very suitable and reliable solution for integrating wireless access points to a company's network.""Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless."

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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: 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 »
Top Answer: All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each vendor has multiple models within there series. Personally I recommend looking… more »
Top Answer: In my experience, Ruckus devices are much more reliable than other vendors when it comes to consistency, coverage, and client density. Ruckus is very simple to configure and troubleshoot.
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out of 26 in Wireless LAN
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Average Words per Review
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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.

The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel Stops
American University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider41%
Manufacturing Company12%
University12%
Legal Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization9%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider45%
Educational Organization9%
Religious Institution6%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise34%
Large Enterprise21%
REVIEWERS
Small Business55%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise60%
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AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 3 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 43 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.4, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. 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 Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and Fortinet FortiWLM.

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