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Pros
"The stability of the solution is very good.""The most valuable feature is that it provides a redundant wireless connection for a client.""The features I have found most valuable is that the solution creates a guest portal for guest networks, and setting up SSID authentication to the regular server.""You can handle all of the access points at once virtually instead of manually handling each one. You're able to populate all of the information to all of the access points through the virtual controller as well. It transforms everything it a single access point, which simplifies things.""In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market.""The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature."

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"That would be more of engineering at this point. I'm from more of the business side. It's pretty much doing the standard installations with portal integrations and integrations with the Mac.""The solution's roaming feature is very nice. When you move to another place it automatically changes the access point. It's one of the most valuable features.""The solution is easily managed compared to other wireless solutions.""You can add a lot of features, such as cloud, integration with IoT, etc. They have a lot of options available but the top feature is the performance.""This solution is very simple and the interface is user-friendly."

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Cons
"Technical support needs improvement. We use the forum for technical support assistance, but it's not enough. If you're talking with a technician, they're in India. They cannot give you the service that you need. Sometimes have problems with some personal services and technical support is not helpful in this area.""This solution would be improved if they supplied free software controllers.""The captive portal through Facebook doesn't work.""The solution should be able to support more users on the access points.""There is a problem in the preferred portal access points when I'm using the portal.""There was only ever one case in which an access point failed, but it was reintegrated. The issue was more of a matter of oversight. One part of the network had covered ten access points.""The meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger."

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"Improving the visibility, control offered, and cloud management would all be very helpful. Also how you can monetize the information you get from Wi-Fi controllers should be improved.""The technical support needs to be improved. They also need to produce some more technical guides.""The solution should offer more integration with third-party servers and devices.""There was one time I had a problem with their centralized licensing. I called the Indian call center, but the response was not that good. One guy attended this call and he told me, "Definitely, I am forwarding your call to the next level. I'll let you know." After that, it took between 10 to 15 hours before I got a call back. By then, we had already resolved the issue. Therefore, they could improve the local support; there should be at very good Tier 1 and 2 support in India. They should be both proactive and reactive.""This solution has issues with bugs and instability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I purchased the hardware and there are no monthly or yearly licenses to buy.""We only pay for the support and the contract licenses from Aruba Instant.""The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."

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"We don't have any control on the pricing. This comes from Huawei in India. Pricing-wise, Huawei is very aggressive and competitive if you compare them to competitors, like Cisco, Aruba, and Ruckus. The Indian Huawei team tells us, "Just pick up the order and design the infrastructure. If there are any pricing challenge, we'll work on that and we will try to match things 100 percent."""Huawei comes at a cheaper price than competitors like Cisco and Aruba."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.
Top Answer: The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000.
Top Answer: The product could be improved by having the ability to support more access points in one cluster. I would also suggest that the multicast be more efficient. Improved managing of the multicast could be… more »
Top Answer: Hi Imad, Thanks for your input. Do you have any POC data for Cisco and Aruba? Thanks in advance
Top Answer: You can add a lot of features, such as cloud, integration with IoT, etc. They have a lot of options available but the top feature is the performance.
Top Answer: You can purchase an additional switch with an additional switch. That is a good milestone. We don't have any control on the pricing. This comes from Huawei in India. Pricing-wise, Huawei is very… more »
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Overview

Aruba Instant delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up, and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate your business without breaking your budget.

Huawei WLAN products are compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards to establish high-speed, secure, and reliable wireless network connections for indoor and outdoor applications.WLAN products can be used in enterprise offices, schools, hospitals, large shopping malls, exhibition centers, airports, and more.
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Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday ParksAnhui Agricultural University (AAU), China Everbright Bank
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Comms Service Provider33%
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University13%
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Media Company8%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Instant vs. Huawei Wireless and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while Huawei Wireless is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while Huawei Wireless is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Offers a lot of flexibility, almost everything can be configured". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Wireless writes "Performance, throughput, and speed are good". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, TP-Link Auranet EAP, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and WatchGuard Secure Wi‑Fi, whereas Huawei Wireless is most compared with D-Link Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Fortinet FortiWLM. See our Aruba Instant vs. Huawei Wireless report.

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