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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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"There weren't any scalability issues, the product did what it had to do."

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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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"The biggest issue was that Juniper stopped developing, so we had to look for another solution."

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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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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: There weren't any scalability issues, the product did what it had to do.
Top Answer: The biggest issue was that Juniper stopped developing, so we had to look for another solution. If they were to continue development, I would like to see a decent portal functionality, WPA3, and… more »
Top Answer: I am a coordinator and senior IT specialist and we use the product to provide wireless to our customers. There are about 1,000 people using the product in the company. At the time of deployment, we'd… 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.

WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver and manage wireless local area networks with the highest level of reliability, performance, security, and management in the industry. They integrate secure, wireless LANs with any size wired infrastructures, from small branch offices to the largest enterprise or university campus.
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Sample Customers
Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday ParksApollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BAS Group, Borealis, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Jan Yperman Hospital, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MercaSID, S.A., NHTV Breda University, Parklands College and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary, San Antonio Community Hospital, Sandia National Laboratories, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), St. Catherine University, TalkTalk, The Education Village, University of Copenhagen, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Valdosta State University, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), zulily
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while Juniper WLC Series is ranked 15th in Wireless LAN with 1 review. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while Juniper WLC Series is rated 7.0. 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 Juniper WLC Series writes "Good scalability but the solution has stopped developing ". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, TP-Link Auranet EAP, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Huawei Wireless, whereas Juniper WLC Series is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless.

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