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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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"Ability to control the access points by groups.""If you compare wired versus wireless, it's convenient. You don't need to have one place for connectivity. You can move around and it's easier. Sometimes it's a hassle to work with wires, which is why wireless is so convenient.""The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution."

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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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"Configuration could be improved.""There seems to be different versions of standards used in the wireless access points. In the future, it would be helpful if the solution could come up with some kind of universal standard for all devices and all access points.""The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly."

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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: The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution.
Top Answer: Setup cost was quite expensive, it's a concern.
Top Answer: The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly.
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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.

Best Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE performance
In addition to delivering the best Wi-Fi range and performance which is automatically optimized through reinforcement learning algorithms, Mist Access Points have a dynamic vBLE 16 element antenna array for the industry’s most accurate and scalable location services.

Data collection, analysis and enforcement
Mist Access Points are purpose-built to collect metadata for over 150 states that allows the cloud-based AI engine to perform analytics, machine learning, location service and event correlation. APs incorporate a 3rd radio for always-on security monitoring, troubleshooting and synthetic client tests.

Converged platform for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and IoT
Access Points feature integrated Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and an interface port to integrate and control analog/digital devices. This enables Mist to bridge the physical, location and connectivity realms, unlocking value from your network and eliminating the need for complex and costly overlay solutions.

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Sample Customers
Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday ParksDartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company17%
University13%
Media Company7%
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Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company17%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Government5%
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while Mist Access Points is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while Mist Access Points is rated 6.6. 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 Mist Access Points writes "Fast, with good availability and good management". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, TP-Link Auranet EAP, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Huawei Wireless, whereas Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Aruba Instant vs. Mist Access Points report.

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