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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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"The most valuable feature is the level of security on the Wi-Fi network.""Great management interface.""The most beneficial thing about Ubiquiti is that it is simple to deploy.""The solution is scalable.""The pricing is very competitive and the feature sets are very good. It compares well against more expensive options.""All of the interfacing is very good.""Ubiquiti WLAN has been stable and is easy to install.""I have found Ubiquiti WLAN scalable. We have approximately 200 users using the solution in my organization and do not plan to increase usage."

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"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 strength of the signal from the access points could be improved.""Switching devices requires reconfiguration from scratch.""The downside is the interface changes, where they are constantly doing firmware updates.""I have found they need to work on the stability of the solution.""The support needs improvement. The official support is kind of complex. It's not that straightforward compared to Cisco and Aruba.""Largely we're happy with the product, however, the firmware deployments could maybe be managed a little bit differently.""The coverage could be increased.""The solution is stable but could improve."

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"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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"This solution is reasonably priced.""This product is more cost-effective than some others on the market.""It is a cost-effective solution.""There is no licensing cost for this solution.""There is a license required for this solution."

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Top Answer: yes. aprox. same  issues at the half price
Top Answer: You can save backups of this controller locally and then I can export it to wherever I want.
Top Answer: It doe not cost much, I could say that it delivers a nice pack for what it costs.
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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.

UniFi is a revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines Enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller and disruptive pricing.

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Sample Customers
Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
NASCAR Grand-AM, Maritime Parc, Outdoor Music Festival, One Republic Tour, British Armed Forces, Arcadia School District, Bartlett School District, Universidad del Azuay, Estelar Hotels, Intercontinental Bali, Moscow - Enforta, Miami - Sling Broadband, Manhattan - MST, Ecuador - Aire.EC
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company18%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise25%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Instant vs. Ubiquiti WLAN and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Aruba Instant is ranked 7th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while Ubiquiti WLAN is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while Ubiquiti WLAN is rated 7.6. 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 Ubiquiti WLAN writes "Robust, easy to install, easy to deploy, and has good visibility". Aruba Instant is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, TP-Link Auranet EAP and Huawei Wireless, whereas Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, D-Link Wireless, Huawei Wireless and Mist Access Points. See our Aruba Instant vs. Ubiquiti WLAN report.

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