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"The most valuable feature is the ease of setup and deployment.""The most valuable feature is reliability.""The most valuable features are price, quality, and performance.""I like the way that it integrates with the ClearPass security system on-site.""The GUI is user-friendly and the dashboards are good.""All the features are available, even including the security. The access point enables the matching of any connectivity.""I have found the technical support to be one of the most valuable features."

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"It is easy to deploy, and it is not that complicated. There are a lot of systems that are very complicated, and they require a special kind of training. Their response is also very slow, especially with the Chinese vendors, but with Cambium, we have not faced any issues. Everything is going well in terms of cooperation from Cambium. We are happy with them, their services, their cooperation, and their quick response. They are just amazing.""It's a good product and works well when there is a lot of interference.""The initial setup is easy to handle. It's quite simple.""Technical support has been good.""The claim management feature is exceedingly simple.""The feature that I really liked is the mesh feature. Currently, we are in quarantine, and the request of home users is that they need to cover the whole house or the whole indoor house. Mesh solution works really nice in Cambium environment. Being able to set up access points in advance is a good feature. It lets you set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place before deploying the access points.""The pricing of the product is very, very reasonable.""One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution."

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"From the commercial-side the pricing side is fine but in other aspects, it could be lowered.""The integration should be better.""Technical support is important to me and I feel that it is something that can be improved.""Right now, the integration between the support that you are getting from Hewlett-Packard, which is the parent company, and Aruba, they're not meshing together.""In the next release, the security should be improved by including support for WPA3.""We have had stability issues with some types of portable devices.""This solution needs different models that are more specialized for certain customers."

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"The installation and configuration are a bit complex.""The range of the product is disappointing so far.""Pricing tends to be higher than its competitors.""If they could move from the fixed wireless point to mobile, it will make a big change in the market. The cnPilot coverage should be covering big spaces. It should also have an external antenna, not a built-in antenna.""The Cambium user interface and configuration should be improved.""It has voucher generation. These vouchers are provided to the customers. It would be great if there is a possibility to integrate these vouchers with the system that vendors use to print the receipts. For example, if you go to Starbucks, they provide you a receipt, and in that receipt, you have the code for the Wi-Fi network. I would like some kind of integration or API that can be integrated into any other system for generating such receipts. It would be a really nice feature. It has the cnMaestro portal that normally an integrator sets up. When you deploy this solution to a user, rather than generating a Cambium account, I would like to share this console with the users so that they can at least see the stability of the network and not necessarily trust what I said. It also allows the customers in visualizing the way that they are connecting and the way the network is behaving. I have been in touch with the Cambium team for these features, but they don't yet have the final answer. It is kind of hard to get these solutions immediately. It is a bit challenging to bring these devices to Lima, Peru, or to get Cambium from the distributors. They need to import these devices.""The solution needs to add an LTE solution and/or something in 3.5GHz.""The installation is difficult."

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"It is more affordable than Cisco.""The price of this solution is approximately 1,000,000 ESP ($6,750 USD).""The price of this solution is better than some other vendors."

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"When it comes to licensing costs we have been using the Cambium devices on a trial basis.""There are no licensing fees, it's a one-time cost.""I think the pricing is fine for Cambium.""Its price is in the middle range."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  I like the way that it integrates with the ClearPass security system on-site.
Top Answer: I don't know much about the licensing, but you license the APs to be able to use or to be configured in Aruba Central. I don't know how much it costs but I believe it's on a yearly- basis.
Top Answer: Not too long ago, Aruba was purchased by Hewlett-Packard. They must be still going through the integration because their websites are not really integrated together well, so it makes it hard to find… more »
Top Answer: For me, Ubiquiti was easy to install, configure, set up, and maintain, while also providing solid coverage and better handoffs between APs. This is especially relevant if you are using Apple products… more »
Top Answer: One could say that Cambium is a scalable solution.
Top Answer: When it comes to licensing costs we have been using the Cambium devices on a trial basis.
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Also Known As
Cambium PMP Series, Cambium ePMP Series
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Aruba Networks Wireless WAN enables communication anywhere people work. It supports BYO-everything and does it securely and reliably. And it makes life simpler for IT with automation and centralized management.

Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless broadband solutions that connect the unconnected. Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure WiFi and wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms managed by cloud-based software, Cambium Networks makes it possible for all service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful communications networks, reach users from 200 kilometers across mountain tops down to the last meter to their devices and intelligently manage their infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.

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Sample Customers
The Pittsburgh Golf Club, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Amwaj Rotana - Jumeirah Beach Residence - Dubai, Trevecca Nazarene University
Wireless Etc, Agricultural Technology Company in Brazil, Redfox, SKYNET, HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, APPLEBEE’S
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
Manufacturing Company43%
Consumer Goods Company43%
Comms Service Provider50%
Computer Software Company11%
Manufacturing Company6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
Small Business41%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise41%
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise45%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks Wireless WAN vs. Cambium and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is ranked 4th in Wireless WAN with 7 reviews while Cambium is ranked 6th in Wireless WAN with 8 reviews. Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is rated 8.2, while Cambium is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Aruba Networks Wireless WAN writes "Allows you to easily scale your network infrastructure to support thousands of remote users". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cambium writes "A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets you set up the access points in advance and has the useful mesh feature". Aruba Networks Wireless WAN is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Fortinet FortiWLM and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Cambium is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Ruckus Wireless WAN and Cisco Wireless WAN. See our Aruba Networks Wireless WAN vs. Cambium report.

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