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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Mist Access Points and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"It's a very stable system.""Aruba Wireless offers a good user experience.""The technical support is 24/7 from the UA.""The solution is quite stable and very robust.""I really like the user interface.""There is no problem with downtime.""All features are useful for me. It lets me perform some specific configurations depending on the site or the client. All WAN features are valuable.""The technical support is very good."

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"Ability to control the access points by groups.""The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.""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.""Has an extremely good feature set."

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Cons
"Most of the access points don't include the chargers.""Better integration with equipment from other vendors would ease the deployment process in some cases.""A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI.""There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find.""There needs to be better visibility on the day-to-day monitoring.""Not cost-effective.""Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them.""The network times for protocol synchronization can be improved."

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"The inter-functionality with other vendors was a negative for us.""The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly.""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.""Configuration could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.""I think it would be better if they lowered the price.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""I think they should lower their prices.""The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."

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"The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your WLAN Infrastructure. Can you clone an AP (exposing AP's integrity), can you sniff… more »
Top Answer: Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
Top Answer: At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did we like about Ruckus? First, it was very easy to use, and anybody with minimal IT… more »
Top Answer: The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.
Top Answer: The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market.
Top Answer: The main problem is that the power consumption for the access point is always screaming that it needs more power. It's supposed to be POE and I set it up as the recommend POE supply, and it's still… more »
Ranking
1st
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
50,555
Comparisons
42,210
Reviews
15
Average Words per Review
620
Rating
7.9
17th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
5,320
Comparisons
4,182
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
320
Rating
5.8
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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
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Overview
Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.

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
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company18%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company16%
Retailer6%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise49%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Wireless vs. Mist Access Points and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,305 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 18 reviews while Mist Access Points is ranked 17th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 7.8, while Mist Access Points is rated 5.8. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist Access Points writes "Fast, with good availability and good management". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Aruba Wireless vs. Mist Access Points report.

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