Aruba Wireless vs. Ubiquiti WLAN

As of March 2019, Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 33 reviews vs Ubiquiti WLAN which is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 1 review. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Some of the implementations or features do work as advertised. Urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation". The top reviewer of Ubiquiti WLAN writes "If price is the most important factor than this may be the right solution. The product is slightly unstable". Aruba Wireless is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ruckus Wireless. Ubiquiti WLAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless and Aerohive Networks.
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Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.It's not expensive. That is the reason we switched to Aruba.Pricing is competitive. Licensing is needed to maintain access to the latest firmware, which wasn't made clear originally when we started with Arbua (or things changed, I'm not sure which). I would just say, make sure you budget for it.A recent change is that ClearPass licensing is superb. It counts user-based instead of device-based, for BYOD on-boarding.​AP signal strength and price. I know this is a competitive market, but APs should not cost so much if they do not cover a large area. ​The system was very good, but we needed to upgrade in order to adapt for our needs, and doing so with Aruba would have been more expensive. ​Besides paying for the APs, you need to pay a license each year for their use. Therefore, watch out for that and do the best you can to keep costs down.​I am aiding in transitioning my organization to a different wireless solution due to the cost. We need to expand our network and the cost of new APs and an upgraded controller have proved to be prohibitive compared to similar solutions on the market.​

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Stephen BurrowsUser

I'd have to say Aruba over Ubiquiti - Ubiquiti, to me, is more of a poor persons' Wi-Fi system and not really reliably suited for the serious commercial market. Here in the Bahamas we have Aruba for our local university campus and are now deploying the same for the local cable company. It is simply a night and day comparison in my opinion.
Also, Aruba has many more features and is well suited for malls, hotels and any location interested in a user friendly and communicative system.

31 August 18
Joris Van den BerghConsultant

Aruba is an enterprise WLAN solution, Ubiquiti is a home use solution although at my house, Aruba rules!
Aruba has a perfect enterprise solution with secure authentication, visibility & management and high customer experience.

30 August 18
Sue WayUser

I would go for the Aruba every time. Well made and has great support for techies. Easy to install and scale up. I have 92 access points and often have over 1900 devices connected at anyone time and it just works! I love how they tunnel the data across the wired network to the controller so our data is nice and safe.

30 August 18
Jacob GolickReal User

Personally I like the Aruba. They can scale from small biz to large, controller based or stand alone. The hardware itself feels better/heavier than the Ubi which are light peices of plastic. Ive had terrible luck with Ubi stand alone APs in terms of range. If you decide on the controller based or IAP models they deploy with ease.

29 August 18
F. HerreraUser

As my previous Post, it depends on the purpose or the type or network. For an enterprise network Aruba is rock solid, easy of configuration, Resilience Software with security functionality built in. Aruba radios are more sophisticated and powerful than Ubiquiti. If the requirement is a Soho network, with just a few Ads. Ubiquiti could be a good option.

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Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless
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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.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
Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life CommunitiesNASCAR 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
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Healthcare Company8%
Financial Services Firm8%
Comms Service Provider18%
K 12 Educational Company Or School15%
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Company Size
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise45%
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise48%
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