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"If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced.""Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard.""I think they should lower their prices.""Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price.""The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba.""The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper.""Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want.""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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"It's a pretty good value, but not great. Pricing is on a yearly basis for the Meraki solution.""The price is good, but it could be improved.""You have to renew your contract every year, or for three or for five years. If you do not pay right away they will suspend your subscription.""The pricing is based on a subscription and is a bit high at the moment.""This solution is quite costly and there are costs in addition to the licensing fees.""This solution is slightly more expensive than others, such as Ruckus Wi-Fi.""It's not super expensive and it's not super cheap.""The cost is not so much for Wireless LAN, but when you have to get the security license, it costs a lot."

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Also Known As
Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
Broadcom Wireless LAN Infrastructure
MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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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.

Broadcom is a worldwide leader in SoC solutions for a wide range of wireless LAN infrastructure applications. Broadcom provides SoC solutions that serve retail, service provider gateways and enterprise access points over Wi-Fi.

Broadcom’s wireless LAN infrastructure portfolio includes a diverse range of solutions including CPU+wireless LAN 802.11 designs and products built around our market leading 5G Wi-Fi 11ac technology.

Broadcom’s wireless LAN infrastructure SoCs are used by leading OEMs that develop solutions that benefit home users, IT administrators, operators, service providers and telecom carriers.

Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls. The Cisco Meraki dashboard gives visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications. Armed with rich analytics, administrators can quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security.
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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
State Bank of India, Coty, Banese
Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
Top Industries
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University28%
Comms Service Provider17%
Educational Organization9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm13%
Educational Organization9%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Educational Organization5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Networks, Ruckus, Cisco and others in Wireless LAN. Updated: March 2021.
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Broadcom Wireless LAN is ranked 22nd in Wireless LAN while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 37 reviews. Broadcom Wireless LAN is rated 0.0, while Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Knowledgeable and helpful support, and it scales and load-balances to fit our needs". Broadcom Wireless LAN is most compared with , whereas Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Ubiquiti Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Mist Access Points and Fortinet FortiWLM.

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