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Pros
"This solution is very simple and the interface is user-friendly.""We've found the solution to be quite stable.""The solution is easy to set up.""It is based on 802.11ax, which is a new technology. There are several valuable things, such as its speed and mobility. There are options for self-organizing networking so that it can perform operations and maintain itself. Its three interfaces are very good and user friendly.""It has all of the features that we need.""The solution offers very good value for money.""The solution has high performance and we are using Wi-Fi 6 that we have found to be the best coverage.""The solution is very user-friendly and easy to use."

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"The initial setup is very simple.""The solution is very user-friendly.""Its high capacity is the most valuable. It is also very stable. It is way more stable than other platforms.""Very reliable.""I really like Ruckus Unleashed, which is the feature that provides a quick solution for me to control the APs.""Its roaming capabilities and the fact that we can have redundant backup controllers are the most valuable. There is a backup controller that is heart beated to the primary. It is also fairly easy to install.""The scalability has been very good.""The most valuable features are the coverage and durability."

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Cons
"As such, there are no problems. It has been good. There were some issues with the network design, but that is not specifically related to the product. We had to make some improvements in the network design. The product as such is fine, and there are no big issues. We are using the latest version having most of the features available in the industry, so the specs are very high. If something new comes up new in the industry, it needs to be incorporated into the product.""The security of the solution could be better in the future.""The scalability could be a bit better.""The manageability could be improved.""They should actually first test the equipment thoroughly and then launch it. Sometimes, things come out too soon, before they are ready.""I'd like to see some after-sales support. It's a little bit below the expectations we had.""There was one time I had a problem with their centralized licensing. I called the Indian call center, but the response was not that good. One guy attended this call and he told me, "Definitely, I am forwarding your call to the next level. I'll let you know." After that, it took between 10 to 15 hours before I got a call back. By then, we had already resolved the issue. Therefore, they could improve the local support; there should be at very good Tier 1 and 2 support in India. They should be both proactive and reactive.""This solution has issues with bugs and instability."

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"It could be more stable.""Its security can be improved. It doesn't use Wireless IPS. Therefore, we have to combine WatchGuard that uses a Wireless IPS but is a separate solution. These two solutions work in conjunction. We are using the WatchGuard as a sensor and Wireless IPS, and Ruckus is like a platform that is used for the connectivity of the network.""Their support has been lacking a little bit and needs to be improved. I have had a ticket open for a month, and it is really hard to get a resolution out of them. They haven't really come out with anything that is much of an improvement in a long time. It has mostly just been fixes and things like that. We used to have a ZoneDirector or a physical controller for the wireless network, and that was kind of end of life. It was very old, and at the time, we were expanding the wireless network, and we didn't want to rely on one piece of hardware that was pretty old. So, we went to SmartZone Cluster, which has two VMs in a cluster. Unfortunately, we lost the feature ability for guest networks and other things that we were using before, and Ruckus just kind of told us that they weren't supporting that feature in the newer product, which is not really great. I was told initially that SmartZone was an upgrade to ZoneDirector. It is the logical thing to think that it is going to have all the same features, but it didn't. The issue that we have right now is onboarding BYOD devices. It is not really great for us, and we're looking for a new product to make that easier. We did have Cloudpath, which was a product that Ruckus purchased from another company that was an onboarding solution, but it just didn't really work very well for us. So, we discontinued using it, and it actually created more confusion for people. They should make BYOD or guest network portals a lot easier and better. In some areas, we have been having issues because there are just so many WAPs that are so close that we had to manually turn down the radio of power because the automatic feature of the AP wasn't really doing it right. It should also have a little bit better RF analysis capability to be able to see on the controller side. The front end for our staff, students, and guests has also not been quite as good as we had hoped.""They lack in some hardware stratification.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.""The price could be improved.""I would like to see more location-based services on the Smart Cell Insight on access points.""The solution needs to have some sort of security offering, like a firewall, for example."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We don't have any control on the pricing. This comes from Huawei in India. Pricing-wise, Huawei is very aggressive and competitive if you compare them to competitors, like Cisco, Aruba, and Ruckus. The Indian Huawei team tells us, "Just pick up the order and design the infrastructure. If there are any pricing challenge, we'll work on that and we will try to match things 100 percent."""The price is good for the solution and there is a license required.""It is very cost-effective.""Huawei comes at a cheaper price than competitors like Cisco and Aruba.""Its price is very good. This wireless system totally costs about 30,000 euros, and some of the other solutions cost about 45,000 euros. It is a difference of 15,000 euros, which is quite a lot of money.""It is not monthly. It is a kind of perpetual licensing. We pay once depending on the kind of services we need to deliver. There are no licensing fees."

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"It depends on the client. You have an initial license cost that you need to buy to bind the access point with the controller. This is a one-time fee. You also have to pay the support fee that, if I remember correctly, is about $25 per access point. Its pricing and licensing can be improved.""Ruckus is an expensive solution.""If you walk into any restaurant or hotel you will find Ruckus Wireless solutions because it is economical when it comes to pricing. There is a basic subscription for the license and support.""With Ubiquiti, there's no annual cost to keep the software upgraded, whereas with Ruckus, you have to pay an annual fee or three-year fee. That makes it a little more pricey.""It's quite expensive, but that is what you get with these types of solutions.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.""It is decently priced.""We have a yearly license for our multiple mode 200 or 300 Ruckus Wireless systems. It's a good price."

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Answers from the Community
Vinny Govender
author avatarEdy Missrie
User

I have a smaller venue where I am using Unifi: Dream Machine UDM, Aggregation Switch, U6-Lite APs and Pro Switches...fiber optic backbone.  


I am extremely satisfied with its performance. I can't tell about the other brands.

author avatarJohnrex Fernandez
User

Here's my recommendation in order.


#1  Aruba


#2 Ruckus


#3 Ubiquiti


author avatarJorgeDe Leon
User

Hi Vinny, 


I recommend you the following devices:

1. Ruckus: Easily to deploy. Expensive but effective. Don’t ask for the advanced license -  you don’t need it. Buy only the basic one. A great option for hard users performance and large venues.


2. Ubiquiti: Easy to deploy, cheap but limited hardware. This is an option for basic performance. 


3. Aruba: Easy to deploy, expensive, bad UX experience. 


4. Cambium networks: A good option, between Ruckus and Ubiquiti.


5. Huawei. Never. Never. Never. Bad UX, bad support experience, bad hardware, bad everything.


6. Meraki. Too expensive. Don’t!


Regards! 

author avatarMalcolm Begley
User

Have a look at Juniper Mist solution - it used in large retail stores and corps as well as a full integrated AI suite.


You can implement hundreds in just a few hours using foundation staff as it can all be programmed up on the cloud, no need for expensive network engineers to deploy 



https://mist.com



Malcolm



author avatarSteve Pender
Real User

Hi Vinny,


I'm biased toward Ubiquiti Unifi, but successful Wi-Fi deployment is hugely dependant on the type and number of Wi-Fi users, and more importantly, the layout and environment of the area you would like to cover. 


Please feel free to PM me to discuss your application.

Regards, 


Steve Pender

author avatarEnder Kefoglu
Real User

If you want high performance and stability, you should definitely go with Ruckus Wireless. 


Ruckus Wireless APs have:


- Adaptive antenna technology (called BeamFlex)


This technology analyzes different paths to reach the client and electronically turns itself to a directional antenna, choosing the path that gives the best performance to reach each specific client. If the client is mobile or if the environment changes (such as a warehouse) the selection of paths/direction also changes instantly.


Transmitting in a directional way allows a good Signal-to-Noise Ratio and also causes less interference for other nearby APs outside the path of the directional transmission.


- ChannelFly technology


This technology chooses the best channel based on performance rather than background scanning for noise.


- Polarization Diversity


This technology allows the clients not to lose signal strength when held at different angles (important for mobile devices such as tablets and telephones).


- Better receive sensitivity compared to the competitors


All these features make Ruckus Wireless a better choice than any other competitor (better performance, better coverage area, more stable and surprise-free communication especially in not so easy conditions such as noise, too many clients, too much traffic).

author avatarAbdu Hafeez
Real User

Hi,


You can purchase WiFi access points from any of the above vendors. But it must be a commercial access point as in AP a few connect to the limited devices and a few can connect large devices with a single AP.



It will totally depend on your work environment and access point signals covering the area. In the hall, AP can cover a large area but there is a concrete wall between two rooms or a corridor then it can down the signal to 50 DBM. So, when deciding on a WIFI/AP keep all these things in mind.

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Overview
Huawei WLAN products are compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac standards to establish high-speed, secure, and reliable wireless network connections for indoor and outdoor applications.WLAN products can be used in enterprise offices, schools, hospitals, large shopping malls, exhibition centers, airports, and more.
The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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Manufacturing Company30%
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Educational Organization10%
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Comms Service Provider47%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm4%
Government4%
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Large Enterprise23%
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Small Business31%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Huawei Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Huawei Wireless is ranked 8th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 45 reviews. Huawei Wireless is rated 7.8, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Huawei Wireless writes "It has a very good price and provides value for money". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Huawei Wireless is most compared with D-Link Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and TP-Link Auranet EAP. See our Huawei Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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