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Pros
"Ability to control the access points by groups.""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."

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"The connectivity of the product is amazing.""We used to struggle a lot doing the connectivity between the branch offices in port. Ruckus offers the flexibility to pull the connectivity and we can actually manage our workflow and application to this connectivity. It is a wonderful way of doing things fast.""Once we got it set up and configured we've had little issues and it's been relatively stable. We use it across all seven of our offices and they all have the exact same wifi setup so when I go into any office I can get on the network and access resources.""The most valuable feature is the signature feature from Ruckus; the feature is called the BeamFlex. BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology takes a more adaptable approach allowing the access point to continually sense and optimize for its environment. The signals can be sent in a particular predetermined direction as desired. The technology allows for electrically manipulated antenna properties creating optimal antenna patterns for each device with which they communicated: the signal is focused, where the user is positioning.""Ruckus has allowed us to deploy better Wi-Fi coverage in the past few years.""This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.""The mesh technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Ruckus originally had the patent for it. They might've lost it because I see now that other people are doing it, however, they were the ones who came out with the smart mesh technology first, which is phenomenal.""The most valuable features are the coverage and durability."

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Cons
"Configuration could be improved.""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.""The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly."

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"I suggest more controlling features on the controller. The menu of the performance must be improved, as well.""From the user point of view, sometimes we face a little bit of a challenge in terms of the channels selection for Ruckus. When we have installed all of the APs outdoors, those channels are actually empty in different numbers, so sometimes we found this challenging for getting paired between these point to point communications. If there is any way we can get some proprietary channels or some IT this interruption will not be there. That would be really fantastic for more reliable connectivity.""o make it a ten I would like the ability to replace it if we do have a faulty device. Getting one faster might be helpful. I would like to have autoconfiguration where instead of having to configure a new network, we would be able to push all configuration out a little easier with the interface.""The biggest adjustment improvement will come from a price adjustment because the price is quite high; it feels like premium pricing. I suggest shaving off 10 percent to 20 percent. That would help grow users and increase the number of clients.""One complaint that we have is the lack of cloud-based management.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.""They have so many products that there are so many different part numbers for the US and other countries. That means it's easy to make a mistake with the licensing. You have to have somebody knowledgeable on the other end with the licensing. If you make one mistake, it can be a $2,000 mistake.""I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island."

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"We found it a little more expensive than the other competitors on the market.""We also looked at Cisco and Aruba but Ruckus pricing was better."""The biggest adjustment improvement will come from a price adjustment because the price is quite high; it feels like premium pricing. I suggest shaving off 10 percent to 20 percent. That would help grow users and increase the number of clients."""We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.""The price is reasonable.""The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with Ruckus, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution.
Top Answer: Setup cost was quite expensive, it's a concern.
Top Answer: The user experience should be improved. It's not user-friendly.
Top Answer: In my opinion, the main difference is, that Cisco Meraki has a Controllerless cloud-based managing and monitoring system, similar to Aerohive. I don’t know Ruckus, but I would expect, that it is… more »
Top Answer: The Antenna system named BEAMFLEX + is the great difference between all other brands. This Patented Technology gives Ruckus the best performance in all scenarios. No doubt Ruckus is superior.
Top Answer: Hi Imad, Thanks for your input. Do you have any POC data for Cisco and Aruba? Thanks in advance
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Overview

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.

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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Sample Customers
Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, OktaAmerican University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
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Comms Service Provider51%
Computer Software Company13%
Retailer5%
K 12 Educational Company Or School4%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Religious Institution13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Professional Training And Coaching Company7%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company17%
Manufacturing Company6%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise58%
Find out what your peers are saying about Mist Access Points vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Mist Access Points is ranked 15th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 21 reviews. Mist Access Points is rated 6.6, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Mist Access Points writes "Fast, with good availability and good management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Very fast with good technical support and very good scalability". Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeCloud IQ and Ubiquiti WLAN, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeCloud IQ and Aruba Instant. See our Mist Access Points vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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