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Pros
"The cost is the most valuable aspect of this solution.""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 triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.""Has an extremely good feature set.""Ability to control the access points by groups."

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"The product has some very awesome patents on their radios and their antennas and antenna patterns and how their signaling works. That's why nobody can touch them. If they go head to head with anybody.""It's easy to install, and the management is flexible.""The solution has great network intelligence from applications, clients, access points, and controllers.""Good connection quality.""The solution is very stable. I've worked with it at a hospital before, where we deployed it all over the hospital. It worked everywhere and continuously worked flawlessly.""The setup is very straightforward.""This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.""The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage."

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

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"I wish that Ruckus Wireless were more affordable for customers.""The pricing of the product can be a bit expensive. They should work on making pricing more competitive.""What would be interesting to see is if they had more of an ability for their customers to capture revenue. They should offer some sort of gateway functionality that you could tie through radius authentication, so you can bill the customers. That way, when you go in, you could just have a device and set up a hotspot, and it's a totally billable tool at that point.""I would like to see newer on-premises controller-type models, similar to the 3000.""The price is an area that requires improvement. The pricing could be better.""Its interface could be a little bit more user friendly.""It is very difficult to convince the customer to choose Ruckus because of the price.""Sometimes doing mass changes on their products can be challenging."

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

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"The price could be better. Normally, if you find customers paying for cost-effective wireless solutions, Ruckus devices are a little expensive compared to other vendors.""It is decently priced.""We don't pay any licensing fees, we purchase them.""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.""We paid for a three-year contract last year. I am not sure about what we paid. It is certainly less expensive than Meraki.""It's quite expensive, but that is what you get with these types of solutions.""Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless.""This is a very expensive solution."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
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: Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user friendly. This user-friendly quality also renders it easy to learn how to use and… more »
Top Answer: Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a great feature. The dashboard is a simple interface and easy to learn. It… more »
Ranking
17th
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
5,632
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4,426
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
320
Rating
5.8
3rd
out of 26 in Wireless LAN
Views
28,365
Comparisons
21,750
Reviews
32
Average Words per Review
612
Rating
8.5
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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, Okta
American 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
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company16%
Retailer6%
Educational Organization5%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider45%
Educational Organization9%
Religious Institution6%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Government6%
Educational Organization5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business57%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise24%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise57%
Find out what your peers are saying about Mist Access Points vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Mist Access Points is ranked 17th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 45 reviews. Mist Access Points is rated 5.8, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. 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 "Great performance, easy to set up and simple to configure". Mist Access Points is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Instant and ExtremeWireless. See our Mist Access Points vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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