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ExtremeWireless is the #14 ranked solution in our list of top Wireless LAN tools. It is most often compared to Aruba Wireless: ExtremeWireless vs Aruba Wireless

What is ExtremeWireless?
Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
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ExtremeWireless Customers
St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
ExtremeWireless Video

Pricing Advice

What users are saying about ExtremeWireless pricing:
  • "There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version."
  • "The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
  • "The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."

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Gassan Armouti
CEO at SOLTEK IT
Reseller
Top 20
A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement

What is our primary use case?

This product is typically used to cover normal Wi-Fi applications, such as the hospitality sector or small companies. We have been involved in lots of projects where we have installed this solution for our clients.

Pros and Cons

  • "The security is very good."
  • "The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses."

What other advice do I have?

With the inception of the Extreme Cloud, we are now in the process of migrating all of our customers to that cloud-based deployment. Concerning Extreme Wireless, our customers are happy and I haven't had any specific requests for new features. My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to take the required training. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
ED
Product manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Good support, easy to manage, and excels in the cloud environment

What is our primary use case?

We are a distributor for various networking products and ExtremeWireless is one of the solutions that we have experience with. We do between 2,000 and 3,000 projects a year for industries such as hospitality, entertainment, and education.

Pros and Cons

  • "The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect."
  • "The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful."

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and one that I recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Senior Manager, Information Technology at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Quick and easy to deploy with good scalability

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for wireless coverage.

Pros and Cons

  • "It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable."
  • "The solution should offer better support."

What other advice do I have?

I cannot speak to the exact version number we are using at this time. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We're quite happy with its capabilities. So far, I would recommend the product to other organizations.
GG
IT Production Engineer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to manage, good technical support, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are using ExtremeWireless for our wireless network environment.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution.

What needs improvement?

The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ExtremeWireless for approximately a couple of months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found ExtremeWireless to be scalable. We have approximately 200 users using this solution in my organization.

How are

GH
IT Director at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Perfectly stable, and the documentation makes the setup procedure easy

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use is to support wireless infrastructure for the K-12 environment.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The management portal is in need of improvement. In the next release, I would like to see more granular search functions in the administration portal.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Extreme for about 13 years, since it was known as Aerohive.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is 100%, which is why I chose them.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This product is absolutely scalable. I just bought 350 access points to replace my existing infrastructure, and we support approximately 3,200 individuals.…
Joris Van den Bergh
Team Leader Solution Specialists at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
The fabric completely integrates with wireless

What is our primary use case?

The version that we install depends on the customer. ExtremeWireless has two different types. There are the campus and cloud options. We mostly focus on the campus option. ExtremeWirless is good for every enterprise ogranization. It's a set of network management tools.

What is most valuable?

In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well. You can fully automate the installation and integration of the switching and the device portfolio within one fabric and management framework.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would like to see more security features. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using ExtremeWireless for about…