Ruckus Wireless Valuable Features

Solutions Architect at Golden West Technologies

The performance of the product is amazing.

The ease of configuration that's on offer is very good.

The product is very compatible with other solutions.

The guest onboarding is so simple. We can onboard guests really easily. Each guest that connects has a pre-shared key that they get which are all unique. We have some great control over the guest and corporate traffic. We can control how much bandwidth a guest user gets versus a corporate user, and who gets priority on there. 

Ruckus is way ahead of the game on a lot of stuff like Wi-Fi 6. They're already rolling out the second version of Wi-Fi 6, which is a huge improvement over even Wi-Fi 5. The way wireless started is you had 802.11b, 802.11a, then 802.11g and 802.11n, then 802.11ac, then AC wave to 802.11ax which is the first version of Wi-Fi 6. The next version of Wi-Fi 6 is rolling out already.

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. They blow Cisco and Aruba out of the water and even Mist for radio plant connectivity. On top of that, they have very good engineering. If I ever need help with engineering stuff, I can call on them. The company does a really good job, which is why we've stayed with them.

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Solutions Architect at Golden West Technologies

The solution has an easy configuration.

The performance is good.

Ruckus is way ahead of the game on a lot of stuff, like Wi-Fi 6. They're already rolling out their second version of Wi-Fi 6 which is a huge improvement over even Wi-Fi 5. The way wireless started is you had 802.11b, 802.11a, then 802.11g and 802.11n, then 802.11ac, then AC wave 2, 802.11ax, which is Wi-Fi 6, the first version. Now, the next version of Wi-Fi 6 is rolling out already.

These guys are an engineering company that has some very awesome patterns on how their radios work and their antennas and antenna patterns, and how their signaling and stuff works. That's why nobody can touch them. If they go head-to-head with anybody, they blow Cisco and Aruba out of the water, and Mist, for radio client connectivity. 

They compete head-to-head with all the big names.

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Systems Engineer at JUHSD

The APs themselves have been pretty solid. We haven't had too many of them go bad or anything like that. The wireless performance seems pretty good.

The ability to provision the devices is pretty good, and the back end is also pretty good.

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Independent Consultant - Wireless

I use the Wave 2 platform. It'll get up to close to approximately 800 megabits or something to that extent. It outruns whatever internet connection you have.

The wireless is just very fast, and it has a frequency set that can work around local interference that houses have even if some of their cheaper routers are broadcasting on a given channel. We can tune our wireless network and open up a lot of channels with DFS and stuff like that.

It's a pretty solid product. Once, at the hospital I worked with, they had a model and they went from a 300 to a 310. The 300 had a certain power output range, and everything was designed perfectly. Then, as it turned out, 310 didn't cover as much. We had to replace it with the next model up which is the 610 to maintain the coverage we expected. They were good about it and didn't charge us for the change.

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Founding President at Cambio Broadband, LLC.

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.

Ruckus is superior when it comes to indoor and some outdoor wireless. I use it for some arenas. The T750 outdoor access point is fantastic. The bridges to get to the access points are great. 

Ruckus offers a technology that works with frequencies, which is excellent. That means if there are other access points or other wireless interference in the area, Ruckus has enough frequency band to change frequencies automatically. So they're never being interrupted.

Another excellent feature Ruckus offer is, if you have access points or other items in your organization, in, say New York City, and your network doesn' want interference, they can cancel out other access points around there. Especially in a place like New York city, you're picking up stuff from other buildings. With Ruckus, you could block those access points and those signals to make your network the only one that people can see within that network. To this day, I haven't had this experience on Mist or Aruba. You can also whitelist certain networks. It's an excellent amount of control that's provided to you as a client.

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MZ
Asst. Manager Technical at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Their wireless products and their switching LANs have been the most valuable aspects for us.

Their hardware, such as their access point controller and their ICX switches, are great. 

The solution is very user-friendly.

The initial setup is easy.

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District Technology at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
  • Ease of management - the system is very easy to manage and learn.
  • Cloudpath - this allows us to deploy captive portals that are advanced in nature to meet every need we can dream up.
  • Hardware antenna array - this is the secret sauce to why Ruckus is above their competition. They built the antenna array from the ground up, allowing them to achieve higher rates for clients and a more solid connection.
  • Bonjour gateway - built in Bonjour gateway to allow sharing services from one or two different VLANs.
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Vice President at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the performance. It works great.

The second most important feature is that it is super easy to deploy. As an example, we deployed this without having any of our physical techs on site. We basically used a contractor to put stuff where we asked for it to be put, but there were no real technical people on site, due to COVID. It is a very large processing plant, so they have maintenance people that we were able to ask to plug things in and place hardware. Pretty simple stuff. After that, we were able to remotely configure and optimize the setup remotely. Again, we didn't buy it because of that, but that turned out to be a huge benefit to going with this product.

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Managing Director at Dataway

The solution is very easy to deploy.

The product is extremely easy to manage after it is implemented.

Ruckus is very innovative as a company and they currently drive improvements to the WiFi standards themselves. Their range of products is broad. It covers all the requirements I have, which aren't as broad as the whole market. We don't do many outdoor installations, for example, however, they cover outdoor as well as point to point and they seem to work well.

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EO
Integration Manager at Newcom

The product does a very good job of covering specific areas using less equipment than other providers. 

The solution offers better coverage. It offers a better footprint in order to connect with the user.

The possibility to deploy the solution and the configuration of all the equipment through the console makes everything very easy.

The product has good technical support and offers excellent documentation.

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FI
Project Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are the coverage and durability.

The best thing about Ruckus is support.

The training is very helpful and very good.

The user interface for the controller is straightforward.

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JO
IT Project Manager at SITWIFI

Performance-wise, it's great. The throughput of the speed base and the capacity when it's operating in a high-density environment is outstanding. 

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JM
Ing Preventa (Sales Engineer IBW) at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

Its high capacity is the most valuable. It is also very stable. It is way more stable than other platforms.

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Director General at INNOVAR IT SAS

For me, the most valuable features are good integration with the customer's existing network and the ease of deployment and configuration. Ruckus products are also easy to learn to manage and deploy for not only our own staff, but also for the IT workers in the customer's organization.

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RK
Store Associate at a engineering company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very easy to use and manage.

The solution is quite flexible, which is a great selling point for our clients.

They are competitive if you compare their capabilities with Cisco and other competitors.

They have all the features in terms of wireless technology. They have most of the features already there in the controller and their wireless system.

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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is simplicity.

I really like Ruckus Unleashed, which is the feature that provides a quick solution for me to control the APs.

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Owner at DIGITAL HORIZON

Zero-handoff is one of the top features. The client balancing between the access points is good. Its security is also fine.

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Network Design Engineer at Comstar - Information Systems Associates Ltd.

The solution offers a lot of great features to its users.

The multiple FSIVs is great. 

The meshing is very effective.

The solution has a very high bandwidth.

We've found the initial setup to be straightforward.

The solution is very user friendly.

It offers good customization capabilities.

We have found the dashboards to be quite good.

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President at AIC Partners

The most valuable feature is the coverage, which is exceptional.

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NM
Networking Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I can manage the network through a cell phone, which is a plus from my side. I am also able to visualize the network. I can also check the quality of the signal for different clients that are currently connected and see whether the quality is excellent, moderate, or poor. Sometimes, I can even adjust the signal strength.

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Team Lead at Comstar - Information Systems Associates Ltd.

It's good for low-level usage. 

The coverage is pretty good so far. The bandwidth is also good for the most part.

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ML
Director of Product Management at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

The reason we picked Ruckus, in addition to our long-standing relationship with them, is pretty much that the RFS characteristics of it seem to be the best. That's what we find useful. 

Also, we like the more remote deployment aspects of things as well.

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PS
Managing Member at PJSSYSTEMS, LLC

The most valuable feature for me is reliability. It works. 

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CIO at Vätterleden Invest AB

The most valuable feature is the portal. It's easy to find access points and clients.

This product is easy to manage.

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Senior Wireless Engineer at Fast Telecommunications Company

Personally, I like it, and I try to encourage people to go for Ruckus because I find the Ruckus coverage is fine. The speed between client to client is really nice. It is better than any other vendor, but officially, I cannot say that to people.

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Director Of Technical Operations at GT Church

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.

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WA
Management Board Member and Network Engineer at NewLogics

The most valuable feature is BeamFlex, which enhances the coverage and stability of the signal for our customers. 

This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.

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Engineer - Network Security Operations at SLT Visioncom Pvt Ltd

The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage.

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Wireless Technician at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

I like it mostly because it gives you the whole user session, and you can tell that the client connected at the traffic post. You can actually analyze the signal strength between access points. Also, Ruckus Wireless has a mesh feature that allows you to deploy mesh mode if you can't call.

This solution is reliable and comes with prompt technical support. Installation is straightforward as well.

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CEO at Comutaz Systems Limited

The most valuable feature of this solution is its reliability. 

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WW
DevOps System Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees

It's easy to install, and the management is flexible.

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VC
Analyst Programmer at Mauritius Telecom

The quality of the connection is the best feature, we always use wireless connections like Ruckus. It's also a very easy solution to manage. 

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Owner at M&A Solutions IKE

It's very reliable and it's easy to use. If you need more analytics regarding Smart Zone, IoT, or SOP platforms, it's great. But mostly, it's reliable wireless equipment.

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