Ubiquiti Wireless Alternatives and Competitors

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Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Enables you to control everything, every technology within the wireless arena and has good granularity

What is our primary use case?

I've been designing wireless solutions and have been a solutions provider for over 20 years. I spec the solution based on the client's requirements and use whichever vendor device is affordable, and fits the purpose of the company's requirements. We mainly use the WLC 5000 series. We use other Cisco products, mainly geared to smaller markets. I use Cisco and Dell devices, but mostly Cisco, as in the switching arena. I'm most familiar with cloud management and wireless Cisco solutions such as the WMM. I'm not familiar with the Cisco CSR or Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V. In terms of WLAN… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Granularity of standardization and technical controls."
  • "Include more managing features within the product, rather than having to purchase them as extras."

What other advice do I have?

I would want people to be aware that Cisco Wireless WAN is a top-end product and solution. Their portfolio is superb. They have major experience and maturity and are very much in tune with their field. I work in warehousing facilities. Like most things, though, there are pros and cons. Cisco is the top end, commercially. It's going to be double the price, and I mean double the price, of everything else. Other products that I use, and I have cross-referenced the price point with many solutions for the requirements of our enterprise customers, are half the price. They are a good product. Do they…
JacksonVega
Consultor Tecnologico at VEVATIC
Reseller
Top 10
A stable, scalable, and easy-to-deploy solution that lets you set up the access points in advance and has the useful mesh feature

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution in many scenarios. We use it for small businesses, home networks mesh, and schools. Cambium has got Xirrus as an enterprise branch. We use Xirrus, and we also use Cambium with small solutions. It is a cloud deployment. It is deployed in the Cambium cloud. We are using cnMaestro as a cloud portal. In the case of Xirrus, we are using the XMS-Cloud solution that they have. We are not using any on-premise solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "The feature that I really liked is the mesh feature. Currently, we are in quarantine, and the request of home users is that they need to cover the whole house or the whole indoor house. Mesh solution works really nice in Cambium environment. Being able to set up access points in advance is a good feature. It lets you set up the whole environment in your lab or any other place before deploying the access points."
  • "It has voucher generation. These vouchers are provided to the customers. It would be great if there is a possibility to integrate these vouchers with the system that vendors use to print the receipts. For example, if you go to Starbucks, they provide you a receipt, and in that receipt, you have the code for the Wi-Fi network. I would like some kind of integration or API that can be integrated into any other system for generating such receipts. It would be a really nice feature. It has the cnMaestro portal that normally an integrator sets up. When you deploy this solution to a user, rather than generating a Cambium account, I would like to share this console with the users so that they can at least see the stability of the network and not necessarily trust what I said. It also allows the customers in visualizing the way that they are connecting and the way the network is behaving. I have been in touch with the Cambium team for these features, but they don't yet have the final answer. It is kind of hard to get these solutions immediately. It is a bit challenging to bring these devices to Lima, Peru, or to get Cambium from the distributors. They need to import these devices."

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to look for the right integrator. A good integrator needs to know the product and specifications. It is not necessarily about selling. It is also about knowing different features so that you can get maximum advantage of the product. Most of the people are using Wi-Fi, but in terms of using two frequencies, 2.4 and 5 gigahertz, an assessment would be much better. I don't know if Cambium supports any kind of assessment. I know that they have some tools, but the integrators should make these assessments before implementing any Wi-Fi solution. I would rate Cambium an eight…
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Managing Director at SiT Global GmbH
Reseller
Simple to use, great for outdoor usage and easy to disguise

What is our primary use case?

The solution is mainly used by carriers or for government usage. It's not really designed for normal usage.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable aspect of the solution is the size of the outdoor access points. It's great and you can disguise them quite well."
  • "The pricing, when compared to Ubiquiti, isn't competitive enough. If you want to have a Government or Public sector client they will ask why they should pay 200 euros if they can get something for 40 euros."

What other advice do I have?

We're Ruckus reseller and implementors. This solution is very high-quality. I'd advise other organizations to look for the best solutions for their situation. However, I know how difficult this is to sell. It's difficult to sell quality when organizations just want to see the price tag. This is especially true in the government and public sector, that are always constrained by budgets. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a very good product. It's a high-end product and it plays in the right league. We do have customers who are willing to spend money, but it's very difficult to find…
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