Ubiquiti WLAN Alternatives and Competitors

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Mathew Simupande
Real User
HPE Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The central management system. It's called Aruba Central, which allows you to manage the APs, the switch, and the controllers, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

It makes things easier because it's SD-WAN. With the central management system, I'm able to access each device. I can configure one device and then it provisions all the other devices with the same… more»

What needs improvement?

The management system would be better if it were more polished, if it had a better interface like, for example, Meraki.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used to use Meraki but with Meraki, if you stop paying for the licenses, you basically don't own the device. Once you stop paying for the licensing, the device is pretty much dead.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would depend on the needs. It depends on what size of business you have and what you are looking to accomplish. In general, I'd recommend Aruba Wireless. The only other thing I would let you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did look at Ubiquiti because the price point was cheap. But after looking further into it, the main reason I chose Aruba was because they have a lifetime warranty on their APs.
Rattana Chhay
Real User
Operations at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* The ability to disable RRM or set hybrid RRM. This provides a more granular design of RF in the environment. * CLI controller/RF debugging.

How has it helped my organization?

Compared to other solutions, captive guest network is one of the best isolation and tunneling. All other features of RF are average.

What needs improvement?

* RRM * ATF * Ortho-Polarization * AP concurrent client processing

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Switched to Cisco because of upper-level decision.

What other advice do I have?

I’ve been working with Cisco Wireless since 2008. Although CPI and controllers have come a long way, the AP is the limiting factor. There are a lot of assumptions in the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Aruba, Aerohive, Ruckus, UBNT, Mikrotik.
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