Wireless LAN: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the wireless LAN market.

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As business networks become more complex and data-driven, businesses need wireless LAN solutions that can keep up with demand. Those equipped with AI, location engagement, and strong architecture features will be best placed to help businesses meet their future networking needs. However, choosing the right solution isn’t easy, and there are many factors that businesses must consider during their evaluation.

Over 547,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated wireless LAN vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Aruba Instant

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Ubiquiti WLAN

Overview: Delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate business without breaking budgets.

Aruba Instant On Access Points

Average Rating: 10

Top Comparison: Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN

Overview: Pre-built access control lists (ACLs) and built-in firewall in the access points prevent malicious traffic from entering business networks.

Aruba Wireless

Average Rating: 7.9

Top Comparison: Cisco Wireless

Overview: Delivers superb wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on business networks.

Cisco Wireless

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: Aruba Wireless

Overview: Successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralised location.

Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: Aruba Wireless

Overview: Built from the highest-grade components and carefully optimised for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls.

Fortinet FortiWLM

Average Rating: 7.0

Top Comparison: Aruba Wireless

Overview:  Consolidate security and wireless LAN management with a suite of integrated wireless solutions.

Huawei Wireless

Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: D-Link Wireless

Overview: Establishes high-speed, secure, and reliable wireless network connections for indoor and outdoor applications.

NETGEAR Insight Access Points

Average Rating:  8.0

Top Comparison: Ubiquiti WLAN

Overview: Easy to use. Powerful. Smart. And designed just for enterprise.

Ruckus Wireless

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Aruba Wireless

Overview: A wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualised form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ).

Ubiquiti WLAN

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: Aruba Wireless

Overview: A revolutionary Wi-Fi system that combines enterprise performance, unlimited scalability, a central management controller, and disruptive pricing.

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