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3rd February 2010, 11:07 PM #16
No. These guys manage hundreds of systems and thousands of users. They manage budgets, they test kit and trust what information they get via EduGeek. They are professionals in every sense of the word and don't like to throw money away, especially on large projects such as site wide managed wireless roll outs. Ruckus may not have all the bells and whistles of higher end kit, but, to be honest, it doesn't need too. It does what we want without the excess cost. Many of our members use other solutions such as Maru and Blue Socket, and they speak highly of them too. It's just that with Ruckus we found a company which was willing to let us play with the kit first. We found it to be excellent, and the rest is history.
3rd February 2010, 11:08 PM #17
Yes time for an edugeek Xirrus vs Ruckus vs Cisco vs HP vs Aruba shoot out.
3rd February 2010, 11:11 PM #18
Heh, once the new version of the site is ready we will be having a reviews section, something sadly lacking ATM.
Originally Posted by nicholab
4th February 2010, 01:52 AM #19
Let's not jump to conclusions Dos-Box. Chomperhead and I are not trying to hide anything. We're both sitting here at an ASEE education conference in S.California...both a long way from home. We are friends...at least after meeting and agreeing that Xirrus has a great solution for how we're using Wi-Fi. Is there anything wrong with giving our honest and non-agressive opinions regarding what we've experienced with vendors?
Originally Posted by Dos_Box
I see a lot of Ruckus love here and no one seems to be accusing them of being sockpuppets for Ruckus or Ruckus marketing.
EduGeek, please don't ban Chomperhead or myself. We have not done anything contrary to the EduGeek agreement or the spirit of this forum.
We are just relating our honest experiences in an attempt to help the original question asked. I for one would love to see a fair bake-off. 90 802.11n 5GHz netbooks in three classrooms streaming video simultaneously. As part of the test, include the scalability costs associated with each offering (devices, cable runs, switch ports, time line, etc). For what it's worth -- this is what we did, and Xirrus came in on top - no fluff. Would be willing to help anyone replicate what we did.
Anyways, best and glad I can be apart of this forum.
Last edited by billabong; 4th February 2010 at 01:55 AM.
Reason: spelling error on netboks
4th February 2010, 02:01 AM #20
That would be some airline
Originally Posted by maniac
No, we're both sitting here in Palm Springs enjoying some nice weather mate. Not as nice as summer, but pretty close.
4th February 2010, 02:05 AM #21
4th February 2010, 09:34 AM #22
Not called for.
How much did you guys cost. Did Ruckus give you a little fluffy dog to play with, are you that cheap? You add zero value to your institutions and obviously do not understand physics let alone Wi-Fi. I bet you spend your life playing Call of Duty. Go and configure a desktop, its about your level. me
Originally Posted by billabong
Well maybe one time you can come to the Edugeek conference and demonstrate this kit. Ruckus have done this on a few occasions so many Edugeek members have seen the kit in action in more than one location setup on the fly and working very well. It's been demonstrated working throughout an awkward building in a mesh setup where quite a few people thought it wouldn't work, it exceeded everyone’s expectations.
This is where Ruckus win the kit works and Ruckus (well Net-Ctrl) are willing to put their money where their mouth is and demo it to a large group of people and let us (Edugeek members) use it on the day.
So you see we're not throwing money away we're investing in a product that we've seen operating well first hand and 'know' is installed and meeting the requirements in many schools.
That sounds like well reasoned thinking to me
Last edited by cookie_monster; 4th February 2010 at 09:51 AM.
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4th February 2010, 09:50 AM #23
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4th February 2010, 09:53 AM #24
I can beat that
Originally Posted by billabong
96 netbooks, 45 laptops, 30 wireless PC's, 3 iPhones, 12 iPod touches, 19 iMac's....
all streaming BBC iPlayer (which is the biggest bottleneck in the UK as is my understanding), all of 1 802.11n Ruckus access point, compared to a Xirrus 802.11n Access point where could only get 85 netbooks attached before it started to clog the connection.
Our test for the equipment we had trialed included Ruckus, Xirrus, Aruba, Meru, Cisco, DLink, Belkin, and HP. The order in which we found had the best connection throughput, and most symultanious streaming of iPlayer was as follows
- Xirrus (*edit* fixed spelling)
This is how we viewed it and we purchased not because of what was on the forums, but because of our own research at my establishment. We spent months deciding what was the right kit for us, and what was the best way to impliment it.
Each kit would have meant we used less access points than what we had, we cannot deny that, but the test results from our research was clear.
Last edited by nephilim; 4th February 2010 at 10:04 AM.
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4th February 2010, 10:43 AM #25
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4th February 2010, 10:45 AM #26
BTW - why is everyone jsut watching streaming video all day in their establisments
I personally load/save documents and print with my setup
4th February 2010, 11:09 AM #27
streaming pushes the bandwidth to the extreme and you can see the throughput in action.
4th February 2010, 01:41 PM #28
Why? what did Xirrius give you?
Originally Posted by Nomorelies
If they're looking to ingratiate themselves with a widely used tech website they aren't going about it the right way...
Personally I am a Ruckus fan. It was cheaper than everyone elses, and in testing performed better.
You install, configure and leave it alone - thats what I want from my network infrastructure.
However, I'm not gonna go badmouthing other solutions, or the people that use it, based on my experiences.
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6th February 2010, 01:29 PM #29
I DID get a little fluffy dog
but I won't let it affect my decision as to which wireless solution to go with, and I resent the rather childish implication that it would....
He is a lickle cutie baby doggy though, isn't he? isn't he?
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