How big is your ruckus install? 45 Aps since Xmas
How reliable is it? Very, problems only on upgrades which were expected.
How many devices you have on it? Byod so not sure yet planning for 1400
Any problems you have had? Not yet
Did you self install or get a third party to install? Self install
How would you compare it against the likes of meru? Seems cheep but good and reliable.
How big is your ruckus install? 10 AP + 1 Zone Director
How reliable is it? Very
How many devices you have on it? Usually a minimum of 32 laptops (class set) plus any guest devices.
Any problems you have had? Had one where a powercut stoped it working but a update of the firmware sorted this which was easy to do.
Did you self install or get a third party to install? Cabling done by the electricians during building and self install by me. Very easy to do, setup options and plug in APs.
How would you compare it against the likes of meru? Only used an inherited netgear at another school and Ruckus is so much better.
How does it match up to Aerohive solution does anyone have the data on this as I am looking into Aerohive at this moment for a meeting next week, reasons for this solution rather than Ruckus is that I don't fancy a H/W cntroller which should it go down would leave the school with no wireless,
I also have the single point of failure covered for the cloud controller which Aerohive would use so all in all I would welcome any constructive data on Aerohive V Ruckus,
I have looked into Meraki also and it was a viable solution until Cisco decided to purchase it and this has put me off since their last aquisition of a product ended in that product being taken off the market.
Thanks in advance
I managed a Ruckus implementation at the last school I worked at. I was really happy with the system and had no complaints from students, staff or SMT. Many users reported significant speed increases over the previous D-Link Wireless Network. The ability to create time-limited guest passes also significantly increased network security.
How big is your ruckus install? 10 APs, one Zonedirector 1112 controller
How reliable is it? Very. The only time we had any issues was when applying firmware updates, and even those were very minor
How many devices you have on it? The network had relatively low concurrent use. I think the highest concurrent use was about 30-40 devices.
Any problems you have had? Some firmware updates failed to apply successfully the first time or made the controller lockup momentarily. Each time, power cycling the controller and trying the update again resolved the issues.
Did you self install or get a third party to install? We self installed. Our site team ran the network cabling to each AP location, I terminated & tested the jacks, and mounted the APs.
Ended up with a very long support call from ruckus to get us upgraded, again out of hours so no disruption to users.
Not had any other reports of problems, but I can confirm the commitment of @Net-Ctrl and ruckus support!
Last edited by robk; 31st January 2013 at 01:49 PM.
How big is your ruckus install?
->around 24 AP's looking to expand this with another 38 (budget permitting) we have azd3000 and a zd1100 for backup
How reliable is it?
->very, no issues, easy to setup, support from CP Ltd is amazing (have said that before and will continue to say it)
How many devices you have on it?
->any device that can do wireless is using it, 120 staff laptops, 350 or so student laptops, staff and student iPads, iPhones, mobiles etc
Any problems you have had?
->thats a joke question LOL ... but no
Did you self install or get a third party to install?
->self install, its easy, too easy in fact
How would you compare it against the likes of meru?
->cant say but alongside HP its awesome kit, goinf to rip out the HP wireless and replace it with Ruckus
I have used Ruckus in three schools now, having just completed my latest installation with the support of @Net-Ctrl. I have never had any issues with the ruckus installation however any operating niggles have been resolved very quickly and efficiently.
The current install is around 30aps.
This thread has been very useful as I spoke to Ruckus and Net-ctrl at BETT yesterday and was very interested in the kit as a replacement for our current Trapeze system. Are people using guest networks with transparent proxies sucessfully with the Ruckus equipment?
Do POE switches affect the speed of wireless or do they literally just power the AP's?
The speed of the switch is what will impact on the speed (100/1000 or 10/100 etc). The PoE bit I wouldnt have thought would have impact on the speed, it just represents it will do power over ethernet (someone will correct me if im wrong i'm sure!).
We put in some gig PoE switches and its been brilliant.
We've just recently started reception giving out auth codes to the guest network and its extremely simple through the ruckus guest pass page.
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