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    How easy is Ruckus to implement

    I'm looking at putting in a small managed wireless option for a few our our offices. When I was working in a school ( 4 years ago almost ) I once did a Aruba setup with lots of help but I've been hearing quite a bit on the Ruckas systems. Has anyone implemented one of these and if so - how easy was it. I'm only looking at 3 / 4 Access points max.

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    Very easy to set up, multiple vlans etc are very simple if you are looking at multi occupancy.

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    If you're looking for a small managed system with only a few bells and whistles there are cheaper options (take a look at ubiquiti), but if you've got the money (and are happy to pay maintenance) ruckus is great kit - very easy to set up.

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    easy peasy.... we've got one with 24ap's at one site and 16 at another, plug in, set up and pretty much leave it to run works beautifully in both schools, hardest task was cabling and wiring and figuring out the best locations. if you can get one ap and test it on site first so you can find any problems caused by walls / girders / other networks

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    42 Ruckus AP's here and very easy to manage and update.

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    My uptime for our ruckus controller is 253 days, and that's only cos I moved it in the cab last year, In 3 years it's not so much as blinked. I was massively sceptical of people telling me how reliable ruckus was before using it but it's one of those things that I have found to just work

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    Solid, simple, good support and fairly frequent updates if issues are discovered. I've installed loads of them at various sites and manage most of those still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I'm looking at putting in a small managed wireless option for a few our our offices. When I was working in a school ( 4 years ago almost ) I once did a Aruba setup with lots of help but I've been hearing quite a bit on the Ruckas systems. Has anyone implemented one of these and if so - how easy was it. I'm only looking at 3 / 4 Access points max.
    If you are looking for only a few aps in various offices look at the Meraki kit. The setup takes 20 mins max!

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    We started to deploy https://meraki.cisco.com/products/wireless the Meraki Wireless, with it being cloud managed it's really good to administer.

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    Can someone give me an idea on costs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Can someone give me an idea on costs ?
    approx £2,700 for 6 APs and the small controllers (upto 12 APs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasbo View Post
    My uptime for our ruckus controller is 253 days, and that's only cos I moved it in the cab last year, In 3 years it's not so much as blinked. I was massively sceptical of people telling me how reliable ruckus was before using it but it's one of those things that I have found to just work
    Do you never apply updates to your Ruckus stuff?

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    Wouldn't say "never", but no at this site I have not upgraded it in 3 years.

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    Moving to Wireless Networks forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    If you are looking for only a few aps in various offices look at the Meraki kit. The setup takes 20 mins max!
    I think most of the main managed WiFi vendors are more or less all plug and play now. I think if it is taking you longer than 20 mins you must be doing something above and beyond with it.

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