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    Cisco vs Ruckus

    If you could not have Ruckus would you cope with having Cisco wireless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    If you could not have Ruckus would you cope with having Cisco wireless?
    one question "why can you not have Ruckus" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    If you could not have Ruckus would you cope with having Cisco wireless?
    i think i'd be able to cope with anything cisco.

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    Cisco all the way if im offered it - but ruckus if budget is an issue!

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    Surely it can't be cost, the Cisco one would be far more expensive.

    Personally I'd miss the BeamFlex Antennae :-(

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    we have cisco stuff here can't say its a problem but we only have 100mb connections to each AP so 20 laptops 1 100mb connection is not good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Cisco all the way if im offered it - but ruckus if budget is an issue!

    I've read a few good comparisons online and Ruckus seems to out perform Cisco kit, it's also reliable kit so why Cisco every time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    we have cisco stuff here can't say its a problem but we only have 100mb connections to each AP so 20 laptops 1 100mb connection is not good!
    i don't think the uplink speed is the issue if you've got a/g AP. That's not the bottleneck is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    i don't think the uplink speed is the issue if you've got a/g AP. That's not the bottleneck is it.
    tbf i havn't really looked at it! every1 just know people moan about them being slow! i avoid the laptops at all cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    If you could not have Ruckus would you cope with having Cisco wireless?
    As a BlueSocket user, my preference would be Ruckus... of course Ruckus wasn't available when I got mine.

    Ignoring the cost factor between Ruckus and Cisco kit, the Cisco stuff has a couple of disadvantages:
    * More complicated to configure
    * [Generally] more APs are required for coverage
    * PITA licensing from Cisco - every little bit needs another license, plus more licenses as you expand

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    Nobody ever got fired for buying Cisco.

    That's just an old saying. I have no idea if it's true, but I've never seen it.

    And Cisco trained techs the most numerous, easiest to find and most affordable.


    Of course, Cisco is like Fluke. More expensive than 3 ex-wives and a boat.

    I think you want to look at TCO. Total cost of ownership over a defined period of time.

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    The Cisco wireless kit isn't in the same league as their switches and routers. I'd much prefer Ruckus, but I could live with Cisco if there was no choice. But, as others have stated, the Cisco kit would generally be more expensive than Ruckus, so I can't see the predicament being one of money?

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    Unifi ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericscher View Post
    Nobody ever got fired for buying Cisco.

    That's just an old saying. I have no idea if it's true, but I've never seen it.

    And Cisco trained techs the most numerous, easiest to find and most affordable.


    Of course, Cisco is like Fluke. More expensive than 3 ex-wives and a boat.

    I think you want to look at TCO. Total cost of ownership over a defined period of time.
    Cisco Wifi is awful - hence one of the reasons they bought Meraki (the main reason being the cloud management)

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    We dumped Cisco for Ruckus. The Cisco kit was more expensive, and not as good. You get far more coverage with Ruckus than Cisco with less access points. Im not anti Cisco all our switches are Catalyst 3750X for the edge and 4500X for the core. The Cisco wireless isn't as good as other brands.



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