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Aruba Instant On Experience?

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by zoon, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. zoon

    zoon Occasional Visitor

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    Hi

    Does anyone have any experience with this newer SNB solution from Aruba? There are very few reviews and I know only the classic Aruba AP / IAPs which work in the controller or instant mode.

    https://www.arubainstanton.com/

    I could get two APs with NFR-Discount and I'm wondering if it's worth a try replacing my one and only Asus Router running in AP-Mode to gain better coverage.
     
  2. Trip

    Trip Very Senior Member

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    As far as I'm aware they're basically running the same ArubaOS underneath a much more simplified "skin" targeted at SMB self-service users. Could be quite a deal if the product is rock-solid. Do report back to us if you end up giving them a shot!
     
  3. LoPiro

    LoPiro New Around Here

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    Hi, Aruba Instant On APs rely on the same HW as Aruba Instant APs (enterprise model), but with an OS and a Software that have been adapted for Small Businesses. The advantages are: simplicity, reliability and price affordability. You can put up to 25 APs in a cluster, and management can be done via a Mobile App or a Cloud web access. New OS releases come in average every 8 weeks and bring interesting features (see last one here https://community.arubainstanton.com/t5/Blogs/What-s-New-in-Aruba-Instant-On-Release-1-3/ba-p/942). You can check those reviews: https://hipertextual.com/analisis/aruba-instant-on-wifi-pymes https://www.hgconsulting.net/projects/2019/11/1/aruba-instant-on-gear-review