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I don't see much mention here of something that has consumed a lot of my time the last few years. WiFi, wireless PtP and Point to MultiPoint. 
Do you use Cisco, Meraki, Unifi, Open-Mesh or something else altogether?
I like good and inexpensive so I use Unifi and Open-Mesh most often. These are the price disruption kings. 
It's all good stuff. I'm curious what the Minasi Peeps use.
Unifi has a new-ish controller appliance call Cloud Key. It has a bright future but it's a PIA now (It couldn't be me skipping steps again could it - nah)
The Open-Mesh online controller is fabulous. The hardware isn't up to the Unifi standards but it installs and functions like a dream.

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We've been big users of Meraki but are changing more to Aruba for price, ease of deployment and the extra added features.

Unfortunately its also increased my suspicion that I need to wear a tinfoil hat all of the time.
The end user tracking ability built into Aruba and its accessories is astonishing.

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+1 for Ruckus
Have a look at the "Ruckus Unleashed" products for small projects, we are very happy with these:
https://www.ruckuswireless.com/products/system-management-control/unleashed
They have special offers now til the end of March or so in some regions.

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I'll have to give Ruckus a closer look. It looks interesting. 
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I use meraki, aruba and unifi depending on customer need and budget. 

=Joe why are you moving away from Meraki? performance, price or other. I do agree with the capabilities with Aruba, are you using clearpass or another product for user rights?



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Meraki price is killer.  We've been moving people to Sophos APs as we roll out UTM (sg) firewalls.  But that doesn't have the central mgmt., each site is managed independently.  Do these others have centralized mgmt. like Meraki?
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Mike - the management and price. Not sure about performance yet (trying to blag one or two for home)

Cisco can push down the price, but HPE give us just as good a discount and end price is a lot nicer.
Technically the solution is as good if not better (well what we've seen so far)
They seem to have mostly been US based and only coming this way now.
Yes, seen clearpass and its so much easier than Cisco (What name is it now)

Wes - yes Aruba has central management and multivendor management.
They seem to be 'the open standard company' now, or some such speek...

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