I heard that Xirrus is also controller-less architecture.
Is there any difference between Aerohive and Xirrus array?
My customer wants to know about this difference.
Aerohive is affordable, scalable, and ready for a small office or a large enterprise building. The secret is in its Cooperative Control Protocol: http://www.aerohive.com/pdfs/Aerohive...
Aerohive (in my opinion) is the only WLAN company that excels for 802.11n and going to be able to handle the additional throughput of 802.11ac
It helps me to understand this.
is not exactly true.
Many different manufacturers have different approaches on WiFi. All of them work great with their own set of features.
Expensive is something you must calculate in the long run (total price vs devices).
And NO, I am not a customer or do not work for Xirrus or any other compagny.
Get a site survey done..Xirrus do it for free...not sure if Aerohive do though....
Further to all this. It will all depend on your geographic layout, and how that fits in with the technology on hand....
Crowdie is absolutely is correct that the devil is in the detail by what is meant by a site survey. You usually get what you pay for here...
Clearly we should all buy to the best of our abilities what best fits our requirements.
Despite the niggles (which I find with every company), I have been much happier with Aerohive's APs than those of the competing vendors that I have used.
However the devil is in fact in the detail, or rather what your requirements may be. For me I said wanted campus wide coverage at nothing less than -70dB levels throughout the in-scope areas, and to cater for certain numbers on how many devices where to connect in each area.
In saying this, it is really important to understand what your non-functional requirements are....poor or unscoped requirements will hurt....
Also, it is not all about wifi, but what is happening at your edge network, and your core network. Often a brilliant wifi implementation comes undone here as well....
i can only assume that this will increase with the release of the iPhone 6.
Why would you want to run a 50% 2.4 network where I would have to turn all that 2.4GHz off like it recommends in several LPV documents I have read recently. With Xirrus I can run 75% 2.4GHz or 100% 5GHz. with everyone else I am stuck with 50/50... 802.11AC is all 5GHz isn't it?
I like having options...
Everyone has their own set of bells and whistles but no one seems to be able to run in all 5GHz.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
All high density deployments are 5 GHz only as, with only three non-lapping channels, the 2.4 GHz spectrum is not suitable for high density deployments. In high density deployments you will normally you will see a much smaller number of 2.4 GHz radios for devices, such as the iPhone 4, that are 2.4 GHz only.
In terms of the array vs. access point discussion it really depends on how you want to deploy for a high density environment. In some situations it is better to use an array while in others it is better to use access points with directional antennas. Aruba did an excellent presentation on high density deployments at Wireless Field Day 6 using a large sports stadium as the example. You can find a link to the video recording of the presentation on the Wireless Field Day website.