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Advantage to use a Controller with APs

Hello EveryOne!


So I need to know what's the advantage to use controller with APs?

Aruba Employee

Re: Advantage to use a Controller with APs

Are you comparing Instant AP solution Vs Controller based solution? If yes, it would depend on various factors such as your number of users / APs, locations, features you are interested etc. 

Thank you,


Vijay Rajasimhan | Principal Network Engineer
Customer Advocacy | Aruba Networks

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Frequent Contributor I

Re: Advantage to use a Controller with APs

Hello, vrajasimhan


We want a solution about 15 APs with mesh mode, User Acces (Guest, Employers, Management)

Firewall, Policy security, Tickets, AAA, Active the thing is that the aruba AP come with this features or I need to add to my solution a Controller...we are talking about 3000 to 4000 users.


Hope your comments!!

Re: Advantage to use a Controller with APs

15 APs for 3000-4000 users or just 15 APs that are mesh? What is the topology of the mesh deployment? Obviously 15 APs for 3000-4000concurrent users is not a good idea so I'm assuming it's more APs, but 15 outdoor mesh. :)


For that many users, and if there is mesh, it's a pretty good bet you will want a controller-based solution. But consulting with your local Aruba partners or sales team would be the best first-step.

Jerrod Howard
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
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