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We also use HP Procurve switches for wired and Aruba for wireless.  I am extremely happy with both!  Aruba also offers wired switch solutions that can integrate into their wireless solution.  Haven't seen them in production anywhere yet to have an opinion on them but it is intriguing to ponder the integration possibilities.
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Message from pickett@glenelg.org

Same here HP and Aruba.


Also, we use the powerdine to inject the POE and use the less expensive non-POE HP switches.  Saves a little coin.

 

From: The EDUCAUSE ACCESS Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Robert Wilson
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 11:15 AM
To: ACCESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ACCESS] Network Equipment Recommendations

 

We use HP Procurve switches and they have served us well. They have a lifetime warranty and no maintenance fees on the hardware or firmware updates. I assume this is the same with the newer switches created since the 3Com purchase. I have not used the latest HP switches. 

 

We selected Aruba as our wireless vendor last year. We have been pleased with it and their support. We also use Airwave. It is great for reporting.

 

Robert

 

I apologize in advance for the cross post, but wanted to get as wide a distribution as possible. I need to upgrade my router, as well as some network switches and Wi-Fi devices as we renovate a building. I was planning on going Cisco for the router. Does anyone have a solution they really love. I am also exploring Meraki (now a Cisco company) for the switching and Wi-Fi. I would appreciate any opinions on them, or another infrastructure vendor you would rave about. Cisco is safe, but expensive, and I am looking for some outside-the-box options. I will compile any information I receive and provide it as a resource.

 

Thanks in advance for your advice.

 

Alex J Podchaski, CETL
Director of Technology

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child 
44 Blackburn Rd, Summit, NJ 07901
Tel 908-522-8159 | http://www.oakknoll.org

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We use HP Procurve switches and they have served us well. They have a lifetime warranty and no maintenance fees on the hardware or firmware updates. I assume this is the same with the newer switches created since the 3Com purchase. I have not used the latest HP switches. 

We selected Aruba as our wireless vendor last year. We have been pleased with it and their support. We also use Airwave. It is great for reporting.

Robert


We also use HP Procurve switches for wired and Aruba for wireless.  I am extremely happy with both!  Aruba also offers wired switch solutions that can integrate into their wireless solution.  Haven't seen them in production anywhere yet to have an opinion on them but it is intriguing to ponder the integration possibilities.
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