Gartner Research

WLAN Design, Management, and Diagnosis: A Vendor Comparison

Published: 23 June 2010

ID: G00204021

Analyst(s): Paul DeBeasi


The fundamental enterprise challenge to managing a robust, reliable wireless LAN (WLAN) is controlling the underlying radio signals. Unfortunately, the design, management, and diagnostic capabilities provided by WLAN vendors are often not sufficient to meet the everyday demands required by a burgeoning, increasingly sophisticated wireless network. In this assessment, Research Director and Vice President Paul DeBeasi compares enterprise WLAN vendors in the areas of network design, network management, and problem diagnosis.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Network Design
  • Network Management
  • Problem Diagnosis


  • Use Cases
    • Network Design
    • Network Management
    • Problem Diagnosis
  • Vendors
    • Aerohive Networks
    • Aruba Networks
    • Bluesocket
    • Cisco Systems
    • Enterasys Networks
    • HP ProCurve
    • Meraki
    • Meru Networks
    • Motorola
    • Ruckus Wireless
    • Trapeze Networks
    • Xirrus

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