2. Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks was the runner-up on NPD's list, with its APs representing 13.8 percent of the total units shipped last year. It's a jump up for Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Aruba, which last year accounted for 10.7 percent, according to NPD's data.
Aruba made several updates to its AP lineup in 2013, many of them with partners in mind. In addition to the launch of its new 802.11ac 220 Series of APs, Aruba introduced Aruba Central, a cloud-based management platform that lets solution providers manage customers' wireless infrastructures, including APs, as a service.