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Pros
"The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature.""The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.""You can handle all of the access points at once virtually instead of manually handling each one. You're able to populate all of the information to all of the access points through the virtual controller as well. It transforms everything it a single access point, which simplifies things.""The products offer a lot of flexibility. Almost everything can be configured. It works very well for providing remote services.""The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market."

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"The solution is extremely easy to install. You just add them and in a few clicks, they are ready to go.""It's scalable, user friendly, and easy to manage.""D-Link is a good product that is quite affordable and I recommend it.""This product is user-friendly and we can manage it as per the requirements of the user."

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Cons
"The solution should be able to support more users on the access points.""There was only ever one case in which an access point failed, but it was reintegrated. The issue was more of a matter of oversight. One part of the network had covered ten access points.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger.""The meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement.""The management component is difficult to understand and not very user-friendly which increases deployment time.""There is a problem in the preferred portal access points when I'm using the portal.""Doesn't support enough access points in one cluster."

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"Its interface and support system need much improvement. Sometimes, when we use the interface to reset the password and configure SSIDs, or some other changes, the "Save" option does not show and we have to go to some internal setting and then we can "save" the setting. The “Save” option should be in front of or below of the settings.""The solution doesn't have hotspots. Users can't set it up so that visitors can log in via Facebook or social media as they can at, for example, airports. D-Link should include hotspots that offer integration with social media. That way, visitors don't need to be asking people for passwords. They can just use Facebook.""Password restriction: Sometimes we set a password and it uses that password but, after some days/months, the password gets changed and a few laptops still use old the password while a few use the new password. The password restriction option needs to improve.""Sometimes we configure the SSID with a password but the same AP shows two WiFi connections with the same SSID name (one is protected by a password and another one give access without a password).""The cloud managed solution needs improvement, and they should focus on the SD-WAN segment with regard to integration.""D-Link has some catching up to do in terms of advancing and improving its technology.""It would definitely help if we had more advanced features for distributing bandwidth."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."

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"D-Link pricing is very competitive when you consider other OEMs.""D-Link Wireless is cheaper than Ruckus or Cisco."

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Top Answer: It's scalable, user friendly, and easy to manage.
Top Answer: D-Link Wireless is cheaper than Ruckus or Cisco.
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Overview

Aruba Instant delivers the only controllerless Wi-Fi solution that is easy to set-up, and loaded with security and smarts needed to accelerate your business without breaking your budget.

D-Link Wireless offers a wide range of robust wireless Access Points (APs) operating in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands, supporting the latest wireless standards including 802.11ac and 802.11n. These access points can be managed independently as standalone devices, or collectively by using Central Wi-Fi Manager, a free centralized controller software that can be installed on a Windows server or PC.
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Purdue University, Orlando Magic, Brussels Airport Company, Molecaten Holiday Parks
Metropolitan Public Defender, Mission Motorcycles
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company19%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider44%
Computer Software Company17%
Government5%
Educational Organization4%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise36%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Instant vs. D-Link Wireless and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while D-Link Wireless is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.6, while D-Link Wireless is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Aruba Instant writes "Offers a lot of flexibility, almost everything can be configured". On the other hand, the top reviewer of D-Link Wireless writes "Very good AP however Password restriction feature and their support system needs improvement some time it's connect with password and without password too". Aruba Instant is most compared with Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Wireless, whereas D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Aruba Instant vs. D-Link Wireless report.

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