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Find out what your peers are saying about Aruba Instant vs. D-Link Wireless and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Pros
"The stability of the solution is very good.""The most valuable feature is that it provides a redundant wireless connection for a client.""The features I have found most valuable is that the solution creates a guest portal for guest networks, and setting up SSID authentication to the regular server.""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.""In terms of stability, Aruba Instant is the best on the market.""The central management of multiple devices is the solution's most valuable aspect.""The integration with ClearPass is the most valuable feature.""The access it grants to wifi is the solution's most valuable feature."

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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.""This product is user-friendly and we can manage it as per the requirements of the user."

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Cons
"Technical support needs improvement. We use the forum for technical support assistance, but it's not enough. If you're talking with a technician, they're in India. They cannot give you the service that you need. Sometimes have problems with some personal services and technical support is not helpful in this area.""This solution would be improved if they supplied free software controllers.""The captive portal through Facebook doesn't work.""The solution should be able to support more users on the access points.""There is a problem in the preferred portal access points when I'm using the portal.""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 meshing could use improvement but aside from that nothing else really needs improvement.""The reach of the solution could be improved. It could be a bit stronger."

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"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.""It would definitely help if we had more advanced features for distributing bandwidth.""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.""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.""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)."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I purchased the hardware and there are no monthly or yearly licenses to buy.""We only pay for the support and the contract licenses from Aruba Instant.""The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The quick setup and automatic code embedded in one access point is really useful.
Top Answer: The licensing cost is somewhere around $20,000.
Top Answer: The product could be improved by having the ability to support more access points in one cluster. I would also suggest that the multicast be more efficient. Improved managing of the multicast could be… more »
Top Answer: This product is user-friendly and we can manage it as per the requirements of the user.
Top Answer: I'm not sure what sort of licenses our clients set up with the vendor. I'm not aware of any additional costs beyond the license itself.
Top Answer: It would definitely help if we had more advanced features for distributing bandwidth.
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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 ParksMetropolitan Public Defender, Mission Motorcycles
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company18%
University13%
Media Company6%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company13%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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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: September 2020.
442,141 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Aruba Instant is ranked 6th in Wireless LAN with 10 reviews while D-Link Wireless is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Aruba Instant is rated 8.8, while D-Link Wireless is rated 7.4. 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, TP-Link Auranet EAP, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Huawei Wireless, whereas D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. See our Aruba Instant vs. D-Link Wireless report.

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