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Pros
"These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.""Its integration is the most valuable.""I can't find anything wrong with our D-Link Ethernet Switches.""These switches are simple and easy to configure.""The solution is scalable.""The product is simple to manage."

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"This is a sophisticated product with easy configuration that can save time and effort.""This is an OK solution for small to medium-sized businesses with no IT staff.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the interface because it is very simple and easy to learn, even for somebody who hasn't seen it before.""The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.""The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.""The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.""The solution has been very stable so far.""The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices."

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Cons
"I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.""It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud.""They could be more stable. They were not as resistant as Cisco. After some time, some of them failed. This could be because we import quite a lot of products from different horizons, so there is no guarantee of quality. In Africa, these products don't always directly come from the manufacturer. We get these products from the Middle East or Asia. Therefore, you cannot be sure that the quality is exactly similar to what you have in Europe or America.""We have issues with the stability.""The solution needs better local support."

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"The pricing needs to be more competitive with other products on the market.""This product depends on a cloud connection in order to function. If you have an unstable internet connection or other connectivity issues the product will not function as expected.""This solution is too simple for some cases, and there should be more configuration options.""Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.""There is not much training available for this solution.""The solution could be simplified a bit.""It could be easier to use and easier to implement.""Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco.""These units vary in price from $200 to one thousand dollars. They're available for a one-time purchase.""They were cheap. We were not paying for any license.""The solution is budget-friendly"

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"This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.""With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.""This is not a cheap solution.""The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.""The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.""Its price is definitely competitive.""Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."

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Top Answer: Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
Top Answer: These switches are simple and easy to configure.
Top Answer: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
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Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
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Also Known As
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview
Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), D-Link Ethernet Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more.
The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Sample Customers
George Mason University, Somerville House, Hiperwall, New Brunswick School District 16, The Fulcrum Group, Bremond Independent School District, University of Texas Health Science Center, Grand Canyon Skywalk, SUN Area Career & Technology Center, Abington Senior High School
Cisco Live Milan, Hyatt
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company14%
Media Company5%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Integrator7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise13%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 6 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 37 reviews. D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of D-Link Ethernet Switches writes "Easy to set up, stable, and offers reasonable pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus and Branch Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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