Anonymous UserHead of Operations & Support at a tech services company
Piyush-PatelSenior Technical Support Executive
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I like the way it groups and manages access points."
"The technical support is very good."
"It is easy to install and deploy."
"The most valuable feature is the fact that it can work with many devices. It supports everything that we need it to."
"Aruba Wireless is easily scaled between a lot of devices and a lot of endpoints. When we decided to use it as our solution, we had planned to use it exactly for its ability to scale."
"The technical support is 24/7 from the UA."
"The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions."
"It has an aesthetically pleasing GUI for configuration."
"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."
"D-Link is a good product that is quite affordable and I recommend it."
"It's scalable, user friendly, and easy to manage."
"The firewall integration is very important for the security of the connection."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to connect and broadcast to different networks without using a VLAN or a layer two switch, which allows you to easily create guest networks."
"This is the only product on the market currently that supports as many access points for wifi users."
"The product is a stable solution."
"I found that It's really good when comparing it to any other product or it is much better in terms of features that the customer requires."
"A lot of the access point commands are in the command line interface, versus being in the GUI."
"There is a lot of information for users about the product, but it needs to be better organized so that solutions are easier to find."
"The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released."
"The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation."
"Better integration between the controller and the ClearPass portal would be a nice change."
"Improvements to the GUI, such as being able to search in the Mobility Master, would be nice."
"Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them."
"Better integration with equipment from other vendors would ease the deployment process in some cases."
"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)."
"D-Link has some catching up to do in terms of advancing and improving its technology."
"The cloud managed solution needs improvement, and they should focus on the SD-WAN segment with regard to integration."
"This solution should be easier to set up in a production environment."
"The guest management features need to be improved by adding automation."
"The pricing model can be improved to encourage use by small business and individuals and the hardware could stand to be redesigned."
"Technical support is very poor. We are not satisfied with the technical support because there is not any direct person from Fortinet for any troubleshooting, which we expected."
"Documentation could be improved."
"If you compare it to other solutions then it's reasonably priced."
"Get multiple bids/quotes, and talk to the representatives about the limitations of the product; pretty standard."
"I think they should lower their prices."
"Aruba is comparable to competing solutions when it comes to price."
"The support pricing for Juniper Mist is higher than Aruba."
"The price of Aruba Wireless should be cheaper."
"Aruba is probably cheaper than Cisco, and yet you get all the things that you want."
"The access points are more cost-effective over some other providers, both in cost per AP and the option of a controller-less environment."
"D-Link pricing is very competitive when you consider other OEMs."
"D-Link Wireless is cheaper than Ruckus or Cisco."
"For indoor access points, there is a one-time cost, upfront, whereas outdoor access points have an annual fee."
"Fortinet would do something with their pricing model to attract smaller business users and eliminate the mandatory service contracts."
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D-Link Wireless is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. D-Link Wireless is rated 7.2, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 7.8. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Solves access point issues and reduces the need for excessive wifi transmission ". D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Ubiquiti Wireless. See our D-Link Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM report.
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