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This product is user-friendly and we can manage it as per the requirements of the user.The solution is extremely easy to install. You just add them and in a few clicks, they are ready to go.

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The most valuable feature for me is reliability.The most valuable feature is that Ruckus offers better coverage.Good connection quality.The most valuable features are the coverage and durability.The mesh technology is the solution's most valuable aspect. Ruckus originally had the patent for it. They might've lost it because I see now that other people are doing it, however, they were the ones who came out with the smart mesh technology first, which is phenomenal.This solution is easy to use and you need minimal IT experience to work with it.Valuable features include Bonjour Gateway and the hardware antenna array.Ruckus has allowed us to deploy better Wi-Fi coverage in the past few years.

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

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Having support available that is more compatible with time zones in the United States would be helpful.Previously, we would need to purchase appliances every time but it caused our data centers to get filled. Ruckus now has cloud-based controllers. They resolved the issue we were having.Captive portal for guest access on the controller could be enhanced.I would like to see better mapping capability because it can be really difficult, especially if you are deploying on a remote island.They have so many products that there are so many different part numbers for the US and other countries. That means it's easy to make a mistake with the licensing. You have to have somebody knowledgeable on the other end with the licensing. If you make one mistake, it can be a $2,000 mistake.In the next release of this solution, I would like to see a more detailed spectrum analysis.Sometimes doing mass changes on their products can be challenging.One complaint that we have is the lack of cloud-based management.

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"The biggest adjustment improvement will come from a price adjustment because the price is quite high; it feels like premium pricing. I suggest shaving off 10 percent to 20 percent. That would help grow users and increase the number of clients."We also looked at Cisco and Aruba but Ruckus pricing was better.We found it a little more expensive than the other competitors on the market.The cost per AP license should be worked on.

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Overview
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.The Virtual SmartZone Data Plane (vSZ-D) is a wireless LAN data plane appliance in a virtualized form factor. Made to work seamlessly with the Ruckus Virtual SmartZone Wireless LAN Controller (vSZ), the vSZ-D enables secure tunneled WLANs from Ruckus APs while minimizing CAPEX spending and maximizing Wi-Fi deployment flexibility and scale. Operators, ISPs and large enterprises can deploy the vSZ-D in a centralized data center with the vSZ, or at specific venues in a distributed topology.
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Metropolitan Public Defender, Mission MotorcyclesAmerican University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company15%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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Comms Service Provider42%
Healthcare Company8%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company19%
Media Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise41%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise64%
Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
431,670 professionals have used our research since 2012.
D-Link Wireless is ranked 11th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 14 reviews. D-Link Wireless is rated 7.4, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of D-Link Wireless writes "Password restriction feature needs improvement, but it does automatically accesses the network and provide connection so no needs further configuration. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ruckus Wireless writes "Extremely scalable, great mesh technology, and capable of whitelisting networks". D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Fortinet FortiWLM, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, ExtremeCloud IQ and Mist Access Points. See our D-Link Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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