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"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.""Aruba Wireless offers a good user experience.""The Airwave is the best feature for a single management point for all APs in the environment.""The technical support is very good.""It is easy to install and deploy.""The fact that Aruba Wireless has a virtual controller onboard the internet access points makes it cheaper than other solutions.""The solution is quite stable and very robust.""Aruba Wireless is stable and we plan to continue using it in the future."

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"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.""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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Cons
"Most of the access points don't include the chargers.""The urgent areas of improvement would be customer support, better tuned default settings, and documentation.""The upgrades tend to be buggy and better testing is needed before they are released.""When we connect to Wi-Fi devices it could be easier because sometimes, it takes a lot of time to complete.""The pricing could always be better.""Aruba needs to be more competitive with newer products. Their legacy makes that more difficult for them.""Better integration between the controller and the ClearPass portal would be a nice change.""Better integration with equipment from other vendors would ease the deployment process in some cases."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
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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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    7.9
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    Also Known As
    Aruba WLAN, HP WLAN, HP Wireless, Aruba Instant On AP Series Access Point
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    Overview
    Aruba deliver superb Wireless performance and multi-user MIMO aware ClientMatch to boost network efficiency and support the growing device density and app demands on your network.
    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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    Sample Customers
    Consulate Health Care, Los Angeles Unified School District, Science Applications International Corp (SAIC), San Diego State University, KFC, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
    Metropolitan Public Defender, Mission Motorcycles
    Top Industries
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    University28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Educational Organization9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Aruba Wireless is ranked 1st in Wireless LAN with 20 reviews while D-Link Wireless is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 5 reviews. Aruba Wireless is rated 8.0, while D-Link Wireless is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Aruba Wireless writes "Overall a good product that provides role-based authentication native to the controller, but has code stability issues". 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 Wireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and SonicWall SonicWave Access Points, whereas D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Cisco Wireless. See our Aruba Wireless vs. D-Link Wireless report.

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