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We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and D-Link Wireless based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. D-Link Wireless report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The simplicity is great.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use."

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"Great architecturally based dashboard and the solution is accessible from anywhere.""Its flexibility, ease of management via the portal, and the variety of access points are the most valuable features.""Meraki WLAN is easy to deploy, includes a cloud controller, and updates continuously. It also offers high visibility.""It is cloud-based. You can manage it remotely from anywhere in the world, and you don't have to be on-site, which is a very big advantage.""The user interface is very simple and easy to use — our customers are very satisfied.""Provided reliability and a good price.""The fact that Cisco Meraki is cloud based and is reasonably priced has been most valuable.""It is more robust for me to deploy networks. And because of the field we are in where offices open up and others close, it helps my turnaround time to deploy these networks for the customers."

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"The connectivity is good.""It's scalable, user friendly, and easy to manage.""D-Link is a good product that is quite affordable and I recommend it."

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Cons
"If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems."

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"When it comes to switching, Meraki lacks categories of features.""It would be better if they enable full integration with Cisco's cloud-based network in the next release.""We have used technical support for some issues but not many times.""If they could work on the Meraki firewall hardware, and add SSL decryption as well as more application control and deep packet inspection, that would be ideal.""I would like to see more cybersecurity. I would like the ability to go in and enhance security. Because WPA2 is becoming obsolete, many devices are now WPA3, but the challenge is that a lot of devices are not yet there. I would like to be able to go in and do monitoring, similar to ASPM. ASPM has the ability to monitor who's joining and who's active. It supports two-step monitoring. The stability of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN can also be improved.""Overall the solution needs to have more time to mature.""This solution could benefit from a heat mapping ability so that you can tell where the hotspots are, and where the good signals are.""There could be more functionality."

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"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.""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.""The stability could be a bit better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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  • "It's not super expensive and it's not super cheap."
  • "The cost is not so much for Wireless LAN, but when you have to get the security license, it costs a lot."
  • "The price of the product could be cheaper."
  • "The price is on the high side when compared to Aruba."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "We don't like the licensing model and we think that it needs to be improved significantly."
  • "Having a good price is important when we are providing quotations for projects."
  • "We do a three-year or five-year license and support. Its price could be better, but overall, we get competitive prices. A lot of times, Cisco puts itself out of range, especially with Meraki. I've dealt with a lot of business development from Cisco, and they have always been accommodating, especially in dealing with hospitals or government. There is also a right time to buy it. July is when they are eager to sell a lot of things because that is the end of their calendar year."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels… more »
    Top Answer:Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your… more »
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei wireless is a strong and solid product that has a lot of features - and for all that it offers, it happens to be… more »
    Top Answer:D-Link is a good product that is quite affordable and I recommend it.
    Top Answer:D-Link pricing is very competitive when you consider other OEMs. I would say that it's on the lower to medium side… more »
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    Also Known As
    MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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    Overview

    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls. The Cisco Meraki dashboard gives visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications. Armed with rich analytics, administrators can quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security.
    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
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    Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
    Metropolitan Public Defender, Mission Motorcycles
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Educational Organization11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Non Profit9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. D-Link Wireless
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. D-Link Wireless and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews while D-Link Wireless is ranked 13th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, while D-Link Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Highly reliable, effective site blocking, and beneficial reports". 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". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless and Mist AI and Cloud, whereas D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Wireless. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. D-Link Wireless report.

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