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D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The security is good.""This solution is impeccable.""The combination of hardware and software makes it a very good solution. It is a modern protocol that they have supported in the switches. The solution has good performance.""I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches.""Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions.""The solution is stable and scalable.""The thing that sets Juniper apart from most switches is that when you're in the command line and you make a configuration change, you just write the command and then say "commit confirmed minutes". For example, I'm configuring a switch here in my office, which is five miles away, and I say, "commit confirmed 5". If I can't get back to the interface within five minutes to be able to make sure the switch came up, it rolls back to the previous configuration. This way I do not get locked out, or the switch doesn't get messed up because of the incorrect configuration. That's an automatic feature, which is pretty slick. I haven't seen that feature with other vendors that I've worked with. That's probably my most favorite feature.""The solution is certainly scalable."

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"The initial setup is straightforward.""Its integration is the most valuable.""The solution is easy to use.""I can't find anything wrong with our D-Link Ethernet Switches.""The product is simple to manage.""The solution is scalable.""These switches are simple and easy to configure."

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"I think they have very strong routers because they have multiple processors. I like its easy configuration with applications. For example, configuration with Linux, Iptables, and routing protocols.""This equipment is resilient and available at a good price.""This solution is easy to configure and it's very flexible.""It's pretty stable.""We have not had any downtime with it. It has been a solid performer that way.""They have amazing speed and reliability, and they also provide value for money. They are pretty powerful.""They use wireless and wired connections that include all of the features.""The most valuable aspect of this solution is the combination of value for money. They're extremely cost effective, yet they provide you with an extensive feature set of things you can do across the board. Also, they're pretty reliable, as far as equipment goes."

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Cons
"The interface could be better. It needs improvement.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""Has a steep learning curve.""The stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable.""The management platforms for the network need improvement.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it."

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"It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud.""In a future release, the solution could improve by being more secure and allowing the configuration of each port.""They need to have some more high-end switches.""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.""The solution needs better local support.""We have issues with the stability."

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"It could be more scalable. Product awareness could also be better. There's a lack of awareness when it comes to MikroTik. People only know about Cisco and others, and they won't rely on MikroTik. This is primarily because of hardware limitations. While this product is good economically, it's unsuitable for high-end projects. In the next release, I want this product to be more compatible.""There needs to be better support for this solution in India. We have no local support.""As far as improvements, there are basically only two things I would suggest. First, I think they should provide extensive training for the new releases of products, especially in the LTE space. Second, they could spend more time ensuring that their OS releases are more stable, rather than waiting for things to fall apart on the customer's premises before they make the necessary changes.""If the client wants bigger capacity, there may be some issues. That is, there may be issues with scalability.""They need to create a license for IBS. I have a lot of clients that have spam on their networks.""f they can improve the OpenVPN, to make that a bit more straightforward, that would be ideal.""They should improve technical support and make direct access available to the customers.""It is slow, old and unfriendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "It's was $100,000 per year."
  • "We only pay for support."
  • "The pricing is very aggressive."
  • "Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
  • "The solution does not require a license to use it."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "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"
  • "There is not a license required for this solution and it is priced well."
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  • "There are not any external or hidden costs."
  • "The price-performance is great."
  • "MikroTik is very cost-effective and quite good for the price. It performs very well. For one of our customers, the existing setup comprises Cisco Catalyst switches, and it is about 10 to 15 years old. We're looking into upgrading in a cost-effective way to get the performance and yet still be at par with the quality and expectations that customers have from Cisco. Price-wise, Cisco is really expensive, and customers are expecting something different than Cisco so that they can save on IT costs. They don't have the same budget that they had before when they installed Cisco products. That's why they're looking for a solution that can provide performance and features without too much money or investment. We're looking at some alternative brands, such as NETGEAR and MikroTik, to support our proposal."
  • "The main reason we use this solution is for the price — it's very cheap."
  • "Pricing is not an issue."
  • "The pricing is very reasonable and is one of the main selling points for MikroTik devices."
  • "When you buy a license, it is for life and you don't need to buy another one every year."
  • "MikroTik's equipment is very cheap compared to Cisco and Huawei."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for… more »
    Top Answer:It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the exact pricing. It's based on the dollar and prices are fluctuating all of the time. My… more »
    Top Answer:Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing… more »
    Top Answer:The price of the product is quite reasonable. Most of the solutions we have do not have any licensing requirements. You… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Enterprise Routers are very stable and easy to use. They offer a very solid performance and are very secure. They… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning… more »
    Top Answer:I have found one of the most valuable features to be the hotspot network.
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
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    Overview

    Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

    Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

    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.

    MikroTik Routers and Switches provide all the features necessary for network administrators to secure and monitor their networks and are suitable for companies of any size. The solution is ideal for creating Wi-Fi hotspots, connecting multiple servers, setting up firewalls and VPNs, and distributing bandwidth. MikroTik's user-friendly dashboard helps you interact easily with your hardware. With MikroTik's user interface, you can obtain real statistics by user or IP address and monitor bandwidth consumption.

    Benefits and Key Features of MikroTik Routers and Switches

    • Affordability: MikroTik routers and switches are very reasonably priced and offer features comparable to those of other higher priced solutions.

    • Highly customizable: Flexible scripting policies and configuration options enable users to enhance the functionality of MikroTik's various products. MikroTik routers also offer hotspot profiles, which allows admins to create different customizable guest user authentication profiles.

    • Consistency: All MikroTik routers have the same operating system and features, making it simple to migrate between different products.

    • Routing protocols: MikroTik provides several dynamic routing protocols that can be deployed to build robust and secure networks.

    • Built-in firewall: MikroTik offers a very powerful firewall implementation with multiple features, including state inspection, layer-7 protocol detection, and peer-to-peer protocols filtering.

    • Stability and robust performance: MikroTik routers and switches are long-lasting, resilient, and perform well.

    Reviews from Real Users

    MikroTik stands out among competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its reasonably priced products and its user-friendly user interface, which makes it easy to work and communicate with its hardware.

    Parameshwar P., a director at Navyug Networks, writes, "I like MikroTik's GUI. It's completely handy and easy to handle because of its GUI. Despite other brands like Cisco urging me to switch, I didn't because they don't have a GUI. This is the most comfortable thing in my project that anyone can use easily. It’s effortless to maintain MikroTik routers because both screens make it very easy in GUI mode. You can easily interact with your hardware.”

    Rodney T., the chief solutions architect at Tech2go Strategic IT Solutions, says, "They are very good at providing the bandwidth for multi-tenants and multi-dwelling units. We're managing Wi-Fi hotspots for hundreds of locations, and the speed and performance are quite there. They also have very cheap 10G products that come with really good and flexible software. They are way cheaper than the top brands, and they're able to deliver the same performance and capabilities."

    A principal consultant at a tech services company notes, "The most valuable aspect of this solution is the combination of value for money. They're extremely cost effective, yet they provide you with an extensive feature set of things you can do across the board. Also, they're pretty reliable, as far as equipment goes."

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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    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
    ABB, Boingo Wireless, JPL, HP, Allied Telesis, iPass, Mips Technologies, MicroAge, Matsushita, Telia, undp, WFP, NASA
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    University7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    University20%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Construction Company5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government5%
    Media Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise45%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Buyer's Guide
    D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews while MikroTik Routers and Switches is ranked 3rd in Ethernet Switches with 26 reviews. D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while MikroTik Routers and Switches is rated 7.8. 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 MikroTik Routers and Switches writes "Works well, is easy to set up, and has a great user community". D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas MikroTik Routers and Switches is most compared with Cisco Enterprise Routers, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, MikroTik Cloud Router Switch, Cisco Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. MikroTik Routers and Switches report.

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