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Executive Summary
Updated on July 17, 2022

We performed a comparison between D-Link Ethernet Switches and Netgear Switches based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Users of both solutions say the initial setup is simple, easy, and straightforward.
  • Features: Users of both solutions are happy with the products’ scalability.

    D-Link Ethernet Switches users like that the solution is easy to manage and has good performance, great security, and integration. Users say the stability needs to be improved and the SLA needs to be better.

    Netgear Switches users like the solution’s stability, its ease of use, and that it offers a lifetime warranty. Users say the solution could be more robust and that its web interface needs improvement.
  • Pricing: Users of both solutions say the pricing is reasonable and competitive.
  • Service and Support: Few D-Link Ethernet Switches users have had to reach out to support, but those who have say it could be better. Netgear Switches users say the technical support is good.
  • ROI: Users of D-Link Ethernet Switches don’t mention an ROI. Users of Netgear Switches say they have witnessed an ROI.

Comparison Results: Of the two solutions, Netgear Switches has better ratings because it has better stability than D-Link Ethernet Switches and users are satisfied with the technical support as well as its ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. NETGEAR Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""Juniper Switches' best feature is its flexibility.""It is stable.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""It's easy to use.""The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness."

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

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"We have a wide range of switches for various applications, including a collection specifically designed for ProAV, as well as Multi-gig Switches, which are also quite well-known or unique.""The company provides a lifetime warranty.""There is a lot of helpful documentation that helps with the configuration process.""I'm satisfied with the stability of NETGEAR Switches.""For what I used this switch for, it did well.""Since it has a web interface, it is easy to set up. You don't have to take three years of training somewhere for a lot of money.""Its setup, usage, and access are most valuable. It is a very easy switch to set up.""Comes preconfigured and designed specifically for AV."

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Cons
"All Juniper documentation is terrible.""The management platforms for the network need improvement.""Juniper Ethernet Switches would be improved by upgrading the uplink port in EX2300 categories service from 10G to 25G.""The Virtual Chassis Fabric is kind of complicated to troubleshoot sometimes. On the MPLS side, they're good — they're fine for the pseudo-wires and stuff—but they need more work on the LAN. It is difficult to troubleshoot their LAN technologies like Virtual Chassis.""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 stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable.""The updates are constantly breaking."

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"They need to have some more high-end switches.""This solution is not good for distribution at the core.""The solution needs better local support.""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.""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.""The technical support needs a lot of improvement.""The D-Link Ethernet Switches have to be replaced because they are difficult to manage and security is poor. They should add centralized manageability to make the solution better, it will allow administrators to better know what is happening on the network."

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"There are a lot of systems that are moving into different areas. There are a lot of cloud-based things happening. One nice feature that I've seen in other switches is artificial intelligence on the actual porting. They've got AI technology that will tell you when a port is down. They not only tell you when a port is down; they also tell you when a port is running slower. You can do a cable-fault check, or you can do other checks. It would be nice to have this information in NETGEAR. This feature might already be there in a new release of the NETGEAR's firmware, but I haven't seen it.""Lacks switches with additional ports that provide room for new protocols of communications.""The ‘how-to’ guides could do with some improvements. We got in trouble following the stacking and Dante set-up guides. If these would have been accurate, we would not have lost three days.""The product could be more robust.""NETGEAR Switches could be more secure. Scalability could also be better. This infrastructure is a bit old, and we need something that will be more secure. Something that will introduce WLAN, and we will need the knowledge to go with that. Some of the switches were used for more than seven years. I think it was just their lifespan that was exhausted. But other than that, there haven't been any issues that required us to complain or get concerned.""This product lacks a CLI interface.""The solution needs centralized management and centralized configuration.""Perhaps in the future, we will have even more different types of switches and be able to fulfill more collections."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "There is a subscription payment model or you can purchase licenses on a one, two, and five-year basis. If you want decent support, the solution is not expensive."
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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."
  • "The price of D-Link Ethernet Switches is in the 4,000 to 5,000 rupees or 65 to 100 USD range. The price of the solution is not expensive."
  • "This product is very affordable, especially compared to Cisco."
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  • "This is a one-time purchase and there are no licensing fees."
  • "For its price, it scales well."
  • "The pricing is very good for 10GbE switches and you get a lot of throughput. It is about 60 percent of the costs of other switches from competitive manufacturers, which is really good."
  • "You get what you pay for. From a price comparison, there are cheaper switch makers on the market that are definitely less expensive than NETGEAR. They give you the same functionality, but they don't come with a name. There are solutions like Ubiquiti that are very good. They have the ease of setup, and I find NETGEAR battling a little bit in comparison to Ubiquiti."
  • "I believe that the pricing is reasonable."
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    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    NETGEAR Insight Managed Switches, NETGEAR GC Series, NETGEAR M 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.

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches is an Ethernet solution that offers businesses of all sizes the ability to easily set up secure and highly scalable networks. Small to medium-sized companies have the option to choose from three different switching options. The three options that are most appropriate for businesses of this size are the NETGEAR Unmanaged, Plus, and Smart Switch solutions. If you're managing a large enterprise network or a campus network, then NETGEAR Fully Managed Infrastructures is the solution for you. All the NETGEAR Ethernet Switches and solutions are innovative, easy to install and use, reliable, and very cost-effective.

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches have many features that make them a most effective product. Included in these is the ability to virtually stack IP addresses in such a way that users can scale their network up with ease. These IP addresses are grouped together. Once additional data ports are connected, you have only a single switch to manage and you gain both a much higher level availability of data and a greater level of network resilience.

    Benefits of NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

    Some of the benefits of using NETGEAR Ethernet Switches include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. NETGEAR Ethernet Switches has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables administrators to track their network’s data in real time, allowing them to manage everything from one place. If a problem is detected, this management interface will alert the appropriate administrator.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to manage user access, filter incoming traffic for potential threats, and monitor your network for unauthorized traffic. The switches have security capabilities built in in an effort to maximize network protection, while at the same time allowing you to minimize the expenditure of resources required to keep you secure.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make NETGEAR Ethernet Switches extremely effective. Two major ones are its inherent flexibility and its user-friendly nature. 

    PeerSpot user Kevin W., a network delivery architect at a tech-services company, notes that NETGEAR Ethernet Switches gives users the ability to tailor the switches to fit their needs. He writes, "The big winner for NETGEAR is their modular switch: the 96X version. That is something that you don't see in the market anywhere else, except for Cisco who has it at a high level for a high expense. The ability to customize your own switch with their modules is a big plus for what we do in the market right now. Instead of having to piece together standardized switches, trying to make something work, or fitting the design into the mold, the modular switches are aware that you can make a mark in the industry because you purchased one switch and design with different modules added and removed later on for functionality."

    PeerSpot user Chris W., a system engineer at Diversified, notes just how easy they are to use when he writes, "The ease of use of these switches is very good because of the Cisco CLI. If you are familiar with CLI, then you can configure the switch that way. It also has a relatively straightforward web interface. Using the web interface is good for beginners or people who aren't familiar with Cisco CLI. However, having a common command line interface method is great for some of our more advanced guys who are familiar with it."

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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government11%
    Non Tech Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government7%
    Media Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Insurance Company13%
    Agriculture13%
    University13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise44%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business74%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise15%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. NETGEAR Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews while NETGEAR Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 10 reviews. D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 7.2, while NETGEAR 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 NETGEAR Switches writes "Peak performance for uncompressed 4K video streaming at a very affordable price point". D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Aruba Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas NETGEAR Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches and Aruba Instant On Switches. See our D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. NETGEAR Switches report.

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