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We performed a comparison between D-Link Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLM 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 D-Link Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM report (Updated: September 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The simplicity is great."

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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.""The connectivity is good."

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"The most valuable features are central management and the many other features available.""The most valuable features are the roaming profile, the mesh, and the performance.""For me, the ease of setup and the rugged nature in harsh environments are most valuable. So, durability and ease of use have been its best features.""Although there are a few steps, the initial setup is pretty straightforward.""Fortinet FortiWLM is good for tracking assets, monitoring, and overall management.""At the moment, particularly with the COVID-19 situation, the most valuable feature is probably the IPsec VPN, which is easy to implement with Fortinet.""The most valuable features of this solution are its speed, reliability, and integration with the firewall."

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

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

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"Areas for improvement would be the compatibility with Apple products and cross-platform integration.""Cost is something that could be improved, but you have to pay for what you get.""They need to do more with their marketing. That's what's wrong with them. Nobody knows they do all this other stuff. I love the product. For an enterprise-level system, you never have to explain why you're recommending Fortinet, whereas you might have to do that if you want to use the Ubiquiti Professional or the new Netgear line, but you don't have to explain Fortinet. It has been remarkable to work with.""The interface could certainly do with some improvement. We have other customers with WiFi networks, and they always use Ubiquiti. With Ubiquiti, it's a much better user interface, and it is much easier to configure.""In the next release, they could improve by adding a controller-less server, or architecture that is provided in other solutions, such as Aruba. This would be a great benefit for customers.""The roaming of Fortinet FortiWLM could improve when comparing it to other solutions. We are missing some of the functionality in the controller. Additionally, they should offer more logs instead of using FortiAnalyzer because all the users will not be using the same thing.""When using the FortiGate as the wireless controller, you cannot have automatic user registration, which is something that they should offer."

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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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  • "D-Link pricing is very competitive when you consider other OEMs."
  • "D-Link Wireless is cheaper than Ruckus or Cisco."
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  • "There is a perpetual license required for this solution and the price could be reduced."
  • "Support contracts typically cost approximately $100.00 per year."
  • "To save yourself from increased setup and maintenance costs, I highly recommend undertaking a proper site survey from the beginning."
  • "Licensing costs are reasonable. There are so many different types of licenses with Fortinet, but the licensing and the 24/7/365 support are so reasonable that I automatically include it with every transaction. I never line item it without it. There are no additional costs."
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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: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 »
    Top Answer:All are good selections, and this question is difficult to answer without knowing your throughput requirements, as each… more »
    Top Answer:For me, the ease of setup and the rugged nature in harsh environments are most valuable. So, durability and ease of use… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are reasonable. There are so many different types of licenses with Fortinet, but the licensing and the… more »
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    Also Known As
    D-Link WLAN
    FortiWLM, FortiAP, Fortinet AP/OAP, Meru Wireless LAN
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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.

    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.

    Consolidate security and wireless LAN management with our integrated wireless solutions. Single-pane-of-glass management for security and access without the need to add point products simplifies deployment and reduces management complexity. These solutions are highly scalable to support even the largest organizations and distributed enterprises.

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    Sample Customers
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    Metropolitan Public Defender, Mission Motorcycles
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government5%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization29%
    Healthcare Company14%
    University14%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
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    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise50%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    D-Link Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    D-Link Wireless is ranked 13th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiWLM is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews. D-Link Wireless is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiWLM is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiWLM writes "Impressive manufacturing quality, highly durable, and very easy to deploy". D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas Fortinet FortiWLM is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless and Fortinet FortiWLC. See our D-Link Wireless vs. Fortinet FortiWLM report.

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