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We performed a comparison between D-Link Wireless and Ruckus 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 D-Link Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless Report (Updated: January 2023).
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Pros
"The simplicity is great.""The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the network. Additionally, when there is an update on the APs they are able to reboot quickly reducing downtime. Other solutions have a longer downtime when updates are done."

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"It's scalable, user friendly, and easy to manage.""This is an affordable product that offers good performance. This is why it is popular with our customers. It offers good speed and bandwidth.""The connectivity is good."

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"The smart antenna is very good.""It's stable.""The controller is most valuable. Through Ruckus ZoneDirector, we can easily manage the websites and the web.""Performance-wise, it's great.""Ruckus features a centralized architecture solution with ultrasound technology, which helps us with communication and roaming.""It's good for low-level usage.""The speed between client to client is really nice. It is better than any other vendor, but officially, I cannot say that to people.""The most valuable feature of Ruckus Wireless is its exceptional performance and reliability. The signal is highly reliable. We have not received a single complaint in the past year, which is a marked improvement from our prior equipment."

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Cons
"Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would be an advantage.""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.""If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited."

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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).""The stability could be a bit better.""In future, it would also be good to have a switch within D Link that works as well as the Cisco 9200 Switch.""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.""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."

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"Its security can be improved. It doesn't use Wireless IPS. Therefore, we have to combine WatchGuard that uses a Wireless IPS but is a separate solution. These two solutions work in conjunction. We are using the WatchGuard as a sensor and Wireless IPS, and Ruckus is like a platform that is used for the connectivity of the network.""We use this solution in a certain way, and it works very well. So, I don't expect it to do a lot more, but to do what it's doing probably better or faster. But it's not a problem with the features; it's more the operations.""The cost could be improved.""The product licensing could be improved.""The switching could be improved. The active component requires a data center. Cisco and HPE have a complete solution for data centers. Ruckus has a core solution, but the data center aspect needs to be improved.""We would like to see a better licensing model for our customers.""The solution currently lacks the integration of security services.""Some customers have issues with the price because it's more expensive than Ubiquiti, but they can accept the cost because it's reliable and has more features."

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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."
  • "The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to the competition."
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  • "D-Link Wireless is cheaper than Ruckus or Cisco."
  • "This solution is more affordable than others on the market."
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  • "Ubiquiti and Aruba Instant On are good for small businesses in terms of cost than Ruckus Wireless."
  • "Ruckus is an expensive solution."
  • "With Ubiquiti, there's no annual cost to keep the software upgraded, whereas with Ruckus, you have to pay an annual fee or three-year fee. That makes it a little more pricey."
  • "It is a good product, but it is pricey. In terms of the pricing, it is a bit expensive."
  • "The price could be better. Normally, if you find customers paying for cost-effective wireless solutions, Ruckus devices are a little expensive compared to other vendors."
  • "It depends on the client. You have an initial license cost that you need to buy to bind the access point with the controller. This is a one-time fee. You also have to pay the support fee that, if I remember correctly, is about $25 per access point. Its pricing and licensing can be improved."
  • "It is decently priced."
  • "It is a pricey solution."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) is the ability to troubleshoot ports on the… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing is something Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) can work on. The pricing is very high compared to… more »
    Top Answer:Juniper Wireless Access Points (AP Series) could improve if the MIST platform had a built-in master key. This would 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 »
    Top Answer:At my organization, we researched Ruckus Wireless among other solutions but ultimately chose Aruba wireless. What did… more »
    Top Answer:Ruckus Wireless offers users the benefit of being both easy to set up and get running as well as being very user… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a… more »
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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.

    Ruckus Wireless is part of Ruckus Networks/Commscope and provides reliable wireless network solutions and services to large venues, schools, hotels, hospitals, malls, and public spaces (and more) worldwide.

    Wireless access is an integral necessary part of today’s modern, fast-paced lifestyle. It is essential that dependable, safe wireless capabilities be available in most of today’s largely populated public spaces. Ruckus Wireless is the trusted industry leader in assisting organizations of all sizes to provide wireless access throughout their locations, both inside their physical structures and adjacent open outdoor areas.

    Ruckus Wireless empowers users to design and create a wireless network across their organizational space to ensure that wireless coverage is available consistently to anyone who needs it. Ruckus can handle anything from homes and small to medium-sized businesses to hospitals, college campuses, airports, malls, stadiums and more. Ruckus also has excellent options for outdoor wireless networks. Many users choose Ruckus Wireless for broad extensive outdoor use. The solution offers excellent durable outdoor access points and a very robust, super fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Each and every access point is very powerful, and the outdoor access points can be very easily disguised to keep the network secure.

    Another strong point is that Ruckus technology is based on frequencies. If there is ever any type of wireless interference, Ruckus Wireless can change frequency automatically so there are never any interruptions. Users also have the option to block outside access points and signals that may interfere with their network and make their network the only one that people can see within the network. Users can additionally whitelist certain networks if desired.

    Ruckus uses the latest next-gen Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 6, ensuring that more devices can be handled with greater speed and continuity. With Ruckus, users have great control over network traffic. They can also allocate the amount of bandwidth network users are granted based on their status - eg., guest, corporate, etc. - and give users priority on the network based on their status. Ruckus also has mesh and beamforming capabilities, which are recognized as a valued feature for many users.

    Ruckus Wireless is robust, extremely reliable, very easy to deploy, and offers amazing coverage and rock solid connectivity. It is very easy to add additional access points across the network. Ruckus Wireless is very easy to use and manage using an app on any mobile device.

    Reviews from Real Users

    A Director Engineering & New Business at a comms service provider says Ruckus “provides superior coverage and is very dependable”

    Sintayehu A., Director Of Information Communication Technology at Dire Dawa University, relates that "Ruckus Wireless supports the most recent technologies. We can trace every individual and what kind of traffic they're using on our campus. It is very helpful."

    Philip S., Independent Consultant - Wireless, says, "The solution is very stable. I've worked with it at a hospital before, where we deployed it all over the hospital. It worked everywhere and continuously worked flawlessly."

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    Sample Customers
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    Metropolitan Public Defender, Mission Motorcycles
    American University of Sharjah, Baruch College, Centro Escolar Liceo Santo Tomšs, Chevalier College, Chico Unified School District, Colegio de Fomento El Prado, Columbia Public Schools, Delta School District, Dordt College, Douglas County School District, Drew University, Armonea, Central Utah Clinic, Grove Hill Medical Center, Inner South Community Health Service, Midwest Surgical, Satilla Regional Medical Center, Lyndoch Living, Polonus, Roaring Fork School District, Sonora State, Vivid, Sydney, Players Club, Sandals, Scandic Hotels, Sheraton LAX, Sunbird
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Educational Organization7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    University7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    D-Link Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless
    January 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless and other solutions. Updated: January 2023.
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    D-Link Wireless is ranked 14th in Wireless LAN with 4 reviews while Ruckus Wireless is ranked 4th in Wireless LAN with 46 reviews. D-Link Wireless is rated 8.0, while Ruckus Wireless is rated 8.6. 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 Ruckus Wireless writes "Reliable with good performance, good backend, and good ability to provision the devices". D-Link Wireless is most compared with Huawei Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN, Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Cisco Wireless, whereas Ruckus Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ubiquiti WLAN and Juniper WLC Series. See our D-Link Wireless vs. Ruckus Wireless report.

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