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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

86%
3 Ratings
8.0

D-Link Wireless

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

Overall I could see myself recommending these to others if they have the right set of circumstances at their place of business. Those would be like ours, if they had a location that couldnt be served by a WLC. Once setup they are easy to manage and self healing as in they wont go down when one is offline.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Wireless

Best in small networks & appropriate in industrial areas. AP works fine in any temperature & location (in remote locations office or remote location). Open area wireless connectivity is good with good range. Simple VLAN management and management are good. Backup and restoration is very good. Small home offices using wireless network work awesome.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

  • Offers enterprise-class security that keeps the network protected
  • Cost-effective connectivity
  • Deploying WiFi 6 network without complexity or added expense
  • Controlling access points and clients
Val Langenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Wireless

  • Due to multiple switches in a single network environment, communication issues are common; therefore, productivity is effected. After installing D-Link Wireless, we resolved these kind of issues in our network.
  • One windows solution make management easy via D-Link Wireless.
  • Logs and troubleshooting is now easily handled. Pictorial form help in configuration and users management.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

  • Some bugs in the interface.
  • Issues with licensing and Cisco DNA integration.
  • Frequent software patches needed,
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Wireless

  • Hanging issues are common in large scale networks. Even wireless controller is hanged in peak hours.
  • Issues in VLAN configuration and port configurations.
  • Cost is high in front of other brands.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

D-Link Wireless

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller provides the ability to manage and deploy the wireless network from a web UI or mobile application, and without the expense or complexity of a wireless controller appliance.
Val Langenburg | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Wireless

We studied and selected D-Link due to usage in a limited area, and it is a very cost effective solution; therefore, D-Link Wireless AP and D-Link Wireless Controller [were] selected for our organization.We also [researched] Cisco, but Cisco was an expensive product and not appropriate in our required area or task; therefore, we selected D-Link.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Embedded Wireless Controller

  • Makes having remote sites less problematic when it comes to managing AP's
  • Saved money on managed AP's as they're found cheaper
  • Takes more time to manage additional controllers versus a WLC
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Wireless

  • Organizational needs are fulfilled [which] means return on investment.
  • Smooth connectivity increases productivity. Yes, we are satisfied in this area.
  • Management and troubleshooting are core features & very quick in production area.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

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