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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Well suited for SMB and for organizations with multiple sites that need VPN connection. We've used it for 10-20 users per site with a 2-5 Mbps internet connection. It's less appropriate for large business with many users to be connectedBuilt-in WiFi features can give wireless modem capability. Dual-LAN-supported so you will get redundancy.
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

In our head office where there is a low dust environment, it best suits this use. But in a plant where there is a dusty environment, you may face in and outs and the Network team may be in a bit of a hurdle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • It has the typical firewall functions you'd expect in an all in one unit.
  • GUI interface is easier to use by less technical users.
  • The extra features such as VLANs are nice to have.
Paul Knopp | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

  • Easy to use GUI
  • Inexpensive
  • Available in a different number of ports.
  • Support for copper as well as fiber ports.
  • Available in gigabit ethernet and above speeds as well.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • More switchports would be welcome, although this would increase cost and size
  • Faster wireless would improve performance
  • An SPF port would allow uplinking to more business-class switches
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

  • Web interfaces. Really need to work on easier web interfacing for less "program savvy" users.
  • Needs a WAY BETTER management solution. This is where you can take one piece of software and manage every switch.
  • Maybe and this is stretching, an easier way to keep up with firmware and uploading them.
Landon Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Small Business RV Series

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D-Link Ethernet Switches

D-Link Ethernet Switches 8.2
Based on 5 answers
D-Link Ethernet Switches are working fine and fulfill all of our organization's needs cost-wise and efficiency-wise. The rating that I gave would vary based on performance and durability. We used an open environment without an IP-rated network rack, but its working fine and we handle all weather issues carefully and manage the network smoothly. Takeaways: cost effective, handles complex networks, and very good performance.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco Small Business RV Series 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The features are good. The support is good. The resources to deploy, manage, and operate it are good. Customer's feedback and testimonials are good. The updates in terms of zero day vulnerabilities are good and timely. But, I still give an 8 out of 10 because I think the pricing, licensing, and GUI can be improved more.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

D-Link Ethernet Switches 7.0
Based on 5 answers
I have given it 9 out of 10 just because of its low cost and additional features that have been an integral part of any product, otherwise, the load management part was far more inferior as compared to the Cisco switches, as those switches have a spanning tree protocol built-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco's power really stems from its brand reputation and honestly not much else. No one ever got fired for deploying Cisco, and that's why it stands out. The Cisco Small Business RV Series is no exception there; the unit is built well and does the job. However, much more powerful alternatives for routers are out there—the biggest competitor being Ubiquiti. The UniFi routers are significantly more powerful in all regards, including routing speed, IPS/IDS speeds, and VPN functionality. Support for those is admittedly rather lackluster though, so if your network is critical, you are effectively self-insuring your equipment. For some that may be fine, but for others, that risk of extended downtime is just not worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

First, we decided to go wirelessly company-wide but we needed to switch from one point to another. In our option, D-Link is best for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Very good ROI
  • Most products have a CLI that is easy to use and understand.
  • Very large feature set. Cisco offers numerous open standard and proprietary protocols and options in their code that other vendors lack parity with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

  • It has low impact on budget.
  • It has caused loops in the network.
  • Sometimes the GUI hangs and switch becomes unavailable.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Small Business RV Series

General

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

D-Link Ethernet Switches

General

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

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