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Score 9.6 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cradlepoint Routers

It is suited for any company, small or large, who needs a cellular solution for failover and even as their primary connection to the internet.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell PowerConnect Switches

I believe the PowerConnect Switch is recommended and fits best in access and distribution for its capacity and performance. For Core, I would recommend the Dell Force 10 line. The switches have power over ethernet and can power IP phones and access points at Vivo branches. The support on the Portuguese line and face-to-face service are some differentials that I found.
Carol Moreira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cradlepoint Routers

  • The device is a nice compact unit, with great reception in all areas of Chicago.
  • Set up and configuration was very easy.
  • The Netcloud Management portal service is a must! It allows me to manage all of our Cradelpoint from a management console.
Jeff Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • Easy to configure
  • Rock solid. Have only had 1 fail out of dozens in over 6 years.
  • Great features and interface.
Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cradlepoint Routers

  • I have nothing negative to say about the Cradlepoint solution.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • I've had fans burn out after the warranty period. In a way that is a positive and tells you just how long the fans last. However, it would be nice if the fans lasted a bit longer.
  • In a perfect world, it would be nice if the switches were not so loud.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cradlepoint Routers

Cradlepoint Routers 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It has always been a pleasure working with that team. They always go above and beyond with getting the device working as you need it to work and are always willing to explain and answer any questions.
Luis Lozada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell PowerConnect Switches

Dell PowerConnect Switches 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Top-grade because it is a switch that never presented any major problems for us. It has always been easy to install, configure, customize. It is a device widely used in access to connect computers, phones, access points
Carol Moreira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cradlepoint Routers

I have not used a cellular router before this, so I can't compare.
I am however familiar with Cradlepoint as designing components for Emergency Responders to keep them connected and online while dispatched. That was a deciding factor for us. We wanted something heavy duty and reliable.
Jeff Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell PowerConnect Switches

They stack up very well against Cisco products. I feel you pay a lot for the Cisco name. Dell has most of the same functions for a lot less.
Troy Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cradlepoint Routers

  • We needed a second internet carrier, and this device provided it without the heavy cost. You pay a small monthly fee, and whatever data you use. On average, this solution costs us $750.00 per year, compared to the monthly cost of a carrier like Comcast which ranges from $250-350 per month, which could add up to $4,200 per year for standby that may never get used.
  • Turnaround time for deployment was a couple of hours.
  • Net cloud management portal gives you centralized access to all of your devices for managing.
  • The additional network LAN port is available so that you can add the device to your network monitor, such as solar winds.
Jeff Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • The ROI is great. Lost of ports and features for the money.
  • The Dell PowerConnect has allowed us to interconnect our core networking devices for a reasonable price.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cradlepoint Routers

General

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

Dell PowerConnect Switches

General

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

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