9 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Dell PowerConnect Switches

These Dell [PowerConnect Switches] will perform great on almost every scenario, that's no lie at all. On the other hand, they are expensive and if you have a small company or little to invest, they are not the best option. The model I worked with on my research paper is not the best out there, but performed great on all stress and comparisons made.
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

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

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

Dell PowerConnect Switches

  • Precarious graphical (GUI) mode, needing to be updated for more efficient technologies such as HTML5
  • Short support time, given how much these devices support in terms of use. I have owned the devices for years, but no longer have a warranty
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Dell PowerConnect Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

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

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

Dell PowerConnect Switches

Dell PowerConnect Switches offer much better value for money than Cisco and a similar interface for deployment and management. They are interoperable and compatible with all open networking standards so will work with other vendors equipment. They also offer some unique hardware offerings such as 12 port 10GBe switches which is useful in smaller environments
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

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

D-Link Ethernet Switches

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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