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D-Link wireless solutions, what are your thoughts???

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by wagnerk, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi Guy's/Gal's

    A question for all of you out there...

    Has anyone here got experience of D-Link centrally managed wireless solutions? What are your thought on them?

    We actually recommend 3-Com due to experience, and because they are mid-range. We've used D-Link switches in the past, but found them to be unrealiable/not as managable compared to 3Com & HP; however their wireless kit (apart from the home stuff, which was shocking) we've had no direct experience with.

    Thanks for any help.

    -Ken
     
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  2. DaveyB1981

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    My only experience of d-link is a home wireless router bought around 5 years ago and installed at my parents house. Apart from the odd reboot every 12 months or so its not been touched and still functions as well as the day it was installed. It not exactly pretty though and i recall the gui was a bit dump...but it serves its purpose brilliantly!

    I havent come across the product you are talking about, quick google search proved fruitless...you got a link?
     
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  3. Gingerdave

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    I have dlink APs in two of our offices and they work really well, nice and easy web console, dependable and not to expensive.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    No, someone else recommended the D-link kit. All I know is that it isn't POE...

    How many clients & what WAP's? The "home" WAP that we tried first of all was the D-Link 7100, I believe, and that struggled with 15 laptops (2 WAP per laptop trolley, which housed 15 laptops). At this place they are looking at about 40-ish laptops to work over wireless.

    -Ken
     
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    I cant remember the model number off the top of my head, its a slightly older model, Im in the office tomorrow so I will post it up then. The useage is failry heavy with some of the einginners working with CAD drawings, and thermal model simulation so a realtively high amount ot traffic for the 5 users at the end of the office. As to if it would support 40 users not a clue but my gut says no.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    Thanks mate :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. Gingerdave

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    Right no need to wait till tomorrow I remembered the ones we have been using are Dlink DWL-2100AP A nice serviceable access point but I think it may be under powered for what you need.

    I got one for our Manchester office about two weeks back and the price was £60 delivered.
     
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    Thanks mate :)
     
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  9. UKDarkstar
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    Personally I've always been a Linksys or Netgear fan but I've not looked at either for a good few months to see what the current offerings are.

    I know Linksys have options for changing ariels etc.
     
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    No problem!
     
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  11. AJ

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    We've been using D-Link, in fact THESE

    Had no problems with them . Do exactly what you need them to do, POE and for a reasonably good price as well.
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    DLink is poo... I've supported more failing ones than working ones.
     
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    Having supplied many myself i have to agree, they do fail too frequently. I use a dl-604T myself at home and the damn thing causes some very weird packet loss issues which can only be fixed by re-booting the thing and pointing a 24 inch fan at it all day. :x
     
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  14. ThomasMc

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    Avoid The DWL-7100AP, They don't have WPA2 support and are poo :)
     
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