Covr 2202 is D-Link’s next, higher powered, tri-band, mesh Wi-Fi offering. In theory, it can cover up to 560m2 (23 x 23m).
We have just finished reviewing its little brother the dual-band Covr-C1203. We are impressed with its mesh capabilities as long as you use it in the right home and environment. It claims to cover an area up to 465m2 using three tiny routers.
If you are thinking about mesh to cover black spots read our Mesh 101 guide. It explains the differences between mesh and traditional routers and the best environments for each.
It is tri-band. That means it has a dedicated 5GHz, 866Mbps back-haul band. This lets the router transmit traffic to devices in dual band 2.4Ghz (400Mbps) and 5Ghz (866Mbps).
The result is a three-lane highway with ‘traffic-flow’ versus a two-lane highway that can become congested. Mathematically that means a 300% increase in throughput over a dual-band.
D-Link ANZ MD Graeme Reardon said:
The COVR 2202 perfectly complements our existing mesh networking solution. It has a dedicated smart backhaul, high-powered amplifiers and beautiful design. The COVR 2202 blankets AC2200 Wi-Fi across larger homes.
It offers Tri-Band connectivity to deliver high performance and more coverage with one seamless network. The COVR 2202 fits the needs of the modern connected home, offering our fastest speeds with the largest coverage of our Mesh Wi-Fi solutions to date.
Covr 2202 is a two pack
While the Covr-C1203 is a three pack, this is two units. We have a review unit coming, but in the interim, it addresses the one mesh issue was are concerned with – dedicated backhaul. And for an extra-large house well buy an extra satellite or two.
Covr Seamless Wi-Fi Mesh Systems Key Features:
Both the COVR 2202 Tri-Band Seamless Wi-Fi Mesh System and the COVR C1203 Dual-Band Seamless Wi-Fi Mesh System offer the following features for delivering a scalable, seamless mesh wireless network:
MU-MIMO more efficiently handles larger groups of concurrent users
Smart Roaming keeps devices connected to the strongest signal. Users can move freely throughout their home and always stay covered
Smart Steering automatically directs a device to the optimum wireless band. This reduces buffering and lag
Easy Setup with the refreshed D-Link Wi-Fi app allowing for simple management of the Mesh network
Firmware Update Push Notifications which always keep the Covr System up to date
Three-Year Limited Warranty includes D-Link’s industry-leading customer service as well as 24/7 telephone support
Pricing and Availability
The Covr Seamless Wi-Fi Mesh Systems are available from dlink.com.au and all major retailers.
COVR 2202 Tri-Band Seamless Wi-Fi System – A$499.95
Ray Shaw [email protected] has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!