The new whole-home mesh COVR system is the latest Wi-Fi 6 option from them, and it is one of the most affordable Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems on the market.
The 2-pack D-Link COVR-X1862 is just £124.99 on Amazon, while the three-pack is £189.99.
The only cheaper option would be to create your own mesh system by pairing up multiple Huawei AX3 routers. However, some users have stated these working in a system have poor range. It will also be slightly less user friendly to set up.
Of course, at this price, it is quite low specced as far as a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system goes, but it should be an excellent solution for most homes that don’t have too demanding requirements.
As you would expect, this is a dual-band system, so the backhaul channels share bandwidth with the client, causing signal loss. This will mean the satellite devices will have around half the throughput as the wired router.
||D-Link COVR-X1862 COVR AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System…||£124.99||Buy on Amazon|
||D-Link COVR-X1863 COVR AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System…||£189.99||Buy on Amazon|
- Seamless Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi coverage
- Dual-band Wi-Fi 6 speeds up to 1.8 Gbps
- 574Mbps on 2.4GHz
- 1200 Mbps on 5Ghz
- Wi-Fi coverage: 2-pack (COVR-X1862) for 420 sq.m., or 3-pack (COVR-X1863) for 600 sq.m.
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports and 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port provide optional wired connectivity
- Smart Steering, Smart Roaming, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, BSS colouring
- Latest WPA3 Wi-Fi security
- Compatible with Alexa & Google Assistant
Full Press Release
D-Link, a world leader in smart home and networking technology, today announces the latest additions to its Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi range with the launch of its new Covr AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Systems, COVR-X1862 (2-pack) and COVR-X1863 (3-pack). Designed to provide seamless connectivity throughout device-dense homes, the latest launches are perfect for supporting uninterrupted online activities, including 4K streaming, VR gaming and, video calling.
The AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Systems come with the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology and offer combined dual-band Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1.8 Gbps, with the latest WPA3 encryption technology built-in to ensure a safer and more secure connection. It is available in two or three-pack and can provide Wi-Fi coverage up to 420 sqm and 600 sqm, respectively. If broader Wi-Fi coverage is required, simply add additional Covr Points to extend the seamless network.
Specifically engineered to meet the connected home’s growing demands, the Covr AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Systems are fully equipped with MU-MIMO, OFDMA, and BSS Colouring technologies to boost network capacity and performance. They allow for multiple devices to get high-bandwidth Wi-Fi signals simultaneously, distributing data more efficiently. What’s more, the systems use sophisticated Smart Roaming technology, which continuously scans wireless signal strength across the network and automatically connect devices to the Covr Point with the strongest signal.
The AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Systems support voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, giving users hand-free control over their home Wi-Fi. Plus, they offer profile-based parental controls, enabling devices to be assigned to family members’ profiles, making it possible to individually block websites or set schedules for Wi-Fi access and turn off Wi-Fi.
Easy to set up and install, the devices can be configured in no time using the free D-Link Wi-Fi app, available for Android or iOS compatible devices. Where wired access is preferred, the new launches are designed with built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver dependable wired performance for Network Attached Storage (NAS), smart TVs and, gaming consoles.
Key features of D-Link’s AX1800 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Systems include:
- Wi-Fi 6 – Next-Generation Wi-Fi
- Mesh Network with Smart Roaming
- OFDMA and MU-MIMO
- Smart Steering
- Simple Setup
- Profile-Based Parental Controls
- Expandable Network
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