• Network Standard: IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11acWaveII, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3i
  • Encryption: WPA/WPA2
  • MIMO: Yes (MU-MIMO)
  • Dimensions: 109 x 117 x 51mm
  • Weight: 250g
  • Pros:
  • Easy setup
  • Overall performance
  • Cons:
  • None

No More Deadspots

Just about everyone has devices that can connect to a wireless AP. Whether 2GHz or 5GHz bands, there’ll be a device that needs to be connected. And with the rise in wireless devices, there also came the need for better hardware and network stability for users, so D-Link has taken it upon themselves to provide the best in networking.

Houses these days only use the provided stock router from their internet providers and most of the time the stock router just doesn’t cut it, which is why you need a home Wi-Fi system like the D-Link COVR-C1203. With three different hubs you can place throughout your house, you won’t get any dead spots. A great feature the COVR has is the Smart Roaming, which means all the hubs are actually a single SSID. Smart Roaming then detects the best hub your device should be connected to even when you’re on the move and connects you to the hub that’ll provide the best connection.

Setup is also easy through the D-Link Wi-Fi App that will run through the entire setup process with you, so you just have to follow the setup instructions. Not only that, the App can be used to adjust settings and to have more control over your Wi-Fi in terms of blocking unwanted devices, creating more networks for guests and even enabling parental controls. Along with parental controls, other forms of network control also include scheduling, which will allow you to create a time frame for when your networks are restricted – a great way to control your family’s internet time.

The COVR also comes with MU-MIMO Technology, which means it can send data to multiple devices simultaneously. This doesn’t happen when using traditional Wi-Fi, but with MU-MIMO the data is sent in parallel, so all your devices will receive the best performance possible even when there are many devices connected. Whether it comes to video chats, HD video streaming, or even other smart home devices, the COVR can handle everything without a problem.

CHIP CONCLUDE: If you’re looking to improve the network coverage and stability throughout your home, we don’t see why the COVR wouldn’t be a great choice.

(previously published in issue September 2018)