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Deal alert: The 3.3 Wi-Fi 6 mesh network preview *Updated*

By Ken Wong - 3 Mar 2021

Deal alert: The 3.3 Wi-Fi 6 mesh network preview *Updated*

No better time to mesh up than now

*Updated on 3rd March with discounted pricing for the first two products.* 

With all the devices we use that need access to the Internet, a stable and fast network is important. And as consumers of the Internet, the term Wi-Fi 6 is becoming more and more important. Wi-Fi 6 promises faster speeds, better coverage, and the ability to accommodate an ever-expanding fleet of connected devices. Connecting multiple devices like laptops, smartphones, streaming media devices, consoles, and smart TVs isn’t a problem.

A dual-band router offers two wireless networks, one operating on the 2.4GHz band and the other on 5GHz. Tri-band routers have three wireless signals, one at 2.4GHz and two on the 5GHz band. Some people want to have two 5GHz bands as they feel that one 5GHz band can get clogged up quickly if you're in a home with a lot of other people who all want higher speeds for their devices to stream, download, and game. Having it also act as a wireless backhaul and relay data back to the main router could effectively eat up about half of your bandwidth, so the secondary 5GHz band will be useful.

The trade-off comes in the price, with dual-band devices generally cheaper.

This week we take a look at some Wi-Fi 6 dual and tri-band mesh network options that are available to reduce congestion and improve overall Internet access for everyone at home. Something my wife and kids would definitely appreciate.

 

D-Link COVR-X1870 AX1800 Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System

The dual-band D-Link COVR-X1870 AX1800 Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System provides coverage for up to 5,500sqft. Enjoy speeds up to 1.8 Gbps (574 + 1,200) for users looking for 4K video streaming, gaming, or video conferencing. It also easily integrates easily with Amazon Echo’s Alexa and Google Assistant for convenient hands-free voice control. Turn on and off your guest Wi-Fi, check login credentials, and reboot your Wi-Fi system just with your voice alone.

Buy it now at S$259. But wait a few days when Lazada’s 3.3 special will be going on and save. There are currently also offers available for further discounts on the site, as well as a 0% interest instalment plan for up to 12 months, with monthly repayments as low as S$21.58 per month.

*Updated*

Get it now for S$193 until 7 March 2021. 

Read our news on the launch here.

Check out the deal here.

 

Linksys Velop MX10600 Tri-Band AX10600 [Pack of 2]

The Linksys Velop MX10600 Tri-Band AX10600 has a number of key features. First is Linksys Shield that helps protect your family against online security risks through filtered content; it even doubles up to manage screen time on specific devices and even pausing the internet during family time. Second, is Linksys Aware. This is a Wi-Fi motion-sensing subscription service that uses your existing Intelligent Mesh Wi-Fi network to sense motion without the use of cameras or additional hardware, ensuring privacy and security throughout your home. In terms of speed, the Velop delivers 1,147Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, and 1,733Mbps on the 5GHz band, and 2,400Mbps on the second 5GHz band that acts as the system's backhaul.

Get it now from Hachi.tech for S$1,059 (U.P. S$1,099).

*Updated*

Get it now from Hachi.tech for S$768.

Check out the deal here.

 

Netgear Orbi (RBK752) Whole Home Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System

The Netgear Orbi RBK752 is fast. It has a two-stream 2.4GHz network running at 300Mbps per stream, and a two-stream 5GHz network running at 600Mpbs per stream. The wireless backhaul that connects the systems together is a four-stream 5GHz dedicated network running also at 600Mbps per stream. The Orbi RBK752 also works together with BitDefender to protect your devices, home network and content. Netgear Armor provides multi-layered cybersecurity on all connected devices.

Save S$100 off the usual price of S$799 and pay just S$699 and get free shipping as well.

Check out the deal here.

 

TP-Link Deco X60 AX3000 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

The Deco X60 is a dual-band AX3000-class Wi-Fi 6 mesh networking system. This means speeds of up to 574Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and 2,402Mbps on its 5GHz network. Support for Wi-Fi 6 means it'll work well with all your newest notebooks and smartphones, but more crucially, this new networking standard promises higher efficiency and the ability to effectively accommodate more connected devices.

The Deco X60 also features TP-Link HomeCare, a suite of features that includes parental controls, QoS, and anti-virus protection. This helps parents manage their kids' Internet access and also protects the network from malware and malicious sites.

Buy it now with free shipping for S$369 which saves you 12% from the regular price of S$419.

Check out the deal here.

 

Editor's note and disclaimer: The deals are not an endorsement or recommendation of the product from the editorial team. Instead, the listed items present themselves as a good deal based on the novelty factor and how much of a discount it is being offered from standard retail pricing at the time of publishing. Please note that we are not responsible in any way if you're unable to secure the listed offer due to errors on our part or should the offers expire by the time you've checked them.

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