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X'mas Gift Idea 6: A chic solution to your home's Wi-Fi woes

By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Dec 2018, 3:59pm

X'mas Gift Idea 6: A chic solution to your home's Wi-Fi woes

D-Link Covr-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system

If you have stubborn Wi-Fi deadspots at home, a Wi-Fi mesh networking system is your best bet. Don't know what's mesh networking? Check our guide here.

But to put it very briefly, a mesh networking system uses what are commonly referred to as "nodes" to expand Wi-Fi coverage. Mesh networking systems differ from range extenders in that they use Wi-Fi technology to increase coverage, whereas range extenders simply boost an existing Wi-Fi signal.

And this is exactly what the D-Link Covr-2202 does. The Covr-2202 is a tri-band mesh networking system, which means it broadcasts a single 2.4GHz network and two 5GHz networks. The 2.4GHz network supports speeds of up to 400Mbps, whereas the 5GHz networks can support speeds of up to 867Mbps each. This is advantageous because one of the 5GHz networks can be used for backhaul communication, which frees up the other for client connections.

Best of all, the D-Link Covr-2202 has a modern chic design that will look good in homes. D-Link claims two Covr-2202 units can cover up to 550sqm or 6,000 sq ft, which should be more than sufficient for most homes. If you happen to be living in a bigger home, the Covr-2202's coverage can be further increased by purchasing additional nodes.

The D-Link Covr-2202 is sold as a pack of two and is priced at S$399.


Guess the Next Day’s Gift Suggestion and Stand a Chance to Win One!

That’s right, we have got hints packed at the end of our daily Christmas gift suggestions and it’s up to you to guess what the next gift suggestion might be. This routine will take place every day leading up to the 29th December 2018 and HardwareZone Members (residing in Singapore) who get the most number of correct guesses will stand a chance to win some of the gift ideas in this series!

Bonus Step: Discuss about the prospective gift idea in the forum and you might just get a bonus prize for being constructive and helpful. Don't forget to share our gift ideas to your friends and get them to participate too!

Riddle Me This: What is the Next Gift Suggestion? (Contest Hint)

This is a tough one because we have not one but two gift suggestions from the same brand that was recently launched. One is a pair of true wireless headphones for sports and the other is a neckband-style wireless headphones that has active noise-canceling. The brand starts with the letter 'P' and is often associated with good value and performance.

Bonus tip: The series name starts with the letter 'B'.

Post your ANSWER in our Discussion Thread!

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