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Holiday Gift Idea 10: An affordable mesh Wi-Fi 6 system for your home

By Kelvin Leong - on 25 Dec 2020, 5:25pm

Holiday Gift Idea 10: Cover your whole home in seamless mesh Wi-Fi

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

Imagine the frustration when you are already cringing at the edge of your seat as the plot of your K-drama unfolds when it starts to stutter and freeze. Or the rage when you are about to become the sole survivor in your PUBG match, sudden lag spikes lead to a disconnection and you are robbed of your winner winner chicken dinner trophy. Such misfortunes can be avoided if your home has a stable and robust Wi-Fi network. The solution to these home Wi-Fi woes may very well be D-Link's latest mesh networking system - the COVR-X1870.

Powered by Wi-Fi 6 technology, the COVR-X1870 is one of the newer mesh networking systems to support Wireless 802.11ax standard and is designed for the modern device-dense home. You can simply add more COVR-X1870 units throughout your home to create a lag-free and super-fast Wi-Fi 6 mesh network. And it uses the latest WPA3 protocol to encrypt user data and protect your wireless network from external threats. This AX1800 class dual-band networking system supports up to 574Mbps on its 2.4GHz network and up to 1200Mbps on its 5GHz network.

To ensure there is no frustrating dropouts, lag or interruptions in your wireless connections, it has features such as Smart Steering to automatically direct your devices to the optimum wireless band depending on your current network traffic, and Smart Roaming to keep you constantly connected to the strongest signal even as you move from room to room without having to switch network IDs. It is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for convenient hands-free voice control to perform some basic network functions like toggling the guest Wi-Fi.

The COVR-X1870 is also practical enough to pack four Gigabit LAN ports on its rear to help you wire up nearby network devices to free up your wireless network's bandwidth for truly mobile and smart wireless devices. This is great if you happen to place a node near your AV console or desktop system where you're likely to have a handful of devices that have wired networking capability. Most mesh networking nodes only pack two LAN ports or sometimes, none.

As part of D-Link’s special Christmas promotion till 31 Dec 2020, the COVR-X1870 (2-pack) is now available for S$199 (U.P. S$259) at D-Link Flagship Store on Lazada, D-Link Shopee Mall online, Hachi.tech, Gain City and Courts Online Store. Now is surely a wonderful time to not only celebrate the Christmas festivities but also grab this special offer and enjoy a very merry home Wi-Fi experience.

 

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