COVR YOUR HOME IN SEAMLESS WI-FI
IT’S TIME TO SORT YOUR HOME WI-FI OUT PROPERLY. LET’S LOOK AT D-LINK’S MARVELOUS COVR SYSTEM AS THE PERFECT WI-FI SOLUTION
Whatever your home or office’s situation, whether you’ve got the latest optic fibre internet connection or lowly ADSL1, everyone knows that feeling of frustration when your mobile device won’t connect to the internet. Fortunately, thanks to D-Link’s new Covr system, it’s not something that anybody needs to suffer with any more.
Wi-Fi has been around for a while, but even the latest Wi-Fi routers struggle to beam a signal upstairs or to the far end of a property. Wi-Fi extenders can help but tend to be fiddly to setup, suffer reliability issues and usually end up re-beaming a current network’s signal around the premises using a separate network with a different name! All this happens after an initial setup which can involve accessing complicated settings and performing tricky firmware updates.
But now everything has changed.
SIMPLE = RIGHT
D-Link’s Covr is a seamless, mesh Wi-Fi system which uses three separate Covr Points to beam Wi-Fi around your house. The Covr Points come preconfigured out of the box so you don’t need to connect them to each other, just spread them evenly around your home and they’ll all start talking to one another. Setting up is easier than ever, just plug the primary Covr Point into your existing modem or router, download the D-Link Wi-Fi app, follow the brief instructions and you’re up and running. Any firmware updates happen automatically. If you prefer to set things up manually, you can easily do so via a web browser.
EASY WITH THE APP
D-Link’s Wi-Fi app lets you name your network and offers other nifty features. It lets you set up a guest network so that visitors can access your internet without being able to access other network devices, files and storage.
It can also set up access schedules which can, for instance, ensure that Wi-Fi is only available to an errant teenager’s device at specific times. The D-Link Wi-Fi app makes this very simple: just click on the device and set a schedule for it.
The app also shows you, at a glance, the network’s status plus its IP address, IPv6 address, network name and password. It shows you what devices are connected at any one time plus the status of any extenders you may also have operating.
FULL NETWORK POWER
Connecting to the network doesn’t even require a password thanks to Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) switches being located on each Covr Point – just press the button, activate WPS on your device and you’re connected!
If your device doesn’t have Wi-Fi, you can make use of the two Gigabit Ethernet ports in each node and connect your device with a network cable.
One of the best parts of D-Link’s Covr system is that the one, seamless network you create, has one SSID so you won’t have to reconnect to different networks as you get further away from or closer to different Covr Points.
But what of performance? Not all Wi-Fi mesh systems are created equal. D-Link’s Covr Points each support the 1200ac Wave-2 dualband Wi-Fi standards which means they’re capable of 1,200Mbps throughput speeds. They also have MU-MIMO which stands for Multiple User Multiple In Multiple Out antennae. This means that each Covr Point is capable of maintaining
multiple individual connections across multiple antennas within each Covr Point – in fact there are three receiving antennas in each! Consequently, devices will neither be able to hog all the bandwidth nor be able to slow the whole network down because they use older, slower, legacy technology standards: each device will maintain speed without being compromised by other network devices.
A SMARTER SOLUTION
D-Link’s Covr system goes even further to boost performance thanks to its intelligent “Steering” technology. If you’re a Wi-Fi enthusiast who cares about which band each device is on (or if you’re a Wi-Fi novice who doesn’t know the difference between 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi bands) Covr has you covered by intelligently and dynamically choosing which is the best band for your device to connect to. If, for instance, a TV requires high bandwidth to stream Ultra High Definition video, Covr will place it on the channel with the most bandwidth thereby ensuring a stutter-free stream.
Another winning technology from D-Link is called, “Smart Roaming.” This means that as you move around your home, Covr will always ensure you have the optimum connection to the node with the strongest signal and that you won’t, say, stay connected to a distant node while moving upstairs and get closer to another node. As such, there will be no buffering or stuttering no matter how far or wide you roam.
And how far is that? With a pack of three Covr Points, you can bring Wi-Fi access to up to 465 square metres, enough coverage for a wide variety of housing sizes and configurations.
EASY TO LIVE WITH
Wi-Fi devices have a habit of being the ugliest devices in the whole world of technology. D-Link’s Covr Points conversely, might just be the prettiest. Each diminutive Point sports smooth triangular curves and looks like and objet d’art that would easily fit into the most stylish homes or easily be stowed out of sight. Uniquely, the coloured cover of the Covr can be removed and replaced with different options. It comes with a set of rose gold covers, as well as a blue or gold cover if you want to mix it up.
With D-Link’s Covr Seamless Wi-Fi system, you simply don’t need to worry about connectivity in your home any more. Whether you’ve got multiple devices spread across multiple family members or just need to guarantee that your TV or gaming machine has the fastest and most reliable network connection possible, Covr provides the fastest to set up, fastest performing, zero-hassle blanket of coverage you’ll need.
“Covr provides the fastest to set up, fastest performing, zero-hassle blanket of coverage you’ll need”