IF YOU WANT ULTIMATE 4K STREAMING & FAST KILL CAPABILITY YOU NEED A MIMO WI FI NETWORK
To get the ultimate sound and display experience out of a 4K Ultra High Definition TV you need two additional components, a 24-bit sound bar to handle the high res 4K audio and above all the latest in MIMO wireless network technology.
There is no point spending thousands on a new generation premium TV to then find that your Netflix or streaming content is slow or you have just missed a gaming kill because of the speed of your network.
The reality is that devices we use every day are becoming “smart” and can be linked to a home networks. Whereas just a few years ago a home router commonly had just a phone, PC, and maybe a tablet connected, you’ll often now find more connections than you can count on two hands. Streaming TV, making calls, dimming lights, and adjusting the temperature in your place is all handled over wireless internet, provided by a Wi-Fi router.
The fastest home routers today use MIMO technology and one good option is he new D Link Covr router that is both stylish and discreet while also being able to deliver the speeds and significantly increased multiple connection capability.
When I first saw the new D Link Covr mesh network system at CES 2018, I was suspicious that a device so small, could deliver the Wi Fi coverage and the bandwidth to be a serious top end contender up against offerings from Google, Netgear with their Orbi and Linksys, how wrong I was.
The $449 Covr C1203 is a dual-band dual-concurrent AC1200 mesh system that is specifically designed to deliver full network coverage across multiple level of a home or office. What you immediately notice when you unpack this Wi Fi system is that it’s not only small and stylish it’s very cleverly designed and like the Google Wi Fi offering incredibly easy to configure.
Mesh networking is new and if you have purchased a new top end 4K Ultra High Definition TV or are into streaming High Res audio you definitely need to invest in a product like the new D Link Covr for the simple reason that it handles streaming significantly easier and faster that a two or three-year-old router.
Today one of the most vital pieces of technology in a home is the wireless router, for the simple reason that it has to handle multiple attach devices, while also deliver a lot more digital traffic than in the past.
At CES D Link showed five new home Wi-Fi router products.
Their brand new Covr line of wireless mesh networking solutions come in two offerings the dual-band COVR-C1203 and the tri-band COVR-2202 which is set to be released shortly.
The dual-band C1203 which I reviewed uses three units to extend Wi-Fi coverage up to 465 square metres. The device uses the AC1200 standard and is built on MUMIMO technology which is specifically designed handle large groups of users.
All you do to set up this device is open your smartphone and download the D Link Wi Fi Android or iOS app. The process only takes a few minutes and is extremly easy.
When you open the box, you will see that the top node is marked A this is the router while the other two nodes are extenders that interconnect to deliver the best possible signal in a home.
You simply connect the A router to your modem which in my case was a Telstra cable modem.
Each node emits a bright white light which can be annoying.
All you do to set up this device is open your smartphone and download the D Link Wi Fi Android or iOS app.
The app warns you that the full synchronisation process is in process and will take around 3 minutes. This was not the case, it took longer leaving one wondering whether the devices are actually syncing.