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D-Link COVR-1102 AC1200 Seamless Mesh Wi-Fi System review

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Quick verdict: With solid throughput and the interoperability of EasyMesh support, D-Link's COVR-1102 provides good value for money for those looking for a long-term mesh Wi-Fi solution.

  • EasyMesh certified for compatibility with other brands
  • Good throughput for a two-node system
  • EasyMesh devices are currently limited
  • Doesn't quite live up to its range claims

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D-Link's been in the mesh router market for some time, and we've previously tested and reviewed prior models such as the COVR-2202 and the COVR-1203, finding them to be reasonably priced but not quite up to the speed mark set by competing mesh networking products.

The D-Link COVR-1102 AC1200 makes up for a lot of lost ground in this respect, providing more coverage and speed than we've seen out of prior D-Link products, along with the promise of future interoperability with competing products as long as they use the EasyMesh standard, making them a very good prospect for those looking to extend their home or office Wi-Fi network.


Design

Design

  • Simple white cube design
  • Dual Internet and Ethernet jacks
  • Single status light
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Installation

Installation

  • App-led install mostly works well
  • Takes around 30 minutes to set up two mesh points
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Performance

Performance

  • Good performance for two mesh points
  • Alexa or Google voice integration
  • EasyMesh promises good interoperability
  • Range isn't quite what it claims
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Verdict

Verdict

  • Very impressive two-node throughput
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Should you buy it?

The D-Link COVR-1102 is easily the best of D-Link's COVR systems I've reviewed to date, and it very solidly throws down the gauntlet in terms of network coverage for a two-node system. The inclusion of EasyMesh adds flexibility without tying you to a single vendor, although right now actual EasyMesh products are rather thin on the ground.


Pricing and availability

The D-Link COVR-1102 AC1200 sells in Australia for $299.95 as a two-node system


Specifications

Build

Dimensions

92x92x92mm

Colour

White

LAN Ports

2

COVR points per package

2


Connectivity

Ethernet Speed

Gigabit Ethernet

NBN/UFB Support

FTTP / FTTC/ HFC / Satellite / Fixed Wireless

Wireless Bands

Dual Band


Features

Guest Network

Yes

Parental Controls

Yes

Wave 2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi

Yes

VoIP

No


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