The need for strong home networks in the past few years, the growing number of smart devices and broadcasting services, and the increasing complexity of home designs have prompted Internet makers to come up with solutions to address these needs. The new D-Link Covr is one Among these solutions, it combines the AC26000 dual-band MU-MIMO router and the AC1300 Wi-Fi network amplifier to cover every square foot of your home.
We have seen ASUS solutions to this problem by offering the Lyra Wi-Fi mesh to strengthen the Wi-Fi signal, and the new D-Link Covr, following the same approach indirectly. For example, in Lyra you will get three equal units, Wi-Fi throughout the area covered by the device without affecting its power consistently, some may find that this is not practical, so they may prefer to have just one central source to get the best connection from the routers.
This is in fact what D-Link offers with its new Covr, the same router features Wi-Fi 4 × 4 11ac, with a theoretical bandwidth of 1733 Mbps at 5 GHz and 800 Mbps at 2.4 Mbps Gigabit Hertz. The device also has a so-called “intelligent router” where it switches seamlessly between these two bands, as needed, whether you want to broadcast 4K content, play games online, or simply surf the Internet.
The Wi-Fi extender is of course less capable, which the ASUS Lyra is trying to fix. It still supports Wi-Fi 4 × 4 11ac, but only 867 Mbps at 5 GHz and 400 Mbps at 2.4 GHz, The Covr device has the feature of “Smart Roaming” so that the devices are transferred smoothly between the router and expander to give the best possible Wi-Fi signal.
In addition to these smart features, the D-Link Covr installation is also easy and smooth, the router and expander are pre-approved by the D-Link’s Wi-Fi application with an easy-to-use interface, the D-Link Covr AC3900 Whole Home Wi-Fi System costs less than ASUS Lyra, costing $ 299.99, making it a better choice for Internet users who need to cover a huge space.