Reviewed by Marlet D. Salazar
Having Wi-Fi connection is now an essential part of human existence. Having high-speed Wi-Fi is a necessity not only in of ces but also in homes with multiple users doing multiple things on their devices. But in an environment where internet connection is a privilege and not a right, the creation of mesh networking that can speed up wireless connection can be called Godsent.
The trio that we got comes pretty in neon pastel colors. Like many other D-Link Covr
variants, the nodes are designed to look more like an office or a house accessory rather than a functioning wireless connection. They actually look like speakers at first glance or even resemble toys for kids. It won’t ruin whatever interior design an office or a house has.
The nodes are made of plastic (white) and the designers put metal effects on the shield.
Moving them around may cause white spots to look messy and dirty in the long run. Still,
they look modern and eye-candy. They are also lightweight and could be carried around
from one spot to another. You can choose how bright you want or need the LED. It can also be disabled when necessary. The triple-unit Covr package is designed for areas up to 465 square meters or 5,000 square feet.
User experience (4/5)
Setting up is no sweat. The nodes are compact, lightweight, and easy to install. Perhaps,
among the most annoying thing in everything digital is remembering passwords. This is
not something that you have to worry about using the D-Link Covr-C1203. The three
nodes share just one SSID and password. So even if you move from one room to another,you will be connected to the node with the strongest signal. Trying this in a two-storey house, the claim seemed to work. The internet connection in the area has been problematic in the first place, so it is difficult to point out if the node causes the intermittent connection or not. However, at very few instances, the internet spiked at speeds that are beyond the subscription rate. If only internet speed per se is predictable here in the country, it would probably have garnered a perfect score since it was tested in a smaller area than it was really made for.
It’s pretty pricey if it will be used at home. But for a price tag of almost P15,000, the
D-Link Covr-C1203 is ideal for small and medium businesses in small offices. It’s an
investment for business efficiency and faster office operations since most of the jobs today are dependent on the internet. It’s actually quite a small price to pay for the returns of productivity.
-Pricey for home use
-White body can accumulate dust after long use
Wireless Connectivity: Dual-band AC1200 mesh with MU-MIMO and WPS single-touch protected setup
Coverage: Up to 465 sq. m. / 5000 sq. ft. with Smart Steering and Smart roaming
Ports: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN per node
Dimensions: 109 x 117 x 51 mm (4.29 x 4.61 x 2.01 in) per node
Weight: 250g (0.55 lbs) per node
Bottomline: Anything that will augment Wi-Fi speed is heaven-sent.
Also published in GADGETS MAGAZINE June 2019 Issue