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CES 2017: D-Link Covr's Your Home with Wi-Fi


D-Link puts a new spin on the idea of a mesh network with the Covr Whole Home Wi-Fi System. Up to this point, most mesh networks consist of multiple nodes that perform in the same manner. Rather than continue in the footsteps of its mesh-networking predecessors, D-Link has decided to offer a setup consisting of a premium router while using network extenders to give users the ability to expand the network as they see fit. By using a premium router as the heart of the Covr Wi-Fi System, D-Link is able to offer features such as MU-MIMO support, Smart Steering, Dynamic Adaption, and a simplified setup process.

D-Link DHP-W732AV Covr PowerLine Wi-Fi System

If you already have a premium router and just want to expand the reach of your existing network, D-Link has a Covr device for you, as well. The Covr PowerLine Wi-Fi System is designed to extend your network using your homes electrical outlets. Unlike other powerline extenders that essentially create their own little networks and SSIDs, the Covr PowerLine Wi-Fi System creates a mesh network using the same SSID found on the router from which it receives its signal, eliminating the need to sign on to different networks as you roam about your home. Once installed, the Covr PowerLine adapters each operate on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, offering data-transfer rates of up to 1200 Mbps. You can even connect Ethernet-enabled devices to the Covr PowerLine adapter since each one comes equipped with three Gigabit Ethernet ports. Setup has also been simplified, thanks to the Simple Connect button for 1-touch security setup. 

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Can the Covr PowerLine Wi-Fi System extenders work with the older D-Link router DIR-655?

Hi Joseph - 

They will work with just about any router  and should work well with your D-Link DIR-65 also.