+ Wednesday January 22nd, 2020

D-Link has been one of the biggest performers at CES this year. Clearly they’ve seen some areas of the market they want to solidify their position in, one of those is their routing solutions. They’ve delivered a series of new Wi-Fi 6 and smart home routing solutions that they say are

for consumers who demand more bandwidth, greater coverage, and seamless intelligent connections. Their new mesh networking solutions enable truly intelligent home networking experiences with one seamless mesh network that covers the whole home.

I’m pleased to see the Google Assistant and Alexa integration into the router itself and an increased security capacity with WPA3 certification in the mix and – market standard now — 128-bit wireless encryption.

D-Link have been pretty thorough in covering a lot of potential buyers needs with their new range as well as having a few “nice to have” built in options like Ookla Speedtest.

DIR-X1560 Smart Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Dual-band AX1500 with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams
  • Triple-core processor

DIR-X1860 Smart Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Dual-band AX1800 with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams
  • Supports BSS Colouring
  • Dual-core processor

DIR-X2460 Smart Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Dual-band AX2400 with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams
  • Supports BSS Colouring
  • Dual-core processor

DIR-X5460 Smart Wi-Fi 6 Router

  • Dual-band AX5400 with OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams
  • Supports BSS Colouring
  • Triple-core processor
  • 4 High-gain antennas and power amplifier

DAP-X1870 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender

  • Dual-band AX1800 with MU-MIMO
  • Gigabit Ethernet port supporting wired mesh backhaul
  • Industry-standard mesh technology
  • LED signal strength indicators

The new range of mesh solutions consist of a series of devices that will provide cover from small homes, right through to homes with larger coverage needs. WPA3 is a standard option across the range improving security over previous models and

Depending on the model, you’ll find Ethernet backhaul, dual-band coverage and Gigabit Ethernet ports on multiple models. LED signal strength indicators which will help with placement of your nodes and MU-MIMO which supports more users with more streams running.

The new mesh options are:

  • COVR-X1870 Whole Home Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System
  • COVR-1902 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
  • DIR-1750 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
  • DIR-1950 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router
  • DAP-1755 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender
  • DAP-1955 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender

The beautiful thing about a mesh system like COVR is that it’s expandable by simply adding more nodes to your system. To see the full list of specs for each model, check out the D-Link Website.

Unfortunately, the Australian pricing and delivery dates are yet to be announced, but we will be keeping on top of this as the information becomes available.

Source: D-Link PR.

Phil Tann   Associate

Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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The best feature of these mesh routers – that is not mentioned in this article – is that D-Link has decided to use the EasyMesh Wifi standard. Before buying a Wifi mesh network, it’s worth checking if it conforms to the EasyMesh standard, which allows you to mix & match access points bought from different manufacturers. Other systems are proprietary, where one brand doesn’t work with another brand. You might live in an apartment now, and use one Wifi access point, but maybe in the future you’ll move to a larger house, and want to expand your Wifi network. It… Read more »


Alas Dlink, one brand I will not buy unless someone can convince me they have changed.

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