Link unveils high-speed and mesh options for its router lineup
Jan 09 2018 by Joanne Wise
D-Link also launched two new products in its Covr Whole Home Wi-Fi range. Thanks to McAfee's Global Threat Intelligence, it uses machine learning to detect and prevent malware and other malicious attacks. The D-Link AC2600 uses the Intel WAV500 series chipset with GRX350 processor to handle the ever-increasing number of connected devices found in homes.
The Internet of Things has turned mundane objects like refrigerators and door locks into high-tech gadgets of desire, but the more devices we connect to our routers, the greater we risk exposing ourselves to hackers.
These routers won't be available for purchase just yet though. Pricing and availability details were not disclosed.
D-Link has a new trio of router packages to show off at CES. Created to push the limits of Wi-Fi performance throughout the home to support more devices, more data and diverse needs, the dual-band AX6000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router delivers combined speeds of up to 6,000 Mbps, while the tri-band AX11000 Ultra Wi-Fi Router delivers combined speeds of up to 11,000 Mbps. Each router has four Gigabit LAN ports but ups the game with a 2.5 Gbps WAN port, a very nice addition to see on a product that is designed for heavy use.
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Next up from D-Link are the Dual-Band and Tri-Band Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems. "The D-Link 11ax Ultra Wi-Fi Routers are designed for users looking to future-proof their home with the latest Wi-Fi standard and ensure readiness for the next wave of high-speed, high-capacity Wi-Fi".
Both home Wi-Fi systems come with MU-MIMO, smart roaming, smart steering and push notifications when firmware updates are available.
Two distinct Covr models will be available: The dual-band COVR-C1203 and the tri-band COVR-2202. A two-pack of Tri-Band routers will cost $319.99 starting in Q2 2018. Products in this range include the CES 2018 Innovation Awards honouree DSC-1920LM 4G/LTE outdoor camera, new smart cameras, smart plugs and water sensors. Currently, the security camera will connect to Verizon's network, in the U.S., to offer wireless access in non-Wi-Fi areas. BLE makes setup simple and quick, and 3 party compatibility with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, and IFTTT means that mydlink meets the needs of every smart home owner, without locking them into any one ecosystem.
The security camera will be available in Q2 2018 at a price of $299.99 (roughly Rs. 19,100). An integrated rechargeable battery provides up to 11 months of battery life, making the camera truly cord-free. Featuring almost the same specifications but with a 113-degree field of view, the LTE version can be placed almost anywhere since all it requires is a charged battery and cellular signal to be able to stream video. All the cameras have sound detection, motion detection, and 16-feet night vision. As more people turn to smart cameras and smart lights to protect their homes, a new question of security arises: What's protecting those devices?