TECHIE REVIEWS A COVR-C1203

The COVR-C1203 is one of our brand new Mesh Wi-Fi solutions. So we were pretty amped to try it out and see if it really offers "seamless connection". Find out what our techie had to say.

 

The most important specs you'll want to check out:

  • AC1200 Dual-Band wireless for combined speeds up to 1200Mbps
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
  • One seamless network throughout your home
  • MU-MIMO: handle multiple devices at the same time witout slowing speed
  • Smart Steering & Smart Roaming automatically connects devices to strongest signal & Wi-Fi band
  • Easy setup with web-based setup wizard & Wi-Fi Protected setup (WPS)
  • Box Includes 3 units + 2 cover plates in different colours

 

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The most important features:

ADVANCED FEATURES

  • Smart roaming
  • Wireless Air Time Fairness
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Configurable Guest Zone
  • Website filtering
  • Firewall IPv4 and IPv6
  • Port forwarding / virtual servers

EASY SETUP

  • Web-based setup wizard
  • Single button Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

LOOKS

  • 3 x Internal antennas
  • Customizable look with 2 cover plates in different colours

 

How does a Mesh work?

How does a Mesh work?

 

The Pros:

  • Coverage is better than you would get with just one Access point
  • No connection drop when roaming from one area to another (tested with Wi-Fi calling)
  • Devices sync up easily with LAN cables or WPS button
  • Can connect the units from two boxes (6 units in total)
  • Offers guest zone and parental control options
  • Customizable look with cover plates in 3 different colours

 

The Cons:

  • Can't select which Wi-Fi band you want to connect to (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
  • Can't access individual devices in mesh through the IP address provided by the main unit
  • Setup using D-Link Wi-Fi app was very slow or timed out.
  • Adding the "A device" from the 2nd box (if you're setting up a mesh with 6 devices) could cause the nearest "B device" to connect to it instead of both of them connecting to the original "A device" from the 1st box of units.

 

What makes this product special?

  • Unit can easily provide internet for a small to medium office or home
  • Smart roaming works great when you need to move around alot
  • Devices look elegant and will easily blend into any environment
  • Easy to install

 

Device Interfaces

  • IEEE 802.11 ac/n/g/a wireless LAN
  • 2 x Gigabit LAN ports

 

System requirements for web interfaces

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10/8/8.1/7 or Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox v28, Safari v7 or Google Chrome v33

 

Dimensions: 109 x 117 x 51 mm

Weight: 250g

Power: 100 V to 240 V/AC, 50/60 Hz

  • WPA/WPA2 wireless encryption
  • 128-bit AES data encryption
  • Operates on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Supports auto-negotiation
  • Supports auto-MDI/MDIX
  • IEEE 802.11ac Wave II
  • IEEE 802.11n
  • IEEE 802.11g
  • IEEE 802.11a
  • IEEE 802.3i
  • IEEE 802.3u
  • IEEE 802.3ab
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The above product can be purchased from any of our local distributors:

 

Pinnacle

T : 011 265 3000

Rectron

T : 011 203 1000

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