D-Link’s latest COVR whole-home Wi-Fi systems look a lot more like whole-home Wi-Fi systems

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TechHive—D-Link is showing two new whole-home Wi-Fi systems at CES, the dual-band COVR-C103 and the tri-band COVR-2202. Both are aimed at bridging the gap between mesh network early adopters and consumers who just want to plug things in and get seamless Wi-Fi a few minutes later. Both routers support MU-MIMO technology, to provide high throughput to multiple wireless clients simultaneously; smart roaming, to keep client devices connected to the strongest network signal in the home; and smart steering,...

Huawei’s new whole-home Wi-Fi system combines Powerline and mesh networking. Huawei today announced a new whole-home Wi-Fi system, the WiFi Q2. Currently, Wi-Fi mesh network systems are quickly becoming the standard, with companies like Qualcomm estimating that they now account for 40 percent of new Wi-Fi router sales. Huawei is going a different route, though. In addition to a Wi-Fi mesh, it also uses a Powerline network that routes your traffic over the existing… Read More