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D-Link COVR Dual Band AC1200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 3pk - COVR-C1203

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[Costco] D-Link COVR Dual Band AC1200 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 3pk - COVR-C1203

Pretty good pricing on a mesh router. Costco currently has this on clearance for $129.97 in-store only. Great for improving the wifi at home with the two satellites. Vaughan had about 20 of them in stock at noon.The regular price is $249.99

Same model being sold at Amazon below for $234.99
https://www.amazon.ca/D-Link-COVR-C1203 ... B07DHC8ZVB
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Friends don't let friends buy D-Link.
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Jul 17, 2007
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I have a decent internet package at hoem but my wifi sucks, I I have an ac router would something like this help me out.. Sorry not a very tekky when it comes to this.. Maybe it's my modem or I need a new router
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Feb 5, 2012
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wont touch even if it's $50. Sorry sounds harsh but D-link is that bad.
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Québec
A dual band 3 pods mesh kit is by design a bad product. When you combine that with D-link reputation, that's even worse.
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Aug 24, 2006
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Toronto
I suggest avoiding. Decent performance if you do wired uplink to each pod but not that great. I sold exact one on Kijiji and went with Ubiquiti AP setup.
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Perfect for the cottage.
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I had these for a period of 3 months (that's probably telling enough). Sold them at cost.

The coverage was average at best, the app and router interface are awful, and they regularly (1/week) would lock up and need restarting.

I had already made up my mind to replace them when Telus gave us a couple of their Telus Boost units for free. Those, despite the reputation of ISP-provided hardware, are already leagues better than these.
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Oct 14, 2017
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I’ve had these since late April. They work, but the interference is brutal. I’m hoping to return them with an extension due to Covid.

Is there such a thing as better than these for around the same price? I paid 180 all in.
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carsncars wrote: I had these for a period of 3 months (that's probably telling enough). Sold them at cost.

The coverage was average at best, the app and router interface are awful, and they regularly (1/week) would lock up and need restarting..
Floger78 wrote: I’ve had these since late April. They work, but the interference is brutal. I’m hoping to return them with an extension due to Covid.
Not so perfect for the cottage.
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Jul 14, 2006
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What would you suggest then for a good mesh system? I have rogers gigabit connection but my linksys router gives me spotty 2G coverage and horrible 5G upstairs .... My modem is on my main floor
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Jan 21, 2017
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Well for what it's worth, I have the COVR-2203 and so far, after a week, they have been pretty solid. They replaced a TP-Link AC1750 router which had problems sustaining a decent signal across the hallway.
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Jun 1, 2017
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Lukus2017 wrote: Well for what it's worth, I have the COVR-2203 and so far, after a week, they have been pretty solid. They replaced a TP-Link AC1750 router which had problems sustaining a decent signal across the hallway.
I have had the same "covr" unit for 6 months now. 2500 sq ft house and it covers it well (and have one wireless camera about 30 ft outside my house with no issues) I have something like 35 clients total on my network and i cant complain.
I do have one point running with ethernet backhaul.

You can add i think 2 more of these points to the 2203 model too.
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Apr 27, 2017
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I have the Linksys Velop triband mesh routers.
4 of them. They work ok with wireless backhaul. Great with wired backhaul.
I live in the middle of a a cul-de-sac in the middle of a ring road. I get signal for quite a bit of my neighborhood. LOL.

I ended up using TP-LINK Network over Powerline adapters to do wired backhaul and it really made a huge difference.
I envision any mesh kit, such as the OP kit, with a wired backhaul would work great.

That being said, the OP link is dual band. Not sure how I feel about those.
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Have the D-link 1200 for a few months now. No issues with it. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Jan 2, 2008
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I would recommend NetGear Orbi AC3000

https://www.ca.netgear.com/orbi/rbk50.aspx

I also have Rogers gigabit modem in the basement, Orbi router on the main floor and satellite on the second floor. House is 3000 sq ft with about 15 devices connected. It’s got very good coverage and app is easy to use.

It’s currently on sale at BestBuy and Amazon. Please check out reviews online. Good Luck!!
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One issue with the one the OP listed is that it is AC1200, so it uses the same 5GHz band to clients and for backhaul. So performance won't be as good as any mesh system that is AC3xxx (which has a dedicated 5GHz backhaul channel separate from the 5GHz channel used for clients).
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Jun 5, 2008
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I'm new to mesh Wi-Fi and my signal with Rogers is bad in my house. I was looking at the TP Link M4 system but just read about this deal. Can anyone provide me with some feedback on the two systems. I have one of those white rectangle routers from Rogers.

https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Deco-Whol ... B07NF6V8SC
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Apr 21, 2012
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macyme wrote: I'm new to mesh Wi-Fi and my signal with Rogers is bad in my house. I was looking at the TP Link M4 system but just read about this deal. Can anyone provide me with some feedback on the two systems. I have one of those white rectangle routers from Rogers.

https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-Deco-Whol ... B07NF6V8SC
I have recently installed the 2 pod version of this, for a 3 story edwardian house, it has definately improved the speed and coverage, I now have 98mbps whereas before i had 38mbps....I paid 150 for the 2 piece kit, so that link for 3 seems ok.

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