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D‑Link adds McAfee Protection to its Covr AC2200 Tri‑Band Whole Home Mesh Wi‑Fi System

The COVR‑2202 now combines world‑class security features with sophisticated mesh Wi‑Fi technology for a safer, more secure and seamless connectivity.

COVR-2202 D-Link adds McAfee Protection to its Covr AC2200 Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System
The COVR-2202 now combines world-class security features with sophisticated mesh Wi-Fi technology for a safer, more secure and seamless connectivity

D-Link, a global leader in network-based solutions, has announced innovative security features for its AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (COVR-2202), to provide blackspot free, high-speed, seamless Wi-Fi with added safety and security – specifically designed to meet the demands of the modern smart home.

The integrated McAfee Protection comes with five-year Secure Home Platform subscription and two-year McAfee LiveSafe Protection, and provides end-to-end security for each and every device connected to a home network. Emerging threats and vulnerabilities are identified and blocked thanks to McAfee’s Global Threat Intelligence, and its advanced parental controls ensure parents can keep their children safe from unsuitable online content. What’s more, existing owners can add this feature to their COVR-2202 by simply upgrading their device to the latest firmware.

The new feature forms part of D-Link’s expansion of McAfee Protection across its range of routers and home Wi-Fi solutions, which also includes the recently launched EXO Smart Mesh Wi-Fi routers (DIR-1960, DIR-2660 and DIR-3060).

The McAfee Secure Home Platform gives users complete control of their devices and ensures they are the first to know and respond to potentially threatening activity. This includes any devices trying to connect to malicious addresses, unidentified devices attempting to join the network, and the option to deny any new devices from connecting to a network. It also works with Amazon Alexa, providing an all-new way to control a network using voice commands. This feature allows users to monitor their network, block devices, and get up to speed on network notifications without lifting a finger. The two-year McAfee LiveSafe™ subscription allows antivirus software to be installed on an unlimited number of computers, tablets and smartphones.

The COVR-2202 works with a user’s existing router to create an expanded network that works seamlessly across an entire home. Each point creates an exclusive high-speed Wi-Fi zone, which allows users to run demanding multimedia applications from anywhere in a home.

Seamless, buffer-free connectivity is supported by the COVR-2202’s Smart Roaming technology with MU-MIMO and Smart Steering. This allows users to enjoy media streaming and internet phone calls throughout their entire home, avoiding drop outs and lag, even when moving from room-to-room. The system comprises two high-performance AC2200 Tri-Band Covr Points that eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots and provide fast Wi-Fi to homes of up to 550m2.

COVR-2202’s key features include:

Tri-Band AC2200 – two 5GHz bands and one 2.4 GHz with Wi-Fi speeds of up to 866 Mbps and 400 Mbps respectively
Smart Backhaul – dedicated 5GHz backhaul band for communication between Covr Points to optimise bandwidth across the whole Wi-Fi network
Smart Roaming – seamlessly connects to the strongest signal as you move from room to room, eliminating the need to disconnect and reconnect
MU-MIMO technology – creates a powerful, fast, and highly efficient Wi-Fi network that can handle a greater number of connected devices
Expandable network – Covr is a scalable solution. Simply add extra Covr Points where you need more coverage

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