D-link Covr-3902 Whole Wifi System

Just like Asus Lyra home wifi system, D-link Covr AC3900 Whole home wifi system was just launched after other vendors had released their flagship in mesh home wifi system including Orbi, Velop, Google, Deco M5 and still more.

In this article

  • D-link Covr 3902
  • D-link vs Lyra vs TP-link Deco mesh wifi system
  • Comparison table

D-link Covr-3902 adds another model of mesh home wifi systems available in the market today. What this product does?

D-link Covr-3902

The appearance of D-link Covr-3902 is not like mesh home wifi systems in general, it is like traditional wireless router. It is actually, it is a wireless router plus its range extender. The model is like normally a wireless router with four external antennas and the satellite (range extender).




 

Compare with Netgear Orbi wifi system which appearance is not like other Netgear wifi routers in general, or you may compare with new Asus Lyra home wifi system with three flat round model devices. Or you may compare with Linksys Velop with twin tower, and even TP-link offers beautiful Deco M5 mesh wifi system with three good looking flat round with nice curve model.

High speed

D-link Covr AC3900 whole home wifi system consists of D-link Covr-3902 wireless AC2600 router plus D-link Covr-1300 AC1300 range extender delivering total bandwidth of up to 3,900Mbps covering range of up to 6,000 sq ft.

D-link Covr-3902 delivers speeds of up to 1,733Mbps @5Ghz plus 800Mbps @2.4Ghz for total of up to 2,600Mbps. The D-link Covr-1300 delivers speeds of up to 866Mbps @5Ghz plus 400Mbps @2.4Ghz.

Highlights

  • D-link whole home AC3900 two band wifi system
  • Combining wireless AC2600 router with wireless AC1300 range extender with seamless roaming
  • Single network name covering up to 6,000 sq ft
  • 4×4 MU-MIMO technology ideal for heavy duty 4K video streaming and online gaming
  • Smart steering technology to push devices to connect the fastest wifi band available
  • DLNA compliant
  • Easy to connect and install using D-link wifi app
  • Network management with parental control, guest network and wifi scheduling

The listed features are only short listed specs, for complete and more detail spec you may click the link at the end of article.

Up to end of Aug 2017 the D-link Covr AC3900 whole home wifi system is tagged with MSRP around $299.99 nearly the same price as other competing products like TP-link Deco M5 or Orbi with wall-plug satellite.

D-link vs Lyra vs TP-link Deco mesh wifi system

Today you can find lots of new introductions of mesh home wifi system that supposed to replace traditional home wireless router plus wireless range extender including eero which is now eero pro, Luma wifi system, Netgear Orbi, TP-link Deco, Asus Lyra wifi system and still more.

Asus Lyra three band mesh home wifi system

Now take two of them for comparison with D-link Covr-3902, TP-link Deco and Asus Lyra.

Wifi

D-link Covr-3902 with its satellite or its extender Covr-1300 deliver high bandwidth of up to 3,900Mbps, two band wifi network with single name wifi network just like others. D-link is nearly the same as Deco with 3x 1,200Mbps (3600Mbps) for three units.

On the other hand Asus Lyra is three band mesh wifi system like Velop and Orbi, delivering total bandwidth of 2,200Mbps based on AC2200 AC performance : 400+867+867 Mbps. All the three products support Multi User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology for concurrent data streams to multiple clients.

TP-link Deco M5

Network coverage

Technical coverage as written in spec is sometimes not the same as in the real world since each home has their specific obstacles including concrete walls and other metal-based material that might influenced the way wifi penetrate the obstacles.

D-link Covr and Asus Lyra offer the same 6,000 sq ft coverage while TP-link Deco covers up to 1,500 Sq ft each unit (4,500 sq ft for three units).

Network Protection

Unlike the other two competing products, D-link doesn’t come with such types of internet threat protection. Asus comes with free Air Protection powered by Trend Micro like the one offered by Deco. However, with Deco you get three years free subscription from Trend Micro.

Now take a look at the following comparison tables.

Comparison tables

Table 1 shows you spec comparison between D-link and Asus Lyra, while table 2 shows comparison for D-link vs Deco.

Table 1. D-link vs Asus Lyra

Model D-link Covr-3902 plus Covr-1300 Asus Lyra
Wifi technology Two band AC2600 plus AC1300 technology 3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC2200 technology
Wifi speeds 1,733Mbps plus 866Mbps @5Ghz

866Mbps plus 400Mbps @2.4Ghz

AC2200 (867Mbps @5Ghz + 867Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz)
MU-MIMO Yes, 4×4 MU-MIMO Yes, 2×2 MIMO each band
Antennas 4x external antennas (router)

2x internal antennas (extender)

7x internal antennas; 4x integrated smart antennas for best connection inter-hub
Coverage Up to 6,000 sq ft 6,000 sq ft; 2,000 sq ft each unit
Ethernet ports 1x Gigabit WAN, 4xGigabit LAN (router)

2xGigabit LAN ports (extender)

2x Gigabit ports
USB ports 1x USB 3.0 port (router) N/A
Bluetooth N/A N/A
Auto update No Yes
Internet protection No Free Air Protection powered by Trend Micro
Works with Alexa No No
Price $299.99 $399.99

 

Table 2. D-link vs TP-link

Model D-link Covr-3902 plus Covr-1300 TP-link Deco M5 (3 packs)
Wifi technology Two band AC2600 plus AC1300 technology Two band AC1200 technology /each unit
Wifi speeds 1,733Mbps plus 866Mbps @5Ghz

866Mbps plus 400Mbps @2.4Ghz

3x (867Mbps @5Ghz plus 400Mbpps @2.4Ghz)
MU-MIMO Yes, 4×4 MU-MIMO Yes,
Antennas 4x external antennas (router)

2x internal antennas (extender)

4 internal antennas per Deco unit
Coverage Up to 6,000 sq ft up to 4500 sq ft; each Deco M5 cover up to 1,800 Sq ft
Ethernet ports 1x Gigabit WAN, 4xGigabit LAN (router)

2xGigabit LAN ports (extender)

2x Gigabit WAN/LAN each Deco
USB ports 1x USB 3.0 port (router) USB Type-C port each unit
Bluetooth N/A Yes; Bluetooth 4.2
Auto update No Yes, Auto Firm Ware update
Internet protection No Antivirus and malware protection – TP-Link Home Care powered by Trend Micro (3 yrs free)
Works with Alexa No No
Price $299.99 $235.99

 

To learn more spec details, manufacturer’s description, current price and rating click the links below:

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See also D-link DIR-878 MU-MIMO with AC1900 technology in addition of new AC2600 wireless routers.

For upgrading your current cable modem you may consider affordable high speed TP-link TC7650 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem or compact single all in one cable modem gateway Netgear C6220 AC1200 router modem wifi. Or you may also consider new model Linksys CG7500 cable modem gateway.



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1 Response

  1. analiti says:

    D-Link COVR is a very high performance product – at a reasonable price (compared to its competitors).
    We test and compare all of them.

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