D-Link Covr AC2200 vs Deco P9 vs Google Nest

Among the Covr mesh wifi series introduced by D-link including the latest Covr-2200 series, the acceptance of the market is not so better than Deco series which prices are more economical without having to compromise with performance. Likewise Google wifi which until now market acceptance is so good, the latest series offered by Google is Google Nest wifi.

D-Link Covr AC2200 vs Deco P9 vs Google Nest

How D-link Covr 2200 mesh wifi system is compared to TP-link Deco P9 and also Google Nest wifi? We’ll discuss these three products in technical spec comparison in the following next paragraphs.

D-Link Covr AC2200
D-Link Covr AC2200 Mesh Wifi

Wifi

The mesh wifi system always includes one radio band @ 5GHz for backhaul link between mesh routers and satellites, and few models don’t use dedicated backhaul but share radio band for both backhaul link and connected devices. Likewise, D-link Covr 2200 uses one of radio band @5GHz as dedicated backhaul link between nodes like some other mesh system models.

D-link Covr 2200 is designed with simultaneous three bands with one dedicated band @5GHz, so there are two radio bands remain for the needs of connected devices with a total bandwidth of around 1300Mbps (867Mbps + 400Mbps). Compare with Deco P9 which is a dual band mesh wifi with Powerline @ 1000Mbps as a backhaul link, leaving the two radio bands for the needs of connected devices.

Deco P9 Hybrid Powerline
Deco P9 Hybrid Powerline

What D-link vs Google Nest? Nest is simultaneous dual band and is designed with wifi backhaul link @5GHz share with connected devices. However, Nest uses wider bandwidth @5GHz compared with Covr and Deco.  

With Nest, you can use wired Ethernet backhaul if you use two or more Nest routers in a mesh network, while Nest Point does not have an Ethernet port. Likewise Deco P9 can connect with other Deco models in one mesh with hybrid Powerline and wifi backhaul.

So, technically Deco P9 with Powerline backhaul @ 1,000Mbps that uses existing electricity wiring has better performance than the 867Mbps @ 5GHz radio backhaul band offered by Covr 2200.

Alexa Support

These three products support Amazon Alexa to add value to your smart home environment by simply using your voice to do some control of your mesh system. Covr and Deco need an Alexa device, but for Google Nest you can use Nest points that have a built-in Google assistant. However, Amazon does not sell Nest Point, probably it’s about business consideration side because with Google Nest Point you don’t need to buy Amazon Alexa.

Now take a look at the following two spec comparison table to help you understand the product differences.

Table 1 D-link Covr vs Deco P9

ModelD-link Covr AC2200Deco P9
Wifi technologySimultaneous Tri-band AC2200 wave 2 MU-MIMOSimultaneous dual band AC1200 mesh Powerline wifi system
Wifi speed866 Mbps @5GHz band 1  866 Mbps  @5GHz band 2 400 Mbps @2.4GHz band 3866 Mbps @5GHz band 1 300 Mbps @2.4GHz band 2
Antennas6x Internal antennas with high power amplifiers2x Internal dual band antennas
Coverage3,500 sq ft each unit3,000 sq ft / unit
Backhaul linkDedicated @5Ghz band up to 866Mbps1,000Mbps Powerline and optional Ethernet backhaul
Ethernet Ports2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (WAN/LAN auto-sensing) per Deco unit
Smart home integrationAlexa and Google assistantAlexa
Price$249.00 /2-pack$229.99

Table 2. D-link Covr vs Google Nest

ModelD-link Covr AC2200Google Nest wifi
Wifi technologySimultaneous Tri-band AC2200 wave 2 MU-MIMORouter     : dual band AC2200 point        : dual band AC1200
Wifi speed866 Mbps @5GHz band 1  866 Mbps  @5GHz band 2 400 Mbps @2.4GHz band 3Wifi router: AC2200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 4×4 (5 GHz) 1,900Mbps 2×2 (2.4 GHz) 300Mbps   Wifi point: AC1200 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 2×2 (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) 867Mbps + 300Mbps
Antennas6x Internal antennas with high power amplifiers4×4 internal antenna arrays
Coverage3,500 sq ft each unit2,200 sq ft / unit
Backhaul linkDedicated @5Ghz band up to 866MbpsWifi backhaul with 4×4 antenna arrays between router and satellite With two or more Nest routers you have optional wired Ethernet backhaul
Ethernet Ports2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports2x Gigabit Ethernet port each Nest router, Nest Point doesn’t have Ethernet port
Smart home integrationAlexa and Google assistantNest Point comes with built-in Google assistant
Price$249.00 /2-pack$169.00/unit

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