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D-Link adds high-speed and mesh options to its router lineup

Along with one specifically for improved security.
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D-Link has a new trio of router packages to show off at CES. Similar to competing brands, one device on offer here focuses on security, while the others include a high-speed model optimized for bandwidth-intensive activities like streaming and online gaming. A third uses multiple routers for a mesh setup.

D-Link's Ultra Wi-Fi line features the dual-band AX6000 gets speeds up to 6,000 Mbps while the tri-band AX11000 boasts 11,000 Mbps. Sure, this could be useful for a house full of active media streamers, but these routers are intended for users intending to perform multiple bandwidth-draining activities simultaneously, like file sharing and high-performance gaming. Both include one 2.5 Gbps WAN port and four Gigabit LAN ports and support 4x4 MU-MIMO. D-Link didn't announce pricing, but both models will be available in the second half of 2018.

The Covr line, on the other hand, supports a scalable mesh WiFi network. The higher-end $320 tri-band model, out in Q2 2018, comes with two routers amplified to cover up to 6,000 square feet of space, and includes built-in compatibility for Amazon's Alexa. The dual-band model, on the other hand, includes three pods to cover 5,000 square feet and will cost $250 when it goes on sale sometime in the first quarter.

Finally, the AC2600 is D-Link's security-minded router with built-in protection by McAfee, alleging automatic protection for all devices in the network. The model could be a response to the FTC's somewhat-diluted case against D-Link for poor security, but the industry as a whole is starting to introduce devices with beefed-up protection in the wake of widely publicized hacks.

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