D-Link EAGLE PRO AI M32 AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System
Over the past few years, D-Link have built a reputation as a powerhouse in the home mesh wi-fi space. In the modern home with a multitude of wireless-enabled devices spanning every room, capable mesh systems are fast becoming a requirement for most users. D-Link have consistently delivered products that are affordable, reliable and user-friendly, which is why I’m excited about their latest offering – the D-Link EAGLE PRO AI M32 AX3200 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System.
The D-Link EAGLE PRO AI M32 range is the company’s newest and fastest Wi-Fi 6 AI Mesh system. It is packed full of features that elevate the home network to the next level, including some vital to supporting the ever-expanding number of connected devices in most homes. Anyone who relies on a wireless home network for speed and data-intensive activities such as gaming, virtual reality or 4K UHD video streaming should take a closer look.
The latest Wi-Fi 6 technology in the D-Link EAGLE PRO AI M32 range is key to the vastly improved performance that that is on offer over previous generations of Wi-Fi. The M32 Mesh Systems deliver dual-band AX3200 802.11AX combined wireless speeds of up to an impressive 3.2 Gbps. The extreme speed is aided by technology such as MU-MIMO and OFDMA, that boosts throughput and provides greater bandwidth to individual devices. This means better coverage, higher performance and more concurrent clients supported than Wi-Fi 5 devices. In households struggling with a network congested by smart phones, computers, smart TVs, iPads and a multitude of IoT devices, this can make a significant difference.
The inclusion of two built-in GIGABIT LAN ports per node means that Ethernet cables can be used to directly connect to the M32 Mesh System for instant, reliable connections at Gigabit speeds.
A key feature of D-Link’s mesh systems has always been the ability to scale the setup to meet the demands of any sized home and the new EAGLE PRO AI M32 range is no different. There is both a 2-Pack and a 3-Pack available for purchase now on the D-Link Australia website, the latter of which can provide whole-home seamless, blanket coverage up to a whopping 740 square metres. As with all mesh systems, actual coverage will vary depending on a number of environmental factors. I’ll be putting the EAGLE PRO AI M32 system to the test shortly, but I have always admired the coverage that D-Link mesh systems produce.
D-Link have consistently delivered devices that are consumer-friendly when it comes to setup and ongoing use. With the M32 system there are no IT degrees required to get it up and running in a short amount of time. The free EAGLE PRO AI app is designed to make installation and configuration easy. It also gives users significant control over their Wi-Fi network. A personal AI Assistant even helps you to manage your Wi-Fi by identifying your Wi-Fi needs and proactively fixing any Wi-Fi issues, as well as continually optimising the home network! That’s impressive, and it should mean less time optimising and more time enjoying all that a blazing-fast home mesh network has to offer.
Included within the EAGLE PRO AI app is AI Parental Controls, which is a must-have feature for all us dads. This can provide a safer Internet experience for the family with options for website blocking and setting schedules. The integrated voice control support (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant) means that you can find out which devices are connected, which schedules have been created, check login credentials and reboot the system – all hands-free!
The D-Link EAGLE PRO AI M32 Mesh Systems utilise the WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard. This encrypts traffic and protects the wireless network from outside threats. There is also the ability to easily enable access for guests when friends drop over, by using the Wi-Fi Guest Zone.
I will be reviewing the EAGLE PRO AI M32 AX3200 Mesh System shortly, but in the meantime, you can find out more on the D-Link website. The EAGLE PRO AI AX3200 Mesh System M32-2PK (2-pack) and M32-3PK (3-pack) are available now from www.dlink.com.au (RRP AUD$449.95 and AUD$599.95), and from all authorised D-Link Partners.