Review: D-Link M32 Eagle Pro AI AX3200 Mesh WiFi 6 Router – Complete Coverage
I love this time of year. There are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales still lingering and the more customer savvy retailers are already shifting focus to Christmas sales and beyond.
It’s also a good time of the year to review your hardware after a long year of WFH and getting back to the office. Many of us upgraded laptops and web-cams and routers as COVID hit us like a freight train and in that almost three years, many manufacturers have upped their game.
An excellent case on point are Mesh routers.
For those of you unaccustomed to the term – ‘Mesh’ is the technical term for the way an a router and subsequent Access Points (APs) work together to provide consistent and thorough WiFi coverage in the home or office.
Traditional WiFi modem/routers broadcast signals from a single point and there are always ‘black-spots’ where connectivity is patchy or non-existent. With Mesh WiFi only one of the units needs a physical internet connection. The others just need power meaning you can put them in a cupboard or somewhere in the house or office providing maximum coverage.
D-Link are pros at Mesh and have just released their latest 2-pack and 3-pack Mesh system with their EAGLE PRO AI technology built-in – the M32 Eagle Pro AI AX3200 Mesh with WiFi 6.
- WiFi 6 speeds up to 3.2Gbps
- Dual band WiFi to maximise 4K streaming, gaming and video chat at the same time
- 2x Gigabit LAN ports and a single Gigabit WAN port on each unit for straightforward device connectivity
- Mesh Smart Roaming ensures you’re always connected to the strongest signal
- Control with Google Home and Amazon Alexa for an even easier WiFi networking experience
- Seamless management via the D-Link EAGLE PRO AI app for iOS and Android
- Firewall protection provides high-grade security from DoS attacks and other real-world privacy threats
The M32 Eagle Pro AI AX3200 Mesh with WiFi 6 is a doddle to get up and running. Simply download the EAGLE PRO AI app from the App Store, follow the steps in the Set-Up Wizard and you’re done.
An illuminated X on the top of each device lets you know when it’s connected (a steady white glow). The M32 Eagle Pro AI AX3200 Mesh with WiFi 6 will also update itself in the wee small hours of the night to ensure you’re running the best and most secure version of the operating system.
The M32 Eagle Pro AI AX3200 Mesh with WiFi 6 is compatible with any of the many other EAGLE PRO AI devices from D-Link. So if you’ve already got an M15 system in your home these new devices will automatically connect to and extend your current Mesh network.
EAGLE PRO AI
The D-Link EAGLE PRO AI platform is designed to give you fingertip control over your D-Link Mesh router. Set up a secure Guest Network or use smart Parental Controls to ensure only the correct type of content makes its way through to your devices. You can even implement a Bedtime schedule to cut off WiFi access during the night.
EAGLE PRO AI monitors your network connectivity and will let you know if any outages occur. You can even request a weekly report showing the overall WiFi experience and how often EAGLE PRO AI had to optimise your network for maximum performance. The Client Priority feature ensures the most important devices receive the highest priority in terms of connectivity.
If you’re after a Mesh system today for the demands of tomorrow, look no further than the D-Link M32 Eagle Pro AI AX3200 Mesh with WiFi 6.