In the lab: Asus’ Lyra Trio mesh Wi-Fi system

My sports analogy game is weak, but I believe what I'm about to do is called going with a pinch hitter. You see, I've had a collection of Asus networking gear undergoing my own brand of torture-testing in my home for a few months now. Before I got around to the Asus Lyra, though, the newer Lyra Trio already hit the market.

Asus was kind enough to supply a Lyra Trio for me to tap in (sports!) for the original Lyra so I can finish up the last quarter of my testing with the latest model and its tweaked feature set. Later this afternoon, I'll be making my entire household really grumpy as I briefly take them offline in order to get the Lyra Trio up and running and start the homestretch of my testing. Stay tuned.

Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • DataMeister
    • 1 year ago

    Why can’t Asus make their access points look unobtrusive?

    • Shinare
    • 1 year ago

    Is there a small business version of this with more APs?

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      You should probably look into something like Ubiquiti’s Amplifi line.

        • Usacomp2k3
        • 1 year ago

        Or just the straight Unifi line. I haven’t seen as many good things about the Amplifi line.

          • cygnus1
          • 1 year ago

          Definitely get Unify. It’d probably be cheaper than ramped up consumer mesh junk anyway.

            • Dent
            • 1 year ago

            Agreed. Great AP’s for small to medium businesses, and affordable enough for the home.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          Yeah, I just figured someone interested in this tier of equipment might not be as interested in the level of setup and management required with the Amplifi hardware. It does seem to be a very solid product line, though.

    • Wirko
    • 1 year ago

    These sure look like irons from Mars.

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      My niece asked if they were little tents.

        • christos_thski
        • 1 year ago

        They look like cockroach traps to me. 😀

      • juzz86
      • 1 year ago

      ASUS used this design on a USB WiFi adapter a few years ago.

      Now you can pack the same thing with a router. Pretty cool.

        • drfish
        • 1 year ago

        Spoiler!

          • juzz86
          • 1 year ago

          Ah, sorry mate!

            • drfish
            • 1 year ago

            Heh, no worries. But it is on my list to investigate and confirm if it’s really the same.

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