There is very little these days that differentiate homes and small offices in terms of network needs. Multiple devices, increased Internet usage, and nontrivial room layouts leave simple home routers ineffective. Sometimes you even need more than just one router to cover all your bases. For those instances, you’d want a WiFi mesh instead and ASUS is positioning its Lyra Trio, first revealed at CES 2018, as the perfect mix of power, ease of use, and peace of mind.
Despite their wireless nature, there are many ways for a WiFi signal to never reach a certain “dead spot” in your home. These include the distance from the router, walls between the router and the device, and other appliances that may interfere with the signal. WiFi meshes try to solve those problems by scattering nodes that extend and repeat WiFi signals transparently. ASUS boasts that the Lyra Trio can effectively cover up to 5,400 sq ft and that its unique pyramid design enables signals to travel vertically, covering multiple floors as well.
The ASUS Lyra Trio utilizes 3×3 MIMO connections between themselves and connected devices to maximize bandwidth and make it feel like you’re connected to the main source directly. In fact, you won’t even know that you’ve switched to a different node. The Lyra Trio does it all seamlessly, ensuring your video or game won’t drop rates just because you’re moving around the house.
The Lyra’s ease of use extends to its protection. One-click firmware updates make sure you have the latest security patches installed while Trend Micro’s cloud-based AiProtection Classic protects against Internet malware even the devices that can’t install their own antivirus software. The WiFi mesh also comes with built-in parental controls to empower parents to protect their children while also regulating their Internet use.