At CES 2017, ASUS unveiled their entry into the mesh networking market with the HiveSpot. That platform has now been rebranded Lyra, and we finally get our hands-on it in today. Lyra is one of only a few mesh platforms on the market to utilize tri-band technology with both Linksys and Netgear be two others. Tri-band platforms have a distinct advantage in that they use the second 5GHz band for a Wi-Fi backhaul. This, in turn, gives a more satisfying user experience to clients that may be connected to a second or third node.
Lyra is a three-node system, but it is customizable. You can buy a single pack Lyra and just use it as a standard Wi-Fi router and later add on if needed. Each unit has a 400 Mbps 2.4GHz band and two 867 Mbps 5GHz bands. One of the 867 Mbps-capable 5GHz bands acts as a backhaul between each node.
Like many ASUS routing solutions in the past, this too has been outfitted with Ai Protection from TrendMicro. This protects your network from unwanted intrusion along with infection detection and block along with the ability to block access to malicious websites.
The MSRP of the three node Lyra Mesh platform comes in at $399.99 with a two-year warranty.
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