Mesh Wi-Fi systems are the latest innovation in home networking and can help homes get rid of their Wi-Fi dead spots. However, did you know that not all mesh networking systems are equal? Some are more equal than others. This is why the new ASUS Lyra is the ideal solution to your home Wi-Fi dead spots.
1 A TRUE MESH NETWORKING SYSTEM
Not all mesh networking systems use a true mesh topology. Some mesh networking systems actually employ what is sometimes called a star topology. These systems suffer from less flexibility in deployment. One big difference is that in mesh networks that rely on the star topology is the need for a central router and that nodes cannot be daisychained. This means Wi-Fi coverage can only be expanded in a single step from the central router. In true mesh networking systems, like the ASUS Lyra, nodes can be daisy-chained, allowing Wi-Fi coverage to be expanded in limitless ways. In layman’s terms, this means greater flexibility in deployment especially in larger homes.
2 TRI-BAND SYSTEM
Not all mesh networking systems use a tri-band system. In networking, more bands are usually better because it means greater bandwidth and capacity for devices. For mesh networking systems, this is even more important because the nodes in the network need to communicate with each other. The ASUS Lyra uses a tri-band system and supports a total bandwidth of 2,200Mbps, which is almost double that of rival dual-band Wi-Fi mesh networking systems.
3 A DEDICATED 5GHZ NETWORK FOR BACKHAUL COMMUNICATION
Not all mesh networking systems have a dedicated network for backhaul communication. Some mesh networking systems actually use a single network for users to connect to and for communication amongst its nodes. It goes without saying then that users of such systems suffer from poorer performance. ASUS Lyra dedicates a single 5GHz network exclusively for backhaul communications amongst its nodes. In other words, users’ get unadulterated 5GHz network performance from the Lyra’s nodes.
Not all mesh networking systems have built-in security features like the ASUS Lyra. Sure, most routers have built-in firewalls, but the Lyra goes even further with AiProtection. In a nutshell, it is a real-time networking monitoring feature that inspects incoming Internet traffic and looks out for malware, viruses, and other intrusions based on info provided by top security firm Trend Micro. In addition, AiProtection also checks and alerts users to obvious security vulnerabilities in your network like default passwords, weak Wi-Fi settings, and unnecessary open ports.
Not all mesh networking systems can be mounted on walls. Wall mounting actually provides some benefits. For one, it is less intrusive, and you don’t have to make space for a router, freeing up said space for other things. Secondly, if you position it correctly and high enough, it can potentially improve Wi-Fi coverage and performance. Thirdly, and this is entirely subjective, it just looks better. The ASUS Lyra is small, light, and specifically designed with wall mounting slots, making it easy to position on walls.
Learn more about the ASUS Lyra at www.asus.com/sg/Networking/Lyra/