Asus Lyra Trio mesh wifi router vs Velop

The first model of Asus Lyra with three band mesh wifi system is not so successful in the market, the rating is not as good as the competing products such as Orbi by Netgear or Linksys Velop. Today, Asus introduces the two band model of mesh wifi system – the Asus Lyra Trio.

Asus Lyra Trio

The first Lyra model is designed with round model, the two band model Asus Lyra Trio is designed with unique vertical stylish antenna design to fit your room space and blend with room decoration, see the picture how stylish the design is.

Dual band

As mentioned, this model is a two band model based on wireless AC1750 delivering high speed up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz band plus 450Mbps @2.4Ghz band. If you compare with the Lyra three model you can find  that the separate one band is used as the backhaul connection between the nodes leaving the other two radio bands used for clients. We will compare it with the two band model offered by Linksys Velop.

Built-in Protection

Today, you can find few models of wireless router system are designed with built-in internet threat protection such as Norton Core wireless router, high performance Roqos VPN wifi router, and the new introduction of Gryphon Parental control mesh system.

Asus Lyra Trio comes with built-in free subscription of network protection powered by Trend Micro against any malware with auto update, and the option for antivirus protection plan you can add in addition of built-in network protection.

Asus Lyra Trio two band mesh wifi system (~$280)


  • Three node of mesh wifi system based on dual band AC1750
  • 3x internal antennas with 3×3 MIMO technology
  • Seamless roaming and automatically connect to the best signal
  • Speeds up to 1300Mbps @5Ghz plus 450Mbps @2.4Ghz
  • Built-in protection powered by Trend Micro for malware, infection detection and blocking with automatic update free lifetime subscription
  • 1x Gigabit WAN and 1x Gigabit LAN port

The Asus Lyra Trio is tagged with the price around $280,00 for three packs, and it is offered in three pack system to fit to all home size. Prices are always fluctuating by time, click the link below to see current price, spec details, current rating and more description.

Click here to learn more detail Asus Lyra Trio

Asus Lyra vs Linksys Velop

In addition of three band mesh wifi system introduced by Linksys in its first model Linksys Velop three band mesh wifi system, it also introduces Linksys two band mesh wifi system. This product is discussed in separate article, and this post discusses the spec comparison between Asus Lyra Trio vs Linksys Velop two band mesh wifi system.

Linksys Velop AC1200 two band mesh system (~$245)

Network segment

See that the significant difference is that Asus Lyra is based on AC1750 network segment with 3×3 MIMO technology while Linksys Velop offers AC1200 network segment two bands with different wifi speeds both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz band.

Technical network coverage is also different, Asus technically offers wider area (5400 sq ft) than Linksys Velop which is 4500 sq ft for three set model.


Asus offers built-in protection powered by Trend Micro with free subscription while Linksys doesn’t.

Take a look at the following spec comparison table.

Model Asus Lyra Trio Linksys Velop two band
Wifi network segment AC1750 AC1200
Wifi speeds ~1300Mbps @5Ghz band plus ~450Mbps @2.4Ghz band ~867Mbps @5Ghz band plus ~400Mbps @2.4Ghz band
Antenna design High performance 3x stylish antenna  with 3×3 MIMO 3x internal antennas and high powered amplifiers
Coverage ~ 5400 sq ft ~ 4500 sq ft
Operation modes Wireless router and access point mode Wireless router, bridge and wireless bridge
Ethernet ports 1x Gigabit WAN port, 1x Gigabit LAN port 1x Gigabit WAN port, 1x Gigabit LAN port
Protection Free subscription Built-in network protection with automatic update and optional antivirus plan Standard parental control with firmware auto update
Other features Smart connect, guest network, bandwidth limiter MU-MIMO, 256 QAM, guest network,  spot finder, auto wifi channel, Amazon Alexa supports
Price (three pack – Dec 2018 in Amazon) $235.00 $230.00

To learn more spec details, current price in Amazon and rating for Linksys Velop, click the link below.

Click here to learn more details Linksys Velop two band mesh system

Now which one is suitable to meet your need, for wider range with built-in protection you may consider Asus Lyra while Linksys Velop comes with MU-MIMO technology ready.

Meshforce M1

Now, it’s your challenge to have a shot a new product that you might not hear it before from a vendor that you never heard before. Meshforce M1 mesh wifi system, which is now becoming a high rated product in mesh wifi system – high performance mesh wifi router with reasonable price.

Meshforce M1 mesh wifi system (~$220)


  • Dual band Mesh wifi system with AC1200 network segment
  • ~ 867Mbps @5Ghz band plus ~ 300Mbps @2.4Ghz band
  • covers up to 1,500 sq ft each point
  • can be expanded up to 6 units to cover up to 10k sq ft
  • Ideal for medium to large homes and supports up to 60 devices including computers, Android / iOS mobile devices, IP camera etc
  • Free My mesh app

If you compare with Asus Lyra Trio and Linksys Velop 1200, the Meshforce wifi speed @5Ghz is the same as Velop but lower than Lyra. What about the price? Meshforce is tagged with lower price ($219) compared with both Lyra and Velop.

Click here for Meshforce mesh wifi system

Related products

You may also like new series or Orbi mesh – the Orbi Rbk23 mesh wifi system with two wall-plug satellite.

For offices / business wireless network you may consider new version of TP-link EAP225 v3 vs EnGenius vs Ubiquiti.

To add more coverage with range extender you may consider new model of Linksys RE9000 and Netgear EX8000 wireless range extender.

For gamers in mind you may consider new model of Netgear XR500 vs Asus AC5300 Wireless Gaming Router

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