Asus Lyra vs Orbi vs Eero Pro

Asus often launches new model with new current technology trend that later mostly becomes best seller in the market or becomes one of top rated products. Will Asus Lyra demonstrates a favorable customer rating in the mesh wifi system era?

In this article

  • Asus Lyra vs Orbi vs eero pro
  • Comparison table
  • Summary

What does Asus Lyra home wifi system has been discussed in the previous article that also discussed comparison between Lyra and Linksys Velop. In this article, Asus Lyra is compared with the other competing three band mesh wifi system – the Netgear Orbi and new version of eero pro three band wifi system.




 

Asus Lyra vs Orbi vs eero pro

Lyra is Asus debut product in mesh wifi system, few months released later than other competing three band mesh wifi system including Orbi, Linksys Velop and Ubiquiti Amplifi HD system. eero is the pioneer in mesh wifi system with its debut in eero two band home wifi system, and today eero introduces new model of eero pro which is claimed to perform twice as fast as the first two band model.

To understand the differences between Asus Lyra, Orbi and eero pro the two tables below show you spec comparison table.

Wifi system

All the three models offer three band mesh wifi technology, one 2.4Ghz and two 5.0Ghz bands. Like Orbi with 1733Mbps 4×4 MIMO backhaul, Lyra also uses one dedicated band (867Mbps 2×2 MIMO speed) for backhaul connection between unit while the other 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz band are used for clients connections. Eero pro on the other hand shares bandwidth for backhaul and clients.

With backhaul speed of up to 1733Mbps Orbi is faster than Lyra which is only 867Mbps backhaul and eero pro uses shared 5Ghz (600Mbps) and 2.4Ghz (400Mbps).

Coverage

Asus Lyra can cover up to 6,000 sq ft (3 pack), larger area to cover than Orbi which is only 4,500 sq ft (2 pack) and eero pro can cover up to only 3,000 sq ft (3 packs).

Asus Lyra three band mesh home wifi system

Interfaces

When two Ethernet ports is not appropriate to support your need, you have Orbi that gives you 4x Gigabit ports and moreover Orbi offers 1x uBS 2.0 port others don’t.

One thing that Lyra is more beneficial over others is the built-in Air Protection powered by Trend Micro. Eero offers similar service but it is optional.

orbi home wifi system

Orbi home wifi system

Comparison table

Table 1 shows you spec comparison table between Asus Lyra and Netgear Orbi while table 2 shows you spec comparison table between Asus Lyra and eero pro.

Table 1. Asus Lyra vs Orbi

Model Asus Lyra Netgear Orbi
Wifi technology 3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC2200 technology 3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC3000 technology
Wifi speeds AC3000 (867Mbps @5Ghz + 867Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz) AC3000 (1,733Mbps @5Ghz + 866Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz)
MU-MIMO Yes, 2×2 MIMO each band Yes, 4×4 MU-MIMO
Antenna 7x internal antennas

Four integrated smart antennas for best connection inter-hub

6x high power antennas internal
Coverage each unit 2,000 sq ft 2,000 sq ft
Ethernet Ports 2x Gigabit ports 4x Gigabit ports
USB ports N/A 1x USB 2.0 port
Bluetooth N/A N/A
Auto update Yes N/A
Internet protection Free Air Protection powered by Trend Micro N/A
Apps ASUS Lyra app enables PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and notifies you about any problems NETGEAR Orbi app installs & personalizes your Home WiFi System. Fingerprint login for iOS devices.
Works with Alexa No Yes, with Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill.
Processor Qualcomm quad-core Quad core 710Mhz, 4GB flash and 512MB RAM
Price $399.99 / 3 pack $347.95 / 2 pack

 

Table 2 Asus Lyra vs eero pro

Model Asus Lyra Eero Pro
Wifi technology 3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC2200 technology 3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.2Ghz; 5.8Ghz) with eero TrueMesh technology
Wifi speeds AC3000 (867Mbps @5Ghz + 867Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz) 240Mbps @2.4Ghz; 600Mbps @5Ghz
MU-MIMO Yes, 2×2 MIMO each band Yes, 2×2 MIMO each band
Antenna 7x internal antennas

Four integrated smart antennas for best connection inter-hub

Unspecified
Coverage each unit 2,000 sq ft 1,000 sq ft
Ethernet Ports 2x Gigabit ports 2x Gigabit ports
USB ports N/A N/A
Bluetooth N/A Yes, BLE 4.2
Auto update Yes Yes
Internet protection Free Air Protection powered by Trend Micro Optional eero plus service for internet threats protections
Apps ASUS Lyra app enables PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and notifies you about any problems eero app for easy setup and placement, one time password and more
Works with Alexa No Yes
Processor Qualcomm quad-core 700 MHz quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB flash storage
Price $399.99 / 3 pack $348.00 / 3 pack

 

To learn more spec details, current price and rating click the following links for each of the product.

Summary

Orbi offers higher speed for backhaul connection between units, Lyra is only half the bandwidth of Orbi for backhaul. Eero on the other hand shared bandwidth for backhaul connection between units. However, Asus Lyra is more beneficial with its free Air protection powered by micro trend.

 Related articles

Another model of mesh wifi system is offered by D-link – see also D-link Covr 3902 whole home wifi system. see also D-link AC1900 MU-MIMO router.

New introductions of cable modem – TP-link TC7650 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and Netgear C6220 AC1200 cable modem gateway for standard wifi network in homes.



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