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?

Note: This product was ultimately lacking or do not get a good response from the customers and proven its rating is not satisfactory and far below 4 star. Asus do not display it on its website and replaced it with Asus Lyra Trio – Click here Asus Lyra Trio vs Linksys velop Mesh System.

And for more comprehensive knowledge about linksys velop and netgear orbi – click here linksys velop vs netgear orbi whole home wifi system. You may proceed reading this article should you need to know 1st Generation of Asus Lyra.

In this article

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

Asus Lyra home wifi system has been discussed in the previous article that has also discussed comparison between Asus Lyra (first generation) 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

ModelAsus LyraNetgear Orbi
Wifi technology3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC2200 technology3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC3000 technology
Wifi speedsAC3000 (867Mbps @5Ghz + 867Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz)AC3000 (1,733Mbps @5Ghz + 866Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz)
MU-MIMOYes, 2×2 MIMO each bandYes, 4×4 MU-MIMO
Antenna7x internal antennas

 

Four integrated smart antennas for best connection inter-hub

6x high power antennas internal
Coverage each unit2,000 sq ft2,000 sq ft
Ethernet Ports2x Gigabit ports4x Gigabit ports
USB portsN/A1x USB 2.0 port
BluetoothN/AN/A
Auto updateYesN/A
Internet protectionFree Air Protection powered by Trend MicroN/A
AppsASUS Lyra app enables PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and notifies you about any problemsNETGEAR Orbi app installs & personalizes your Home WiFi System. Fingerprint login for iOS devices.
Works with AlexaNoYes, with Amazon Alexa and the NETGEAR Skill.
ProcessorQualcomm quad-coreQuad core 710Mhz, 4GB flash and 512MB RAM
Price (Apr 2018)$335.99 / 3 pack$291.95 / 2 pack

Table 2 Asus Lyra vs eero pro

ModelAsus LyraEero Pro
Wifi technology3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.0Ghz; 5.0Ghz) with AC2200 technology3 band (2.4Ghz; 5.2Ghz; 5.8Ghz) with eero TrueMesh technology
Wifi speedsAC3000 (867Mbps @5Ghz + 867Mbps @5Ghz + 400Mbps @2.4Ghz)240Mbps @2.4Ghz; 600Mbps @5Ghz
MU-MIMOYes, 2×2 MIMO each bandYes, 2×2 MIMO each band
Antenna7x internal antennas

 

Four integrated smart antennas for best connection inter-hub

Unspecified
Coverage each unit2,000 sq ft1,000 sq ft
Ethernet Ports2x Gigabit ports2x Gigabit ports
USB portsN/AN/A
BluetoothN/AYes, BLE 4.2
Auto updateYesYes
Internet protectionFree Air Protection powered by Trend MicroOptional eero plus service for internet threats protections
AppsASUS Lyra app enables PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and notifies you about any problemseero app for easy setup and placement, one time password and more
Works with AlexaNoYes
ProcessorQualcomm quad-core700 MHz quad-core processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB flash storage
Price (Apr 2018)$335.99 / 3 pack$499.00 / 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.

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2 Responses

  1. ngordon says:

    The Lyra is actually AC2200 (400+867+867 Mbps) vs. the Netgear Orbi (RBK50) AC3000 (400 + 866 +1733 Mbps) which would accounts for lower speeds on the backhaul but how was the stability of the Orbi? For me, the Orbi was very unstable and rebooted frequently; which clears the logs so you can’t even figure out what went wrong. I would never recommend the Orbi simply because of that reason. When you call support, they never acknowledge the issue is inherent to the system and recommend a firmware update. In the 20 days I used the Orbi, I upgraded the firmware 4 times with the same result.

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