Gryphon Guardian Mesh Wifi vs Deco vs Orbi

If a standard WiFi network at home or in your home office is not what you require, but a WiFi network that can also provide protection for your critical business data against any kinds of wild internet threats you may consider the Gryphon Guardian mesh wifi system. We’ll compare Gryphon with Deco P9 Powerline mesh wifi and Orbi Rbk13 mesh wifi system.

Many people ask why not just use the Bitdefender Box? What is the difference with Bitdefender box if the function is more focused on internet security? We will discuss briefly comparison between Gryphon and Bitdefender. Now, back to Gryphon Guardian mesh wifi router.

Gryphon Guardian AC1200 dual band
Gryphon Guardian AC1200 dual band with built-in Internet Security Protection

What this product does

Gryphon is basically a whole home mesh wifi system in general like Asus Zenwifi CT8 or eero mesh wifi router, or Google Nest or Orbi mesh system products, or Deco AC1200 and Orbi AC1200 products, however Gryphon mesh wifi comes with advanced parental control and built-in internet protection software with paid subscription even though the first 90-days is free.

Mesh system

If with Gryphon you can build a mesh wifi network at home with a built-in internet thread system, you can add one or more Gryphon devices to expand the coverage. When compared with Bitdefender box then you need to have a wifi router in place where the function of the Bitdefender box is as an internet thread system hub you need to wired-connect to one of your wifi router’s Ethernet port that works like a wifi access point device.

Please notice that if your home WiFi network is a mesh wifi system, Bitdefender cannot be used, only WiFi router in general can be connected to the Bitdefender box.

Gryphon Guardian

Gryphon Guardian is the light version, or the newer version with more economical model compared with the first generation of 1st G Gryphon mesh wifi system. Both models of Gryphon are mesh wifi system with built-in Internet threat protection. As general the following highlights list what a Gryphon security mesh system.

Highlights

  • Ease of use: works for all devices including xbox, Smart TV, Tables, and no software install needed for each device
  • The patent-pending Gryphon® Advanced internet and parental control mesh wifi system
  • Free 90-days trial Gryphon HomeBound with optional paid subscription thereafter
  • Includes 6 Month Trial of Advanced Internet Protection, and you can subscribe for $79 / year after then.
  • Malware Filtering by ESET Technology for your business privacy protection against any hacker and malware
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports, either works as WAN or LAN ports.

The main difference between the two Gryphon models lies in the wifi technology that is applied to each model and the technical range offered by each Gryphon unit. The 1st Gryphon WiFi system is a tri-band AC3000, compared to the Gryphon Guardian which is designed to be more economical version is based on the AC1200 simultaneous dual band WiFi technology like Deco and Orbi AC1200 mesh system.

When one unit of Gryphon is not covering the whole home, you need to add one or more Gryphon unit to eliminate the dead zone area. One unit of Gryphon Guardian technically covers up to 1,800 sq ft; see that the 1st G Gryphon with tri-band covers up to 3,000 sq ft.

Have a look at the following table, the main difference between Gryphon AC3000 and the Gryphon Guardian AC1200.

The differences

Model Gryphon Gryphon Guardian
Internet speed Simultaneous tri-band Wireless AC3000 4×4 MU-MIMO  Simultaneous dual band AC1200 2×2 MU-MIMO
Coverage Up to 3000 sq ft Up to 1800 sq ft
Price $210 $120

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With three packs of Gryphon Guardian (around $299.00) covers up to 5,000 sq ft, and free 6-months of advanced internet protection.

Gryphon vs Deco vs Orbi

Now we compare this Gryphon Guardian with two new products each from TP-link with Deco P9 and from Netgear with Orbi Rbk-10 (single router, the three pack is Rbk13). You may choose later which of these three products that suits your home needs.

Deco P9 Powerline mesh wifi
Deco P9 Powerline mesh wifi

Backhaul link

All the three products are designed based on AC1200 network segment with simultaneous dual band technology. Gryphon and Orbi are technically the same, however TP-Link Deco P9 is a hybrid model of mesh wifi system with AV1000 as the Powerline backhaul using the existing electricity wiring with backhaul speeds up to 1Gbps.

With Powerline AV1000 backhaul, Deco P9 is like a tri-band mesh wifi system with dedicated backhaul link @5GHz radio band. However, Deco P9 is dual band wifi with Powerline as the dedicated backhaul link, not wifi backhaul. This powerline backhaul link is freeing up the other two wifi radio bands for connected devices without any shared bandwidth width backhaul link.

Orbi rbk13 mesh wifi system
Orbi rbk13 mesh wifi system

Take a look at the following spec comparison tables between the products. Table 2 is spec comparison table for Gryphon vs Deco P9 while table 3 is spec comparison for Gryphon vs Orbi rbk13.

Table 2 Gryphon vs Deco

ModelGryphon GuardianDeco P9
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band AC1200 2×2 MU-MIMODual band AC1200 mesh powerline wifi system + AV1000
Wifi speeds867Mbps @5GHz 300Mbps @2.4GHz867Mbps @5GHz 300Mbps @2.4GHz
CoverageUp to 1,800 sq ft / node6,000 sq ft / 3-pack
Ethernet Port2x Gigabit ethernet ports WAN/LAN2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (WAN/LAN auto-sensing) per Deco unit
BackhaulWifi backhaul @5GHz band shared1,000Mbps Powerline Optional Ethernet backhaul
Smart HomeAlexa supportsAlexa support
Processor Unspecified (the AC3000 version is Quad Core Arm Cortex A7 processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB)Qualcomm processor (not detail specified)
Other FeaturesFree 90-days trial Gryphon Home Bound and 6 months trial Advanced internet protection and malware filtering 
Price$260 / 3-pack$229.99 /3-pack

Table 3 Gryphon vs Orbi

ModelGryphon GuardianOrbi rbk13
Wifi technologySimultaneous dual band AC1200 2×2 MU-MIMOSimultaneous dual band AC1200 with MU-MIMO
Wifi speeds867Mbps @5GHz 300Mbps @2.4GHz867Mbps @5GHz 300Mbps @2.4GHz
CoverageUp to 1,800 sq ft4,500sq ft (1,500 sq ft /unit)
Ethernet Port2x Gigabit ethernet ports WAN/LAN1x Gigabit WAN port 1x Gigabit LAN port
BackhaulWifi backhaul @5GHz band sharedWifi backhaul @5GHz shared
Smart HomeAlexa supportsAlexa support
Processor Unspecified (the AC3000 version is Quad Core Arm Cortex A7 processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB)Powerful quad core 710MHz processor 256MB Flash and 512MB RAM
Other FeaturesFree 90-days trial Gryphon Home Bound and 6 months trial Advanced internet protection and malware filteringBuilt-in Netgear Armor multi-layer security software
Price$260 / 3-pack$185 / 3-pack

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What about Bitdefender Box?

You can use your existing wireless router, not mesh wifi system and purchase Bitdefender Box 2 for around $150.0 plus free 1 year subscription to the BOX Service, a 1 year subscription to Bitdefender Total Security for all your home connected devices. Later on, you can subscribe annually for $99.00.

Bitdefender Box 2 Internet security protection
Bitdefender Box 2 Internet security protection

Related products

With the emerge of new wifi 6 technology, networking vendors introduce their wifi 6 products including Asus with Zenwifi series or Orbi. See also Asus XT8 Zenwifi Mesh Wifi 6 vs Orbi vs Deco and Netgear Nighthawk MK62 Mesh Wifi 6 System.

For lower end products you may consider Asus RT-AX1800 Wifi 6 Router vs TP-Link and Vanin RX4-1500 ax1500 mesh vs Archer AX10

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