Back in January, when Asus announced its upcoming home mesh Wi-Fi system (then called “HiveSpot”), the market was already flooded. Now the HiveSpot has been renamed to Lyra, but it’s mid-2017 and there are seven aisles in every Best Buy dedicated to mesh Wi-Fi routers. What could Asus possibly add to this conversation?
Lyra is a three-pack of tri-band 802.11ac mesh routers with max speeds of 2134Mbps. The routers also include something called “AiProtection” for security (with no recurring fee), and there’s an app for setting up the network, managing all the features, and banning your least-favorite family members from internet access.