The world of wireless networking for consumers is getting exciting again. In the last year alone, we have witnessed the commercial launch of a new wireless standard - Wi-Fi 6 - and mesh Wi-Fi systems becoming commonplace. This year, ASUS is trying to lead the market with its ZenWiFi family of mesh Wi-Fi systems. Here is what makes them stand out, and why ASUS manages to offer the best of both worlds in one package - wireless routers, and mesh Wi-Fi systems:
ASUS RT-AX92U is an exciting mesh WiFi system for several reasons. One of them is the fact that it has a dedicated wireless backhaul, that uses the new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) wireless standard, which is a lot faster than Wi-Fi 5. Here is what you get in terms of real-life performance, from ASUS RT-AX92U and its Wi-Fi 6 backhaul:
Mesh WiFi systems have some advantages compared to traditional wireless routers: they tend to be easier to configure, they offer broader coverage for the WiFi, and you can add nodes as you please, to improve the coverage and reliability of your wireless network. However, there are also downsides, like the fact that they tend to use the same network name and settings for all wireless bands, and that the network clients do not always connect to the fastest band available. With RT-AX92U, ASUS has a different approach to this problem. Here's how it works, and how it can be helpful:
Security is a big issue for all networks, including home networks, that are often unmanaged and lack any protection from outside threats. If you have an ASUS wireless router or an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system, or you plan to buy one, you get access to lots of advanced security tools that can protect your entire network and all the devices that are connected to it. Here is how to maximize the security of your network, when using a wireless router or mesh WiFi from ASUS:
Do you have an ASUS wireless router or an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system? Do you want to get the maximum possible speed for your WiFi network? Do you plan on buying an ASUS router and you want to see all the options it offers to improve the speed of the WiFi? Then you are in luck, as this guide shares eight steps that you can perform to squeeze the maximum possible performance for your WiFi, when using ASUS routers or mesh WiFi systems:
Many people and companies buy mesh WiFi systems to improve the WiFi coverage in homes and workplaces were providing reliable wireless networks is tough. This way, they can place one mesh WiFi hub in an area where they usually have problems, to improve their wireless network coverage. However, there are situations when even a mesh WiFi system cannot help. In that case, one great idea is to connect all your mesh WiFi hubs through Ethernet cables. Here's how it works when using an ASUS Lyra mesh WiFi system, and the benefits you get:
ASUS has launched three different mesh wireless systems, all of them named Lyra. They began with ASUS Lyra, then ASUS Lyra Trio and now they are launching the ASUS Lyra Mini. Except for the price and their looks, it is difficult to tell them apart and understand what is different between the three models. That's why we decided to make a detailed comparison which covers: their looks, hardware, wireless signal coverage, wireless performance, Ethernet connection speeds, security features, and price. There is a lot of ground to cover, so let's get started:
ASUS started the year with news of its AiMesh system, which allows existing users of ASUS routers to add other ASUS routers and create their own home-made mesh WiFi systems. If you want to improve the wireless network coverage and speed in large homes, buying a mesh whole-home WiFi system makes a lot of sense. But what if you did not have to, and you just bought another ASUS router to create a mesh WiFi? Do you still get real-life benefits in WiFi speed and coverage? To answer these questions, we created our own ASUS AiMesh system and compared it with a competing whole-home WiFi system.