Product Comparison: ASUS Lyra (MAP-AC2200) vs Google GA00158-UK


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
Google
Model
Lyra (MAP-AC2200)
GA00158-UK
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the Product
No matter what shape your house is, ASUS Lyra can cover it. The Lyra base system includes three hubs, and more hubs can easily be added to provide even more coverage. It is recommended to place the primary Lyra Hub in the middle, so that the second and third hubs can connect directly to it. This reduces the number of hops, and therefore allows lower latency.
Google Wifi points work with your modem and internet provider to give your devices a fast signal in every room. Unlike traditional routers and range extenders, Google Wifi can give you both great speed and complete coverage of your home. All communication between devices on your network is encrypted and your system’s security is updated automatically to give you peace of mind.
Key Specs
Kit Contents
3x nodes, Ethernet cable, Power adapter
3x nodes, 3x power adapter, Ethernet cable
Designated Areas
Up to 6,000 sq ft
Up to 1380 sq. ft.
Max. Wi-Fi Speed
2134 Mbps
1200 Mbps
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS Lyra (MAP-AC2200) Complete Home Wi-Fi Mesh Tri Band System
  • Wifi coverage has greatly improved and is now superfast with similar speeds in all rooms of my house.
  • Vast improvement on speeds and coverage from the router that came with my broadband package.
  • We are getting excellent speeds and stability throughout the house.
  • These may be expensive but you definitely get what you paid for. Mesh networking is definitely the way forward.
  • Have tried repeaters and boosters, but nothing could get me full internet coverage in my house. These weren't the cheapest option, but they are certainly working for me.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • A 40mbs increase all because of the single Google WiFi unit. It's just a miracle, amazeballs, incredible!
  • This has sorted out our problem completely with really good wifi coverage throughout the house with speeds pretty much the same as if I was standing by the router.
  • I got the mesh units up and running and talking to each other and apparently all giving very good data speeds.
  • Easy set-up, good coverage of flat, speeds are good.
  • WiFi connections says it is connected to the WiFi but no speed at all .network dropping off . Happens on all my devices.
Size & Weight
Height
1.94 in.
2.7 in.
Width
5.8 in.
4.1 in.
Depth
5.8 in.
4.1 in.
Weight
3.3 lbs.
0.75 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
ASUS Lyra (MAP-AC2200) Complete Home Wi-Fi Mesh Tri Band System
  • The routers were a much better size than Netgear and it was designed to allow for the various satellites to be connected via ethernet cable if you wished to do so.
  • I chose these units over the BT Whole Home WiFi as I liked the compact size of the nodes.
  • Loved the size of the units and connections being hidden underneath.
  • These are really quite small unobtrusive nodes you can place them pretty much anywhere and they're not too ugly.
  • The devices are really small, nice and handy and you can put them out anywhere in your home.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • They are small in size and unobtrusive sitting on a living room table. Very pleased with this product.
  • It is the size of a traditional whiskey glass, and weight just about the same.
  • I like the small size of the units though, and the scheduled offline times for devices + parental filtering.
  • My only criticism is the big price tag and the big size of the devices. I expected the "pucks" to be much smaller to easily hide away.
  • I completely underestimated the size of the routers... each one is fairly substantial and definitely stand out when plugged in in a visible location.
Network Specifications
Wi-Fi Technology
Tri-Band
Dual-Band
Wi-Fi Bands
2.4Ghz + 5GHz + 5GHz
2.4Ghz + 5GHz
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Encryption & Security
WPA2-PSK
WPA2-PSK
What customers say about "Network Specifications"
ASUS Lyra (MAP-AC2200) Complete Home Wi-Fi Mesh Tri Band System
  • Smart, secure and reliable service with almost max available speed.
  • Continually high wifi access rates - much better than the range extender we were using before.
  • Easy to set up and a way better solution to my previous attempts to use range extenders etc. Highly recommended.
  • Since installing this the speed, consistency, range and strength of wifi signal has massively improved. Iwoyld recommend to people looking to cover a larger area or those with thicker internal walls to their property.
  • Works well with no drop out zones. Range a little less than expected.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Seems that it more than doubled my wifi bandwidth, and has removed all the dead spots. Can highly recommend!
  • I like the fact that Google Wifi uses the same network name for both 2.4/5Ghz bands, it's a nice feature which allows devices to select the band automatically.
  • Super easy set-up, convenient app to monitor things from, 2.4 and 5 settings are combined so no more switching to the faster on.
  • The google wifi puts out a simultaneous 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz signal and each of your devices can choose with signal it needs and if your device can do both, it will choose the frequency with the strongest signal.
  • Smart home sockets mostly use 2.4 GHz and typically require the managing device to be on 2.4GHz. iOS devices connect to 5Ghz. Looks like google is using this to force us all to Android. This surely is an anti-trust violation.
Features
Interfaces
WAN/LAN
2x WAN/LAN
Easy App Controls
Yes
Yes
Power Source
AC (power cord)
AC (power cord)
Extras
QoS, AiProtection, Parental controls, Guest network
Expandable mesh Wi-Fi, TX Beamforming, Bluetooth Smart Ready
Processor
Quad-core ARM CPU
Memory
4 GB Flash and 512 MB RAM
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS Lyra (MAP-AC2200) Complete Home Wi-Fi Mesh Tri Band System
  • Proved ridiculously simple to set up, really don't need to be too tech minded to use with simplicity of the Asus app.
  • Great product, easy to install, literally only took me minutes with the app.
  • Lots of extra features with the app which I loved, such as where to place the devices.
  • The device was super easy and quick to setup through the app and the units look quite classy throughout the house. The 3 units easily cover our home including the garden.
  • The LED colours look great in the dark, beats trying to look at anything on the WIFI, which you can’t anyway, which is why I guess they do the great LEDs.
Google GA00158-UK Wi-Fi Whole Home System (Pack of 3)
  • Software wise, it's more than functional, and allows you to see all the devices on your network, as well as gives you an idea of the speed.
  • The app works well and helps you get the hubs in the right place. It does things behind the scenes which make sure you get the best signal.
  • The app, shows all connected devices, shows if they are using the wifi and how much.
  • The units look great, the app is very well designed and easy to use.
  • There are no advanced settins on the Google wifi app which is a shame. I get why not. It is meant to be plug and forget.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
121.00 $


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