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Featured ASUS Lyra Trio Reviewed

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by thiggins, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    Is it really a QCA9980 (4x4) or is it a QCA9982 (3x3)? It is hard to tell from the picture but it looks like it could be a QCA9982 to me and that would match the 3x3 spec better.

    They are probably the SKY85746-11 "5GHz, 5V, 18dBm 1024QAM FEM (PA+LNA+SW)".
     
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    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    It's a 9980. I'll update the description.

    Thanks, will update article and charts database.
     
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    Should be called Three steam! They look like very modern irons tbh.
     
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    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Visually, they look really nice, especially in the dark :)

    IMG_20180207_231546.jpg

    (LED can be disabled through the mobile app)
     
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    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Didn't Asus use the same form factor for gaming adapters/bridges?

    FWIW - the ID is interesting... Good to see that Asus is exploring options for form-factors (the Blue Hole, the OnHub thing) - not everything needs to look like a dead spider...
     
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    They sure did, the Asus EA-N66 https://www.asus.com/media/US/products/VS8ogdSJ0Om2qQR1/P_500.jpg
     
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    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I didn't notice, think its the heat. I like the blue LED's but they still look like space age irons to me. ;)
     
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    Ditto the USB N66, which is a fabulous longer-range adapter for laptops etc but is getting hard to find at a reasonable price.
     
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    They look like fancy push-up stands to me. How bout it Tim, will a Trio node stand up to 150 pounds or so of pressure on top? =)

    I definitely agree that not everything needs to look like a dead spider, but I don't think making big weird boxes with pointless holes in them is the answer, either. Personally, I'd like to see more relatively plain, smooth rounded rectangle / ovoid pillar with sturdy base type designs. The wiggly external antennas are a lie, and I don't think there are THAT many consumers that really want their router to look like some kid's Civic with a Type R sticker, three foot tall triple wing, and coffee can exhaust tips.

    Asus' design here is basically the dead spider all over again, just gaudy, obnoxious and fake in a different way! Yay?
     
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