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These benchmarks measure up and downlink 2.4 and 5 GHz throughput at each system node, by "walking" the octoScope Pal dual-band test client from node to node. Since tests are made with 0 dB attenuation between the Pal test client and each system node, all measurements are best case. As signal levels between system node and client drop (i.e. distance increases), throughput will decrease proportionate to the RvR curves above.

These tests provide a good indication of what's happening in the backhaul in each node. Focus on the 5 GHz results in particular, since from the RvR results, we know Lyra can deliver at least 400 Mbps on the root node with no backhaul involved.

The 2.4 GHz downlink chart shows throughput measured at each node, with the A bars being the root node, B bars the Hop 1 node and C bars the Hop 2 node. Lyra's node throughput is comparable, although a bit lower than eero's. The gap between the two grows at Hop 1, but there's a marked difference at Hop 2. Lyra's much low Hop 2 (case C) throughput means its backhaul isn't passing through as much throughput as eero's, which hardly drops. Remember, both products have two 5 GHz radios.

Wi-Fi System Performance - 2.4 GHz downlink

Wi-Fi System Performance - 2.4 GHz downlink

2.4 GHz uplink shows a slight advantage for Lyra at the root node, but inferior performance to eero for Hop 1 and 2. The Hop 2 node gets about 2X what it got on downlink, but about half what eero gets.

Wi-Fi System Performance - 2.4 GHz uplink

Wi-Fi System Performance - 2.4 GHz uplink

5 GHz downlink shows much lower througput at Hop 1 than for 2.4 GHz downlink. There really should be no reason for this, since Lyra has two 5 GHz radios and could use one for backhaul and the other for client devices.

Wi-Fi System Performance - 5 GHz downlink

Wi-Fi System Performance - 5 GHz downlink

5 GHz uplink also shows disappointingly low throughput at both branch nodes (Hop 1 and 2).

Wi-Fi System Performance - 5 GHz uplink

Wi-Fi System Performance - 5 GHz uplink

Backhaul

We also directly measure backhaul throughput. These tests run traffic between the root node LAN-side Ethernet port and mesh node Ethernet port. These benchmarks also show how much throughput is available to Ethernet devices you may wish to connect, using mesh nodes as wireless bridges. Here is Hop 1...

Wi-Fi System Backhaul - Hop 1

Wi-Fi System Backhaul - Hop 1

...and Hop 2. The results clearly show Lyra has a serious problem with backhaul management and why Hop 1 and 2 throughput was so low in the System tests above.

Wi-Fi System Backhaul - Hop 2

Wi-Fi System Backhaul - Hop 2

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