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Unifi Router Replacement Guide

We all know the Unifi router provided by Telekom Malaysia is quite bad and it causes performance and stability issue. The common complaint is it is impossible to deliver the full speed of your signed up package over wireless. A lot of users are complaining that they are unable to achieve the full 30Mbps on WiFi. The question is, what router should you buy?

All Unifi installation comes with 2 devices, an ONU and a wireless router. The ONU which is commonly known as the modem is non-user replaceable and it comes with a lifetime warranty by TM. You can only replace the wireless router. Not all wireless routers are compatible with Unifi as Unifi run on VLAN to deliver the internet connection and HyppTV service.

This list contains routers that are fully compatible with Unifi with HyppTV working right out of the box. I also compiled the specifications and price range. This page will be constantly updated with new routers added to the list. Selecting a router depends on your budget, your amount of wireless devices and the size of your house.

Note: The price may change from time to time. Please check with the dealers for the latest price.

Leave a comment below for any suggestions and feedback. You can click on the model name to read my review on the router.

Unifi Router Setup Guide:

Once you purchased the new router, please request your Unifi login ID and Password from TM. You will need them when configuring your new router. Once you got everything ready, remove your old wireless router and connect the new router to the ONU. You have to reconfigure your new wireless router. The process depends on the brand of the router but generally, you just need to insert the PPPOE ID and password and select the Unifi profile on the router.

Unifi Compatible Router List:

Asus Unifi Router

ASUS

Asus makes one of the best Unifi routers in the market. The compatibility is great and the hardware is amazing. This is coupled with ASUSWRT firmware which comes with a lot of features and great Unifi support. All new Asus routers are fully compatible with Unifi with Native IPV6 support. You can refer to this post for my guide on how to configure Asus router to work with Unifi.

ModelWireless SpecificationExternal AntennaEthernet PortQoS FeaturePrice RangeRemark
RT-AC5300AC530084 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM2000
RT-AC88UAC310048 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1600
RT-AC3200AC320064 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1700
RT-AC87UAC240044 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1500
RT-AC68UAC190034 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1200
RT-AC66UAC175034 x GigabitTraditional~ RM900Review coming soon
RT-AC1300UHPAC13004 x 5dBi4 x GigabitSmartQoS~ RM550
RT-AC55UHPAC12002 x 9dBi4 x GigabitTraditional~ RM500
RT-AC1200G+AC120044 x GigabitTraditional~ RM400
RT-N18UN60034 x GigabitTraditional~ RM500
RT-N14UHPN3003 x 9dBi4 x FastTraditional~ RM400
RT-N12HPN3002 x 9dBi4 x FastTraditional~ RM300
RT-N12 D1N30024 x FastTraditional~ RM200

TP-LINK Unifi Router

TP-LINK

TP-Link routers are relatively affordable for the specifications it offers and it comes with decent Unifi compatibility as well. However, there is some limitation on the Unifi mode as you need to disable Hardware NAT on certain models for the Unifi mode to work. Moreover, the QoS feature will not be available when the router is operating on Unifi mode. They are still great routers at the price.

You can refer to my guide on how to setup TP-Link Unifi router here.

All new TP-Link routers support Unifi but if you are buying an older model, do take note of the hardware version.

ModelHardware VersionWireless SpecificationExternal AntennaEthernet PortPrice RangeRemark
Talon AD7200AllAD720084 x GigabitRM2299 RRPQoS disabled on Unifi mode
Archer AC3150AllAC315044 x GigabitRM969 RRPQoS disabled on Unifi mode
Archer C3200AllAC320064 x Gigabit< RM1000QoS disabled on Unifi mode
Archer C2600AllAC260044 x Gigabit< RM800QoS disabled on Unifi mode
Archer C9-AC190034 x Gigabit~ RM700
Archer C7V2, V3AC175034 x Gigabit~ RM500
Archer C5-AC120024 x Gigabit
Archer C60-AC135054 x Fast~ RM350
Archer C1200-AC120034 x Gigabit< RM400Provided by TM
Archer C2V1AC75024 x Gigabit< RM300
Archer C25-AC9004 4 x Fast~ RM220
Archer C20V1AC75034 x Fast~ RM200
TL-WR1043NDV1, V2N45034 x Gigabit< RM200
TL-WR941HP-N4503 x 9dBi4 x Fast< RM250
TL-WR841HPV1N3002 x 9dBi4 x Fast< RM150
TL-WR841NV7, V8, V9N30024 x Fast< RM100

D-Link Unifi Router

D-Link

D-Link is one of the earliest Unifi router suppliers with their legendary DIR-615. They recently come back with some great Unifi router. The compatibility is generally good and relatively easy to set up. They are also relatively affordable in general. They all comes with support Native IPV6.

ModelWireless SpecificationExternal AntennaEthernet PortPrice RangeRemark
DIR-895LAC530084 x Gigabit~ RM1500
DIR-890LAC320064 x Gigabit~ RM1200
DIR-885LAC315044 x Gigabit~ RM1000
DIR-880LAC190034 x Gigabit~ RM600
DIR-868LAC1750Internal4 x Gigabit~ RM600
DIR-850LAC1200Internal4 x Gigabit~ RM300
DIR-816LAC75024 x Fast~ RM220
DIR-619LN30034 x Fast~ RM200

Other Unifi Routers

Of course, there are more routers out there that are compatible with Unifi. There are Mikrotik, Tenda, Netgear, Linksys and many more enterprise grade routers which is fully compatible as well. The list only includes your usual consumer router which is easily available and comes with Unifi support out of the box. If getting a new router is not an option for you, you can always use your existing router. If you already have a good router but the stock firmware of your router does not support Unifi, you can try flashing it to OpenWRT. I get Unifi working on my TP-LINK MR3420 on OpenWRT.

609 Comments

  1. Raja Mazhar Mohar October 10, 2017

    Hi …

    Is the ASUS AC5300 router compatible with Maxis Home Fibre? And will the DECT phone work with it as well?

    Thanks

    • blacktubi October 11, 2017

      Hi,

      Yes, it is compatible with Maxis Home Fibre. However, if you want to remain the Dect Phone, the Maxis provided router need to be retained as a VOIP bridge.

  2. Justin October 9, 2017

    Hi, do all routers mentioned above support multiple static public IP’s? I am seeking a replacement router for our faulty router in office but from what I understand, not many routers support this (we have additional 5 public IP’s).

    • blacktubi October 11, 2017

      Unfortunately, it is very limited. You will have to contact TM to get their proprietary router. Alternatively, you can consider enterprise routers but they are difficult to configure.

  3. Naim Mardhiah October 3, 2017

    Hi.
    Yesterday I installed unifi 30mbps in the living room. Which one router is ideal for 2 bungalows? These bunglow is connected.

    • blacktubi October 5, 2017

      It depends how big is the bungalow and your budget.

  4. HH October 2, 2017

    Hi, please advise if Asus AC1900p is compatible with unifi.
    Thanks.

    • blacktubi October 5, 2017

      It should be compatible but it is untested.

  5. Ismawi October 2, 2017

    Hi kelpa32,

    My wife and I have the same problem. Seems to be an android phone compatibility problem with this particular model. Laptop works fine; although the upload speedtest is slow to start (there’s a delay then it picks up)

    Tested on samsung S6 and Note Edge. 50mbps download speed (50mbps package) but 0.2-0.3 upload speed on speednet app.

  6. Alex September 30, 2017

    Hi. Got a free TP- Link Archer C5 with my Unifi 50mbps in a big house. I want to set up a VPN on the router and there doesn’t seem to be an option on the C5 router. So I reckon I would need to buy a new router. Is there any router that can work out of the box for that purpose? Would very much appreciate your recommendation. I prefer to keep my budget well below RM 1000 if that’s possible. Thanks

    • blacktubi October 3, 2017

      Hi Alex, I recommend Asus routers as they have the best VPN compatibility. The RT-AC68U fit your budget.

  7. Arai September 29, 2017

    Hi blacktubi,

    I just subcribed unifi lite about a month ago & would like to change the modem+router+wifi device. Can u recommend which one is unifi-compatible, budget <rm400.

    The current unifi setup is zte model zxhn h267a, it's an all-in-one modem+router+wifi, no more separate modem & wifi router.

    • blacktubi October 3, 2017

      You will have to try VDSL modems router combo. I have set to try them but I will try soon.

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