TP-Link Unifi Setup Guide
TP-Link WiFi routers are fully compatible with TM Unifi. Upgrading to a new router will bring many benefits including better WiFi speed and a more reliable connection. In this article, we will guide you how to change your old router into a new TP-Link wireless router.
This article is applicable to the following TP-Link wireless router: Archer C5400X, C5400, C4000, C3150, C2300, A10, C9, A9, C7, A7, A6 and etc. You can refer to our Unifi router buying guide here.
Unifi PPPOE Username and Password
You will need your Unifi PPPOE username and password to connect to the Internet. These can be obtained by contacting TM customer service. You will need to be the owner as TM will perform some identity verification.
Upon submitting a request, TM will call you back within 24 hours to provide you with the username and password.
The next thing to do is to connect your new router to the TM modem. All Unifi installation comes with a modem and the router. The modem is labeled ONU and do not come with any antenna.
Disconnect the old wireless router from TM. Next, connect from LAN 1 of the Unifi modem to the WAN port of your new TP-Link router. If you use the HyppTV, connect it to the LAN1 of the TP-Link router.
TP-Link Unifi Setup Guide
Step 1: Turn on the new router
Power on the TP-Link router and connect it to your computer. You can either use an Ethernet cable to any of the LAN ports or use the WiFi connection. The default WiFi name and password is labeled on the wireless router.
Although using a phone is technically possible but we recommend using a computer as the page is more desktop friendly.
Step 2: Navigate to the configuration page
Once you are connected to your new TP-Link router, navigate to 192.168.0.1 or tplinkwifi.net and you shall see this page below.
Step 3: Create a new admin password
The router will advice you to create a new admin password. Make sure you write it down as you may need it in the future.
Step 4: Select the time zone
Select the right time zone which is GMT +8 for Malaysia. This is needed for the router to determine the time correctly.
Step 5: Select the Internet connection type
- Select PPPOE as the internet connection type
- Expand the additional ISP settings
- Select Malaysia-Unifi profile!
Step 6: Insert the PPPOE username and password
Next, insert in the PPPOE username and password you obtained from TM in this screen. Be very careful when typing in the password as it is case-sensitive and many people got it wrong.
Step 7: Configure the WiFi connection
Then, we insert our desired WiFi name and password in this step.
Step 8: Verify the summary
The router will now show you a summary of what is configured. We recommend checking through everything is selected as it is and click save.
Step 9: Apply the new configurations
The configuration part is now completed and the wireless router will reboot.
Step 10: Complete and testing
After the reboot, you can connect to the Internet using the new WIFi name that you just configured. Next, check if the Internet and HyppTV is working properly. If everything works, we recommend downloading the TP-Link Tether app to manage your router from your phone.
UI shows connected but unable to browse
If the firmware interface shows that you are actually connected to TM network and you have an IP, check if you use the correct PPPOE username and password. A wrong PPPOE username and password can let you to connect to TM network but without Internet access.
HyppTV is not working
If you face issues with HyppTV but Internet is working, check if the HyppTV is connected to LAN 1 as only the port can work for HyppTV.
Any plans for a Astro Fibre guide? 🙂
Unfortunately, I do not have the chance to test Astro Fibre yet. Couldn’t do it for now.
I am planning to get the ax50. I will test and let you know
ok. tested on ax55. works with vlan 630 and ppoe dhcp.
I want to enquire, would it be possible to connect to unifi via Ax72 using the tether app instead of using computer.
Yup, it’s fully possible to setup the router using TP-Link Tether app.
I have an old Dlink-830M, and wanted to change to TPlink AX55.
However, If I set up the wrong PPOPE password in TPlink AX55, will it impact Dlink-830M if I change back to Dlink-830m, should it be able to use back without any setup?
Or it is like there is only 1 attempt at TM unifi end, which once I set up the new router with incorrect PPOPE password, then regardless if I use back old router it will no longer be able to connect.
You can use back the old router as long as TM does not change your PPPOE username and password.
Hi Blacktubi, unifi provided me with netis dl4480v2 as both modem and router. i have an old maxis tplink archer c5v. i want to use this archer c5v as my router. is it possible? is so, how to do it? thanks!
I don’t think this is possible unfortunately, TM doesn’t like people to change things on their router so most custom settings are locked up.
Is there guide to setup voip in custom router for unifi ?
Or guide from TM modem to TM voip router to custom router ? Thx
I believe TM VoIP is connected to the modem rather than the router so no settings is required.
sorry ah Blacktubi, how to set IPv6 with 18.104.22.168 DNS u know a? I try set but some websites doesn’t work after i set… if i keep IPv4 works haha
You should key-in the proper IPV6 DNS address on the IPV6 DNS setting page. It is not the same as IPV4 DNS address.