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Best Unifi Router with WiFi 6 in 2022

Unifi Router Buyer's Guide in 2021

If you use Unifi at your home, you are probably not so happy with the speed and stability of the WiFi network. That’s because TM is still a business and they cannot give an expensive router while remain profitable. But, luckily, TM doesn’t stop you from buying your own router.

While the router provided by TM isn’t too bad, they have slower CPU and weaker WiFi coverage. This means they aren’t very good if you stay in a bigger home or if you have more WiFi devices at home. Thus, in this article, I will show you some WiFi routers that I’ve tested that will recommend for you to upgrade your home WiFi router.

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⚠️ This guide is only intended for Unifi Fibre users!

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Unifi Fibre Equipment Overview

All Unifi Fibre installation come with 2 devices which is the fibre modem and WiFi router. The Fibre modem comes with lifetime warranty from TM and it is non-user replaceable. But, don’t worry as the WiFi router rarely breaks down and it performs well. What we will be focussing is the WiFi router part which will impact all your home networking performance.

Unifi Router Brands

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. 

TP-Link Unifi Router

TP-LINK

TP-Link routers are fully compatible with Unifi. TP-Link offers really good value for money as their routers are usually cheaper while delivering the same level of performance compared to their competitors. They offer a 3 years warranty on all their networking products.

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

ModelWiFi SpecificationSuggested PlanBeamformingMU-MIMOMaximum NAT speedRetail Price
Archer C5400X GamingAC5400800Mbps941MbpsRM1499
Archer C5400AC5400800Mbps941MbpsRM949
Archer C4000AC4000800Mbps941MbpsRM999
Archer C3150AC3150800Mbps941MbpsRM799
Archer C2300AC2300800Mbps941MbpsRM639
Deco M9 Plus MeshAC2200500Mbps800MbpsRM999
Archer A10AC2600800Mbps941MbpsRM639
Archer A9AC1900500Mbps941MbpsRM439
Archer C9AC1900500Mbps941MbpsRM469
Deco M5 MeshAC1300500Mbps800MbpsRM439
Deco M4 MeshAC1200300Mbps800MbpsRM399
Archer C7/ A7AC1750500Mbps800MbpsRM312
Archer C6/ A6AC1200300Mbps941MbpsRM209
Archer C1200AC1200300MbpsTBDRM279

Do note that HyppTV do not work on their Deco mesh series of products but Internet is working properly. 

Asus Unifi Router

ASUS

Asus is another well known brand in the wireless router industry. They are slightly more expensive but they have really solid performance and the AsusWRT firmware offers the most comprehensive set of features. Asus also pioneer their AiMesh technology which allows you to use several compatible Asus routers to form a high performance mesh network. Asus routers come with 3 years of warranty in Malaysia. 

You can refer to my guide on how to setup Asus Unifi router here.

ModelWiFi SpecsSuggested PlanAiMeshBFMU-MIMOMaximum Internet SpeedPrice Range
RT-AX88UAX6000800Mbps941MbpsUnreleased
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 GamingAC5300800Mbps941MbpsRM2489
RT-AC5300AC5300800Mbps941MbpsRM2209
RT-AC88UAC3100800Mbps941MbpsRM1809
Asus Blue CaveAC2600800Mbps941MbpsRM1099
RT-AC68UAC1900500Mbps850MbpsRM1039
Lyra Trio MeshAC1750500Mbps850MbpsRM1579
Lyra MeshAC2200500Mbps850MbpsRM999
RT-AC66U B1AC1750300Mbps941MbpsRM859
RT-AC1300UHPAC1300300Mbps~500MbpsRM569
RT-AC58UAC1300300Mbps~500MbpsRM479
RT-AC1200G+AC1200100Mbps~400MbpsRM449

D-Link Unifi Router

D-Link

You probably heard of D-Link before as they are one of the oldest brand selling networking gear in Malaysia. They also produce some really great networking equipment. New D-Link routers are fully compatible with Unifi. They are also rather affordable while delivering good performance. 

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

ModelWiFi SpecificationBeamformingMU-MIMOEthernet PortPrice
DIR-895LAC53004 x GigabitRM1599
DIR-882AC26004 x GigabitRM698
DIR-878AC19004 x GigabitRM518
DIR-867AC17504 x GigabitRM399
DIR-868LAC17504 x Gigabit
DIR-842AC12004 x GigabitRM289

Other Brands (Tenda, Netgear and etc)

There are also other brands in the market and most if not all Enterprise level gear can be configured to support Unifi. But, we do not include them in this list as they may be harder to configure for most users. 

Netgear is known for requiring manual setup of VLAN for it to work with Unifi.

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Hi Blacktubi, I am using FiberHome SR1041Y router. I am planning to buy Deco HC4 mesh router. Should I connect to the FiberHome SR1041Y router (like the Deco M4 installation shown in video on MyUnifi app) or connect directly to Unifi modem? Thanks.

Does cube/cylinder design router (Deco, zenwifi) has good coverage? What I always have in my head is router with visible/physical antenna has better coverage. Or maybe I’m wrong.

hi,
i am using asus rtac66u b1 on unifi 800.
i used to be able to download from steam like 100+MBps , after like maybe 6 months to a year, my DL speed on steam only can get about 10~30MBps,
speed test gets me full speed thou..
oh and i am using LAN cable cat6

well i did, result same.
am i being throttled by TM? or my pc performance degraded that bad or router reaching its time?

Hi,
What specs to find for a router to cover a whole double story house. Thank you

Hi,
Thank you for the great article.

I’m currently using unifi 100 mbps. Unfortunately, after 2 weeks of using the new router provided by TM keeps disconnecting. Therefore planning to change router hope lesser disconnection.

However, can I get some advice, should I go for WIFI6 router or should just stay with the old router?

Due to I still have some older devices (e.g. phone, laptop, ipad, Tmall Ginie speaker etc.) is WIFI 6 suitable/able to support?

Thank you in advance.

Hi. I am using unifi 100mbps and I bought the wifi 6 router ax3000 that support mesh. When I try to configure, I don’t get solid indicator on the router means the internet LED shows red. Is it because it is not compatible with my 100mbps plan? Really need help. Thank you in advance!

Hi, can I please check that these routers do not make any difference for 100mps users ?

Thank you for the response!

I got the 300mbps unifi plan, and comes with the aztech router, since then everytime the Internet will get disconnected on and off, have to restart several time everyday, the staff from unifi suggest to change the router, should i go to change TPlink ax20, does the problems really due to the aztech router?

I just got unifi 300mbps plan and i think the router not wifi6 and i think it just the basic router …can i upgrade to wifi 6?

Hi Blacktubi
I am using the ASU’s AC1300UHP for 3-4 years and somehow the wireless bandwidth has decreased significantly. Not sure how to test if the issue is due to the router. Lan connected devices speed test to TM is about 450mbits for my unifi 500. Firmware is up to date.
Any advise ? Thanks in advance

Tks bro. Plan to get asus ax55 and tether the ac1300 to extend the range upstairs. Will that work ?

For me, The Fiberhome Router(SR1041Y) is just weaker than my previous TPLink Router (Probably TPlink Archer C1200 *I can’t remember the model but it looks alike though*). I have a consistent but highly fluctuated packet loss during gaming with the Fiberhome SR1041Y. Still thinking if i should make a complain to them or i just squeeze out the wallet to get a new router-_-||

Hi, i just upgraded from 100mbps to 300mbps, unifi tech installed 2 new fiberhome MESH WIFI 6 router – SR1041Y, replacing my Huawei wifi AX3 (wifi 6 Plus 3000Mbps). should i just using those 2 fiberhome or use back my huawei wifi 6 to get better performances and strong signal? . Also, if i use back my huawei wifi 6 and 1 fiberhome mesh wifi 6, will i get better performances?

Hi, saw in the FCC REPORT for SR1041Y on 2.4GHz able to achieved speed link of 573.6Mbps, but speed test result max can achieve is 100mbps? It somehow only 802.11ac

Just subscribed to UNIFI 300mbps and so far only able to use around 30% of the dedicated speed. (Enable band steering)

Thus, i have to disable band steering but the coverage area for 5GHz will be very small.

Even doubt is this really WiFi6 certified.

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