Unifi Replacement Router

Unifi Router Replacement Guide – Ready for Turbo?

TM is upgrading their Unifi users to faster speed in phase recently. With the free speed upgrade, many users wonder why their speed is slow especially the WiFi even after they received the free upgrade. One of the reasons is due to your existing Unifi router is incapable to support the new upgraded speed.

All Unifi installation comes with 2 devices, an ONU and a wireless router. The ONU or better 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 serves as a reference to see which router you should purchase based on your subscribed plan. I have included 3 biggest brands in Malaysia and I will add more in the future. The suggested plan column is determined for the best experience based on the WiFi ability of the router. The LAN speed column is the maximum speed the router can support.

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

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. They are rather affordable for the performance their devices can deliver. All new TP-Link models are compatible with Unifi. You may select your model based on your subscribed.

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

ModelSuggested PlanLAN speedWiFi SpecificationExternal AntennaRetail Price
Archer C5400X Gaming800Mbps941MbpsAC54008TBD
Archer C5400800Mbps941MbpsAC54008RM1299
Archer C3150800Mbps941MbpsAC31504RM799
Archer C9500MbpsWIPAC19003RM565
Archer C7500MbpsWIPAC17503RM409
Archer C1200300MbpsWIPAC12003RM299
Archer C50100Mbps100MbpsAC12002RM209
Archer C20100Mbps100MbpsAC7503RM169
TL-WR941HP<100Mbps100MbpsN4503RM225
TL-WR841HP<100Mbps100MbpsN3002RM169

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

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.

ModelSuggested PlanWiFi SpecificationLAN SpeedExternal AntennaPrice Range
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Gaming800MbpsAC5300941Mbps8~ RM2500
RT-AC5300800MbpsAC5300941Mbps8~ RM2000
RT-AC88U800MbpsAC3100941Mbps4~ RM1600
Asus Blue Cave800MbpsAC2600941Mbps4 Internal
RT-AC68U500MbpsAC1900850Mbps3~ RM1200
RT-AC66U B1300MbpsAC1750941Mbps3~ RM700
RT-AC1300UHP300MbpsAC1300~500Mbps4 x 5dBi~ RM550
RT-AC58U300MbpsAC1300~500Mbps4~RM450
RT-AC1200G+100MbpsAC1200~400Mbps4~ RM400
RT-N14UHP100MbpsN300100Mbps3 x 9dBi~ RM300
RT-N12HP100MbpsN300100Mbps2 x 9dBi~ RM300

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 Brands

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.

754 thoughts on “Unifi Router Replacement Guide – Ready for Turbo?”

  1. Hi, I’m just notice my home unifi was upgrade to 500mbps, when speedtest in TM website using IPhone 8. Just got under 100mbps. Which router would you recommend for 500mbps unifi; in a double storey house for usual usage on laptop and mobile phones. Currently my home using TM unifi gave router. Haven’t change new router yet. Mi Router 3 is good to use?

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