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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.

660 Comments

  1. Jermyn February 6, 2018

    Hi there. I am having a weak signal for my 5ghz using default dlink black cylinder router. Can I know if the option:

    1. Wireless extender
    2. Powerline extender

    Is better since I am living upstairs and the router is downstairs. Using desktop, smart TV and smart phone. Tried googling about the pros and cons but most reviews are from overseas and I rather seek a local expert opinion like urs

    Thanks

    • blacktubi February 12, 2018

      I would recommend upgrading the router first as the router have a rather slow processor and it will crash when you have more devices connected.

  2. Joshua Tan February 4, 2018

    Thank you for helping UNIFI users who want to upgrade their routers.
    I have a Netgear Nighthawk X10 R9000 router as i want to use the build in Plex.
    I should have checked this website before buying, alas i have to find a way of using it. If i cannot use with Maxis/Unifi what about Time?
    Can i configure use VLAN? i tried and it don’t work, but i am really a novice. Before this i was using Netgear genie which should be very easy but it didn’t work.

    Thank you

    • blacktubi February 12, 2018

      Hi, take a look at one of my latest articles on how to use Unifi on any wireless routers.

  3. Luke January 31, 2018

    Hi sir how about the lastest stock unifi router tp link AC1200? Should i replace it? Which router u will recommend? Budget RM600.
    Thanks

    • blacktubi February 12, 2018

      I think the Asus RT-AC66U B1 would be a good choice

  4. Navi January 24, 2018

    Any recommendations for a double storey house, Unifi installed almost at the front end of the house, having horrible coverage upstairs. Recently replaced Mikrotik to D-Link 842, throughput improved using 5GHz but coverage upstairs still weak. But 2.4GHz seems to be bad for my wireless CCTV camera’s. Really need help here, already changed so many routers.

    • blacktubi January 25, 2018

      You will need powerline wireless extender, there’s only that much a single router solution can do as signal cannot penetrate through wall very well.

  5. Ben January 24, 2018

    best router for a small apartment, please? Of course with a lower price point. =) My apartment is around 800sqft.

    • blacktubi January 25, 2018

      TP-Link Archer C5 is a good one.

  6. Gurwin January 17, 2018

    Hi
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and advice for unifi users here.really appreciate your effort .

    Recently I upgraded to 100Mbps package from 30Mbps ; TM changed my old silver d-link router to new tplink archer 1200 router in order to support the speed.But since then my Wi-Fi connection became weak and unstable .But using wired connection I can get 100Mbps but on Wi-Fi i only able to get 40 to 50 Mbps ( unstable) pls help ; Thanks

    • blacktubi January 18, 2018

      You need a better wireless router as the router provided by TM is only suitable for small to medium size houses.

  7. K.D. January 14, 2018

    Hi. I need a new router with wide range since I’m staying in a double storey house. D-link dir-880l good enough? Not very heavy use of internet. Thanks

    • blacktubi January 18, 2018

      Yes, it is good enough.

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