Unifi Replacement Router

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:

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.

ModelUnifi PlanWireless SpecificationExternal AntennaEthernet PortRetail Price
Archer C5400X Gaming800MbpsAC540088 x GigabitTBD
Archer C5400800MbpsAC540084 x GigabitRM1299
Archer AC3150800MbpsAC315044 x GigabitRM799
Archer C9500MbpsAC190034 x GigabitRM565
Archer C7500MbpsAC175034 x GigabitRM409
Archer C1200300MbpsAC120034 x GigabitRM299
Archer C50100MbpsAC120024 x FastRM209
Archer C20100MbpsAC75034 x FastRM169
TL-WR1043ND<100MbpsN45034 x GigabitRM179
TL-WR941HP<100MbpsN45034 x FastRM225
TL-WR841HP<100MbpsN30024 x FastRM169

 

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.

ModelUnifi Plan Wireless SpecificationExternal AntennaEthernet PortQoS FeaturePrice Range
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Gaming800MbpsAC530084 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM2500
RT-AC5300800MbpsAC530084 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM2000
RT-AC88U800MbpsAC310048 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1600
Asus Blue Cave800MbpsAC26004 Internal4 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS
RT-AC3200500MbpsAC320064 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1700
RT-AC87U500MbpsAC240044 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1500
RT-AC68U500MbpsAC190034 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM1200
RT-AC66U B1300MbpsAC175034 x GigabitAdaptiveQoS~ RM900
RT-AC1300UHP300MbpsAC13004 x 5dBi4 x GigabitSmartQoS~ RM550
RT-AC55UHP100MbpsAC12002 x 9dBi4 x GigabitTraditional~ RM500
RT-AC1200G+100MbpsAC120044 x GigabitTraditional~ RM400
RT-N18U< 100MbpsN60034 x GigabitTraditional~ RM500
RT-N14UHP< 100MbpsN3003 x 9dBi4 x FastTraditional~ RM400
RT-N12HP< 100MbpsN3002 x 9dBi4 x FastTraditional~ RM300
RT-N12 D1< 100MbpsN30024 x FastTraditional~ RM200

 

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.

685 thoughts on “Unifi Router Replacement Guide”

  1. Hello,

    I am currently staying in a double storey house and I need a new router to replace my current Huawei router. However I sometimes experience inconsistent wifi connection. I am also in the midst of installing CCTV with wifi connection. I would appreciate you recommendation of a router. Thanks

  2. Hi there…I would like to install VPN on my router but I was informed that its standard D-Link router does not support VPN. Any recommendation for router for VPN use?

  3. What is the best router for unifi 10mb. I use android tv and 3 phone using the network. Before this i use tp link but the connection on off. After tm came, they suggest me to buy asus rm300 and above. Help me

  4. Hi blacktubi,
    The unifi can be use the mesh systems Netgear rbk50?
    But some can not to connect unifi what is the issue?

  5. Hi Blacktubi,

    Can I suggest to add a column to confirm which router support for Unifi IP unnumbered? For example to support Unifi 5 fixed IP?

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