Unifi Replacement Router

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, im planning to change the ori TIME router when they come install next few weeks, 500mbps plan in a 1200sqft apartment, tp link ax55 vs ax72 vs ax73, which would be ur recommended choice?
Tqvm

Helo, I’m currently on 800Mbps plan but only got half the speed since I’m using the standard router provided by TM. The question is, what is the cheapest router that I can buy to be able to use full speed?

D-LINK DIR-X5460 can also or still its has to be AX72? If some of the devices can’t support Wi-Fi 6, what will happen?

Hi, recently I signed up for unifi for my 3 storey home and they provided 2 units of D Link X1860Z mesh router. Should I use this router or use my previous router which is Deco M9 plus (3 pack)?

i’m using Unifi 300mbps. Just now wifi router suddenly not functioning. Is it reliable if i buy TP-Link Archer AX50 to replace it?

Hi Blacktubi,

i am using Unifi 100mbps (maybe in future will upgrade to 300mbps) and staying at apartment of 900sf , i am thinking of Archer C6/ A6 , is it a good choice?

many thanks.

Thank you so much.

Hi Blacktubi, Thanks for the fruitful information! Would like to seek your advice, I am staying at a 4000 sq feet double storey house with Unifi 500mbps plan. I am currently looking at:- 1. TP Link AX73 + 2x Deco M4 (which I currently owned); or 2. TP-Link Deco M9 Plus (2 units). I am setting budget of around RM1000. I prefer to have a good wireless internet speed and coverage. I don’t mind to top up some extra if it could speed up the internet speed and wifi coverage. Which option do you recommend or probably you have a… Read more »

Thanks a lot Blacktubi! Will be getting one of these 2.

Hi Blacktubi,

I bought Deco XE75 already. Just relocate my unifi and the unifi contractor helped to install the Deco XE75.

However they mentioned that it cannot be used a wireless router and advise me to get a new wireless router. They also mentioned Deco XE75 cannot connect directly to unifi modem but must through a separate wireless router.

If I am not wrong Deco XE75 can also be set as a wireless router to connect directly to Unifi modem right?

Many thanks.
Sim

Hi Blacktubi,

Im considering to update my router preferably to wifi 6 router..currently using RT-AC86U..Is Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 still a good buy in September 2022 considering that the model has been launched in 2018 and not a wifi 6 router?

Or perhaps could you suggest any other wifi 6 model with good specs (nothing less than my current router model) and within midrange price?

Thanks.

Thanks Blacktubi.. Last question if you dont mind.. Im on unifi 500mb and considering to invest in a router that will still relevant and compatible in the next 3-4 years..i have 1 laptop and 4 ipad connected to the internet most of the time..laptop for work and ipad are for online games I have narrowed down my option to GT-AC5300 (reasonable price and good cpu speed) and RT-AC86U (much higher price and wifi 6 router). Do you think RT-AC86U will not benefited me a lot since im just using 500mb internet or it does have better performance against GT-AC5300 on… Read more »

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