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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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BRo, hw r u?

I’ve bought MELON router MT7620N. the supplier said it compatible with UNIFI.
I tried to configure but still cannot work la..

Any ideas.. can u assist on this..

TQ

Thanks! This is great info. How about the router ram? I was told to look at that spec too.

They all seem great but which ones have telephone port(s)? The provided TM router has 2.

Oops, my bad ?
I was looking at the wrong box (they really look alike – that’s my excuse…)
I bought an ASUS RT-AC68U and it works fine.
Thanks for your great reviews and guides. Very useful!
Cheers, Henri

I bought a Linksys WRT1900AC but can’t seem to work with unifi…. What am I doing wrong?

Hi, I plan to buy the D Link DIR-850L, may I know how to setup the hypptv on this router? Is it easy to get it done? (I’m using Unifi 30m)

I have Unifi50 with the router supplied by TM TRG212M, I want to change to a better router to get better speed n coverage. What is s good and stable one to buy. I am not using the iptv. Cheers.

I bought TP-Link Archer C7 V1 latest year and until to date, still unable to get it work with my Unifi.. This thing really difficult to me to configure..

It this router not compatible with unifi ? Any chance to get it configure for unifi ?

Thanks in advance for your help/advise.

Boss, TM is releasing the Unifi Pro Plan (100 Mbps). Can you suggest a good wireless router that support this speed?

Thanks!

Tx man! D link it. is.

Hi,

I’m using unifi 30mbps… I. find the. stock router giving poor signal speeds on WiFi. Best I. get about 12-14mbps.

Interested in Asus rt ac55uhp but it’s. out of my budget. Saw ure review on the belkin dir 850.Very keen to get it. but. saw. some. reviews on Newegg from users saying it. doesn’t. last and. initially was. good but after 6months lot. of. problems.

Does belkin give better distance coverage than stock unifi router? very keen but worried it will give trouble. Pls advice. tq

I was just wondering, I live in a landed home and not many wireless signal is around.
Isit worth to get a 5ghz router or just get a good 2.4ghz router ?
By the way I am on 50mbps unifi fiber optic connection. I dont need fancy functions. Even if there is no USB ports im fine. Just need a maximum output of my 50mbps connection to my wireless clients.
Input is appreciated.

TQ

Bro,aku tersalah beli router. Aku beli tp link td-w8961n x support Unifi. Streamyx je boleh. Boleh flash firmware untuk support unifi? Macamana kau guna openWRT tu??

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