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Unifi Router Replacement Guide 2020 – Ready for Turbo?

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Unifi Router Buyer's Guide

This page is a product summary of wireless routers in Malaysia. TM is upgrading their Unifi users to faster speed recently. Many users wonder why their WiFi speed is slow 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 known as the modem is non-user replaceable and it comes with a lifetime warranty by TM. There are many wireless routers you can buy in the market but not all of them are compatible with Unifi. Unifi require a router to have VLAN tagging feature for the Internet and HyppTV to work.

We included these columns to help your decision making in deciding which router to buy

  • Suggested plan – This is made based on our testing the maximum WiFi speed the router can deliver.
  • Maximum Internet speed – This is made based on our testing of the maximum Internet speed the router can support over wired LAN.
  • Beamforming – Beamforming generally help in improving the coverage on Wireless AC devices.
    MU-MIMO – 

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. 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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wkc

Hi Tubi,
i’m planning to get this Asus RT-AC55UHP. Any recommended place can get it? in KL or Subang or PJ area?

Jacky

All this model that you post can support 30mbps unifi ?

Jian

hi blacktubi, can i get a rounter from taobao?it china rounter(dlink/tplink)support unifi?

keatlck

I’m using unifi 30 mbps. I live in a 2 stores house filled with dead spots in terms of wifi. Which router would u recommend that’s within a rm 400-600. I wish to have openVPN client / server for making connections to your home network from at work or on the road. Company is using hardware firewall to block some URL and ports. Almost try all free VPN is not working.

Benhookjustin

Hi sir does RT-N14UHP support hypptv? And do u recommand it for 30mbps unifi subscriber? Thanks.

Benhookjustin

My budget around 400-500 so what do u recommend to me? Bcause right now im using stock unifi router and i only cn get 5-10mbps out of 30mbps and my house only single storey.

Benhookjustin

Hi sir, i already bought RT-AC55UHP like u recommend to me and setup it. But the problem now my 5GHz cn connect only with 1 device which is my phone. How cn i enable it to connect to other device thats mean connect more than 1 device? Thanks

Dino

Recommend me best router for 2 storey house, unifi 30, budget below rm300 thanks

toya

Hi there sir, my current 30mb Unifi router is D-Link DIR-615, I plan to have my own custom router to boost the speed. Based on your list and my research I finally come down to 2 choices, Asus RT-AC55UHP and TP-Link Archer C7. Based on what I research, Asus is more expensive and offer less power than TP-Link. My mind is going for TP-Link, but what is your opinion between these 2 products? Also, I plan to change my PCI-E wifi adapter to Asus RT-AC55UHP or TP-Link Archer T8E, again Asus is more expensive, any opinion to these too? I… Read more »

Thomas Lee

Hi, I have bought a dlink 816L recently. I have a problem to install it or replacing the current one from Huawei,
I think I am not the only one after check this issue out in Low Yat Forum.
I am using unifi at home. from the user guide, it is quite simple.
actually, I can hook up the wifi connect but no connection to the internet.
so the connection to internet is not available even key in the password given by Unifi.
They have insisted nothing wrong with the password.
Please help.

Rahimi Razif

Hey man appreciate the reply !! Last inquiry, which router would you recommend that has a good coverage and signal strength for a big house that has plenty of rooms with dead wifi zones and different phase on each floor(3storey house). you recommended the RT-N14UHP but are there other routers that could justify my problem so I can compare routers !

Rahimi Razif

Hey man I find your website really really helpful ! Btw I’m using unifi 30 mbps. I live in a 3 stores house THTS filled with dead spots in terms of wifi. Which router would u recommend that’s within a rm 250- 300

Rahimi Razif

I bought 2 wireless extender (tp-link). It works at times but there are times my connection gets really unstable. I get the wifi but no internet. I would have to off my router n pair it again with the extender which is very frustrating. I’ve also bought a powerline adapter but doesn’t seem to work when I use it on the 2nd floor or 3rd floor. I think my electrical wiring system at home is different on each phase that’s what my techi friend reckoned to me. Would appreciate any solutions to my current dilemma !!

Jo

Please recommend a router that support NAT loopback.

musz

Please recommend router less price and better signal on wireless.. presently.. i’m using 5Mbps standard router and i also need hypptv function

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