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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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Zamirul

Hi,may i know is TENDA FH456 High Power 4x5dBi Wireless WiFi really support for unifi 30mbps?If really,can u show me the steps for setup.Thanks..

Spike

Hi Tubi,

Does the Asus RT-AC5200 or RT-AC88U support the Hypptv? If neither of them support Hypptv, please recommend which unit that will support.

yy

Bought TP Link WR1043ND V3 which support unifi. Frequent dropout (about every 30mins or less)…got a replacement model from tplink which is V2… still dropout, but about 1-2hrs which is slightly better than previous model.

Can advise any setup tips? I have just follow default tplink unifi setup…Thanks.

ymbulk

I would like to ask a question: Often times when I am downloading full speed using UniFi 30Mbps, after a while the Internet will disconnect and my TM TRG212M stock router will get a new IP and I am unable to access Internet for a while. When the Internet is in the midst of disconnection, I could not immediately access the router web interface. Is this the symptom showing that the router hangs? From your experience, is it my TM stock router unable to handle such high speed thus disconnecting the Internet making me unable to access the Internet for… Read more »

JR

Hi~would like to ask what brand router do you recommend? want to change my old router~budget around RM200-300

JR

Asus RT-N14 and RT-14HP is the same? because i went pc shop only have RT-14HP which is more than RM300

Raigeki

Hi Tubi,
I am planning to buy Xiaomi mi router 3 from 11street. Does it support unifi? Plug and play?

Rayyan

Hey bro. I’m planning on upgrading my current router which is D-link DIR-615. I need a router that can provide wide coverage and stable connection than my former router. I’m currently on 5Mbps Unifi plan. Can u suggest any routers in price RM400 top?

Jian Ng

i bought Tp-Link Archer C3200, but it can’t support the unifi setting, i saw the unifi mode on itv only~

my setting is PPoEE(there don’t have Unifi Mode), and i notice that the region is on US!

sorry for my bad english!

Deric

There’s a problem with outside routers with hypptv, i bought a TPlink but it’s unstable with the new tv box, the older tv box with the digital clock is ok. Anyone have any idea

Gigi soh

Hi there. Please help. My unify modem located on 3rd floor. Which means the ground floor can’t get the wifi signal. What should I do to make every floor have good coverage of wifi. Landed house 3 floor, 6 rooms. Unify 30. Need to connect with 10 iPad iPhone. 2 laptop 1 desktop. Should I buy a router? If yes, what brand?

Newbee

Hi sir, I’m living in a flat which is only around 700sqft…. I wanted to upgrade the router as well and mainly is for entertaining purpose… Is RT-N12Hp enough for me or RT-n14 is more suitable ? Any advise ? *using unifi 30mbps

Jack beginner

“Instead of 1 router, get a few powerline wireless extender. If your budget only allow you to get a router, RT-N14UHP is a good choice.”

What is power line wireless extender?? Can just buy a router to boost up the connection. I m just a basic user and subscribed to 5mbps unifi but could not stable connection while using my laptop on 1st floor. Pls advice. Thanks so much.

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