Unifi Replacement Router

Unifi Router Replacement Guide 2019 – 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 Internet speedRetail Price
Archer C5400X GamingAC5400800Mbps941MbpsRM1499
Archer C5400AC5400800Mbps941MbpsRM1499
Archer C4000AC4000800MbpsTBDTBD
Archer C3150AC3150800Mbps941MbpsRM799
Archer C2300AC2300800MbpsTBDRM679
Deco M9 Plus MeshAC2200500Mbps800MbpsRM999
Archer C9AC1900500MbpsTBDRM499
Deco M5 MeshAC1300300Mbps800MbpsRM719
Archer C7/ A7AC1750500Mbps800MbpsRM409
Archer C6/ A6AC1200300Mbps941MbpsRM409
Archer C1200AC1200300MbpsTBDRM299

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.

1,076 thoughts on “Unifi Router Replacement Guide 2019 – Ready for Turbo?”

  1. I just got dlink c1203, but i couldn’t setup it says plug the modem to router which i already done it, and i still couldn’t proceed to the next step, what is the reason? can it be my modem outdated ?

  2. Hello. My unifi turbo speed is 500 mbps. Someone recommended I get the Asus RT AC580U. I noticed this router is not in your list. What is your opinion on this router? Would you recommend it?
    Thanks

  3. Hi, I’m using unifi 500mbps, I’m using lan cable for ps4 gaming but I still experience high latency. May I know should I change to Asus router or it doesn’t matter if I’m using lan cable.

  4. Planning to get Mi Router Pro for my Unifi, I do aware the Mi router doesn’t support Vlan tagging, but someone mentioned using a TPlink Smart Switch to handle the Vlan tagging would make the router works (but without HyppTV), any experience on this setup?

    1. Not recommended as the solution is not reliable.

      Edit: If you don’t use HyppTV then you can use the smart switch solution. Search my post for it. I made an article about that.

  5. I had a 3 story house quite big actually. would you suggest a mesh system ? or one powerful router to compensate the size of my house. The router supply by TM is not enough to cover the whole house.

    i generally want mesh is about the seamless transition between access point. i hate multiple SSID

    1. Go for either AiMesh or get TP-Link Deco M9 Plus. TP-Link Deco M9 Plus is a lotbetter in the sense of roaming but AiMesh is slightly faster.

  6. Just changed to TP Link Archer C5400x, managed to get the intended wireless speed at my living hall. But when I go to upstairs, the speed reduced like 30%, any suggestion to fix this ?

    1. Not possible to fix this as this is how wireless work. The performance will be slower as the distance increases.

  7. Hi,

    Recently got upgraded to 500mbps from 50mbps. Currently on D-Link DIR-615 and after upgrade my speed is about 10mbps (no surprise) on wifi.
    Router is placed on ground floor together with the BTU. I just placed an order for TP-Link’s C9, was wondering if that is a good choice?

  8. Any router to be recommend for 800mbps Unifi ? Will Asus RT-AC88U support for WiFi 800MBPS ? Any user use this router recently ?

    1. Yes, the router will definitely support 800Mbps but to get the kind of speed on WiFi is almost impossible unless you got some really good receiver.

  9. Hi, I’m a Unifi 800mbps currently using Archer C1200.. If I’m looking for an upgrade, which router do you recommend to fully utilize the 800mbps?

    1. I think you can consider TP-Link Archer C2300 or Asus Blue Cave. Both routers are really good and of course the Asus have better firmware.

  10. Hi there,
    I’m recently turbo-ed to 500mbps by Unifi. Currently using the old silver router RG-DLINK, which clearly shows that it doesn’t supports the 500mbps turbo-ed speed..

    Can u recommend me a suitable router which can cater for 4k streaming,gaming,hypptv n etc
    With a budget of below RM 450-400

    TQ,
    HAPPY CNY

  11. Hi, im currently upgraded to 800mbps turbo. After i do check my speedtm.test, my download till 400mbps, but not till 800mbps. My modem is using AC1200. IS it need to change to other modem so that can get speed to 800mbps?

  12. Hi there. I just got my turbo upgrade 800Mbps . What would you recommend for this package if WLAN is not required?
    I have 10 public static IP addresses .

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