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.

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Dvaraj

Hi I’m using Asus AC68U Router. And my unifi plan is Turbo 500Mbps. But i’m only getting download speed 10mbps instead of 50mbps. Whats the solution? Is that I need to change my BTU.??

Nathan
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Nathan

Hi, I am using Unifi Turbo800 with the standard DLink dir850l router. Which router would you recommend i change to, if my computer is using Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 160MHz, or should i just stick with DLink?
thanks
best regards

Ooi
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Ooi

Dear sir,
I upgrade from Unifi package 30Mb to 100Mb & Unifi change both new Modem(white box) & Tp Link Router AC1200 yet I failed to stream Netflix ; Panasonic technician came to house insist I request Unifi to change Router using D link 842 ( I found out both have same technical spec ) ; please advise.
Many thanks.

Sentoash Naidu
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Sentoash Naidu

Hi I’m using unifi 100mpbs but going to upgrade to 300 … but my house is big and th eprovided router is not capable to serve whole house… what should I do… extender? Power line extender ? Mesh routers… helpp

Jai
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Jai

Hi, do my old device like samsung 7 inch tab(1st edition) support unifi turbo? Thanx

Rico
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Rico

I recently upgraded from 100Mbps to 300Mbps. Before upgrade, the wifi speed is around 90 Mbps, but after upgrade to 300Mbps, the wifi result is still the same. Please advise.

Muhammad Ridhwan Bin Herny
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Muhammad Ridhwan Bin Herny

Hi. Is there any recommendation router/brand that have bandwith controller such as skype, video calling etc? My office current connection only 100mbps.

Thanks ya

Eric Chin
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Eric Chin

Hello there, recently the TM technician came and he does not helped me to install the router properly. I have tried to enter my Unifi PPPOE username and password but I still can’t connect to the Internet. Is that any ideas maybe this router is defect and not the original router that used my UNIFI? My router model is RG-DLINK-DIR842.

Chai Xian Wai
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Chai Xian Wai

unifi upgrade my plan to 500mbps. the router they give me is tplink archer c5. I recently bought archer c60.

which is better? or did I buy c60 wrongly?

I am looking for a router model that supports 500mbps and providing wide range of coverage? any advice?

Wan
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Wan

Hey man.. my old asus rtac66u fell & broke. N i just installed the rt ac88u.. the wireless range is the same if not slightly better.. out of all the unifi compatible routers, which one has the best range?
we do gaming wired n wirelessly & stream media mostly

Lau
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Lau

recently tm upgrade my unifi to 300 mbps, upgrade my router to D’link DIR-842 AC1200. but the issue now is, before upgrade i subscribe to 100 mbps, speed test was around 90-95mbps, now after upgrade to 300mbps, speed test is around 50-55mbps? please advise..

Simon
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Simon

Hi, I’m using a Synology RT1900ac router with the 800Mbps upgrade active, but it’s still not going above 100up/100down on the speedtest. Any idea what the problem is? I’m using wired connections on Cat5e and Cat6 and all my equipment is Gigabit enabled.

I was on 100Mbps before so I doubt if the modem needs changing.

Thanks.