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Unifi Router Replacement Guide 2020 – Ready for Turbo?


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 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 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
Asus ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 GamingAC5300800Mbps941MbpsRM2489
Asus Blue CaveAC2600800Mbps941MbpsRM1099
Lyra Trio MeshAC1750500Mbps850MbpsRM1579
Lyra MeshAC2200500Mbps850MbpsRM999
RT-AC66U B1AC1750300Mbps941MbpsRM859

D-Link Unifi Router


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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PS Tan

Hello, A10 or C2300 if range matters? Thank you very much for spending the time and effort to share all the information we see on the site.

PS Tan

Thank you for the information.


Hi Alvyn, how are you? im currently using the DIR-842, thinking to upgrade the router for my house.

consider to dlink ac1900 dir-878 or ac2600 dir-882? i also see u recommend tplink A9. Can you kindly recommend which router is a better choice?

my current house is terrace double storey, coverage is ok, some part of the house has weak coverage. speed for G and 5G is 100mb+ and 180mb+


First of all, thx for the reply n inform me that the dlink model has been discontinued.

I also saw there is a10 & c2300, will it be a better choice although im only at 500mbps unifi?


Thx u,im a bit confused, c2300 is only a ac2300 and 3×3 antenna , but the dlink exo dir882 and tplink a10 is ac2600 n 4×4, but i see ac2300 give a better performance on wireless.

Beng Soo

Hi Alvyn,

I’m not sure should i change my wireless router.. I’m currently in Unifi Turbo 800 mbps but still using the router provided by TM – D-Link DIR- 850L. My connection is weak when I’m at downstairs and the connection will lag sometimes.

Which wireless router that you would recommend which is good value for money?
Hope to max out the speed i have.


Bought the Deco M4. Set up was easy and all my devices are connecting to it well. With the big exception of Astro. Tried a few methods, but there’s always a DNS error trying to connect Astro to it. Is there a fix?


Hi. UNIFI Plan is 500mbps Turbo. Currently using TP-Link AC 1200 for my double storey house. The router located in the living hall ground floor for Hype TV. Wifi speed and connectivity seems very bad upstairs and frequently facing no internet connection. Wifi speed through out the house can’t even go beyond 100mbps. Im thinking of getting D-Link 878 (AC 1900) to replace current router. Hope to achieve greater speed. Is my choice is wrong?


Hi Alvyn, what’s your thoughts on Unifi Air. I plan to get it but only the sim card. What’s a good alternative to their modem (Huawei 4g router b618)?


my plan 800mbps and using linksys ea9500 but maximum speed with lan just can get 200++mbps even latest version installed, what can i do now?


Is AC88u good enough for 800mbps?


Hi, I’m using 500mbps unifi. My house is double story and around 7-10 devices will connecting WiFi. May I know which router more suitable for me. Currently I’m using tplink ac 1200 dual band

Koh kea siong

Hi, i just bought d link Dir 825+ ac1200 router for my unifi 300mbps, however i test the speed, the maximum i get is 106mbps download speed. Some time its only drop to 30mbps++.
Anyone had this experience?


Hi bro. I’ve been using the TP Link Archer C 3200 for some time now and always had problems with slow speed even though it’s unifi 500mbps. Speed fluctuates a lot and even goes down to 20mbps. Is it compatible or would I need to get a new router eg to link A9, C9,A10 etc? Would greatly appreciate your advice.

Thanks in advance, Andrew

Senthil Doraisamy


Was planning to get the TP-link AC4000 or AC5400 as their prices are becoming cheaper where the AC4000 is around RM688 and AC5400 around RM899. But saw an advert for a 2nd hand Dlink DIR-895l at less than RM500 which still has about 2 yrs warranty. What is ur opinion?


Senthil Doraisamy


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