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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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Megat Hadi

Hi there. How about Huawei WS5200?

Tze Shuen

Hi Alvyn, i have a few questions on dlink exo series mesh routers:
1) unifi compatible?
2) performance wise is it worth the money?
3) is it easy to setup?

Im running turbo 300mbps


Hi! I’m using a mere 100mbps package now, unable to upgrade package for time being due to certain reason. My connection in 1st and 2nd floor is really bad, is it worth using Mesh? or should i just upgrade to a better router?


hi master, can i buy rtac68u for my 300mbps plan? is it compatible for unifi box? im also looking to have aimesh for better coverage in my house. or do you suggest any other router? plan to upgrade speed in the future

Joe Leong

“Do note that HyppTV do not work on their Deco mesh series of products but Internet is working properly”

However TP-Link fb stated (12 Sept 2019) that Unifi HyppTV is fully supported on Deco M4, M5 and M9 Plus. Therefore the latest firmwares can support right? Just want to confirm only. Thanks.


Hi, I have purchased a set of Netgear nighthawk Wifi 6 Mesh router system but I am having real difficult getting it work on TM Unifi. The mesh wifi just cannot connect to the internet (i.e not getting any IP). Would appreciate if you could help.

Mike Lee

Hi there blacktubi, should I disable Dynamic DNS through router configuration?? I am currently being replaced to a Netis DL4480V1 router..i kinda headache right now…i keep getting DC often too…( i switched off DHCPv6 as well.. is that ok ??)


Bought Dlink 825+ but not have no wifi 1 room upstairs in a 2 storey house. The wifi coverage is totally loss the second I step in the room. Router is downstairs. Any better router might fix the problem? Have adjusted antenna but no improvement.


Thanks for the reply. It was recommended by TM staff. Will give your suggestion a try. Appreciate your guides here on this site.

Michael Chin

What ever router you have, it should not loose signal “JUST” one floor up. May have something to do with the setup or where you place the router


Will Deco M9 plus mesh and Google nest WiFi that I bought from United States connect to Malaysia Unifi?

Mike lee

Hi there! , should i upgrade my router’s firmware for my Archer C1200 V1.0 (EU) version. for a better performance?? If yes, which firmware upgrade should i download? Thanks in advance!


Hi Alvyn, i am using C1200 as well but often my evpad 3s loading and loading intermittently. Is that due to router and what is the more appropriate router u would recommend? Not too high budget.


If my house is bigger than 5000+ sqft and I have a 800mbps package what router should I get??


Hi Alvyn, im currently establishing a SME business, and leaning towards CISCO RV 340-W or RV130 due to past reliability experience. hence, do you its possible to setup with said router for home also? cheers.

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