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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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song

Hi. I would like your advice on TP-Link Archer AX10, is it a better choice over tp-link archer a9 for unifi 500mbps.

T Lee

I’m currently on Unifi 500 mbps using Unifi provided router D-Link DIR 842 found to be too many blind spots on wifi, it also keep disconnected and not stable. Not much issue connecting to LAN. Need coverage of at least 2,500 sq ft. I plan to change to Asus RT-AX88U. It is a good choice and fully compatible with Unifi for 500 mbps as I may in future upgrade to 800 mbps?

Esmond Wong

Hi there, I live on a two-story house and I’m currently on Unifi 300mbps and using the unifi stock router (i believe it is the TP-Link Archer AC1200). Why do I sometimes get lag spikes or high latency in online games. Is it due to bandwidth issue or coverage issue???

Shah

Hi Alvyn,I’m user of Unifi Lite 10 Mbps.Currently using TM provide modem and router Netis brand.
What is your suggestion to upgrade the router performance?
I got survey and they recommended Tp Link VR400.
Or can I only purchase new router let say Archer C6 connect with current modem+router?

Need your expertise .Too bad my area no Fiber connection yet

Shah

Thanks for you guidance.

David thia

Hi, currently i am having a tp link archer 1200 with the 300mbps unifi plan, and when i am at second floor of double storey terraces, the 5ghz wifi will not be able to found, may i know what urs recommendation of router which is able to provide 5ghz wifi on second floor of a double storey terraces? Now my router is set at the first floor

Khusyairi Fadhli Sharuddin

Hi. What is your router(s) recommendation (Price below RM1k) for 3 storey terrace – 3000 sqfts? Main internet point is on ground floor. I dont know whether to buy asus or tp link mesh. It’s better buy 2 routers setup such asus ac67u or triple tp link deco m5 which more or less same price? Or just buy a new an AX router that capable to cover for whole house (if such router exist)? U can recommend any router. Thanx a lot.

calvinnator

Hi, I am about to look for a replacement for modem. Currently im using Dlink-615 from unifi which is absolute useless. I am looking for something got good coverage for my 1600sq ft condo and also good wifi speed. Because currently the modem i use, when i use eternet cable, the speed can go up to 100mbps. But when wifi, it is only 6-7mbps which is sad. I have about 10-15 devices connecting everyday including a cctv, is it hard to set up the cctv? they are connected through two wireless linkpoints. Please recommend me a good modem which is… Read more »

Andy Lee Weng Poh

I just bought a Tenda AC11 router from Shopee to replace the stock Archer C5 router from TM. Unfortunately he couldn’t connect eventhough username and password to ISP is correct. TM customer service it could be due to VLAN tagging 500 for internet and 600 for HyppTV. I even add VLAN ID 500 and 600 in the IPTV Tenda setup screen under Advanced but it just couldn’t work. Will buying a 5-port TP-Link Easy Smart Switch solve all the problems of being a Router? Otherwise I only can use this AC11 as an Universal Repeater at the 2nd living hall… Read more »

Andy Lee Weng Poh

I am not interested in the HyppTV (using EVPAD) but I want AC11 to work as a router replacing my TP-Link Archer C5. Will the Smart Switch help?

Afiq

Hi, is tp link n300 compatible for unifi.

zul

Hi! is Totolink T10 support hyptv? im planning to use mesh wifi system, but didn’t sure which product support hypptv n unifi. Right now im on unifi plan with hypptv, can u suggest me for affordable mesh wifi that support hypptv?

Ping Shen Tan

Hello, Alvyn. I bought a TP-Link C2300 based on your recommendation last time and I love the speed and range it offers. Thank you very much for that.

I’d like to ask one question about the router. Does it have IPv6 firewall? If it doesn’t, is it still advisable to use IPv6 on UniFi? Thank you.

Leon

I have purchased a xiao mi router AC2100,the router does’t not support TM Unifi …

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