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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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Shawn

Hi. I am currently running on 30mbps unifi plan. Can I buy a router which has 300-800mbps speed to replace my existing 30mbps unifi router? Or is it not compatible with 30mbps unifi plan and I have to upgrade to a 300mbps plan?

Shawn

So if I change my router which is running on 30mbps to a 300mbps router, will it give you a 300mbps speed or still 30mbps?

Shawn

Okay tysm. 👍

DenDen

Hi, my parents house using 300mbps unifi but when speedtest it hardly reach 10mbps? I suspect it’s an old router that TM gave so I ask my parents to upgrade to a new router but they insist to ask TM to change the router which I know their stock router would be bad. So I don’t know how to convince my parents to just buy a better router instead of TM stock router. Is it better to buy better router or just ask TM to change?

Steven

Hi there,

I am currently using the TP-Link Archer C1200 for 800mbps plan.
The max wifi speed for 5GHz is always stuck at 350mbps, even sitting next to it.

Is this good enough? Understand that with WIFI I won’t get full 800mbps, but is it worth to upgrade my router for better speed?

Muhammad Danial Hakimi Bin Abd Kadir

Hi !! Can you suggest the best router for double storey house
current unifi -500 mbps
4/5 users(depends) + 1 smart tv + 2 pc
currently using stock unifi modem and router
modem-Onu-Alcatel-Lucent-i240g
router -RG Innatech RG4332
not more than pricey please.
thank you in advance 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Muhammad Danial Hakimi Bin Abd Kadir
Mike L

Hi. I am staying in an apartment which is still being served by the telephone line from basement of the apartment to the individual unit. I am current on Unifi 30mbps and have had the gateway unit and the router changed to a Netis DL4480V1 unit which has both functions in the same box. What options do I have to get a reliable connection? Either a single unit, or two separate units to provide the same functionality? As it it, I am having difficulty getting a reliable Wifi connection from the furthest room. Thank you.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mike L
Mike L

It seems my previous reply got eaten up by the system so here goes again.

Any recommendations for a compatible Unifi capable router that can be used? Also, anywhere to find instructions on how to configure the router to connect to the Netis in bridged mode?

Thank you.

Abdul Hasib Bin Mansor

Hi sifu.Morning. I’ve just change from unifi 100mbps to unifi 300 mbps, can u help suggesting What type of modem i can get.. btw, I’ve got 2 pc, 1 smart tv, 4 phone ar home that will be sharing the internet.

Nan

Hi Sir! I am on 800mbps UNIFI package. I plan to use ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 for better speed and coverage in my double storey house or should i go for cheaper option – ASUS TUF AX3000 (AiMesh)

Last edited 2 months ago by Nan
Adem

Hi Alvyn, I’m currently on Unifi 30mbps but planning to upgrade the speed to 100mbps in the future. I’ve budget and interested to buy AX20, is it will help in term of coverage and speed in term of 30mbps and 100mbps. Note: I live in condo 1200 sqft.

Last edited 2 months ago by Adem
Wong chi shen

Does a router that have *TM* or *unifi* can be use or can it use on Maxis line ?

Gary

Question, my condo is using TP-LINK AC1200 in the Living hall, and my rooms gets very weak signal even with a TENDA Extender. What should I do! Is changing to Archer AX50 going to give my rooms much better WiFi coverage?

Adrian

Hi, I’m currently using a really old ASUS RT N56U for my 800mbps Unifi. Looking to upgrade to fully utilise the speed. We stay in a 2-storey house while most devices (around 10 of it) are on the second floor. Router to be placed in 2nd floor living room in the middle of all the rooms. Want to ask if Asus RT-AX3000 is good enough? Would we need to consider mesh routers like Netgear MK62?

Seraph

What router would you suggest for a long double storey house? My current plan is unifi 800Mbps.

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