Best Unifi Router with WiFi 6 in 2022

Unifi Router Buyer's Guide in 2021

If you use Unifi at your home, you are probably not so happy with the speed and stability of the WiFi network. That’s because TM is still a business and they cannot give an expensive router while remain profitable. But, luckily, TM doesn’t stop you from buying your own router.

While the router provided by TM isn’t too bad, they have slower CPU and weaker WiFi coverage. This means they aren’t very good if you stay in a bigger home or if you have more WiFi devices at home. Thus, in this article, I will show you some WiFi routers that I’ve tested that will recommend for you to upgrade your home WiFi router.

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⚠️ This guide is only intended for Unifi Fibre users!

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Unifi Fibre Equipment Overview

All Unifi Fibre installation come with 2 devices which is the fibre modem and WiFi router. The Fibre modem comes with lifetime warranty from TM and it is non-user replaceable. But, don’t worry as the WiFi router rarely breaks down and it performs well. What we will be focussing is the WiFi router part which will impact all your home networking performance.

Unifi Router Brands

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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Hi thank you for sharing these thorough information. Is there an updated 2023 roundup version of this soon ?

Hi thanks. Back in 2017 or 2018 your site provided much needed info from purchase to setting up all on my own. replaced my TM router with Asus RT-AC1300UHP. Was my first dual channel router and it is good up till today. Got the speed upgrade to 800mbps by UniFi. While the router still works fine and i believe able to accomodate 800mbps,(wifi usage only) I think it can better? also i have black spots around the house where signal is weak or not able to connect at all. i have not used any mesh device or repeater so far.… Read more »

I just looked up ZenWifi XT8, looks great, but the price also on the higher end. If I were to opt for the ASUS TUF-AX4200 and wirelessly link with other ASUS AiMesh routers for the other weak spots, would this combo be okay too?

Understood. Thanks a lot. Appreciate it.

Helo there…need ur oppinion..
I have dlink 2150 router..
My unifi plan now is 500mbps (free uprade)
How fast can i get with my LAN & wifi connection?

Can i get above 400Mbps with wifi?

I’m getting free upgrade from 500mbps to 800mbps. Currently using 3 units of Deco M9 for double storey house. Do I need to upgrade my routers? If I want to upgrade to Wifi 6, is it necessary? If yes, what’s best routers recommended for it.

Thank you.

Hi Blacktubi, I am getting a router 6 from Unifi and I ask if I can get a mesh outside, no one seem to be able to provide an answer. Which mesh is easy to setup and compatible with Unifi router? I am getting 300Mbps plan with free upgrade to 500Mbps

Hi Blacktubi, I have a DIR-842 router, 500Mbps Unifi Plan. However, my family members and I find the wifi to be poor and slow. Is there a router you could recommend that has strong wifi coverage and supports my plan?

Hi BlackTubi, good day to you. What is the higher plan (Speed) Unifi fiber can supported by Archer AX50 ? Kindly advise. Thanks.

Hi BlackTubi, good day to you. I’m using Unifi Biz fiber in small industries warehouse for e-commerce business. We have an unstable connection once our staff begins to use the laptop and PDA up to 40 users at one time. Can suggest what is the best router to replace with the current router that we are using from Unifi

Hi BlackTubi, Good day to you and hope you are well ! I’m living in a double story terrace house (House A) next to my parents house (House B). Currently my modem and router is located at House A second floor. What would be the best setup if i want to cover both house with WiFi connection with seamless change of connectivity? Besides WiFi connectivity, I also need LAN connection that directs from the main router to few devices : – Personal PC LAN – CCTV LAN – Access Point (through long LAN cable from House A to House B)… Read more »

Hi Blacktubi, was wondering which is the “better” router between the Archer C3150 v Dlink AX3000?
I had mistakenly accepted the offer from unifi for the free Dlink thinking it was the modem instead (stupid, i know lol) in exchange for renewing my contract for a year.

Been using the Archer for a few years now without issues so just wondering if there is a big difference between the 2. Thanks!

Thank you for affirming my decision to stick with my C3150! I wonder if there are any repercussions for selling the the AX3000 and the mesh that came with it…

Thanks again man, really appreciate your help! I’ve not taken it out of the box yet, should be safe to sell as is right? I doubt there is information about my unifi username/password in the printouts inside

I would like to check if we can use Google Nest Wifi in Malaysia?
It’s being sold in shopee and lazada but just curious if can be used.


Hi There, i did check with TM and they told me my current router Archer C1200 can support 500Mbps speed. My current package is 500Mbps and no need to waste money to buy an expensive router here.. however i read your article and many others they defer.. i am on budget here and hope if i can retain the current router which is provided FOC from TM and get the speed I want. so far when i do speed test using cable ( direct to the C1200) from laptop i get 400Mbps + TM told me this is roughly the… Read more »

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