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 Blacktubi, currently i am on 800Mbps Maxis Home Fiber, and router HUAWEI LG8245x6.
The internet is poor & intermittent, only about 400-500mbps with Ookla speed test.
what do you recommend for router for better internet connection for double storey house?
my budget is below rm1k (with mesh)

Hi Blacktubi, what is the recommendation for TP link mesh router that is supporting MAXIS 2Gps package? Thank you.

Hi, any budget recommendation for wifi 6 routers for double storey 2500sqft landed house with more than 20+ devices? My current routers are DIR 842 and 2 M4 deco have been getting random disconnections and packet loss when playing games.

Hi Blacktubi,

I am on Unifi 800Mbps package and recently acquired a Unifi TV box. It came with 2 wifi6 AX1800 wireless routers (SR1041Y). I gather they are mesh routers. I presently have a TPLink C3150 router.
Can you provide a guide on how to install these two routers around my double storey house. My TPLink router is in my bedroom together with Unifi’s modem and stuff. The Unifi TV box is downstairs in the living room.

Thanks for the clarification. What router then, do you recommend to add to my C3150 as a second router for the living room?

hi Blacktubi, currently using asus rt-ac58u with unifi 300mbps. with upgrade to 500mbps incoming, is the asus router sufficient or upgrade? if there is a need for upgrade, what will be a decent wifi router with good 5ghz wifi strength?

these 2 asus routers seems a bit over the budget, apologies for not stating it earlier. I’m looking at rm300 or less, are the routers below this price suitable for 500mbps ? thank you.

i see, what about other brands like tplink? i read a bit on ax53 and ax55, are these considered as significant upgrade?

Hi Blacktubi

i been using unifi 800Mbps (Turbo Upgrade 2018)
on AC1200 DIR-842 router connecting by LAN to 2 Desktop, a Smart TV, a Tv Box and around 15 wireless device
i have a pair of Mesh WiFi Deco M4 laying around still new in the box

can teach me how to upgrade my setup to get the full speed?
do i change the router or should i go mesh?


I would like to ask I had a D-Link router by Unify which now my plan upgraded from 100mbps to 300mbps, it seems like current Unifi router could not support the speed and fully utilise it, I have a Deco M5 upstair act as range extender, as I have few ethernet cables usage, I couldn’t really utilise Deco, so in this case, is there any good TP Link routers series to recommend with a budget of RM600 ?

My house is double storey, so coverage is really important.

Hi Blacktubi

Thankyou for your informative reviews.

I’m going to replace my Unifi router.

A friend has suggested I install two Aimesh Asus routers, the RT AX 1800 HP. Cost for two units around RM800.

He said it will provide good cover for my bungalow (20mtr x 12mtr), and also give a signal in the garden.

What’s your thoughts on this?

Thanks 👍

Good Day, with all these speed upgrade. Do i need to upgrade my BTU/fiber optic modem?. Still using the old alcatel lucent I-240G-P but my router is Deco M9plus. Cant seems to get above 200bmps.


I have Unifi 100 plan but will change to 300 soon.

It’s very erratic now and streaming is unreliable. I have older Unifi router, Fiberhome SR120.

What should I buy to replace for reliable signal.

House is 1 floor but 4 bedrooms so quite big


I would like to know if tp-link archer C1200 can use mesh wifi or not? My internet speed is 300mb but unless my device is right next to the router, I can’t get full speed. Is it possible to use mesh wifi with tp-link archer C1200?

hi may need your help for setup router for my house
internet speed 800mbps

double story terrace house; total 4 rooms (staying with family)
Avg 10-12 devices connect to internet (smartphone, tv, tablet, etc)
got 3 laptops connected with LAN cable due to wfh need stable internet connection.

Should i get deco+ switch or 2 wifi 6 router ?

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
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