Best Mesh WiFi Malaysia (Updated 2020)

[Update] We revisited the list during Movement Control Order and updated for 2020 based on the latest Mesh WiFi system launches, we’ve also added a few more categories below.

Mesh WiFi or whole-home WiFi systems are designed to provide superior WiFi coverage compared to other WiFi solution.ย As more and more people are looking into mesh WiFi system, we have curated Top 7 Mesh WiFi for different ISP plans.

This list is curated based on a combination of customer feedback, budget, and performance.ย If you are looking for more mesh wifi suggestions then make sure to read on!

Best Mesh WiFi for Thick Walls

While Mesh WiFi is designed to provide wide coverage over your house, but admittedly, sometimes we are often limited by the power plug location or heck, thick walls (it is still a problem).

Here are some models that you can refer to as they operate on either stronger chipset or come in hybrid mode.



TP-LINK Deco P9 is a hybrid powerline mesh WiFi model that supports 3 phase wiring – in other words, you can get stable connection despite the thick walls in your house as it uses both electrical wiring and WiFi to transmit signal.

It is also an affordable model that can support bandwidth packages up to 300Mbps.

Recommended For:300Mbps Plan for Double Storey House & Three-Storey House
Price:RM500 - RM800
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Hybrid model - WiFi + Powerline
๐Ÿ‘ Wireless class: AC1200 + HomePlug AV1000
๐Ÿ‘ Maximized Range: WiFi coverage up to 6,000 ft2 / 560 m2 (3-pack)
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >100 devices
Cons:โŒ Slightly pricier than pure WiFi models
โŒ AC1200 model instead of AX model
Summary:A good hybrid mesh device for big houses with thick walls.
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One of the way to overcome thick walls is to have powerful chipset that can penetrate them easily while maintaining the signal strength.

ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 comes with quad-core CPU, 6 built-in internal antennas with high penetration. It also offers all ASUS related features such as AiProtection (network-level protection) that protects against malware or cyber threats.

For those who are concerned about router getting hot (especially when you don’t reboot or turn off regularly, who does that?), CT8 comes with double heatsink to maximize heat dissipation.

Recommended For:800Mbps Plan for Gamers
Price:RM500 - RM800
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ AC3000 Tri-band model
๐Ÿ‘ 4 Gigabit Ports
๐Ÿ‘ Quad-core CPU & 6 Built-In Antennas
๐Ÿ‘ Coverage up to 5,400 sq. ft.
Cons:โŒ On AC Model instead of AX Model
Summary:Premium specifications at affordable pricing compare with other brands.
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Best Mesh WiFi for Gaming



We recommend getting 2 units of ASUS GT-AC2900 gaming router, I know this sounds contradictory as it isn’t “mesh wifi” but hear us out.

ASUS has a proprietary technology called AiMesh that are available on mid to premium level routers, when you combine these routers together, you will get a mesh network, hence you can roam around flexible and seamlessly.

As this is a gaming router, it also comes with better chipset and also triple-level game accelerator which prioritize your gaming experience.

Recommended For:800Mbps Plan for Gamers
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ AC2900 model
๐Ÿ‘ 3x3 MIMO on 2.4GHz band, 4x4 MIMO on 5GHz band
๐Ÿ‘ 60MHz and 1024QAM for gigabit Wi-F
๐Ÿ‘ Triple-level game acceleration reduces gaming ping times by up to 75%
๐Ÿ‘ RangeBoost and AiRadar beamforming technology for up to 120% wider coverage
Cons:โŒ Most premium model in the market
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Alternatively, you can also consider ASUS RT-AC86U which is an affordable gaming router that can support up to 800Mbps. It comes with AiMesh with NitroQAM and 5Ghz quad-stream technology.

Recommended For:800Mbps Plan for Gamers
Price:RM800 - RM1,500
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ AC2900 model
๐Ÿ‘ Able to form AiMesh
๐Ÿ‘ Adaptive QoS and WTFastยฎ game accelerator
๐Ÿ‘ NitroQAMโ„ข Enabled
Cons:โŒ Pricier than other models
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Best Mesh WiFi for TV Box

For TV box, we highly recommend using LAN connection that connects directly with your Mesh WiFi or router (read this).

Generally most TV Box can operate well with 2.4Ghz (i.e. 100Mbps), so it becomes a question of your budget and preference, browse full list mesh WiFi here.

It is also worth noting that majority of the streaming lag comes from TV box server instead of your connection, hence you might find delay in streaming during peak hours.

Recommended Mesh System for 100Mbps Plan

Mercusys Halo S3

Mercusys Halo S3

Mercusys is a sub-brand by TP-LINK to provide affordable entry-level networking gear. Halo S3 comes with the basic features of a mesh WiFi that costs you less than RM200. This is good for budget users that want to provide decent WiFi coverage for their house.

Recommended For:100Mbps Plan in Apartment or Double Storey House
Price:Less than RM200
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Super affordable entry-level mesh WiFi
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 2,200 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >20 devices
Cons:โŒ Runs on Wireless N instead of latest Wireless AC
Summary:Ideal for budget users with less than RM200 budget.
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Tenda Nova MW3


Tenda Nova MW3 is an AC1200 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi system. This is ideal for budget users that are using 100Mbps as the device costs less than RM200. It comes with basic features such as MU-MIMO & smart QoS.

Recommended For:100Mbps Plan for Double Storey House & Three-Storey House
Price:Less than RM200
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Comes with decent features for basic WiFi network
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 2,200 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Uses latest Wireless AC for faster WiFi speed
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >20 devices
Cons:โŒ Tenda WiFi app has limited functionalities
โŒ Has basic parental control features
Summary:An AC1200 dual-band mesh WiFi for budget users.
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Recommended Mesh System for 300Mbps Plan


TP-LINK Deco M4TP-LINK Deco M4 is one of the best-rated 300mbps mesh WiFi. This is an AC1200 Dual-Band model that comes with slightly advanced features for Smart Homes, for example, Voice Control with Alexa & IFTTT. It also has robust parental controls that provide extensive customization based on your needs.ย 

It comes in 2 packs and 3 packs package, priced around between RM300 – 500. With that being said, this is ideal for families that are looking for more protection and curfews.

Recommended For:300Mbps Plan for Double Storey House & Three-Storey House
Price:RM300 - RM500
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Comes with extensive and robust parental control
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 2,500 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Dual-band Wireless AC Model
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >100 devices
Cons:โŒ Pricier than other brands
โŒ Not everyone needs parental control
Summary:Best rated 300Mbps Mesh WiFi.
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Recommended Mesh System for 500Mbps Plan

Tenda Nova MW6

TENDA Nova MW6Tenda Nova MW6 is an AC1200 Mesh WiFi model that is suitable for 500Mbps plan budget users. It comes in 2 packs and 3 packs package that priced between RM300- RM500. It does the job by providing superior WiFi coverage however it lacks the WiFi configuration capability compared to the TP-LINK Deco series.

Recommended For:500Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM300 - RM500
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Decent specifications and features
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 6,000 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Dual-band Wireless AC Model
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >100 devices
Cons:โŒ Basic WiFi configuration features
โŒ Limited Tenda WiFi App functionalities
Summary:Affordable option for 500Mbps users.
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This is suitable for 500Mbps plan users. This is an AC1300 model which is better than most entry-level mesh WiFi system. Hereโ€™s our review on TP-LINK Deco M5.

It comes in 3 different packages – 1 pack, 2 packs and 3 packs – which is priced around RM 100 – RM800, depending on the package.ย 

It also offers free network-level protection via TP-LINK HomeCare which serves as a home network security filter that protects all devices on your network.ย 

While it is slightly pricier than others, this product has actually gotten the most positive feedback from our buyers. They have shared that Deco M5 provides strong WiFi coverage while maintaining the WiFi speed consistency.ย 

Recommended For:500Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM100 - RM800 (1, 2 & 3 Packs)
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Sleek and stylish design
๐Ÿ‘ Superior specifications & features
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 5,500 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Anti-Virus with TP-LINK HomeCare
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >100 devices
Cons:โŒ Pricier than competitors
Summary:A mid range powerful mesh WiFi system.
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Recommended Mesh System for 800Mbps Plan

TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus

TP-LINK Deco M9 PlusIf you are looking for extensive network protection while having strong WiFi coverage, then consider TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus. This is a Tri-Band AC2200 Mesh WiFi system that has a dedicated channel for wireless backhaul, in short, you will be able to enjoy better WiFi speed and stability with Deco M9 Plus.

It comes with TP-LINK HomeCare that provides you with built-in Anti-Virus, Quality of Service and Parental Control.ย 

Recommended For:>800Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM300 - RM1,300 (1, 2 & 3 Packs)
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Tri-Band Model
๐Ÿ‘ Superior specifications & features
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 6,500 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Extensive features and protection with TP-LINK HomeCare
๐Ÿ‘ Supports >100 devices
Cons:โŒ Most expensive Mesh System
โŒ Missing advanced features compared to similar specifications router
Summary:Maximize Performance & Coverage with Deco M9 Plus.
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D-Link AC2200 Tri-Band AC2200 MU-MIMO WAVE2 Whole House Mesh WiFi Wireless Gigabit Router COVR-2202

It comes with top-notch specs using Qualcomm chipset, 16MB of RAM and 256MB of storage. On top of that, it also comes with 5 years free McAfee Protection. Read our in-depth review on D-LINK COVR 2202.

This is designed for 800Mbps users to maximize their performance while having superior coverage. It was awarded as the Best Mesh Networking System in Tech Award 2019 by HardwareZone.

Recommended For:>800Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM500 - RM800 (2 Packs only)
Pros:๐Ÿ‘ Tri-Band AC2200 model
๐Ÿ‘ 6 internal antennas
๐Ÿ‘ Covers up to 6,000 sq. ft.
๐Ÿ‘ Slightly cheaper than competitors
๐Ÿ‘ Comes with free McAfee Protection
Cons:โŒ Comes in 2 Packs only
โŒ Does not have extensive features compared to TP-LINK
โŒ Basic functionalities on D-LINK WiFi App
Summary:Award Winning AC2200 Mesh WiFi System. Read review.
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  1. I am staying in a double storey house with the length of 100 ft x Width 44 ft. Internet provider stationed at 25 ft from the front and staying middle (Width) at the house.

    I have an internet provider with 800Mbps.

    Can you recommend which would be the best to suit to our home use. Home devices to connect around 15.

    1. Hi Stone,

      You can try D-Link Deco M9 Plus or D-Link COVR-2202, a minimum 3 pack to built a whole-home mesh network.

      You can replace the router with mesh unit, assuming you are using your bundled router provided by ISP (normally is AC1200 – which is not capable of handling 800Mbps bandwidth).

      In case you needed more clarity, check out our tool here to pick your router –

  2. hey i have a 2000 Sq ft condo, i am using a TM Unifi 500MB connection with TP Link router Archer 1200 which comes from the ISP. my router is connected nearby the modem unit which is at far side of the condo and i am having signal strength (2 bars on 5G) and many a times the internet drops.

    suggest the mesh wifi setup? i was looking at Deco M9 plus and also Asus two router AC 86u setup. my main pc in room where there is weak signal – is daily user for media and online gaming.

    1. Hi Faisal,

      Thanks for dropping by.

      Technically both also are a good choice for you with similar specs, supporting your bandwidth package and will solve your wifi coverage issue, it all comes down to which brand you prefer now.

      The key differentiator comes in terms of ethernet port and brand ecosystem.

      RT-AC86U have 5 Ethernet ports which is good if you need LAN connection to HyppTV / TV Box / or any other devices.
      Deco M9 on the other hand only has 2 ports and one is pre-occupied for WAN, you will have to decide the remaining port if you want to use for HyppTV or Internet (If you need more you will need to setup a switch).

  3. Hi, i am currently using digi infinite 150 simcard with no speed capped inside the huawei b525 wifi router in single storey house. What mesh would you suggest that suitable?

    1. Hi Akmal,

      Generally, 4G speed rarely get above 100Mbps over here, you can get TP-LINK Deco E4 or Tenda MW3, 2 packs should be good enough for your single storey house.

  4. Thank you so much for this post, it’s been helpful! What do you think about Google Wifi routers with Unifi? I’ve heard that they’re not compatible. I’m living in a semi-D with a 4300 sqft floor plan with thick (and I mean THICK) walls. Which would be best?

    1. Hi Ethan,

      Thanks for dropping by, we can’t say much on Google WiFi as we don’t have any hands-on experience with it.

      UNIFI in Malaysia requires VLAN tagging hence brands like TP-LINK, D-LINK, ASUS, Tenda etc have catered for it. This is the reason why some import units don’t work.

      Can you let us know your current ISP package so we can better advise you on the model?

  5. Hi

    Iโ€™m currently on 100Mbps with Maxis Fibre and our house is a 4 storey linked house. Standard modem and router from ISP. My router is located in my basement and I experience a severe drop in speed at Level 2 (Average 10Mbps and up to 30Mbps on a good day) and dismal connectivity on Level 3 (Less than 5Mbps). And this is with a TP Link Powerline direct plug on Level 2.

    What would you recommend? Was looking at Deco P9 but am worried itโ€™s insufficient. May consider upgrade to 300Mbps in the near future.



    1. Hi Nick,

      Deco P9 is sufficient for 300Mbps bandwidth, so getting it would be future proof even when you upgrade to 300Mbps.

      It should perform better than your stock modem / router.

  6. Hi,
    I am new at this. Plan to get Maxis Broadband 30MBPS. I live in double story house. Is it worth while to get the Mesh Wifi (from Maxis)? If yes, how many units do I get? Most usage is upstairs in study and bedrooms.

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    1. Hi KC,

      We can’t speak for Maxis’ Mesh WiFi as we don’t have that and never tested it before.

      But generally speaking, mesh WiFi is definitely better as Maxis bundle router doesn’t have a good coverage for double storey house.

  7. Hi thanks for the great article!

    Iโ€™m currently using Maxis Home Fibre 100Mbps, stay in double storey house (2 units linked). My ISP bundled router is placed at 1st floor of an unit while the other unit is using an Asus router with Access Point mode, downstairs are using wifi extenders (1 pc in each unit). Connection has been pretty bad at downstairs for TV box usage.

    Planning to go for either Deco P9 or Deco M4 to replace the AP mode router and both extenders, which do you recommend?

    1. Hi JS,

      To be honest both are suitable for 100Mbps package (actually they can go up to 300Mbps).

      Performance-wise P9 will be better than M4 as it is a hybrid powerline + WiFi model. For double storey it is recommended to go with 3 packs.

  8. Hi there

    I am on the Unifi 100mps plan.

    My current modem is sitting at the back end of the house. The front end of the house have a poor signal. Hence when watching Netflix, the video quality it streams at is poor.

    Could the mesh improve this? What mesh should I consider if you were to advise? Plus is setting this up easy?

    1. Hi Jacob,

      We’d recommend mesh WiFi as it was designed to tackle WiFi coverage issues.

      Based on your bandwidth (100Mbps plan), we’d recommend Deco E4 or Nova MW3 which is suitable for 100Mbps.

      Both devices are relatively easy to setup, just need to follow app instructions (search for video guide in our Youtube).

      We recommend connecting LAN cable from TV box to one of your mesh node for better streaming quality.

  9. HI There, I seek your advice on this. I stay in 3 story house which has std modem & router located at 2nd floor from Telekom – poor WIFI coverage in most corner of house and no connection at all
    1. I have 100Mbps UNIFI subscription, can I buy 300 Mbs Mesh Wifi device?
    2. We are currently 10 mobile phone/tablets – 3 laptops and 2xInternet TV,
    Please advice what is the best device to purchase?

    1. Hi there,

      We’d recommend getting those mesh wifi that can support 300Mbps, as it is future proof (in case you upgrade) and price wise really not much difference.

      You can look for models like TP-LINK Deco M4, Totolink T10, D-LINK COVR-C1203, these few models are good enough for bandwidth 100-300Mbps. Make sure to take 3 packs ya for your 3-storey house.

  10. Hi, I’m currently using Unifi 100mbps and is planning to upgrade my current WiFi router (Dlink DIR-615). I have not changed my router since Unifi installation back in 2011. My router placement is in the middle of my 2 storey house on the first floor.

    This is the router that I’m planning to change to along with the extender for the second floor :–i.19708165.2885642279

    Is this a good option for me or something more suitable? My budget is around RM500 – RM600.

    Apart from that, I’m planning to get this adapter :

    I use a desktop PC that is nowhere near to the router for LAN access. Again, is this a good option?

    Thank you in advance for your feedback.


    1. Hi Jay,

      Both are good options. DIR-1360 is a mesh enabled router (can support up to 400Mbps via WiFI), it will have much better speed, stability and coverage compare to DIR-615. In future you can add on mesh extender like DRA-1360 to create mesh WiFi.

      DWA-181 no problem also, is suitable for the router and your bandwidth package.

      On the side note, please allow us to shamelessly plug the same SKU link here from our store๐Ÿ˜‚



  11. Hi,

    I m currently using DIR-895L , i upgrade my router modem almost every 2-3 yrs once. I’m in a search of strong widest coverage router with good stable wifi 5ghz if possible. my current status at home :

    *2 storey bungalow 7k Sqt home
    *around 20 devices connected
    -lan Pc’s
    -4k tv box streaming
    *800 mpbs Unifi

    my previous router were :
    -Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200
    -Asus 2 old previous high end models

    1. Hi Calvin,

      Big investment needed for best experience, especially when you are on high bandwidth – 800Mbps, you also have a huge house.

      You can consider to get Asus Blue Cave 3 units to form mesh WiFi.

      1. Erm,
        Remain using my dlink as main mode router or totally replace with this cave 2 unit? The coverage and stability for WiFi is ๐Ÿ‘? For 800mbps speed?

  12. Hi there,

    Thanks for this post. But I’m in a bit of a dilemma. I live in a double-storey house, 2000sqft. I’m on 800MBPS plan with Unifi (but has never reached that speed). My Unifi router is on the landing area on the top floor. However, work area & tv box, and gaming area are all on the floor below. And I do have have many walls. Which mesh system should I invest in?

    1. Hi DC,

      You can consider Deco M9 Plus, D-LINK COVR-2202 or ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 – these models can support up to 800Mbps – use these to replace your router directly.

      Take ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 if got use HyppTV and need to connect devices to main unit via LAN cable, because the other 2 models only have 2 Ethernet ports, one connect to modem, the balance one only can use for hypptv or internet, can’t be both.

    2. Hi there

      I’m currently stay at 3300 sqft three-storey house with using Maxis Fibre 100, and my router placed at ground floor since it’s attached with telephone line. Any suggestions for the best mesh WiFi or other options?

      1. Hi Arman,

        We’d advise to go for Deco M4 as it can support up to 300Mbps bandwidth. For your house, you will need a min. 3 packs, you may add on more units if it’s not enough.

  13. Hi There!

    Thank you for the write ups. Read some of the reviews and gotten a set of google nest.

    Have followed the step by step to setup but unfortunately i canโ€™t get it work at google Home app and donโ€™t know what went wrong and where.

    Would you know if there are any installers in KL that could provide on-site service to troubleshoot ?

    Appreciate if you can advice.


    1. Hi Shian,

      Unfortunately, we don’t have any Google Nest devices with us, hence we can’t help much. You can try to Google search online if this is a common issue.

  14. Hey OOKAS, Iโ€™m on TIME 100Mbps and live in a condo 1250sq ft with a lot of dead zones in the bedroom. What mesh system do you recommend?

  15. Hi , im staying a condo of 1300sqft but i guess there are thick walls.
    On TIME and using Wifi router AC1350 model.
    room at the furthest is without signal while room in the middle is with 3 bars signal but weak 2.4Ghz.

    What is your recommendation on this?

  16. hi ookas, im using digi i150 with b618, getting speed around constantly 90-100mbps. due of signal better at the kitchen.the modem is located there. the speed is drop whenever im outta of kitchen. and keep drop when im at living room.

    can you suggest a router or mesh wifi that giving same speed like i get directly if i near the modem
    around house ,my house is 20×70 single story

    1. Hi Aiana,

      It’s impossible to get the same speed as it is against the law of physics, what the router can do is just to minimize the lost (longer distance = weaker signal and less stable).

      You can use TP-Link Deco M4, D-Link COVR-1202, 2 pack good enough.

  17. Hi there,

    We live in 3 stories house and currently using Unifi 500mbps. Currently there us only one router on the ground floor and a tp link booster on 1st floor. However the wifi connection is poor on 1st and 2nd floor and even in the kitchen. The speed can be Only 10-20mbps on bad days.

    We were being recommended to take 2 units of deco M9 plus, is that a good choice and can it resolve the low speed issues?

    Alternatively, do you have better suggestion for us please? Thank you w

    1. Hi Mel,

      We’d advise to go for 3 units of Deco M9 Plus for 3 storey house. 1 Deco for each floor for best performance.

      If you have a tight budget, you can also opt for Deco M5 3 packs as it is designed for 500Mbps.

  18. Hi,Iโ€™m currently stay at 1650 sqft two-storey house with using Maxis Fibre 30mbps and my router placed at first floor. At downstairs the WIFI very poor. Please advise the best mesh WiFi suitable for me

    1. Hi Kelvin,

      You can opt for TP-LINK Deco E4 or Tenda Nova MW3 which is good enough for 30Mbps bandwidth. We recommend going for 3 packs for double storey house.

  19. I’m staying in a 2 story 2600 sq ft corner lot terrace house and on the 300MBps Unifi package. My D-Link AC1200 router is on the 1st floor living hall which is in the middle of the 1st floor. However, signal strength is a bit flaky on the ground floor near the living room and even worse towards the back of the house towards the kitchen.

    Can you suggest a Mesh Wifi and should I get one that can cater a faster speed in case I decide to upgrade to a faster speed in the future?

  20. hi , my unifi is upgraded to 500mbps, but still using the router that Tm house is double story and my WiFi modem and router is at the living hall. my room is upstairs at the back. suggest me an upgrade so that i wont get slow wifi while gaming and other stuff

    1. Hi Rao,

      You can consider to upgrade to mesh WiFi router i.e. TP-LINK Deco M5, D-LINK COVR-1100 or ASUS Lyra Trio.

  21. Hi,

    We live in 3 stories house and currently using Unifi 500mbps. Currently we only have one router brand D-Link AC1200 on the second floor. However the wifi connection is poor on 1st and 2nd floor and even in the kitchen. The speed can be only 30mbps while connecting wifi and 90mbps with direct cable access.

    Could you advise which mesh system should we get? Or should we get a new router?
    Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Angelina,

      Thanks for writing in. AC1200 is underpowered for 3-storey house.

      Based on your 500Mbps bandwidth, you can opt for TP-LINK Deco M5 or ASUS Lyra Trio, recommend go for min 3 packs for 3-storey house (1 node per floor).

  22. Hi Ookas,

    My house is double storey and i am using Huawei Q2 Pro. My situation is when i am connected to the main router on first floor, i can get about 270 – 300mbps. However, when i came to second floor, i only get 40 – 50 mbps.
    This mesh wifi is come with powerline turbo and is it because my secondary floor is using another electricity box so it’s unpaired? Or do you have any good suggestion of mesh wifi for 2 electricity box like me?


    1. Hi Tham,

      Q2 Pro is hybrid of powerline and WiFi connection, it will automatically choose which mode have better connection (it doesn’t run on both concurrently).

      Based on your description, we believe that your Q2 Pro is running on WiFi but not Powerline, one of the reason could be the complexity of electrical wiring that is not suitable for powerline network.

      For your case, it is better to add on more Q2 satellite units (or any Huawei router with HiLink) to your current Q2 Pro.

      Try to shorten the distance of each node and strengthen the connection, will get better speed.

  23. Good day

    I have thick walls in my house. I have used TP link routers as extenders, the solution works sometimes but at times it also drops. I am on Unify 30Mbps. Speed is not the problem, its the wifi coverage that is the issue at hand. I am wonder which solution will work (1) Get a higher speed (2) Invest into TP link mesh wifi. Do advice. Thanks.

    1. Hi Andrew,

      You may consider hybrid mesh WiFi router like TP-Link Deco P9. It is powerline + WiFi connection. Best solution against think walls.

  24. For TP Link P9, will it be a problem for 3 phase wiring system? Must it be set up using same line for the 3 phase wiring system? What if they are plug into different lines, Will it have any effects?

    1. Hi there,

      TP-LINK P9 can be used for 3 Phase DB box, just that Powerline performance is highly dependant on electrical wiring quality and complexity. Generally if it’s connected to the same phase, you can get better performance as there is lesser interference and degration. For P9, it will automatically switch to WiFi connectivity if it finds your powerline connection is unsatisfactory.

      Here’s a quick explanation at how Powerline works:

  25. I am staying in a double storey bungalow 5000 sq ft. I am using a D-Link DIR-842 C2 router by UniFi on a 500 Mbps plan. Router band is 2.4 and 5. I want to invest in a mesh to cover blind spots. Can you recommend a Mesh system compatible with my router?

    1. Hi Eddie,

      We recommend ASUS Lyra Trio, TP-LINK Deco M5 (3-4 pack), you can start with 2 packs first, only add on when you feel the coverage / speed is not up to par.

  26. Hi,

    I need an advice for best mesh at least 3 unit. I subscribe to 300mbps unifi. My house is connected with wired network at my 3 tv point. Each TV have 1 smart samsung smart tv and android box and external hard disk (ethernet only).

    I want each mesh connected using ethernet backhaul and seamless wifi switching with same SSID. Main router connected with 1 smart tv, unmanaged switch, and network printer. At any one time, my network will be connected to at least 15 to 20 devices including multiple laptop, smartphone etc.

    Can advice me the best network mesh out there. Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Azmir,

      As you are on 300Mbps and require Ethernet backhaul (potentially more ports too), you can consider ASUS RT-AC59U V2, get 2 or 3 units to form mesh WiFi with ASUS proprietary Aimesh.

  27. Hi Ookas.
    I have just ordered a unit of Asus RT AC86U to replace my o old main router located at the ground floor. I need good coverage for my double storey home about 3,000 ft. What would be the most cost effective solution:
    1) repurpose my old router (Asus RT N12HP) as a repeater (but this would be limited to only 2.4GHz) for top floor; or
    2) add 2 units of Deco M5 and run them in AP mode since these are considered a good cost effective solution, easy to set up and has a stable mesh system, but downside is I wonโ€™t be able to capitalise on Asus own AiMesh network; or
    3) add 2 units of Asus Lyra Trio either as AiMesh nodes or in AP mode. Besides being a more costly solution, I am also concerned about the buggy AiMesh especially between different Asus router models and complicated setup process as compared to the Decos.
    Last but not least, would there be any disadvantage of running the Lyra in AP mode vs AIMesh nodes? The same question with the Decos – will I lose functionality, headroom or speed when used in AP mode?
    Thank you in advance.
    – Randall

    1. Hi Randall,

      Since you already bought an ASUS router that support Aimesh, you should opt for Aimesh solution.

      Deco M5 is can only work as AP mode if you are connecting it to your ASUS router, and you need to disable your ASUS router’s WiFi to avoid WiFi interference.

      Instead of doing that – adding another Aimesh router will allow you to capitalize on your Aimesh capabilities.

      Long story short – go with Aimesh as you already have one.

  28. I am staying in a double storey house and using Unifi 500 Mbps. Router is TP-Link Archer C3150. It is placed at the Ground floor living hall below the TV. However, the WIFI connection for 1st floor back room is not that strong especially when using mobile phones. How do I make the WIFI signal stronger and more stable?

    1. Hi Khor,

      Consider to relocate the router, don’t put it too near to TV or inside cabinet, need open air. If still not good enough then can consider range extender like TP-Link RE450, D-Link DAP-1860.

      1. So not recommended to compliment with mesh WiFi? I did try to use network extender but find it intermittent. I.e. I put the network extender at 1st floor but that does not really improve the signal quality when connecting from the bed room

        1. Hi Khor,

          Mesh WiFi is the better solution for your case.

          Just that it will involve higher financial investment, also make sure to turn off your router WiFi to reduce WiFi intereference when you are on mesh, this will provide you much better, optimized WiFi experience.

          For 500Mbps, you can opt for TP-LINK Deco M5 or ASUS Lyra Trio.

  29. Hi there Ookas. I just wanted to know, my Unifi modem and router located at my front door which 40 meters away from my room at second level, I have a poor connection due to walls and far from the router.

    If I buy the Mercusys Halo 3, is there any possibility I can connect both of the mesh with lan cable which I already bought 40 meters Lan Cable to get stronger coverage from the Mercusys Halo for my device (iPhone and iPad) and connect another lan cable from the 2nd mesh to my pc.

    Need some opinion either it’ll works or not. Thanks Ookas.!

    1. Hi Shah,

      Yes, can. But which is your subscribed package speed and router model? Halo S3 is just N300 mesh WiFi, we recommend for bandwidth 50Mbps or lower.

  30. Hi,

    Thanks for the very informative review on the meshโ€™s.

    Need your suggestion for my house which is currently running on unifi 100 mbps, using the basic TM router.

    We donโ€™t get strong signals for 5ghz in the smart tv at the hall and in the back room. And very weak WiFi signals at the rooms at the back. Itโ€™s a single storey house, 1680 sqf.

    Perhaps my walls are thick as the hall is located just next to the room with the Current router and the modem.

    Looking at TP link but unsure which one to get ? Might upgrade my WiFi to 300 mbps if we sort out the signal issues.

    Called TM and their technicians suggested to get a mesh since their LAN signal and WiFi signal at the room with the router is touching 100 mbps.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Mithra,

      Can get TP-Link Deco M4 or M5 is planning to upgrade to 300Mbps. Recommend 2 or 3 pack, alternative other brand is D-Link COVR-C1100, or Tenda Nova MW6

  31. I am staying in a double storey house and using Maxis Fiber 100 Mbps. Router is TP-Link Archer C5v? It is placed at the Ground floor living hall. However, the WIFI connection for 1st floor back rooms is very weak How do I make the WIFI signal stronger on 1st floor area? Any recommend Mesh Wifi model which can support up to 300Mbps? Or need to upgrade the router? My router is also connect to the VoIP Phone for now? I might upgrade to 300Mbps. Thanks a lot.

    1. Hi MK,

      You can add on a mesh WiFi that support 300Mbps, you may refer to models like D-LINK COVR-1100 or TP-LINK Deco M4, we’d recommend you to get 3 packs for double storey house. This should solve your WiFi coverage issue.

  32. Hi
    Im staying in a triple storey house. My router is set in the middle floor. can u suggest me the best mesh wifi product for 3 storey setup?

  33. Hi,

    Thanks for the informative article on mesh-wifi.

    I currently live in a 2200sq ft double-storey house with relatively thick walls, running the 300mbps plan on the standard TM router.

    The router is currently on the second floor and as a result the Wi-Fi signal is quite weak in both the kitchen and the downstairs bedroom.

    I’m currently looking at a TP-Link mesh-wifi setup but I’m unsure on which one to get between the M4, M5 and P9 as I do a lot of online gaming but also want something that’s the best bang for the buck.

    1. Hi Zharif,

      If your house have thick walls then best bet is Deco P9. It utilizes hybrid connection of Powerline and WiFi, do take note that P9 doesn’t run on both concurrently, but instead it will analyze and see which is the best performance and use that.

      So in any case where your WiFi is teruk, the Powerline will kick in and give you a much stable connection. Best to solve thick wall issue, also designed for 300Mbps.

  34. I am currently using Maxis home fibre 300mbps, my kids always experience lag, disconnection while playing online game, watching movies on TV ox also lag and keeps spinning, I am staying in double storey house, and sometimes, very hard to get connection while staying upstairs, the router that I am currently using is tplink Archer Csv from maxis, please kindly advise what is the best approach to resolve this issue. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Teoh,

      You may add on mesh WiFi to your current router as AP mode, you can get models like D-LINK COVR-1100, TP-LINK Deco M4.

      These are models that support your current bandwidth package, make sure to get 3 pack as it is recommended for double storey, this should solve your issue.

  35. I am currently using TP Link TC1200 wireless router provided by TM with 100Mbps speed. According to TM technical support, the router did not support Parental Control features. Can you advise me what brand/model of wireless router which can provide that type of features. Thank you.

    1. Hi Yuzlee,

      Most routers now have parental control function. For 100Mbps bandwidth, you can consider models like Tenda AC10U, TP-LINK Archer A6 or ASUS RT-AC1200G+.

  36. i’m staying a double storey townhouse. 1900sq ft. I’m using 100mbps unifi. standard huawei modem and router. The signal on 2nd floor is very weak. The router is in the living room and once you walk up the staircase, immediately it is 2 bedroom door without any hall at 2nd floor.

    I’m looking at TP link and others. What do you recommend for best coverage? How many units should i get? where is the best place to place in the 2nd floor?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Stan,

      You may consider Deco E4 or M4, these are mesh WiFi that solves WiFi coverage issue. For double storey house, 2-3 packs is good enough.

      Placement wise is advised to follow in-app instructions (or generally 1 pack per floor).

  37. Hi, do you recommend huawei q2 pro mesh for 800mbps? On advertising it mention up to 1.3gb plc turbo. Trying to get mesh unit for WiFi supported up to 800 so I can use to Lan my desktop to optimise the maximum speed.

    1. Hi Richard,

      Huawei Q2 Pro is only recommended for bandwidth up to 300Mbps. For 800Mbps, do consider models like TP-LINK Deco X20, ASUS CT8.

  38. I am currently on Maxis 300 mbps plan. My modem and router located 1st floor in my room. At downstairs the WiFi very poor connection or either cannot get any Connection at all.
    Please advise which best Mesh WiFi is suitable for this problem.
    Thank you.

  39. Thanks for the info.

    I would like to ask that i living in triple storey semi-D with 12800 x 8300.
    The unifi modem put at middle of the house and the connection at ground floor and 2nd floor was bad.

    Can you recommend what mesh wifi would be the best for the dimensions of the house?


    1. Hi Tan,

      Can I know the dimension? Is it in ft or sq. ft ah? Very big ah.

      Regardless of the size, Mesh WiFi is still the best solution, can you provide us the actual size and your bandwidth plan for a better suggestion?

  40. Hi Ookas Team,

    I am using Huawei B315 4G Broadband router (digi i150 infinite plan). Might change to Huawei B618-65d sooner. The router sits right in the middle at the 2nd floor and I would like to get a better connection/coverage at the first floor, particularly for my backyard camera and Netflix streaming.

    House area around 3200 square feet @double storey terrace house. looking at tp link deco E4(3 pac) or tp link deco m4 (3 pac)

    Perhaps any advise for me? tq tq boss

  41. Hi, I am currently using Tenda MW3 for my Unifi 100mbps… planning to upgrade to 500mbps…

    From your post you recommend MW6 for 500mbps… but from the spec, both MW3 and MW6 are very similar, dual band with AC1200.

    Would like to know do I require to change my mesh unit if I upgrade to 500mbps?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Kenny,

      Thanks for writing in. Tenda Nova MW3 is designed for 100Mbps plan actually.

      If you’re looking to have better speed and also getting fullest out of your 500Mbps plan (while staying within Tenda ecosystem), you can get a Tenda MW6 as main node / router, while using your existing MW3 as access point.

  42. Hi, I currently subscribed to Maxis Fiber 30Mbs. My problem-during conference using Microsoft Team with my colleague , I’m always experiencing that my colleague couldn’t hear my voice and the connection seem like breaking. I’m staying at double story house, modem & existing router (ASUS RT-AC68U) located at GF and my workstation at 1st floor. Appreciate your advise on the best approach to solve this problem .


    1. Hi Firdaus,

      You can consider to get another RT-AC68U to form mesh WiFi network, RT-AC68U comes with Aimesh and you’ll be able to get to get better WiFi coverage and performance.

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