Mesh WiFi was designed to provide superior WiFi coverage compared to WiFi router & WiFi extender combo. You will be able to eliminate WiFi dead zones while enjoying faster and stronger WiFi connection.

All the mesh WiFi suggestions here are curated based on feedback from our users, you may click on the table of contents to jump to check the recommended mesh WiFi system for your ISP plan.

If you’d like to compare between Mesh WiFi and routers, do read our UNIFI router guide or reach out to us on Whatsapp or Facebook.

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  • Support 100Mbps
  • Support 300Mbps
  • Support 500Mbps
  • Support 800Mbps

Comparison Between 9 Different Mesh WiFi

In the table below, we did a side-by-side comparison between Wireless Specification, Features & Budget to provide you a clearer picture.

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
Tenda Nova MW3100MbpsAC1200RM219.00 - RM319.00
TP-LINK Deco M4300MbpsAC1200RM375.00 - RM545.00
D-LINKCOVR C1203300MbpsAC1200RM449.00 - RM663.00
Totolink T10300MbpsAC1200RM499.00
TP-LINK Deco M5500MbpsAC1300RM259.00 - RM729.00
Tenda Nova MW6500MbpsAC1200RM329.00 - RM499.00
ASUS Lyra Trio500MbpsAC1750RM1,455.00
TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus800MbpsAC2200RM449.00 - RM1,269.00
D-LINK COVR-2202800MbpsAC2200RM869.00

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:👍 Super affordable entry-level mesh WiFi
👍 Covers up to 2,200 sq. ft.
👍 Supports >20 devices
Cons:❌ Runs on Wireless N instead of latest Wireless AC

Mercusys Halo S3

Ideal for Budget Users with <RM200

Tenda Nova MW3

TENDA Nova MW6

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:👍 Comes with decent features for basic WiFi network
👍 Covers up to 2,200 sq. ft.
👍 Uses latest Wireless AC for faster WiFi speed
👍 Supports >20 devices
Cons:❌ Tenda WiFi app has limited functionalities
❌ Has basic parental control features

Tenda Nova MW3

An AC1200 Dual-Band Mesh WiFi for Budget Users

Recommended Mesh System for 300Mbps Plan

TP-LINK Deco M4

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. 

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:👍 Comes with extensive and robust parental control
👍 Covers up to 2,500 sq. ft.
👍 Dual-band Wireless AC Model
👍 Supports >100 devices
Cons:❌ Pricier than other brands
❌ Not everyone needs parental control

TP-LINK Deco M4

Best Rated 300Mbps Mesh WiFi

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 is 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 TP-LINK Deco series.

Recommended For:500Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM300 - RM500
Pros:👍 Decent specifications and features
👍 Covers up to 6,000 sq. ft.
👍 Dual-band Wireless AC Model
👍 Supports >100 devices
Cons:❌ Basic WiFi configuration features
❌ Limited Tenda WiFi App functionalities

Tenda Nova MW6

Affordable Option for 500Mbps Users

TP-LINK Deco M5

TP-LINK Deco M5

This is suitable for 500Mbps plan users. This is an AC1300 model which is better than most entry-level mesh WiFi system. Here’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. 

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

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. 

Recommended For:500Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM100 - RM800 (1, 2 & 3 Packs)
Pros:👍 Sleek and stylish design
👍 Superior specifications & features
👍 Covers up to 5,500 sq. ft.
👍 Anti-Virus with TP-LINK HomeCare
👍 Supports >100 devices
Cons:❌ Pricier than competitors

TP-LINK Deco M5

A Mid-Range Powerful Mesh WiFi

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. 

Recommended For:>800Mbps Plan for Double Storey House To Bungalow
Price:RM300 - RM1,300 (1, 2 & 3 Packs)
Pros:👍 Tri-Band Model
👍 Superior specifications & features
👍 Covers up to 6,500 sq. ft.
👍 Extensive features and protection with TP-LINK HomeCare
👍 Supports >100 devices
Cons:❌ Most expensive Mesh System
❌ Missing advanced features compared to similar specifications router

TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus

Maximize Performance & Coverage with Deco M9 Plus

D-LINK COVR 2202

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:👍 Tri-Band AC2200 model
👍 6 internal antennas
👍 Covers up to 6,000 sq. ft.
👍 Slightly cheaper than competitors
👍 Comes with free McAfee Protection
Cons:❌ Comes in 2 Packs only
❌ Does not have extensive features compared to TP-LINK
❌ Basic functionalities on D-LINK WiFi App

D-LINK COVR 2202

Award Winning AC2200 Mesh WiFi System

What is Mesh WiFi

Mesh WiFi is designed to solve WiFi coverage issues.

Instead of operating based on a single wifi router which has difficulty in penetrating walls and eliminating WiFi dead zones, Mesh WiFi uses multiple devices that are known as “nodes” to connect and form a mesh network.

The newly formed mesh network will have a stronger coverage compared to typical router extender combo.

Most mesh systems comes in dual-band wireless AC standard, where the device will automatically route you to the strongest possible frequency based on your distance and location.

In other words, you will be able to enjoy strong WiFi signals and stable connection in every corner of your house.

Benefits of Using Mesh WiFi

A Single SSID For Whole House

In contrary to the typical router and WiFi extender combo which comes in multiple SSIDs such as 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz / 2.4Ghz ext, you will only get one SSID on mesh WiFi. 

The idea behind single SSID is instead of users manually switching between bands, Mesh WiFi will automatically swap you through different bands based on your distance and WiFi strength through a function called Band Steering.

As most Mesh WiFi devices comes in Dual-Band & Tri-Band, you will be automatically routed to the best possible frequency all the time.

Which leads us to the next point.

Reduce Call & Video Buffers Significantly

With Mesh WiFi, you will be able to walk between rooms while maintaining your live call, videos or gaming without buffers.

This is known as Fast Roaming by mesh technology which automatically assigns you to the nearest available mesh node to provide you with the best possible speed. 

You no longer need to wave your phone around and hide in a corner that has the “best WiFi signal”. 

Easy To Upgrade

Upgrading your WiFi networking is easy with Mesh devices. Not enough coverage? Just get another unit from the same brand. Found a spot that is weak in WiFi? Just put another unit there.

This purchasing process is extremely easy compared to upgrading router and WiFi extender as you will need to worry about compatibility, budget and most importantly is the expected end result (i.e. such as maintaining 100Mbps, 300Mbps etc)

When you are using a proven Mesh WiFi system, it just takes away the hassle as it is proven to work.

Easy Guided Setup Process

Most mesh systems use a mobile app for a guided setup — The app walks you through the set-up process for optimal placement of nodes throughout your home.

It will help you find dead zones so you can place nodes in those areas that otherwise wouldn’t receive WiFi coverage. The mobile app also incorporates some cool features to help you manage your WiFi, such as parental controls, device prioritization, guest access, and more.

How Mesh WiFi Works

All the mesh devices (also known as nodes) work together to form a network. Each individual node will find the best frequency, channel and path to connect wireless to another node, and thus, you will have a seamless and reliable WiFi connection throughout your entire home.

Think of it like your mesh nodes working together to build a spider web. 

Why This Matters?

WiFi coverage is determined by many factors such as the distance from the router, router specification, how many rooms (or walls to penetrate) and not forgetting electrical interference from other devices.

The logic behind WiFi strength is the further you are from your router, the weaker your signal is. You also need to take note that the more walls that a WiFi needs to penetrate, the weaker it is too.

As traditional routers are only broadcasting WiFi from one router, mesh WiFi was designed differently so that it communicates to each other wirelessly to form a stronger network, and thus, result in a better WiFi coverage.

Using It As Router Mode Or Access Point

There are two primary ways to use your Mesh WiFi – you can use it to replace your router directly, or use it as an access point.

In most cases, we advise customers to replace their old routers with mesh WiFi provided that the mesh solution that you are looking for has better specification compared to your current router.

However, there are cases where customers would like to expand their network, you can use mesh WiFi as an access point directly. To do this, all you need to do is to connect your mesh device to your router instead of your modem.

Difference between Mesh WiFi & WiFi Extender?

Both of them enhance WiFi coverage, while the latter is much more affordable and has to be used with a router, it comes with a performance drop.

The easiest way to understand this is WiFi extenders act as a messenger between your router and devices. Everytime you browse a video (or any online interaction), your WiFi extender will need to be running between you and router, one at a time.

This is why WiFi extenders will half WiFi throughput.

Mesh WiFi operates on a different model where all Mesh Nodes communicate with one another instantly, which takes away the ding-dong between communications (or sending packets in IT terms), which results in better bandwidth capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this compatible with Maxis, UNIFI & TIME Fibre?

Yes. All the Mesh WiFi mentioned here are compatible with local ISP providers.

Is this suitable for big houses like double storey and bungalow?

Yes. Mesh WiFi was designed to provide superior WiFi coverage. Do take note that to provide full WiFi coverage, you may need to get additional mesh nodes.

Does all mesh nodes require to connect to LAN cable?

No. Only one node is required to connect to the router or modem. The other mesh nodes will sync via wireless.

What if I bought 2 pack units and it's not enough to cover my house?

You can always purchase another single pack to upgrade your WiFi coverage without worrying about the compatibility.

I see that there are 2 pack and 3 pack units, what does it mean?

2 pack comes with 2 units in a pack, likewise for 3 pack. The reason for this is to tailor the offer based on different house sizes.

Do I need to replace my router with Mesh WiFi?

It depends. We only recommend to replace it with Mesh WiFi provided that:

  • Your router is unable to support your current ISP package (bottleneck, slow, etc)
  • Your router is not able to provide sufficient coverage for your house

If you’re still unsure if you need an upgrade, please do reach out to us so we can provide you with a proper recommendation.

Can I setup the Mesh WiFi as Access Point (AP Mode)?

Yes you can. All you need to do is to follow the manual guide for the setup.