Best Mesh WiFi Malaysia (Updated 2020)

[Update-1] 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.

[Update-2] We updated the list on December 2020 with latest WiFi 6 mesh devices.

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!

List of WiFi 6 Mesh WiFi

WiFi 6 is the latest WiFi technology that offers better bandwidth management compared to it’s predecessor.

Most WiFi 6 Mesh WiFi can support up to 1Gbps but as always, the bandwidth will drop when the distance is longer.

We are yet to test them extensively over a period of time, so instead of listing as “best WiFi 6 Mesh WiFi”, we will be listing them here along with their bandwidth for your reference here.

[Learn how to read supported bandwidth here]

There are also WiFi 6 models like D-LINK Mesh & ASUS AiMesh – which you can mix and match routers based on your need.

The biggest difference compared to mesh devices above is you get stronger router capabilities and performance, but it also comes at a higher price, here you go with the list:

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

TP-LINK Deco P9

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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ASUS ZenWiFi CT8

ASUS ZenWiFi CT8

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

ASUS GT-AC2900

ASUS GT-AC2900

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
Price:RM1,100
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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ASUS RT-AC86U

ASUS RT-AC86U

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 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: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 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.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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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. 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 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: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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Comments

  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 – https://www.ookas.my/unifi-router-tool/

  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.

    Cheers

    Nick

    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,
    KC

    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 : https://shopee.com.my/D-Link-EXO-DIR-1360-AC1300-Smart-Mesh-Wi-Fi-Router-DRA-1360-AC1300-Mesh-Enabled-Range-Extender-Mesh-Router-Combo–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 : https://shopee.com.my/D-Link-AC1300-MU-MIMO-Wi-Fi-Nano-USB-Adapter-DWA-181-i.19708165.3901894247

    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.

    -Jay-

    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˜‚

      DIR-1360
      https://shopee.com.my/D-Link-EXO-AC1300-Gigabit-Smart-Mesh-WiFi-Wireless-Router-DIR-1360-with-Antivirus-i.180984.2330815228

      DWA-181
      https://shopee.com.my/D-Link-DWA-181-Nano-Size-AC1300-Dual-Band-2.4GHz-5GHz-MU-MIMO-AC-Wave2-USB-Wireless-WiFi-Adapter-i.180984.5301954729

  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
    -laptops
    -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
    -linksys

    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.

    Regards,
    Shian

    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 provide.my 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?

    thanks

    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:
      https://www.ookas.my/powerline-adapter/#How_To_Pick_Powerline_Adapter

  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.

    1. Hi William,

      Can you let us know your current router model and house size? Are you staying in double storey or triple storey?

  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?

    Thanks

    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

    1. Hi Peter,

      You can use mesh wifi, like TP-LINK Deco E4 or Tenda Nova MW3, do go for 3 packs for double storey house.

  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 .

    Thanks

    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.

  43. I am having some trouble with my existing setup at home. My router is TP Link TL-WR1043N and does not have 5G channel. While I play game on the PC located on the 1st floor, my TVBox in the Master Bedroom (also located on the 1st floor) will have severe lag and mostly can’t watch. The distance between the router and TV Box is around 6 to 8 Meters.

    My current plan from Unifi is 500Mbps, may I know what should I buy to improve my connection? Do I need a new router and mesh device? Normally I have about 8 devides connected and my house is about 2000 sq ft.

    1. Hi Thomas,

      If you’re not facing any WiFi coverage issue, you can change to WiFi router with AC1900 or WiFi 6 router will do.

  44. HI Ookas,
    I’m currently using MaxisOne Go 4G WIFI and soon will upgrade to Maxis fiber 100mbps (pending port availability). I’m staying in 1350 sqft. apartment. Can you advise which mesh is best for both case.

    thank you in advance for the advice

    1. Hey there,

      For 100Mbps and area around 1350 sq ft, you can look for models like Tenda Nova, MW3, TP-LINK Deco E4, 2 packs should be good enough.

      If you’re looking to upgrade to higher bandwidth in future, you may consider D-LINK COVR-1100 and Totolink T10.

  45. I am using Unifi 30Mbps, I just bought Mercusys Halo S3 from official Ookas shop on Shopee. Today is the 4th day I am using it, the connection is very unstable and it will disconnect if more than 4 devices connected on the secondary unit (the main unit seems fine). There were few times the speed of this secondary Halo S3 is only 0.03mbps while the speed directly to my routre is 30Mbps. Call Mercusys support centre but no one answer my call, mybe it’s CMCO. Well, I already submited the return and refund but not sure if Shopee accept the open box unit or not.

  46. Hi there,

    I am using Maxis Fibre 100Mbps with router and modem from ISP. Recently upgraded my plan to 300Mbps. My house is a double storey house. The router and modem are located downstairs near the front of the house entrance. However, I get poor signal strength, especially 5g, at the back of the house and upstairs. Can you recommend a good mesh network to compensate this bad network?

    1. Hi Quinn, getting a mesh network will solve your issue.

      There are quite a few budget range for 300Mbps, COVR-1100, Tenda Nova MW6 & Deco M5.

  47. Hello Ookas team… I’m using UNIFI turbo 500Mbps with wireless Asus AC1200 Dual Band at my 2 storey house.
    However, I can only get around 300Mbps speed at 1st floor using 2.4G or 5G where my router’s located. At 2nd floor 5G channel signal very weak & sometime lost. For 2.4G channel also unstable. If I want to use the mesh wifi which type can u sugggest?

    1. Hi Shafik,

      It’s common as 5Ghz have shorter range than 2.4Ghz.

      Consider getting mesh like Deco M5 & ASUS Lyra Trio, these mesh WiFi are designed for 500Mbps.

  48. Hi i have 3 storey house where my modem router at 2nd floor( middle)
    My house is 40×80
    My unifi is 100mbps
    What mesh wifi should i buy?

    1. Hi Raymond,

      For 100Mbps and 3 storey house, you can look for models like Tenda Nova, MW3, TP-LINK Deco E4, get 3 packs.

      If youโ€™re looking to upgrade to higher bandwidth in future, you may consider D-LINK COVR-1100 and Totolink T10.

  49. Helo ookas team

    im currently using unifi 500mbps and like to extend wifi 2.5 or 5ghz to my second house which is 400feet away

    can you give recomened what router should i buy? do i nede to buy wifi extender as well? many thanks.

    1. Hi Sam,

      Usually need to use outdoor point to point CPE, like TP-LINK CPE510.

      You can live chat with us via Shopee or LZD for further discussion.

  50. Hi

    Iโ€™m living in a double storey 22×70 intermediate house and Iโ€™m on Maxis 300Mbps using Maxis provided router. I have 4 laptops, 2 TV boxes and 4 CCTVs. Lately been seeing lag on my TV boxes and also phones, what would be the best Mesh WiFi for my place pls advice

    1. Hi Vince,

      We will need to know your speed test result directly beside your router and your WiFi dead zone.

      Do live chat with us on Shopee or LZD to discuss further.

  51. Hi,

    Between Tenda MW6 & Deco M4 – which is better? i have 4 school going kids attending online classes not to mention both of us have ms teams meeting during working hours (WFH). I live in a double storey house with 300Mbps Unifi and Astro 4k Ultrabox

    1. Hi Scott,

      Both are suitable for 300Mbps, can I know what issue are you currently facing so we can provide a better suggestion? Do let us know on your current router model.

  52. Hi there, I live in a double storey house and I moved my work space from my ground floor to the upper floor. Since then been experience lagging and unstable connection. I use 100 Mbps. My current down load is88.5 and upload of 101.8 Mbps. Which wifi mesh would you recommend? Thanks!

  53. I live in a double storey semi d and it runs on 2 phase wiring. Powerline didn’t work because my router is using a socket which is on a different phase. Will mesh solve this issue? Wifi signal is pretty much bad at any other corner besides where the router is actually located at. Im using archer 1200 provided by unifi and currently on a 500mbps package.

    Looking forward for your reply. Thanks

    1. Hi Calvin,

      Ah typical Powerline issue for a 3 Phase house.

      Mesh WiFi will solve your issue, do consider models like ASUS Lyra Trio, TP-LINK Deco M5 or M9 Plus. You can between these models based on your budget.

  54. Hi Ookas Team.

    I currently live in a 2500sq ft apartment with relatively thick walls (~1 feet), running the MAXIS 300mbps plan on the standard provided router TP-LINK Archer C5v. The router is currently in the living room and I do make use of the LAN ports for connection to smart LG TV, PS4, Astro Ultrabox (all using LAN Cable) for best internet connection.

    My issues is, the Wi-Fi signal is quite weak in both the kitchen and bedrooms due to its wall and configuration. I have another TV with android box in bedroom which has poor connection, also kids are now on online classes (using iPad) which is affected with poor wifi connection when the door is closed.

    May I know what is the solution? Thinking of Mesh wifi, but need to know which model would be best suited with problem like mine. I like the LAN connection to the tv/console/astro as it eliminates the risk of poor wifi connection. I also wanted a larger wifi coverage for the rooms and kitchen.

    Looking forward for your reply and suggestion. Thank you.

    1. Hi Dr. Tarmizi,

      Most mesh WiFI comes with 2 LAN ports only, if you require more LAN ports, we’d recommend go for ASUS AiMesh, for example, ASUS RT-AX55, it is the latest WiFi 6 model.

      You can take 2 units to create a mesh WiFi network. You will get much better coverage and WiFi performance.

      This should solve your problem.

  55. oh also would like to ask, mesh wifi solution or change the standard router to wifi6 or combination of both? When I checked my router, i have about 12-15 connected devices in the house at one single time.

  56. Hi,
    I am currently using Maxis home fibre 30mbps (maybe will upgrade the plan in the future)
    I live in double story house, and sometimes, very hard to get connection while staying upstairs, the router that I am currently using is from maxis. My family always experience lag, disconnection while playing online game, watching movies on TV box also lag.

    What is the best approach to resolve this issue. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi ST,

      We’d recommend you to go for mesh WiFi as you are facing coverage issue.

      Do consider TP-LINK Deco E4 or Tenda Nova MW3, they are designed for 100Mbps bandwidth (or lower) packages. Consider to get 3 packs.

  57. Hi!
    I am staying in a single storey house about 2800 sq ft and using Unifi 500Mbps plan. D-link DIR842 C2, (I think is the router) and Huawei HG 8240w (i think is the modem) are given by TM and located in living room. Hence connect at kitchen is not very good. Appreciate if you could recommend a suitable mesh wifi…

    Called TM, they ask me to take TP-link M4, but I think it can supports max 300Mbps only…

    Good Day!

    1. Hi Yap,

      You are correct, don’t go for M4 as it max support 300Mbps only.

      You should go for Deco M5 or Deco X20 (latest WiFi 6), 2 packs will be good enough for your case.

  58. Hi, thanks for the great article. Iโ€™m about to move into a 7000sqft 2 storey condo with Maxis Fibre 800mbps. What solution do you suggest would be best for top performance excellent coverage? There is a gamer in the house, and many devices on the go simultaneously- I donโ€™t mind a high initial investment for good coverage and performance! Iโ€™m not sure the standard hardware provided by Maxis really does the trick. Thanks for your advice!

    1. Hey there,

      Definitely a better router – you can opt for a gaming mesh router for the best of both worlds (better coverage and lower latency / lag times).

      We’d recommend 2 units of ASUS RT-AX82U.

      Good thing about ASUS routers (selected models) is that they are able to for mesh network, which gives you a much broader WiFi coverage. RT-AX82U is also the latest WiFi 6 router that optimizes WiFi delivery (layman term – faster WiFi speed), with it’s gaming specifications and hardware, it is also designed to lower latency which the gamer will love.

  59. Thanks for your suggestion. So you would recommend 2 x ASUS RT-AX82U over Asus ZenWiFi AX (XT8)? Which is better in performance?

    1. Hi Sue,

      If you have a gamer at home, best to go for AX82U as you can configure certain settings for it.

      Otherwise, XT8 is good.

  60. Hi there,

    My house is running on unifi 300mbps package and on standard unifi tp-link router. The signal cannot reach the end room at the corner as my house is of nearly U shape and i tried tenda nova mesh3f but the result is still the same.

    Would like to try the tp-link ac1200 m4 but in hesitation as afraid the result would be the same.

    Could you please advise on this?

    1. Hi Faris,

      Can I know what is your previous Tenda Mesh model? If it’s Nova MW3, using Deco M4 will be more of less the same result.

      You will need model with better WiFi penetration such as TP-LINK Deco M5, Deco M9 Plus or ASUS Zenwifi CT8, depending on your budget.

      1. Yup.itโ€™s MW3. Will need to consider that since those list are quite expensive.

        Or would it be advisable to change the router instead? currently using d-link the standard one provided by TM.

  61. hello Ookas, now im using maxis broadband with huawei b525 at my 2 storey house. average speed is around 30mbps. what wireless mesh model that u can suggest?

  62. Hi, I am 300 mbps maxis fiber home subscriber. Thinking of installing mesh wifi. My resident is double storey type. My kids keep complaining that every time they have a class, the line was not stable and experiencing a cut off.
    So which type gadget should I use

  63. i live in a 2100sq ft 2 storey house and currently running on 500mbps unifi, main router located at the first floor and a repeater at the top floor. Top floor usually get around 70-90mbps but with high loss and ping. If i were to use the Tenda mw3 3 packs due to a small budget would it suffice? Thanks in advance for responding.

    1. Hi Athir,

      What’s your current router model? What’s your biggest issue / bottleneck?

      Tenda MW3 is designed to maximise coverage for 100Mbps, if you are expecting top-notch performance (low ping, good coverage) from this device, chances are you might be disappointed, as wider coverage doesn’t necessarily mean low latency.

      1. so, i have browse around and i have 3 options and i would like your take on it.
        Tenda MW6 (3packs)
        Tp link M5 (2 packs)
        ASUS RT-AX55 (2 packs)

        Reasons why different number of units is due to budget being <600.
        Thanks in advance for your response.

        1. oh i forgot, my current router is an Archer C6 and the issue is wifi drops, speed drops is the main occurence thats all.

  64. Hi, Iโ€™m currently using Unifi 100mbps. 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. Always facing problem at my ground floor TV box during weekend, if the user connected to WiFi more than 6 person. Can I apply mercusys mesh wifi?

    1. Hi Esther,

      Yes, Mercusys is one of the affordable choice. Another one you can opt for is Tenda Nova MW3, also designed for 100Mbps.

  65. hi, i am currently living at three story house. there is only two to three of us living there. we are planning to apply for tm around 30mbps or 100mbps. we are trying buy our own mesh wifi instead of renting.Could you recommend and advise us on which mesh wifi is better?

    1. Hi there,

      Quite a few models to look from:

      D-LINK COVR-1100, TP-LINK Deco M5, Tenda Nova MW6 and many more.

      These models support up to 300Mbps bandwidth, do consider to get 3 packs for your triple storey house.

  66. Hi,

    I am currently using Maxis Fibre 300Mbps with Tp-link 1200. Planing to upgrade bandwidth to 800mbps in near future. I am looking for a tri-band mesh wifi system to cover 4000sqft double storey. Current router location is not strategic as multiple wall involve. (at least 2 wall from router to client device)

    Power line, LAN and relocation of router is not an option. Any recommendation?

    1. Hi Jason,

      You can opt for Deco M9 Plus or COVR-2202, these are tri-band models that comes with wireless backhaul, and can support up to 800Mbps. Good reviews too.

  67. Hi Ookas team!

    Im currently using unifi 50 Mbps plan with a TP Link AC1350 Wireless Dual Band Router in my penthouse condominium which the built up size is around 8,000 sf. The reason why we using 50 Mbps is because of our building restriction, max can only go up til 50 only. Hence, the TM person recommended us to use mesh wifi instead of extenders (which we are using right now) for better connectivity. But i dont which mesh wifi package should i buy. Which type can u suggest for me???

    Looking forward to your reply ASAP. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi James,

      As your case is low bandwidth and large space, we recommend using Deco M9 Plus 3 packs or ASUS CT8 2 packs.

      These are high specs mesh WiFi which support bandwidth up to 800Mbps, and each node is able to support up to 2,000 – 3,000 sq. ft.

      Alternatively, you can consider lower end models like:

      TP-LINK Deco E4 – 4-6 packs
      Tenda Nova MW3 – 4-6 packs

      Do take note that these two models are not high spec models, but suitable for your 50Mbps plan as they support up to 100Mbps. Each node can cover up to 1,000-1,500 sq. ft.

  68. Hi,

    Im living in apartment using maxis broadband 30mbps.

    My apartment is around 1200sqft and having problem to get stabile connection inside the room. What would you suggest to improve the wifi connection for the room?

    Should I upgrade my broadband speed package or use wifi mesh. If better to get wifi mesh, what type of model i should get for proper investment

    my budget would be around 300-500 ringgit for the wifi mesh

    Currently my wifi router is tp link archer C5v v1.1

    Thanks

    1. Hi Jaja,

      If 30Mbps is good for you and you’re not looking to upgrade in near future, consider to take a mesh WiFI like TP-LINK Deco E4, Tenda Nova MW3, 2 packs should be good enough.

      1. Hi,

        Thanks for the info. Its working perfectly.

        I have a friend staying a double story house. Using maxis fibre 100mbps and the modem model is TP Link Archer C5v v1.1.

        House is 20x70sqft and budget is around RM300-400

  69. Hi Ookas,
    22×75 double storey with lot of concrete slab wall. Internet speed 500mbps. Need coverage front to back to cover wireless CCTV. Currently use Maxis airties mesh (2x) which has low overall wifi coverage. need to be near mesh to get optimum speed. Looking at Deco M9 and Netgear RBK23 to improve. Which one do you suggest?

    1. Hi Syamsul,

      Technically both models are similar specs on paper, we never really did side by side comparison before so it’s hard to say which is better.

      But we can be sure that it’s better than Airties.

      Do look into ASUS CT8 as well as it’s in the similar range.

  70. Hi
    I am living in 2 storey pre war house. the length of the house is around 90 ft by 22 ft.
    I am using 100 mbps unifi. there is 4 bedroom on second floor. Current WIFI router at ground floor.
    I was thinking whether deco m4 or Tenda mw6?

  71. Hi Ookas,

    I am living in a 3-storey house with build-up of about 4,800sqft.
    I am on Unifi 500Mbps plan and using a TP-Link Archer AX50 Router.
    My router and the TM modem are in a small store room on the ground floor where the fibre terminates.
    Signal is very very weak on the top floor and part of the 1st floor.

    I need advice which combination best to solve the issue whether:

    (1)Keep AX50 and add TPLink Deco M9Plus 3pack as AP, 1 unit to AX50 and balance 2 units of each floor.
    (2)Replace AX50 with Asus ZenWifi (2pack). 1unit on the 1st floor and 1 as the main router.
    or any other suggestions/combinations.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Steve,

      Depends on your budget. In our opinion, just replace the AX50 with Zenwifi CT8, XT8, XD4(3pack), or Deco M9 Plus (3pack) also can. Forget about AX50, then only can enjoy the benefit of unified network experience by mesh WiFi.

  72. Hi,

    I am planning to install TP-Link Deco M4 3 pack for my parent’s house which is a 2 storey-Bungalow.

    The current ISP package is 300mbps Maxis Fibre which suffers from poor wifi coverage throughout the house.

    The main router located at 2nd floor causing poor wifi coverage at kitchen and in master bedroom.

    So, can you please advise on how far will the node maintain good connection with main node?

    And should I turn off the main router wifi so that only Deco M4 wifi will utilize?

    Last question would be, is it okay to let it on during rain storm? Afraid that lightning will fry out it PCB.

    Thank you and have a good day! Looking forward in using this Mesh ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi there,

      Can decide how far each node install, need you to on field and test to get the best balance between speed and coverage. Yes, better turn off the router WiFi for better unified network experience.

  73. Hi ookas.
    I am living in a 3 storey semi d.
    Was looking for an upgrade on WiFi as currently upgraded to maxis 300mbps but even using lan connection direct to the TV it still getting lot lot of buffering. Whereas the company claim wifi should be better than lan. But it doesn’t work. Any recommendations? Thanks

  74. Hi Ookas,

    I’m gonna sign up TIME Internet (100Mbps). I have 3 options now for my small-medium condo: 1700sqft. Should I:

    1) just take their original router? Does it suffice?
    OR
    2) add on one of their Huawei HG8145V5 router?
    OR
    3) any other router you would recommend?

    Note: I mostly use Ethernet for gaming; use WIFI for watching youtube, live TV, netflix, facebook, whatsapp, etc. on mobile and laptop. So latency for gaming is not an issue at all, if that helps.

  75. I am staying in a 2-storey bunglow size up to 3800sqft. On 500Mbps UNIFI plan. I would like to future proof my Wifi to Wifi 6. Which brand/model do you recommend? Is 2 pack enough for my size or I need 3 packs?

    1. Hi Felix,

      You can consider the following models:

      Deco X20, Zenwifi XD4, take 3 pack.
      Deco X60, Zenwifi XT8, 2 pack should good enough.

  76. Hi,

    I am currently on 30mbps fibre broadband and would like to use WiFi Mesh to solve my deadspots. I purchased a WiFi extender but it slashed my internet speed at those deadspots.

    Question, is 30mbps too slow to use WiFi Mesh?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Jeremy,

      Not really. You can still use mesh WiFi for 30Mbps.

      Mesh WiFi is designed for better WiFi coverage, we labelled different bandwidth (or ISP speed) for easier reference, as some are budget users and some are performance users.

  77. Hi,

    My Maxis plan is 500MB and got 2 Deco M4 from Maxis. My router is at the back of the house, ground floor.

    3 stories house, built up 4000 sq ft. Signal is weak at 2 bedrooms on level 1 and master bedroom, level 2.

    Thinking to add another 2 DEco M4 OR should I change the mesh set up completely? Any recommendation?

    Thanks

    1. Hi George,

      For 500Mbps, you should add on Deco M5 or X20, one or two units. One use as master (connect to modem or router).

  78. Hi, already purchase some items like AV600 etc in your shoppe mall. May i know, what is the different extender and mesh? Which one better. Live in aparment. TQ

  79. I’m so glad that I found your articles!
    I’m using unifi 300mbps for a double storey linked house, 2600 sq ft. Router at ground floor living hall but there is almost no signal in the guest room (same floor)
    Bedrooms in first floor also no signal !! (Sometimes 1or 2 bars).
    1. Is it my router problem? Or it could be solved with mesh alone?
    2. I’m looking at mercusys and read that the significant different would be the type of wireless. Mercusys is wireless n Vs tp is ac.
    Since both are from the same company, I assume the material quality should be ok for both. I read that wireless ac not necessary better because N allow the signal travel further. May I have your comment about which is more suitable for my house? Thank you

    1. Hi there,

      May I know what router are you currently using? Mesh WiFi is designed to tackle WiFi coverage issues, so it should solve your WiFi deadzones issue.

      For 300Mbps, we wouldn’t recommend going for Mercusys as it is designed for 100Mbps bandwidth package. You may consider Tenda Nova MW6, Deco M4 or COVR-1100.

  80. Hi There,

    I am staying in a 2-story terrace and my current ISP under TM unifi lite 10mbps.
    Now I work from home and i only get 1 bar for the wifi connection on my laptop and Iphone. Sometimes the connection drop.

    What would you recommend for that issue?

    1. Hi Saiful,

      For 10Mbps package, the easiest way is to add on WiFi extender such as TP-Link TL-WA855RE, Totolink EX200.

      No need to go for high cost solution.

    1. Hi Shane,

      Depends on house size and structure. 2 units AX3 recommend for single storey 1500-2500sqft, or double storey 1200-1800sqft.

  81. Hi, I’m staying in Double Storey Semi-detached house, 2500-3000 sq feet. I’m currently using UNIFI 100 MPS with D-link DIR 842 router located in living room ground floor.

    I often experience speed drops for 5HZ on the second floor, forcing me to use 2.4Hz.

    What’s your recommendation? Use a Wifi-6 router or use a Mesh system? Which will you recommend

    Is it advisable to use both Wifi 6 and Mesh simultaneously?

    Thanks heaps

    1. Hi Jun,

      100mbps no need go for WiFi 6. Can consider Asus RT-AC59U, 2 or 3 pack to create a mesh WiFi router. Replace existing DIR-842.

  82. Hi,

    I live in a 3000 sqft double duplex condo unit with TIME 500 Mbit. I prefer WiFi-6 for future proofing and had my eyes on the Asus XT8. However I see the TP-link X20 with a very attractive price tag. Backhaul can easily be solved with a Ethernet cable (built in) in the condo between the rooms I’m planning to put the router/ap in. What would your recommendation be? Open for suggestions, but the XT8 is my absolute budget max.

    1. Hey Andy,

      Both are good for 500Mbps plan.

      Assuming if you have Ethernet backhaul properly setup, Deco X20 should be good for 500Mbps.

      Otherwise, it’s recommended to go for ASUS XT8 as it is tri-band (WiFi backhaul) and WiFi 6, state of the art design and equipment.

  83. Hi, I’ve been reading all your replies. Great job!

    My case is a bit more complicated. Would appreciate your good advice.

    I have new semi-D with 3500sq ft. Prefer to use Dlink since I am currently using it for my old house and familiar with the software interface.

    Going to sign up for 500Mbps Time service. The house does come with Ethernet ports (Cat6) from downstairs store room to the ground floor living room, upstairs family room as well as master bedroom.

    I am thinking of using an 8+2 port gigabit switch (DGS-F1010P-E) and then connect to living room and/or family room wifi router. Will be using for general surfing + video streaming (Netflix/AppleTV), as well as gaming.

    Would DLink COVR 2202 or 2203 be better than the AX5400 (DIR-X5460) ?

    Also – are there any better versions of the Dlink COVR 2202 since it was launched almost 2 years ago?

    Thanks!

    1. Hey Gilbert,

      COVR-2202 is already discontinued. Can consider go for DIR-X5460, the performance will be much better than COVR-2202 with latest WiFi 6 technology, also more Ethernet ports to use. DIR-X5460 will able to support mesh WiFi after get firmware update on May. Then you can use 2 or more DIR-X5460 to build a mesh WiFi network if single unit is not enough to cover the whole house.

  84. Hi,
    I’m currently staying at 3 floor linked house. 3000sqft. Unifi fiber link pre-built by developer at the store. Have Ethernet connection to living room and 1st floor. 2nd floor don’t have Ethernet link due to broken cable in the wall but I have AV system and hifi system there. Currently using home plug connected to 8ports switch. I need 5 ports router at basement due to connected to home plug, NAS, cctv, 1st floor and living room. What is the best solution for eliminate home plug solution which bad quality for hifi & 4k video at 2nd floor and whole house coverage?

  85. Hi!

    I live in a 10,000+ sqft one storey house. Currently using Unifi advance plus 500Mbps but did speed test and it is less than 100Mbps. The walls are thick THICK.

    Been thinking of getting the 3 units of Deco M9 plus OR 3 units of Deco X60. Might add another unit or so in the future though.

    But when I was about to add to cart, just realised there’s a latest model which is the Deco X90. I don’t have any expertise in the network area so any suggestions please?

    1. Hi there,

      If your main concern is to maximize WiFi coverage and have the budget to do so, it’s better to go for Deco X90 or ASUS XT8.

      Both models come with wireless backhaul which gives you better network stability and faster speed.

      If you’re talking about maximizing performance (i.e. hitting 500Mbps in every corner of your house), then realistically speaking, it’s better to get your house fully wired with Ethernet cable.

  86. Hi there. Would like to seek your advise.
    I am currently stay in 2 storey house fitted with unifi 500 package. Router acher Ax20 sits in Ground floor.
    I have slow access n internet lags when i close my doors in any rooms.
    Hence i have laid 1 cat 6 to the first floor and think to buy Re605x series to boost my wifi strength…
    Or shall i go for deco series…
    Leong

  87. Hi Ookas team, great replies you have provided to users.

    I am living in a 4000sq ft double storey. Currently using 100 mbps UNIFI plan with the orange modem provided by Unifi and a tp-link wifi extender, coverage is very bad especially in the upstairs rooms at the back. Router is placed in the living room downstairs.

    Am considering to get a TP-link wifi mesh, but not sure if I should get a 2 pack or 3 pack. Alternatively, do you advise changing the router as well? If yes, please advise which is a good model which would pair well with the wifi mesh and also which TP-link model is recommended.

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