Best WiFi Adapter in Malaysia 2020

WiFi adapters are designed to provide quick WiFi access especially for aging laptops and devices. 

While each of them have different specification and similar usage, we have curated a list of WiFi adapters based on different ISP plans to aid you on your purchase decision.

This list is curated based on a combination of customer feedback, budget, and performance. If you are unsure which WiFi adapter to go for then make sure to read on!

WiFi Adapter for 100Mbps

Most models are fairly affordable and probably cost in range of RM50 – RM60, depending on your requirement, you should expect to get 70-150Mbps in real life application.

TP-LINK Archer T2U is an extremely popular model due to its affordability and reliability.

Archer T2U Nano has the same specification as Archer T2U however it is much smaller than T2U.

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)Wireless StandardReal Life SpeedDual Band?FormatBudget (RM)
TP-LINK Archer T2U100MbpsAC60070 to 150 MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
D-LINK DWA-171100MbpsAC60070 to 150 MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
TP-LINK Archer T2U Nano100MbpsAC60070 to 150 MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
Mercusys MU6H100MbpsAC65070 to 150 MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
Totolink A650UA100MbpsAC65070 to 150 MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
D-LINK DWA-172100MbpsAC60070 to 150 MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80

WiFi Adapter for 300Mbps

Depending on the model, you can expect to get real-life speed from 150 – 400 Mbps. 

Tenda U12 is the cheapest WiFi adapter that supports 300Mbps

Totolink A2000UA is well known for it’s high gain ability which works well if you are located very far from your router.

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)Wireless StandardReal Life SpeedDual Band?FormatBudget (RM)
Tenda U12300MbpsAC1300150 to 400MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
D-LINK DWA-182300MbpsAC1300150 to 400MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
TP-LINK Archer T4U300MbpsAC1300150 to 400MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
TP-LINK Archer T3U300MbpsAC1300150 to 400MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80
D-LINK DWA-181300MbpsAC1300150 to 400MbpsYesUSBRM50 to RM80

WiFi Adapter for 500Mbps

Not much choices here really, however based on our real life testing, you can expect 250-500Mbps for the models listed below.

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)Wireless StandardReal Life SpeedDual Band?FormatBudget (RM)
TP-LINK T9UH500MbpsAC1900250 to 500MbpsYesUSBRM150 to RM200
D-LINK DWA-192500MbpsAC1900250 to 500MbpsYesUSBRM150 to RM200

WiFi Adapter for 800Mbps

To achieve maximum speed, you will need to go for WiFi 6 Adapter however it is not available in the market yet. You can only opt for PCI-E adapter which is meant for desktop only.

Otherwise you’d need to upgrade your existing network card into WiFi 6 card for your laptop.

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)Wireless StandardReal Life SpeedDual Band?FormatBudget (RM)
TP-LINK TX3000E800MbpsAX3000~800MbpsYesPCIERM200 to RM250

WiFi Adapter for Gaming

Truth to be told, we’d advise to spend that budget to upgrade your router as no adapter is designed specifically for gaming. 

You’d likely to get much better result with a high perfoming router or even mesh wifi.

If you’re looking to upgrade your router, head on to our router tool or UNIFI router guide to see which router is best suited for you.

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