We created this router replacement guide to help all UNIFI users to select the right routers based on their ISP plan. We have compiled a list of wireless routers, networking gears and mesh WiFi that are suitable to solve different networking gears problem.

All the wireless routers listed in this guide are compatible with all different ISP plans from UNIFI, Maxis and TIME Fibre.

Whether you are using UNIFI, Maxis or even TIME fibre broadband, you will be able to find the recommended router based on your plan.

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Reasons For Slow Internet Speed

Weak WiFi Coverage

The further away you are from your router, the slower the speed you will receive from your router.

If you are getting a weak signal within your house, you are either facing:

  • A router bottleneck where it cannot provide you with the optimal coverage
  • Your house is simply too big for the router to support

There are cases where routers can support up to a certain bandwidth plan (i.e. UNIFI 300Mbps or Maxis 300Mbps) but it failed to broadcast a better WiFi coverage so you will have WiFi dead zones.

In other words, it’s important to take note of your house size when it comes to picking a proper router upgrade.

Not All Devices Can Get The Same Speed

Majority of the WiFi receivers in our daily gadgets are AC1200 – in other words, majority of our smartphones such as iPhone X is only capable of getting a maximum speed of 500Mbps only.

This is why you will never achieve 1Gbps speed on an iPhone X, but you can actually achieve 1Gbps on a LAN connection.

A good analogy would be TV station is capable of broadcasting 4K resolution content, however, your TV need have a 4K resolution in order to be able to play those movies and comedy shows.

In short – your gadget needs to be equipped with the relevant WiFi receiver or WiFi adapter in order to enjoy the maximum speed.

Unifi Turbo – Replace Your Router

Remember the moment where UNIFI users are complaining that they aren’t getting full Internet speed, even after UNIFI Turbo – which literally provides you 10 times faster speed.

This is a classic case of UNIFI router hardware bottleneck.

Achieving full Internet speed is possible when you are using the right router, even if you are on high bandwidth plans such as TIME fibre 1Gbps, Maxis Fibre 800Mbps and UNIFI 800Mbps plan.

To make things worse, some would assume that AC1200 (a router naming convention) is capable of support 800Mbps simply because the 5Ghz frequency is able to transmit up to 867Mbps which is not true.

We will be uploading another guide soon to explain on the naming convention (AC1200, AC1750, AC1900 etc), however for this guide’s purposes, we will include it in the recommendation section later as a reference point.

In short, to achieve a maximum possible speed by your ISP plan, you will need a corresponding router that is capable of support the very same speed.

UNIFI Router Setup & Installation

You should have a copy of your UNIFI login ID (which ends of “@unifi”) and password with you. You will need these to setup your dynamic PPPoE connection. In case you lost them, you can reach out to UNIFI.

Once your new router or mesh WiFi arrived, you can proceed to remove your existing router and connect the new router to UNIFI modem. Do take note that you will need to reconfigure your new wireless router or mesh WiFi.

Most networking gear brands such as TP-LINK, Tenda, D-LINK and ASUS allow you to configure most settings within their proprietary smartphone app, which makes it even more convenient.

UNIFI Router Replacement Guide (ISP Plan)

We have also listed a few factors that help you to pick the right UNIFI router replacement such as:

  • Recommended Plan – The recommended plan for this router or mesh WiFi (e.g. UNIFI 300Mbps)
  • WiFi Specifications – Terms like AC1200 which highlights the wireless standard and maximum theoretical speed.
  • Beamforming – A router’s feature to enhance WiFi signal to penetrate the wall for better WiFi coverage
  • Budget – Helping you to identify the best networking solution for your budget

Best router for UNIFI 300mbps

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
TP-LINK Deco M4300MbpsAC1200RM375.00 - RM545.00
D-LINKCOVR C1203300MbpsAC1200RM449.00 - RM663.00
Totolink T10300MbpsAC1200RM499.00
Totolink A3000RU300MbpsAC1200RM179.00
TP-LINK Archer A6300MbpsAC1200RM185.00
Tenda AC10U300MbpsAC1200RM169.00
D-LINK DIR-825300MbpsAC1200RM158.00
D-LINK DIR-842300MbpsAC1200RM204.00
TP-LINK C1200300MbpsAC1200RM259.00
TP-LINK Archer C6300MbpsAC1200RM219.00
ASUS AC52U300MbpsAC1200RM425.00
ASUS AC1200G300MbpsAC1200RM379.00

Best router for UNIFI 500mbps

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
TP-LINK Deco M5500MbpsAC1300RM259.00 - RM729.00
Tenda Nova MW6500MbpsAC1200RM329.00 - RM499.00
ASUS Lyra Trio500MbpsAC1750RM1,455.00
TP-LINK Archer A7500MbpsAC1750RM285.00
TP-LINK Archer C7500MbpsAC1750RM349.00
TP-LINK Archer A9500MbpsAC1750RM259.00
Tenda AC15500MbpsAC1900RM269.00
Tenda AC18500MbpsAC1900RM269.00
D-LINK DIR-867500MbpsAC1750RM342.00
D-LINK DIR-868L500MbpsAC1750RM175.00
D-LINK DIR-878500MbpsAC1900RM409.00
ASUS AC66U500MbpsAC1750RM559.00

Best router for UNIFI 800mbps

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus800MbpsAC2200RM449.00 - RM1,269.00
D-LINK COVR-2202800MbpsAC2200RM869.00
TP-LINK C2300800MbpsAC2300RM589.00
TP-LINK Archer A10800MbpsAC2600RM459.00
D-LINK DIR-885L800MbpsAC3150RM699.00
TP-LINK C31501GbpsAC3150RM719.00
TP-LINK C4000 (Tri-Band)1GbpsAC4000RM909.00
TP-LINK C5400 (Tri-Band)1GbpsAC5400RM849.00
TP-LINK C5400X (Tri-Band Gaming Router)1GbpsAC5400RM1,339.00
D-LINK DIR-2660 (Mesh Router)1GbpsAC2600RM599.00
D-LINK DIR-8821GbpsAC2600RM459.00
D-LINK DIR-895L (Tri-Band)1GbpsAC5300RM899.00
Totolink A7000R1GbpsAC2600RM499.00

UNIFI Router Replacement Guide (By Brand)

Mesh WiFi

Mesh WiFi, also known as Whole-Home WiFi – is designed to provide superior WiFi coverage compared to a traditional router.

Instead of broadcasting dual-band frequency, mesh WiFi will only display a single SSID and comes with seamless roaming which automatically routes you to the strongest frequency and device based on your distance.

Imagine walking between floors and rooms without the need to manually switch SSID connection, you can do live Facetime without worrying that line will drop.

If you are staying in a double story or an even bigger house, this is the type of technology that you want to go for.

Update: Read our TP-LINK Deco M5 review, we did an extensive coverage and speed test on double storey house.

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

TP-LINK UNIFI Routers

TP-LINK is one of the well-known consumer WiFi networking devices in Malaysia. TP-LINK routers are fully compatible with UNIFI, Maxis & TIME and they come with 3 years warranty.

TP-LINK routers come with extensive features while delivering similar performance compared to their competitors.

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
TP-LINK Archer A6300MbpsAC1200RM185.00
TP-LINK Archer C6300MbpsAC1200RM219.00
TP-LINK C50100MbpsAC1200RM105.00
TP-LINK C1200300MbpsAC1200RM259.00
TP-LINK C58HP100MbpsAC1350RM219.00
TP-LINK C60100MbpsAC1350RM199.00
TP-LINK Archer A7500MbpsAC1750RM285.00
TP-LINK Archer C7500MbpsAC1750RM349.00
TP-LINK Archer A9500MbpsAC1900RM259.00
TP-LINK C2300800MbpsAC2300RM589.00
TP-LINK Archer A10800MbpsAC2600RM459.00
TP-LINK C31501GbpsAC3150RM719.00
TP-LINK C4000 (Tri-Band)1GbpsAC4000RM909.00
TP-LINK C5400 (Tri-Band)1GbpsAC5400RM849.00
TP-LINK C5400X (Tri-Band Gaming Router)1GbpsAC5400RM1,339.00
TP-LINK C20100MbpsAC750RM129.00

Tenda UNIFI Routers

Tenda offers really good value for money as their routers are usually cheaper while delivering similar performance to their competitors. Just like TP-LINK, Tenda offers 3 years warranty on all their networking products.

Tenda routers are fully compatible with UNIFI, Maxis & TIME fibre.

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
Tenda AC6100MbpsAC1200RM109.00
Tenda AC10U300MbpsAC1200RM169.00
Tenda AC15500MbpsAC1900RM269.00
Tenda AC18500MbpsAC1900RM269.00

D-LINK UNIFI Routers

D-LINK is one of the prominent networking gear brands in Malaysia. D-LINK always designs high-performance routers with superior innovation, their networking gears are truly simple to install as you can install them by scanning the QR code.

D-LINK routers are fully compatible with UNIFI, Maxis & TIME fibre.

Update: D-LINK recently launched 2 new models of wireless routers that are mesh enabled, read our in-depth review on both DIR-2660 and DIR-1360.

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
D-LINK DIR-825300MbpsAC1200RM158.00
D-LINK DIR-842300MbpsAC1200RM204.00
D-LINK DIR-1360 (Mesh Router)400MbpsAC1300RM275.00
D-LINK DIR-867500MbpsAC1750RM342.00
D-LINK DIR-868L500MbpsAC1750RM175.00
D-LINK DIR-878500MbpsAC1900RM409.00
D-LINK DIR-2660 (Mesh Router)1GbpsAC2600RM599.00
D-LINK DIR-8821GbpsAC2600RM459.00
D-LINK DIR-885L800MbpsAC3150RM699.00
D-LINK DIR-895L (Tri-Band)1GbpsAC5300RM899.00

ASUS UNIFI Routers

ASUS offers high-speed and reliable routers that is always on and connected to the Internet. ASUS created Ai Mesh which is the ultimate home WiFi solution that lets you enjoy a stable, seamless and secure wireless connection anywhere in your home.

ASUS routers are fully compatible with UNIFI, Maxis & TIME fibre.

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
ASUS AC52U300MbpsAC1200RM425.00
ASUS AC66U500MbpsAC1750RM559.00
ASUS AC1200G300MbpsAC1200RM379.00

Totolink UNIFI Routers

Totolink offers very price competitive routers that are good value to consumers. All Totolink routers come with 3 years warranty and they are all compatible with UNIFI, Maxis & TIME fibre.

Brand & ModelRecommended PlanWiFi SpecsBeamformingMU-MIMOBudget
Totolink A800R100MbpsAC1200RM98.00
Totolink A3000RU300MbpsAC1200RM179.00
Totolink A7000R1GbpsAC2600RM499.00

We will be updating this guide from time to time to provide better guidance on choosing the right router for your package.

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