[Update August 2020 – with latest launch of WiFi 6 models & specific section]

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.

Update: we have a dedicated group for networking gears discussion, you can find it here. Alternatively if you want some tailored discussion, you can Whatsapp us or message us on Facebook.

Reasons For Slow UNIFI Internet Speed

Weak WiFi Coverage

The further away you are from your wifi 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’ve written a guide that explains about the naming convention (AC1200, AC1750, AC1900 etc), this is the maximum theoretical speed that a router can provide.

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 By Bandwidth

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
D-LINK DIR-842More than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
MERCUSYS AC12GMore than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TENDA AC10UMore than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TOTOLINK A3000RUMore than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C1200More than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-825+More than 300Around 2000Around 20No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-868LMore than 400Around 1500Around 30No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-1360More than 400Around 1500Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER A6More than 400Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C6More than 400Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO M4 (2 PACK)More than 300Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
D-LINK COVR-C1202 (2 PACK)More than 400Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M5+DECO M3WMore than 400Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A7+RE300More than 400Around 2000Around 20Yes301 to 500
D-LINK COVR-C1203 (3 PACK)More than 400Around 2500Around 75Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M4(2PACK)+M3WMore than 300Around 2500Around 50Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M4(3PACK)More than 300Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK Deco M3 (3PACK)More than 300Around 2500Around 100Yes301 to 500
Huawei Q2 Pro STARTERMore than 300Around 2500Around 100Yes301 to 500
Huawei WS5200More than 300Around 1500Around 30No101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO P9 (3PACK)More than 300Around 4000Around 100Yes801 to 1000

Best router for UNIFI 500mbps

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
TP-LINK DECO M5 (1 PACK)More than 500Around 1000Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER A7More than 500Around 1500Around 30Yes101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-878More than 500Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300
TENDA AC18More than 500Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C7More than 500Around 1500Around 30No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A9More than 500Around 1500Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER C9More than 500Around 1500Around 75No301 to 500
D-LINK DIR-867More than 500Around 2000Around 30No301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M5 (2 PACK)More than 500Around 2000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW6 (2 PACK)More than 500Around 2500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW6 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TOTOLINK T10 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO P7 (2PACK)More than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M5(2PACK)+M3WMore than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M5 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 100Yes501 to 800
ASUS RT-AC68UMore than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS Lyra Trio (2pack)More than 500Around 3000Around 100Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK Archer C80More than 500Around 2500Around 30No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-1960More than 500Around 2500Around 30Yes501 to 800

Best router for UNIFI 800mbps

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (1 PACK)More than 800Around 1500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A10More than 800Around 2000Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER C2300More than 800Around 2000Around 75No301 to 500
TOTOLINK A7000RMore than 800Around 2500Around 50No301 to 500
D-LINK DIR-895L1GbpsAround 2500Around 100No501 to 800
TP-LINK ARCHER C31501GbpsAround 2500Around 100No501 to 800
D-LINK COVR-22021GbpsAround 3500Around 100Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-2660More than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK ARCHER C54001GbpsAround 2500Around 100No801 to 1000
TP-LINK ARCHER C40001GbpsAround 2500Around 100No801 to 1000
D-LINK DIR-2660+DRA-20601GbpsAround 3500Around 75Yes801 to 1000
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (2PACK)1GbpsAround 3500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
TP-LINK ARCHER C5400X1GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (3PACK)1GbpsAround 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 (2pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AC86UMore than 800Around 2500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
ASUS GT-AC2900More than 800Around 2500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
ASUS GT-AX110001GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AX56UMore than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
ASUS RT-AX3000More than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS Blue CaveMore than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 (2pack)1GbpsAround 4000Around 100YesMore than 1500
TP-LINK Deco X20 (AX 3pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK Deco X60 (AX 3pack)1GbpsAround 4500Around 100YesMore than 1500
TP-LINK AX10More than 800Around 2000Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK AX50More than 800Around 2500Around 75No501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-3060More than 800Around 2500Around 50Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK AX20More than 800Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-X1560 (AX)More than 800Around 2500Around 50No101 to 300
Huawei AX3More than 800Around 2000Around 100Yes101 to 300

UNIFI Router Replacement By Technology

WiFi 6 Routers

WiFi 6 is the latest WiFi technology that provides up to 4X faster wireless speed and bigger coverage compared to WiFi 5. If you’re looking to upgrade your current router into WiFi 6 routers, then we have curated this list for your easy comparison.

Note: We highly recommend you to read what is WiFi 6 prior purchase to understand more about the technology.

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
ASUS GT-AX110001GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AX56UMore than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
ASUS RT-AX3000More than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK Deco X20 (AX 3pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK Deco X60 (AX 3pack)1GbpsAround 4500Around 100YesMore than 1500
TP-LINK AX10More than 800Around 2000Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK AX50More than 800Around 2500Around 75No501 to 800
TP-LINK AX20More than 800Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-X1560 (AX)More than 800Around 2500Around 50No101 to 300
Huawei AX3More than 800Around 2000Around 100Yes101 to 300

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
MERCUSYS HALO S3 (2PACK)Less than 50Around 2000Around 20Yes101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-1360More than 400Around 1500Around 30Yes101 to 300
TENDA NOVA MW3 (2PACK)More than 50Around 2000Around 20Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO E4 (2PACK)More than 50Around 2000Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO M5 (1 PACK)More than 500Around 1000Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER A7More than 500Around 1500Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO M4 (2 PACK)More than 300Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
D-LINK COVR-C1202 (2 PACK)More than 400Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M5+DECO M3WMore than 400Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A7+RE300More than 400Around 2000Around 20Yes301 to 500
D-LINK COVR-C1203 (3 PACK)More than 400Around 2500Around 75Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW3 (3 PACK)More than 50Around 2500Around 30Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO E4 (3 PACK)More than 50Around 2500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M5 (2 PACK)More than 500Around 2000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW6 (2 PACK)More than 500Around 2500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW6 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TOTOLINK T10 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (1 PACK)More than 800Around 1500Around 50Yes301 to 500
D-LINK COVR-22021GbpsAround 3500Around 100Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M4(2PACK)+M3WMore than 300Around 2500Around 50Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M4(3PACK)More than 300Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO P7 (2PACK)More than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M5(2PACK)+M3WMore than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M5 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 100Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-2660More than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-2660+DRA-20601GbpsAround 3500Around 75Yes801 to 1000
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (2PACK)1GbpsAround 3500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
TP-LINK ARCHER C5400X1GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (3PACK)1GbpsAround 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 (2pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AC86UMore than 800Around 2500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
ASUS GT-AC2900More than 800Around 2500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
ASUS GT-AX110001GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AX56UMore than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
ASUS RT-AX3000More than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS RT-AC68UMore than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS Lyra Trio (2pack)More than 500Around 3000Around 100Yes501 to 800
ASUS Blue CaveMore than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 (2pack)1GbpsAround 4000Around 100YesMore than 1500
TP-LINK Deco X20 (AX 3pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK Deco X60 (AX 3pack)1GbpsAround 4500Around 100YesMore than 1500
TP-LINK Deco M3 (3PACK)More than 300Around 2500Around 100Yes301 to 500
Huawei Q2 Pro STARTERMore than 300Around 2500Around 100Yes301 to 500
D-LINK DIR-1960More than 500Around 2500Around 30Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO P9 (3PACK)More than 300Around 4000Around 100Yes801 to 1000
D-LINK DIR-3060More than 800Around 2500Around 50Yes501 to 800
Huawei AX3More than 800Around 2000Around 100Yes101 to 300

UNIFI Router Replacement By Brand

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
TP-LINK TL-WR941HPLess than 50Around 2500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C1200More than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER A6More than 400Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C6More than 400Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C20More than 50Around 1000Around 10No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C50More than 50Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C60More than 50Around 2000Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO E4 (2PACK)More than 50Around 2000Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER C58HPMore than 50Around 2500Around 20No101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO M5 (1 PACK)More than 500Around 1000Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK ARCHER A7More than 500Around 1500Around 30Yes101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO M4 (2 PACK)More than 300Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M5+DECO M3WMore than 400Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A7+RE300More than 400Around 2000Around 20Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO E4 (3 PACK)More than 50Around 2500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER C7More than 500Around 1500Around 30No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A9More than 500Around 1500Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER C9More than 500Around 1500Around 75No301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M5 (2 PACK)More than 500Around 2000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (1 PACK)More than 800Around 1500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER A10More than 800Around 2000Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER C2300More than 800Around 2000Around 75No301 to 500
TP-LINK ARCHER C31501GbpsAround 2500Around 100No501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M4(2PACK)+M3WMore than 300Around 2500Around 50Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M4(3PACK)More than 300Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO P7 (2PACK)More than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M5(2PACK)+M3WMore than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK DECO M5 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 100Yes501 to 800
TP-LINK ARCHER C54001GbpsAround 2500Around 100No801 to 1000
TP-LINK ARCHER C40001GbpsAround 2500Around 100No801 to 1000
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (2PACK)1GbpsAround 3500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
TP-LINK ARCHER C5400X1GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK DECO M9 PLUS (3PACK)1GbpsAround 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK TL-WR841NLess than 50Less than 1000Less than 10NoLess than 100
TP-LINK TL-WR840NLess than 50Less than 1000Less than 10NoLess than 100
TP-LINK TL-WR940NLess than 50Around 1500Around 10NoLess than 100
TP-LINK Deco X20 (AX 3pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
TP-LINK Deco X60 (AX 3pack)1GbpsAround 4500Around 100YesMore than 1500
TP-LINK AX10More than 800Around 2000Around 50No301 to 500
TP-LINK AX50More than 800Around 2500Around 75No501 to 800
TP-LINK Deco M3 (3PACK)More than 300Around 2500Around 100Yes301 to 500
TP-LINK Archer C80More than 500Around 2500Around 30No101 to 300
TP-LINK DECO P9 (3PACK)More than 300Around 4000Around 100Yes801 to 1000
TP-LINK AX20More than 800Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
TENDA AC10UMore than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TENDA AC6More than 50Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TENDA NOVA MW3 (2PACK)More than 50Around 2000Around 20Yes101 to 300
TENDA AC18More than 500Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300
TENDA NOVA MW3 (3 PACK)More than 50Around 2500Around 30Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW6 (2 PACK)More than 500Around 2500Around 50Yes301 to 500
TENDA NOVA MW6 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TENDA F3Less than 50Less than 1000Less than 10NoLess than 100

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
DIR-850L(V:TM)More than 100Less than 1000Less than 10No101 to 300
D-LINK DSL-2877AL/TH9More than 100Around 2000Around 20No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-842More than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-825+More than 300Around 2000Around 20No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-868LMore than 400Around 1500Around 30No101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-1360More than 400Around 1500Around 30Yes101 to 300
D-LINK DIR-878More than 500Around 2000Around 50No101 to 300
D-LINK COVR-C1202 (2 PACK)More than 400Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
D-LINK COVR-C1203 (3 PACK)More than 400Around 2500Around 75Yes301 to 500
D-LINK DIR-867More than 500Around 2000Around 30No301 to 500
D-LINK DIR-882More than 650Around 2000Around 50No301 to 500
D-LINK DIR-895L1GbpsAround 2500Around 100No501 to 800
D-LINK COVR-22021GbpsAround 3500Around 100Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-2660More than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-2660+DRA-20601GbpsAround 3500Around 75Yes801 to 1000
D-LINK DIR-1960More than 500Around 2500Around 30Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-3060More than 800Around 2500Around 50Yes501 to 800
D-LINK DIR-X1560 (AX)More than 800Around 2500Around 50No101 to 300

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 (2pack)More than 800Around 4000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AC86UMore than 800Around 2500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
ASUS GT-AC2900More than 800Around 2500Around 100Yes801 to 1000
ASUS GT-AX110001GbpsAround 3000Around 100Yes1001 to 1500
ASUS RT-AX56UMore than 800Around 2000Around 50Yes301 to 500
ASUS RT-AX3000More than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS RT-AC68UMore than 500Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS Lyra Trio (2pack)More than 500Around 3000Around 100Yes501 to 800
ASUS Blue CaveMore than 800Around 2500Around 75Yes501 to 800
ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 (2pack)1GbpsAround 4000Around 100YesMore than 1500

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 & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
TOTOLINK A3000RUMore than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
TOTOLINK T10 (3 PACK)More than 500Around 3000Around 75Yes301 to 500
TOTOLINK A7000RMore than 800Around 2500Around 50No301 to 500
TOTOLINK N200RELess than 50Less than 1000Less than 10NoLess than 100
TOTOLINK N600RLess than 50Around 1500Less than 10NoLess than 100
TOTOLINK N300RHLess than 50Around 1500Around 10NoLess than 100
TOTOLINK A800RLess than 50Around 1500Around 10NoLess than 100

Mercusys

Mercusys is a sub-brand by TP-LINK that offers entry level routers and mesh devices.

Brand & ModelBandwidth (Mbps)House Coverage (Sq. Ft.)Devices At HomeLooking for Mesh?Budget (RM)
MERCUSYS HALO S3 (2PACK)Less than 50Around 2000Around 20Yes101 to 300
MERCUSYS AC12GMore than 300Around 1500Around 20No101 to 300
MERCUSYS MW305RLess than 50Less than 1000Less than 10NoLess than 100
MERCUSYS MW325RLess than 50Less than 1000Less than 10NoLess than 100
MERCUSYS AC12More than 50Around 1500Around 20NoLess than 100

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best router for UNIFI?

The general idea is to get a router that is able to support your ISP plan i.e. 300Mbps, 500Mbps, 800Mbps and so on. There is no best router, only the most suitable router based on your ISP plan and budget.

Will this router solve my UNIFI speed bottleneck?

As long as you are picking the right router based on your ISP plan (300Mbps, 500Mbps & 800Mbps), you are likely to get maximum speed. However do take note that this also depends on other factors such as interference and house structure which may deteriorate the WiFi performance.

Can I get full speed over WiFi?

Theoretically yes, you will need to pick router that matches with your UNIFI plan (300Mbps, 500Mbps, 800Mbps). You will also need to take into account of your house size before you make the decision to buy. We recommend to have a quick chat with us so we can provide the right solution.

What is the best router for double-story house?

We recommend going for mesh WiFi for maximum WiFi coverage especially when you are staying in big houses.

Comments

  1. Hi there,
    I’m living in a 2 storey link house about 3000 sq feet and is using UNIFI 500 mbps. I’m heavy user of internet mostly downloading and watching online 4K movies.
    Should I get Deco M5 3 packs or M9 3 packs ?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Daryl,

      Sorry for late reply. If you are using UNIFI 500Mbps, it is better to go with Deco M9 Plus (better coverage and specs) provided you have the budget to do so.

      Deco M5 will slightly bottleneck 500Mbps due to specs.

      1. Hi, i have the same question similar to Daryl, i too using 500 Mbps unifi, currently i’m using asus ac1200g+ with a tp link re450 extender, which starting to get random reboot for 5Ghz connection, so i’m planning for a replacement, since it’s almost end of warranty (till next year Jan).
        I’m staying in a long type apartment, about 1200 sqft, which my modem is at the end of one side, and my living room will be the other end.
        In straight line, about 60ft, with five walls in between (toilet, shower, mid room, main room).
        I’m kind of mid range user, mostly downloading (1gb file for 15~30mins is acceptable for me) and 720p movie is good enought for me.
        I’m planning to go for Deco M5 (2 packs) due to budget, with the remaining RE450 extender for the living room tv use.
        I wonder did i make a base line choice?

  2. HI I just want to ask is it better if I get the D-LINK DIR-867 to replace the TM TP LInk ac1200? Currently on 500Mbps plan.

    1. Hi Maro,

      Ya, DIR-867 definitely will have overall better performance if compare to AC1200 stock router, and it does suit for 500Mbps bandwidth.

  3. Hi there, Currently on 100Mbps plan. Should I using Asus RT-AC59U AC1500 or to TP link AC 1200? Because second floor signal quite poor.

    1. It depends on which AC1200 TP-Link router you are comparing to. AC59U WiFi coverage is about same with TP-Link Archer A6, better than TP-Link Archer C1200. Btw, Archer A6 can add on OneMesh extender to create mesh WiFi network that AC59U not support.

  4. Hi, thanks for this very useful guide.
    I am currently on a 500mbps Unifi plan, if I’d like to only afford a single router unit, would Deco M5 be sufficient or is there a better mid range router you would suggest?
    I’m a heavy user with frequent streaming and gaming and there may be up to 10~15 devices connected sometimes.

    1. Hi there, thanks for writing in.

      Actually almost all models support 8Mbps.

      Can I know what is the issue that you are facing with your current router, as well as any other requirements?

      Only with that information we will be able to propose the right router for you.

  5. Hi OOKAS,

    I’m living in a 2000sq ft double storey house, ground floor wifi are weak. Currently using Unifi 500mbps plan, with a D-Link DIR 842 router. I planned to buy the Mesh Wifi Deco M5 to improve coverage to stream movies and dramas. Can you recommend me, or should I change my router too?

    1. Hi, Deco M5 is a good choice for 500Mbps bandwidth. We suggest you to use M5 as router to replace DIR-842 for better performance.

  6. HI OOKAS,
    I’m going to moved to a 3 storey 5000sq ft semi-d house. I had been looking into a mesh wifi network. Currently using Maxis 100Mbps plan. But my house are having 6 phone, 3 PC, 3 Laptop, 3 smart tv and maybe more than 10 smart home device such as IP camera and some smart light bulb and google home. What I am worried now is, is it 100mbps enough to use with these much of devices. Secondly, 3 AC88U is it enough to provide using aimesh? but I still kinda wanna try the new ZenWIFI CT8 since XT8 wasnt available. but the antena in CT8 (2×2 2.4Ghz) is much lesser than the AC88U (3×3 2.4). Still, I would need a recommendation from you since you guys are the professional.

    1. Hi Justin,

      Thanks for writing in.

      To be honest, there isn’t any need to go for RT-AC88U as it would cost you RM2200 for 2 units to form a mesh WiFi (unless your budget allows, then it’s a different story).

      RT-AC88U is an overkill even for 500Mbps bandwidth.

      It may be counter-intuitive but we generally advise people that investment should be value for money, unless your budget allows you to splurge.

      If you prefer ASUS, we’d recommend Lyra Trio 3 Pack (at max, 4 units) should be good enough for you.

      https://shopee.com.my/ASUS-Lyra-Trio-AC1750-Gigabit-Mesh-WiFi-System-Router-Access-Point-Unifi-Time-i.180984.1822708317

      1. Hi. I currently live in a two storey house with 4500sqft build-up here in Malaysia with Maxis 300mbps, 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Fiber plan installed / in-place.

        FYI, on the ground floor, the house has a few compartmentalised space between living room, tv room, dining, kitchen, etc (separated by walls/beams/doors/window panels). Upstairs (upper floor) has 4 bedrooms and a common living space.

        At the moment, we have several devices being used extensively / constantly ranging from 4 i-Phones (6XR and above models), 2-3 iPads and 2 laptops including PS4. Can’t think of other smart devices being used that could be consuming WiFi capacity.

        I have run speed tests a couple of times with current set-up to understand current state. At ground floor getting 200mbps in closer radius to where the main modem/router is located and probably more like 100mbps at places a bit distant away from the modem/router. At upper floor common living space speed is at 40-50mbps and in the bedrooms it is at 20mbps or less.

        However, I am in the midst of considering adding a few outdoor and indoor wireless (WiFi supported) security cameras with Cloud storage service (without local storage option). Possibly looking at adding 4 outdoor and 4 indoor security cameras and to get the most of these cameras, I will certainly need good and reliable WiFi capability / system.

        Given what I am experiencing currently with WiFi speed as-is and with the consideration to add wireless (WiFi enabled) security cameras, curious to know what would be recommended to boost the WiFi system / speed that I currently have and if any particular WiFi mesh device / technology is recommended.

        FYI, I am by no means a techy or tech savvy person but have been researching a bit. May be you can provide some expert guidance.

        1. Hi Malek,

          Wow that is super detailed information! Thanks for sharing with us.

          As you’re living in a large space with many compartments (also using 300Mbps plan), looking to add in WiFi-enabled devices (IP cams etc), the best solution for you now is mesh WiFi to replace your current router.

          We’d reckon you to try Deco M5 3 packs to support your home. Check out our summarized review on Deco M5 below.

          https://www.ookas.my/news/best-mesh-wifi-malaysia/#TPLINK_Deco_M5

  7. Hi, recently I bought a TP-LINK Archer VR600V AC1600 and can you provide me a guide on how to set it up to replace m current Maxis router Technicolor TG784n v3? Do you have any manual for setting it up?

  8. Hi. I’m staying in a 2.5sty terrace house. And currently using maxis 100mbps plan. Using the original router. Any router recommended? Because the WiFi connection in 2nd and 3rd floor not stable, sometimes can connect, and sometimes the speed is very slow.

    1. Hi Sam,

      You have quite a big range to choose from actually, we’d recommend going for mesh WiFi, you can check out them here: https://www.ookas.my/unifi-router-tool/

      The tricky part here is whether you’ll need the DECT phone by Maxis.

      If you need them to be functional, you will need to setup your mesh WiFi as bridge (meaning use it as Access Point).

      If you don’t need the dect phone, you can replace the Maxis router with mesh WiFi directly.

  9. Hi, i am currently on a Unifi 300mbps Plan.
    I have tried to contact Unifi regarding their wifi router modem. With the standard Tp Link 1200 modem they provided, i am unable to achieve the speed which i have paid for.
    Current Tp link router is only able to provide the following speed:
    @2,.4gh, Download speed on 50mbps, Upload 50mbps.
    @5Ghz Download speed of 130mbps. Upload 50mbps.

    Upon contacting Unifi regarding this, a technician came down and replaced my old Tp link router with a Netis Router.
    With the Netis router, i am able to achieve a 300mbps download speed at 5Ghz but with the 2.4ghbz range, the download speed is super unstable and i am unable to achieve anything above 20mbps.
    Its super frustrating.
    Can someone kindly help recommend a good wife router that will be able to cater to the 300mbps speed i require.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Kim, actually it is impossible to get full 300Mbps everywhere unless you have a super-strong 5Ghz connection covering your whole house. Generally, 2.4Ghz will give you tops 100Mbps (which may vary based on your house layout, wall thickness etc)

      We suggest you to actually get Deco M9 Plus 3 packs, you should be able to enjoy ~300Mbps at your house.

  10. hello,
    i’m currently on unify 800mb. My setup is RT AC88U as main router on GF and Tenda AC1900 as repeater on 1st Floor. I got strong connection for both 2.4 & 5Ghz at GF.
    Question
    – Why can’t i get strong 5Ghz (only 1/2 bar) connection on the repeater on 1st floor? the 2.4Ghz is showing full bar connection btw.
    – Should i get Deco M9 to replace the repeater to get strong 5Ghz or shd i get another RT AC88U as the repeater?

    Many thx!

    1. Hi Art, 5GHz have weaker penetration & shorter distance compared to 2.4Ghz. There are multiple reasons for weak 5Ghz such as wall thickness, inteference etc.

      You can try to change your 5Ghz to the least interfence channel based on your surround. Do refer to this on how to change: https://www.ookas.my/guides/does-wifi-frequency-matter/

      Also make sure to check your Tenda AC1900 (if it is AC18), make sure the transmit power for both band is set to high, and also enable beamforming. This would help in transmitting.

      If this doesn’t work and also you’re on ASUS’s ecosystem, it’s better for you to add on any ASUS AImesh router to create a mesh network for better penetration and surfing experience, you will have quite a few devices to choose from i.e. Lyra Trio, RT-AC68U based on your budget.

    2. Hi OOKAS. I am currently using Maxis Fibre 100 mbps
      ONU Alcatel Lucent I-240G-T Pairing with Tp link Archer C5v – AC1200.

      2000 sqf double storey house, placing the router and modem at the living hall on the ground floor, the coverage of 5G is weak at the back of the ground floor and bedrooms on the 1st floor; the signal of 2.4G is not stable and it always has the connection problem to play mobile games and console games.

      I need the dect phone by maxis for my alarm system.

      What repeater which is compatible for the Tp link Archer C5v – AC1200 I could place on the 1st floor to enhance the coverage?

      Thank you.

      1. Hi there,

        Your best solution would be mesh WiFi, you can pick from TP-LINK Deco M4, Tenda Nova MW6 or D-LINK COVR-C1203, we recommend at least 3 packs and use them as access mode.

        One node connect to your router, one place at the back of your ground floor, and one for 1st floor. If your budget allows do consider getting a TP-LINK Deco M5 as it has better penetration power.

  11. Hi, I’m having problem connecting my office LAN thru VPN. I believe it’s because of the Netis dl4480v modem/router.

    Have anyone experienced this? Is it changing modem/router the best option?

    1. Hi Muiz,

      Can you let us know what is your ISP speed, package and expected outcome? Otherwise it is difficult to diagnose what is the issue or provide solid recommendation.

      1. I have the same issue, problem connecting my office network thru VPN by using Netis DL4480V router provided by TM Unifi.
        Tested with another home wifi (Unifi with D-LINK DIR-842), no problem at all.
        Surprisingly, TM technician also advice the same which is the router need to be changed but due to lack of stock, it keeping delayed.
        Found out Netis configuration is using 192.168.1.1 instead of D-LINK 192.168.0.1, not so sure but this IP might be have some conflicts with the IP of VPN itself.

        1. Hi Ghufry,

          To be honest, we have a lot of users feedback that Netis DL44 have VPN issue. Since you have tested with DIR-842, why not consider to get a DIR-842 directly?

  12. HI OOKAS,
    Currently using Maxis 300Mbps plan.
    Huawei Modem HG8240w pairing with Tp link Archer C5v – AC1200.

    Staying in link house double storey. Modem placed in 1st floor, family hall.
    Ground Floor coverages are bad in every corners. 2-3 bar on 2.4G. No 5G.
    1st floor bedrooms 2-3 bars on 5G.

    How can I improve the coverage and what router should I change?
    I would need your professional advice and recommendation.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Allan,

      We recommend using mesh WiFi (3 packs) for double storey, in some cases you might be able to get off with 2 packs but we highly recommend going with 3 packs.

      Mesh WiFi is designed to tackle WiFi coverage issues so once you have that you don’t need to worry about coverage. You have a wide range of choices from TP-LINK Deco M4, Deco M5, D-Link COVR-C1203, Asus Lyra Trio.

      You can view some comparison here:
      https://www.ookas.my/news/best-mesh-wifi-malaysia/
      https://www.ookas.my/unifi-router-tool/

  13. Hi,
    I’m currently staying at double storey house and my unifi was setup at ground floor. Im using 800Mbps package and would like full connection on 2nd floor gaming pc for gaming and streaming. If not mistaken, the router currently using asus ac66u provided from unifi.

    How would you suggest to configure the network?
    Would deco m9 fulfill my requirement?
    If possible, i would like to use cable on my pc on 2nd floor as well to receive full speed.
    Thanks a lot and would love to hear from you back.

    1. Hi,

      Just to manage your expectation, most devices (i.e. smartphones / laptop / PCs) won’t be able to get full 800mbps via WiFi.

      For your setup, you will need to change your router as RT-AC66U is recommended for maximum 500Mbps only via WiFI (even if you stand beside router test also same).

      You will be better off pulling LAN cable as it is the only way to have guaranteed 800mbps for your case.

  14. I currently subscribe to Unifi 300mbps Plan with TP-Link Archer C1200 and living in a double story house. I am using Deco M5 to extend wifi coverage within the house. However, would like to know whether using a Router or Access Point Mode will provide more speed? Currently, I am using Router mode and I am getting download speed around 90mbps and 35mbps upload.

    1. Hi Alan,

      We recommend swapping and using your Deco M5 as router as the specs is higher than Archer C1200. There is something wrong with your speed, are you using CAT 6 cable? If you are already using the cable please do call TP-LINK hotline as you might have a faulty router.

  15. Hi,
    I’m at single storey house with dimension 80×45 ft. Internet main station
    located at one the corner. I have subscribed 100 Mbps. Can you recommend which would be the best for my house? devices:10 devices. Planning to upgrade to 300 Mbps next month

    Thanks

    1. Hi Hanif,

      You can consider mesh WiFi for better coverage and stability. You can get models like TP-LINK Deco M4, D-LINK COVR-1202 or Totolink T10.

      These models support up to 300Mbps bandwidth, we recommend getting 2-3 packs for your house size. Some models you can get 2 pack and add on an extra unit later.

  16. Hello. I am currently on the 100Mbps plan and live in a single story house. What do you recommend for a RM100 – 200 budget router? I don’t really know much about routers. Really appreciate it.

    1. Hi Shafeeq,

      Can you let me know on the following:

      • What router are you using?
      • What is your house size?
      • What issues are you facing? Expected outcome?

      We can propose the right model when we have sufficient information.

  17. Hi Alan,

    Thank you for the great guide!! … I hope you can help me.

    I got 300mps with unify and a TPlink modem (L7-N-R2000) but when doing speed test i only get 30-40mps.

    What router would you recommend to switch to?

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Isabella,

      L7 is a N300 router. For 300mbps UNIFI plan you will need to get at least AC1200 with Gigabit Ethernet port. There are a wide variety of model to choose from.

  18. Hi there,
    I have the turbo 300mbps, but I only get download / upload of 85/52 Mbps, via speedtest and on WiFi. My setup is Asus RT-N66U. It is connected to the Unifi modem via CAT5e cable. If I use a wired setup with CAT5e cable from the Asus router to my PC, I still get less than 100 Mbps. Question is if this Asus RT-N66U can support more the new turbo speeds of 300 Mbps or should I change something in my setup?

    1. Hi Vincent,

      RT-N66U is an old model with dual band but running on wireless N. It is difficult to hit 100Mbps even with the Gigabit Ethernet port as it is the limitation of Wireless N technology.

      For your case you can change your router to RT-AC68U, an AC1900 dual band router on wireless AC standard with better processing power. You will get much better speed with it.

  19. Hi, im currently on 30mps plan and live in double story house.Can you recommend which would be the suitable route for my house? Im goin to upgrade the plan soon…
    Thank you

    1. Hi Edy,

      Can I know what plan you are upgrading to? 100Mbps, 300Mbps or 500Mbps? Are you facing any issue now i.e. weak wifi signal, wifi deadzone etc

      I actually need to know this information to provide you a good router suggestion.

      1. Hi,

        Actually i m facing low speed unifi and weak wifi signal as well on second floor. Devices : 8 to 10 devices.

        That is why i m goin to upgrade to unifi plan to 100Mbps or 300 Mbps.

        Tks!

  20. Hi there,
    I’m currently on 300mbps Unifi plan with a D-Link DIR-842 placed at 2nd floor of a 3 storey link-house.
    Currently facing issues with low signal strength and slow speed from the router.
    Peak household gadget utilisation is around 6 simultanenous devices (hp, laptop, tv) with mixed activities e.g. streaming, surfing, light gaming.

    Thinking of trying out the TP-Link Deco M5 Mesh WiFi system.

    Hope you can help me out and point me to the optimum device.

    Thanks a lot so very much!

    1. Hi Faizal,

      Thanks for the information. Deco M5 is the right choice, 3 packs should be good enough for you.

      You will get much better speed, coverage, and stability with it.

  21. Hello There,

    I have a friend who is on Unifi turbo 300mbps, and has recently switched his router from the stock TM router to the Asus Blue Cave router. After setting up the blue cave router, he performed a speed test on his desktop (Cat7 cable connected from Blue Cave to his desktop) and the speed he’s getting is only about 100mbps. Even after he requested TM to reset his port, the speed test still shows 100mbps.

    He then switched back to the stock TM router and performed a speed test, and sure enough the speed he’s getting is 300mbps++. Do you know why this is the case, and if there’s any configuration that needs to be manually done for him to be able to get 300mbps speeds on his Blue Cave? He even reset the Blue Cave and then set it up again but still getting speeds of 100mbps.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Afzal,

      Try another test with CAT6 cable to see if the issue persists.

      In an unfortunate event that it does persist, your friend may want to contact ASUS or seller to help as it may be a router issue.

  22. hi,
    i am staying in a double story house. Currently i am using TM unifi 500mhz. i have requested from TM that i want to install the mesh network. they told me they will be sending over the mesh router and all to my home and i can install myself.

    My question is will they be sending over the TPlink Deco M5 or M3?? anyone has this experience before?

  23. Hi great guide!

    I’m currently on Unifi Lite with 20Mbps connection but my WiFi coverage is not good, and the Wi-Fi frequently disconnects.

    I live in a one floor 1500 ft.² apartment. This is my current Internet set up:

    One modem (VDSL2-HUAWEI-HG655m),
    router (RG-INNATECH-RG4332),
    HyppTV (STB-HUAWEI-EC6106V5-TM).

    Would I be able to replace the first two with a VDSL modem+router? Which one?

    If I can only replace the router, which would you recommend?

    I want strong reliable WiFi and must be compatible with HyppTV. WiFi Also needs To work with around 10 other devices.

    Thank you!

  24. Hi there,

    I’m living in a 2000sq ft double storey house, ground floor wifi are weak, kitchen got no coverage. The roater i put at 1st floor. Currently using Unifi 300mbps plan, with a router given by TM, TP-Link AC1200. I planned to buy the Mesh Wifi Deco M5/D Link COVR 2202 to improve coverage to stream movies, gaming and other stuff. Can you recommend me, or should I change my router too?

      1. Hi Rahman,

        For 800Mbps plan, you will need to go for Deco M9 Plus or D-LINK COVR-2202 to maximize your performance and coverage.

        You can replace your router with the models above as their spec is much higher and better than the router.

  25. Hye,
    My Unifi now is 800MBPs living in two story semiD house (2200 sqft) Thinking want to get a new router as currently still use the router that given by TM. Any good suggestion, good with reasonable price.

    1. To cover whole house with decent speed for 800Mbps bandwidth, you will need to get mesh devices like TP-LINK Deco M9 Plus, D-LINK COVR-2202 or ASUS RT-AC86U (Twin Pack) to create Aimesh network.

      Do take note that even with these mesh system you may not get full 800mbps speed around your house due to reasons such like interference, WiFi receiver on your device (smartphone, laptop etc), walls etc.

  26. Hello,

    Is it possible to completely replace my D-Link DIR-850L with Asus Lyra Trio and will it be compatible with unifi TV box? Is there any guide on how I can configure this successfully?

    Thank you very much!

  27. Hi Ookas,

    Now i am subscribing to UNIFI 100 mb/s with the standard TP-Link Archer C1200 that TM provided. Before, i was using a DWA-123 wireless USB dongle for connecting my desktop to the router but now i uses TP-Link Archer T6E network card and the latter boosted my speed from around 5 mb/s to around 13 mb/s download speed. I don’t need a mesh wifi since i live in a 1000 square feet apartment and my desktop is in the next room where the router is located. My question is:

    1. Theoretically i should be getting download speed max of 100 mb/s right not the current max of 13 mb/s that i get now?
    2. Can you suggest the suitable router to achieve that?

    1. Hi Wan,

      There are many reasons actually, could be your desktop area has weak WiFi reception (?).

      Can you run a speed test with your phone by standing right beside your router and see how much bandwidth you are getting? Share the bandwidth with us so it’s easier for us to diagnose and provide an accurate solution.

      1. Hi Ookas,

        I have done speestest with my phone and i get 48 mbps since my phone does not support 5G connection. My wife’s phone got 100 mbps since her’s got 5G.

        1. Hi Wan,

          C1200 not good in long-range bandwidth delivery, especially 5Ghz.

          Can consider models like TP-Link Archer C80, Asus RT-AC1200G. These models are famous for their long-range speed. Just to handle your expectations a bit, it definitely can not get 100% like just standing next to the router, however, it will be better than using Archer C1200 router.

          For T6E antenna, try not to stick too close to the wall as the adapter position plays a role in receiving signal as well.

  28. Hi Ookas,

    I i have a 800mbs Unifi currently using TP Link C1200 router. My house is a 2 sty bungalow over 6000sqf. And the router is placed inside the store room in ground floor ( this is due to all network cables are connected there by the developers). The 2nd flr has not much coverage.
    I intend to change my main router and at the same time try to get better coverage on the 2nd flr. I have network points on the 2nd floor and plan to use it to expand the coverage. I was looking at the D-LINK DIR-3060 AC3000 SMART MESH TRI-BAND as the main router with something else on the 2nd flr for the MESH. I did look at the Deco M9, however the it only has 2 ethernet ports which does not suit my requirements. Would be good to get your recommendation on this matter. Thanks

    1. Hi there,

      C1200 is under spec for your house and bandwidth plan.

      DIR-3060 is suitable for your requirement and it is much better than your current setup. DIR-3060 comes with 4 LAN ports and good for 800Mbps bandwidth, now comes with a free DRA-2060 mesh extender to extend your WiFi coverage. You may add on more mesh extender as you see fit (since you have a huge house).

  29. Hi Ookas,

    I started subscribing 100mbps TM Unifi few years back. Now they upgraded it to unifi advance plus 500Mbps. The didn’t change the router. Still use D-Link DIR-850L Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band Gigabit Cloud Router. The cylinder shape router. My problem is when I did the speedtest, I never get near 250-300mbps (wired). Most of the time it’s under 50mbps (wireless). I already reported to TM but the said my unifi is no problem.

    Should I change the router? I’m a heavy user.

    1. Hi Hisham,

      This is because DIR-850L is underspec for your bandwidth plan, it is suitable for bandwidth 200Mbps or lower (based on average performance over time).

      So yes, you will need to change. You can consider models like Asus RT-AX56U, TP-Link Archer AX10, and many models (which depends on your budget and requirements.)

  30. Hi Ookas,
    Fyi, currently I am using TP Link Unifi router and have been experiencing frequency intermediate lag during online usage either on mobiles and laptops.
    The lagging effect about 3~8 sec each times. I have called TM at least twice and verified not from server issue.

    I think the only option is to replace my current router. Henceforth, seek for your advise and recommendation on which router would be preferable and reliable?
    Additional information:
    Unifi plan – 100mbs
    Staying in single storey house (2000 square feet )

    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    alex

    1. Hi Alex,

      If you’ve verified that TM side has no issue, we will need more information to recommend you the right model. Can we know your current router model? Any other aspect that you are not satisfied with the current router? Any budget?

  31. Hai, Im using Unifi Air for my home.. Which router that suite with Unifi Air?.. My house is two story.. My first story is hard to get the 4G LTE connection..

    1. Hi there,

      To be honest, we can’t guarantee which router will be more suitable for certain telco as it highly depends on the telco coverage quality.

      You may consider the following models – D-LINK DWR-921, TP-LINK TL-MR6400(APAC), or Tenda 4G680, which is highly recommended by UniFi Air users.

  32. Hi Ookas,
    Current model is Archer C1200.
    Looking for a replacement unit which better in term of speed performance and reliability.
    Budget probably range between RM200 ~ 300, but I am open if there is better suggestion for value for money.

    Awaiting for your kind reply.
    Thanks
    Regards
    alex

  33. Hi Ookas,

    My ISP plan is unifi 800mbps and TM router is TP-Link AC1200. My problem is can’t get the strong signal on the 2nd floor bed rooms. I’m looking at the deco M9+ with 3 nodes as I’ve 2 computers need to use LAN cable and a cloud HD.

    Please advise.

    Note:
    Is there any problem to set the static IP for my wireless printers on the mesh system?

    Thanks & Regards,
    Tsen

    1. Hi Tsen,

      M9 Plus is suitable for 800Mbps, ideally we would recommend to use Deco M9 Plus as your main router instead of access point since M9 Plus has a much better specs than C1200.

      Each Deco M9 Plus nodes will have 2 ethernet ports which should be sufficient, you may add on network switch if it’s not enough.

      And yes you can set up static IP.

      1. Hi Ookas,

        Thanks for the reply. How about the D-Link DIR-3060? What is the difference of the Deco M9+ and DIR-3060?

        Thanks & Regards,
        Tsen

  34. Hi Ookas,
    Current model i am using Archer C3150.
    i cant get the unifi 800mbps speed
    i only manage to get 500mbps
    and now i am using cat 7

    Thanks
    Regards
    alex

    1. Hi there,

      Are you getting 500Mbps via ethernet cable or WiFi?

      If on cable, try change to other cable and test again.

      If WiFi, then see which adapter are you using.

      Also try to disable NAT boost, save, reboot and test again.

  35. Hi Ookas,
    Any recommendations on the Unifi router based on the input given?

    Awaiting for your prompt reply.
    Thanks
    regards
    Alex

  36. Hi Ookas,

    currently i’m using the TP-link Archer C1200 V1 provided by TM during the initial set up, now the router having problem as it shows system error and ask for firmware on the router’s webpage (done all i can but the router is dead i’m afraid T.T)

    my current package is running on 100mb and i also considering to upgrade to 300mb in future. any wireless router recommendation that can accommodate 100mb to 300mb router or should i stick with the 300mb router?

    thank you for your time

    1. Hi Lee,

      You have a lot of choices to pick from actually, if you have a tight budget can opt for models like TP-LINK Archer A6 or ASUS RT-AC1200G, they can support 300mbps.

  37. Hi Ookas,

    I’ve been trying to solve my slow internet speed for weeks during MCO. I’m on a 500mbps package and my setup is:

    1) Main router Asus RT-AC86U
    2) Second router as Wi-Fi Mesh Node on 2nd floor
    3) Cat5E cables

    However, I’ve never seen my speed surpass 200 mbps on Wi-Fi. Even on LAN, I’m getting a speed test of 120 on average (my office laptop is coming to 5 years so this could be an old ethernet). My routers are purchased from China via Shopee/Lazada and they are original products. From my research, they function the same as local units.

    I’ve requested TM to re-set my port but it’s still the same. They did a back end check and reported no issues with hardware (fibre optics I suppose). Am I missing something to boost my speed up? I should be getting at least 300 mbps on average no?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Erwin,

      Replace your ethernet cable from modem to router with a CAT6 ethernet cable.

      CAT5E only support bandwidth up to 100Mbps.

      Quick question – Where did you did your speed test? Is it near the main router unit or the 2nd router?

  38. Hi ookas!
    Recently i just subscribe to 100mbps unifi, it is installed on 2nd floor on 2 storey semi d house.
    Can u suggest which networking solution to keep my connection stable and have all house coverage ?
    I use internet mostly for tv connection Netflix, and gaming PC . i plan to put my gaming PC at 1st floor.
    Is it what i need to buy is new modem router with high coverage or just wifi extender with LAN port?
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Faiz,

      We suggest to use Mesh WiFi router like TP-LINK Deco M4, D-LINK COVR-1203, as you stay in Semi-D, we’d advise getting a 3 pack to ensure good WiFi coverage and strength.

      You can connect the mesh WiFi to your router as AP mode. Disable your current router WiFi to reduce interference and let mesh WiFi handle the WiFi coverage for better experience.

      You can place one node nearby your PC, then connect to your PC via LAN cable.

  39. Hi Ookas,

    My internet speed is currently at 30Mbps and I’m using maxis. If I were to buy the Deco M4, do I need to plug it in through the Netis modem or Maxis router?

  40. Good Morning, I’m staying in a condo roughly 1600 square feet. I’m on TIME 500Mbps, I’m not getting good coverage in the kitchen and bedrooms. My router is the hall and i have more than 10 devices connected via WIFI to the router in the main hall. Sometimes there is lag and slowness even when i’m close to the router (streaming, video conferring and file transfer). I think it’s because of the number of connected devices, Smart TV, TV Box, Ipad, Phones, Vacuum robot and etc. LAN connection is good and i’m getting more than 500Mbps. The router i’m using is TP Link AC1350 which came with TIME subscription, which router is recommended to upgrade for coverage, speed and also supports multiple devices connections? Thank you

  41. Hi Okkas,
    I recently have turn my gaming rig into a server for my developer hobby. currently using 100mbps unifi and trying to squeeze every possible features offered by these stock wifi tp link c1200 especially vpn and auto update hostname ip. It keep fail with sudden restart with no internet when i use from office . Could you recommend me wifi router with this criteria :

    1) reliable
    2) can be ssh from internal network
    3)have flexibility of firmware for testing

    My budget around 300~500.

    1. Hi Izzat,

      With your budget you can try ASUS RT-AC66U, very stable, also a lot of references from other users about the VPN or flash firmware.

  42. Halo, Unifi 300mbps. currently my setup modemDlink 842 Router. Recently bought Tplink Deco M4, replace Dlink Router with Mesh Deco M4 as main router, key in user/password provided but its stuck at create network (no internet). But if Deco M4 connected to existing router (ModemDlinkDeco M4), its working. But really need Deco M4 become router, and no need connected to current router, coz messy wired (Lan – ModemDlinkM4 / socket power – Modem,Dlink,M4). Need expert advise to solved problem why Deco M4 not working as router (ModemDeco M4)

  43. Hi OOKAS,

    I’m staying in 16th Floor in 3BHK Apartment and using Unifi 30 Mbps. I’m looking for a Wifi Extender with dual Band (2.4GHz + 5GHz)
    Can pls advise which Wifi Extender will be suitable for my apartment ?

    1. Hi Sumit,

      For dual band extender, you may consider D-LINK DRA-1360, TP-LINK RE305, both of them have similar specifications.

      Another option is to look at Totolink EX1200M, it is a high power dual band extender with better reception and transmission power.

  44. Hi Ookas,

    Please help which router can you recommend for unifi 300mbps plan ? Im searching between asus brand and Tp link. Can you suggest best router for both brands under rm300 for my plan? Thus im living in single storey. Hehe..

    Thanks for your help! =D

    1. Hi Firdaus,

      Frankly speaking, there are a lot of choices for RM300 budget, you can look for TP-LINK Archer C80, ASUS RT-AC1200G+ or ASUS RT-AC59U (arriving on 10/6).

  45. Hi Ookas,

    I am currently on UniFi 500mbps plan and living in a 2 storey house. The WiFi signal in this house only reach a tiny bit on the second level and sometimes not. I did read some article and they recommended to try WiFi Repeaters. Can you recommend to me a couple of WiFi Repeaters under RM150 and under RM100. Because i saw a couple at your online shopee store but not sure which one is the best.

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Young,

      You will need dual-band extender. WIth your budget you can consider Totolink high power AC1200 extender EX1200M, or you can top up little to D-LINK DRA-1360 AC1300 extender.

      Do take note that you must install at area that have good signal from router and must be in between router and WiFi dead zone.

      If you have more budget, we’d reckon upgrading to a mesh wifi to better coverage.

    1. Hi Gillian,

      Can you let us know your current setuP i.e. router model? Also, are you looking into mesh or just pure router?

  46. Hi,

    I’m currently on Unifi 500 Mbps whereby the router and modem located on the 2nd floor of my double storey house. The built up of the house is roughly 2400 sq ft. My smart tv in which I normally watch Netflix is located downstairs. The router been provided by TM is D-link DIR 842. On Wi-Fi the speed is barely reached 90 Mbps even when I’m working from my room on the 2nd floor. However if I used LAN cable, then the speed can easily reached consistently at 500 Mbps. My other TV located on 2nd floor in which connected to Hypp TV. I do have TP-link wall plug extender in which I used to stream movies on the TV downstairs. Do I need to change the router in boosting the Wi-Fi coverage?

    1. Hi Izral,

      DIR-842 is not capable to handle 500Mbps bandwidth via WiFi, max is around 250-350Mbps only.

      You can opt to change to other routers that support higher WiFi bandwidth (also better coverage), like ASUS RT-AC59U V2, TP-link Archer C80, or D-Link DIR-1960.

  47. Hi..I need your kind advice and recommendation..I am living in 2 storey house approx. 2000 sq.ft and currently subscribing the TM Unifi 300mbps plan..I am using the stock modem n router provided by TM..My problem is, the speed as the max speed that I can get is around 150mbps on 5Ghz bandwidth and even the wifi coverage on the 2nd floor is not that good..but I have improve the wifi coverage by purchasing the extender..Therefore, in your opinion and recommendation, should I change the router only (maybe router that support wifi 6) to obtain a much better speed or just change to mesh router in order to improve the speed and coverage all together..and which device do you recommend for both options.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Syafiq,

      Can you let us know on the following:
      + Current router model
      + Speed test (right next to router)

      Need this info to provide better recommendation.

      1. Hi..appreciate your response..
        +The current router model is D-LINK DIR-868L WIRELESS AC1750 DUAL BAND GIGABIT CLOUD ROUTER.
        +The speed test next to router average around 150-160mbps..

        1. Hi Syafiq,

          Your DIR-868L should able to perform better than 160Mbps.

          So either router problem or client specs. Can I know what device you use to run the speed test?

          1. Hi Ookas,

            I got a new Redmi A5 Wifi 6 Router from China but couldn’t been used as main router (maybe due to VLAN?)

            Temporarily i had to settled with using LAN cable to connect from AC1200 to Redmi A5 for better coverage.

            Is there a better solution for this case? Unifi 300Mbps user

  48. Hi Ookas,
    I am currently on 100Mbps plan unifi in double storey house. Using the router that TM gave when they installed D-Link DIR-842 AC1200 and at second floor can’t get 5ghz band at all and 2.4Ghz band signal quite low as well. Planning to buy another router to set up at second floor by pulling ethernet cable from downstairs modem to the second router instead of mesh of extender. House around 1500sqft ,router budget of less than RM200. Could u suggest a router for me among these(Tenda AC10U,Tenda AC6,D-Link DIR-825,Mercusys AC12G,TP-Link Archer A6 ,TP-link Archer C5 AC1200?

    1. Hi Kevin,

      As you are on a 100Mbps bandwidth plan, getting a Tenda AC6 should suffice. Also Tenda AC6 has ready profile for AP mode, so setup is easier.

  49. hi, i’m using TM 300mbps. recently i had change my router Dlink but old version. the wifi keep disconnecting. does this router affect the wifi due to no firmware update?

  50. Hi Ookas,
    saya ada beli totolink A3000RU tetapi setelah saya key in unifi ID sama password. dia keluarkan error connection failed apabila time saya melihat system log dia begini error dia
    Jun 27 01:26:11 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    Jun 27 01:26:11 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
    Jun 27 01:26:11 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): br0: link becomes ready
    Jun 27 01:26:11 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    Jun 27 01:26:11 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
    Jun 27 01:26:41 TOTOLINK daemon.err pppd[10130]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK syslog.info syslogd started: BusyBox v1.13.4
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: rom_progress: 0x400006f
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: InitMAC Page0
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: Init Download FW OK
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: halmac_init_mac_cfg OK
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: halmac_cfg_rx_aggregation OK
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: halmac_init_mac_cfg OK
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [GetHwReg88XX][size PHY_REG_PG_8822Bmp_Type7]
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [GetHwReg88XX][PHY_REG_PG_8822Bmp_Type7]
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: RL6302_MAC_PHY_Parameter_v018_20140708
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [set_8822_trx_regs] +++
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: efuse content 0x3D7 = 0xf4
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: efuse content 0x3D8 = 0xf0
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: device wlan1 entered promiscuous mode
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: WlanSupportAbility = 0x3
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [ODM_software_init]
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [97F] Bonding Type 97FS, PKG1
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [97F] RFE type 2 PHY paratemters: 2L internal
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: clock 25MHz
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: load efuse ok
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: rom_progress: 0x200006f
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: rom_progress: 0x400006f
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [GetHwReg88XX][PHY_REG_PG_8197Fmp_Type2] size
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [GetHwReg88XX][PHY_REG_PG_8197Fmp_Type2]
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [GetHwReg88XX][rtl8197Ffw]
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [GetHwReg88XX][rtl8197Ffw size]
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.warn kernel: [97F] Default BB Swing=30
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 3(wlan1) entered listening state
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 3(wlan1) entered listening state
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 2(wlan0) entered listening state
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 2(wlan0) entered listening state
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entered listening state
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entered listening state
    Jun 27 01:26:55 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): br0: link is not ready
    Jun 27 01:26:59 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 3(wlan1) entered learning state
    Jun 27 01:26:59 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 2(wlan0) entered learning state
    Jun 27 01:26:59 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entered learning state
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 3(wlan1) entered forwarding state
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: topology change detected, propagating
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: br0: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
    Jun 27 01:27:03 TOTOLINK kern.info kernel: IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): br0: link becomes ready
    Jun 27 01:27:07 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10853]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.4
    Jun 27 01:27:07 TOTOLINK daemon.notice pppd[10853]: pppd 2.4.4 started by root, uid 0
    Jun 27 01:27:42 TOTOLINK user.notice pppoe:
    Jun 27 01:27:42 TOTOLINK user.notice Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Jun 27 01:27:42 TOTOLINK daemon.err pppd[10853]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Jun 27 01:27:47 TOTOLINK daemon.notice pppd[10853]: Connection terminated.
    Jun 27 01:27:47 TOTOLINK daemon.err pppd[10853]: Unable to complete PPPoE Discovery
    Jun 27 01:27:47 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10853]: Terminating on signal 15
    Jun 27 01:27:47 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10853]: Exit.
    Jun 27 01:27:51 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10906]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.4
    Jun 27 01:27:51 TOTOLINK daemon.notice pppd[10906]: pppd 2.4.4 started by root, uid 0
    Jun 27 01:28:26 TOTOLINK user.notice pppoe:
    Jun 27 01:28:26 TOTOLINK user.notice Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Jun 27 01:28:26 TOTOLINK daemon.err pppd[10906]: Timeout waiting for PADO packets
    Jun 27 01:28:30 TOTOLINK daemon.notice pppd[10906]: Connection terminated.
    Jun 27 01:28:30 TOTOLINK daemon.err pppd[10906]: Unable to complete PPPoE Discovery
    Jun 27 01:28:30 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10906]: Terminating on signal 15
    Jun 27 01:28:30 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10906]: Exit.
    Jun 27 01:28:34 TOTOLINK daemon.info pppd[10942]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.3 compiled against pppd 2.4.4
    Jun 27 01:28:34 TOTOLINK daemon.notice pppd[10942]: pppd 2.4.4 started by root, uid 0
    kalau boleh bagitau saya apa macam i kena settle ni

    1. Hi Chung,

      Please contact us via live chat (Lazada or Shopee, depends on where you bought), our technical support will assist you on this.

  51. Hi Ookas,
    I am on 100Mbps bandwith plan and have purchased the Tenda AC6. I have done the setup on the router and the internet is working great with wired LAN speed up to 90+ Mbps. BUT I have one big issue. The IPTV does not seem to be compatible. I can see few channels (TV3 & TV8 and few others). I also cannot see the multi-channel screen (blue button on the remote) which is annoying. Any idea why this can happen? Any particular setting that I may not have tried?

    Bak

    1. Hi Bak,

      Did you bought from us? If yes, please do live chat us via Shopee / Lazada (depends on where you bought from).

  52. Hi there, I just recently purchased the Dlink 895 router and cannot seem to connect to the Internet. From your list the router seems to be unifi friendly.
    Do I need to flash the firmware or anything of that sort? Thanks!

    1. Hi Akash,

      The firmware should be ready for UniFi, no need to flash. if router bought from us, live chat with us. If not, call d-link technical hotline for assistant.

  53. Hi OOKAS,

    I was a long time Unifi customer and noted that my plan has been upgraded to 800mbps. As due to MCO period stay at home, I realised that my speed wasn’t touching any near to 800mbps. It just between 300-350mbps.

    I’m using ASUS router RT-AC55UHP which is about 3-4 years ago model, but it says hold ups to 867mpbs speed. My TM unifi modem is ONU HUAWEI-HG8240W.

    Do I need to upgrade any of those?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Jay,

      RT-AC55UHP is an AC1200 Gigabit router. The bandwidth it can handle is around 300-400Mbps (867Mbps is referring to maximum wireless speed, not bandwidth). Can consider change to Blue Cave or RT-AX3000 which support 800Mbps bandwidth.

  54. hi there, im living in double storey terrace house (22 feet x 70 feet). im using unifi turbo 500mbps and still used the original part from Unifi. The problem facing is lack of wifi coverage at level 2. So what should i do? and then if i buy a new router and should i also buy mesh wifi..please advice

    1. Hi there,

      Consider getting a mesh WiFi, recommend 3 pack for double storey. You can look at models like TP-Link Deco M5 or Asus Lyra Trio.

  55. Hi Ookas,

    Currently I am using unifi turbo plan 500mbps. I am using stock TM router which is D-link DIR 850L and TP-Link T3u wifi adapter. If using the lan cable I will surely get the 500Mbps but on wifi I only get roughly around 200++ Mbps & below on 5Ghz. My question is should I change my wifi adapter or need to change a new router for a much better speed for my wifi.

    1. Hi Amirul,

      We’d recommend changing the router as DIR-850L hardly reach above 250Mbps. You can consider models like TP-LINK Archer A6, Asus RT-AC1200G or D-Link DIR-1360.

  56. Hi Ookas

    I m living in double story house, on Unifi 100Mbps plan. Wifi was setup at ground floor and connected to Unifi TV as well. Most of the time we will be at family room upstairs. Noticed on a few interruption when I am on conference call. Does that caused by the coverage or speed of the unifi? I am using standard Unifi router at the moment. Thinking to change the router to a better model.

    Thank you

    Izmi

    1. Hi Izmi,

      Can I know the following to provide you a tailored recommendation?
      + How is your WiFi coverage and speed inside those rooms (how many bars, mbps etc)
      + What is the current model of your router?

  57. Hi,
    Got 2 houses connected with internet line.
    1. House A
    – old flat more than 16 years with 715 sq feet
    – currently using unifi. But since 2015 never change the router. Means still standard unifi tools provided.
    – upgrade to 100 mbps since 2017. But the infra only support up to 50 mbps only. The line slow.
    Any suggestion of wifi brand to support the above.

    2. House B
    – serviced apartment rented unit. 2 years old with 1,200 sft.
    – only TIMES provide the service
    – 500 Mbps with standard times tools provided. D-Link
    – any suggestion

    Tq

    1. Hi,

      For your house A, consider to change to any AC1200 router, for example TP-LINK Archer A6, ASUS RT-AC1200G+, Tenda AC10U.

      For house B, do let us know what is the issue that you are currently facing to provide a tailored recommendation.

  58. I am using Unifi air And I was given ZTE 4G wireless router model MF286C. What would be a good replacement to this considering that I am staying in a double storey semi-d. I would like to return this modem to TM and subscribe to Unifi air without modem. I’m currently trying out their service.

    1. Hi Shafiq,

      Can I know what issue are you facing with this router MF286C? Need to know the problem only can provide tailored recommendation.

  59. Hi Ookas,
    Any suggestion on the following.

    1. An apartment with built-up area 705 sq. feet. Age of building 16 years old
    Using Unifi since 2015 and never changed the router n modem provided by them.
    In 2017 upgrade to 100 Mbps. However only manage to get up to 30 Mbps.
    This year the wifi especially super slow.
    Being inform the current router cater upto 50 Mbps.
    Any suggestion

    2. A servis apartment with 1,200 sq. feet and office unit with 3,200 sq. feet. Brand new building just 2 years old.
    Internet provider is TIMES.
    This year the wifi and LAN totally quite unsatisfied.
    Super slow and sometimes in one day got 4 to 5 times intermitent.
    I dont know. The way i look might be their infra not up to standard or maybe we should change to new router first.
    Pls advise

    1. Hi there,

      For Q1 – consider to change to any AC1200 router, such as TP-LINK Archer A6, ASUS RT-AC1200G+, Tenda AC10U.

      For Q2 – suggest you to report to TIME first to verify what is the actual problem, once you find out then we can provide better recommendation.

  60. Hi, I am on the 800mbs UNIFI package.
    What is your recommendation as my speed does not exceed 450 most of the time I am currently using Tenda AC1900. And also is wifi 6 really better than WiFi 5 and which routers have WiFi 6 enabled now that are worth buying ? Thanks

    1. Hi Mark,

      If you’re looking for routers that can support up to 800Mbps, WiFi 6 router is a value buy. You can refer to models like D-LINK DIR-X1560, TP-LINK Archer AX10.

      1. Hi , I just got an ASUS Zenwifi XT8 from you guys. Just wondering my speed is around 280mbs what could be the issue. I have asked TM to reset the port and it still has no improvement.

        I notice the speed dropped significantly since 2 weeks ago.

    1. Hi Shafiq,

      To be frank, we didn’t receive any official specification sheet about MF286C, so it’s tough to compare based on specs.

      However if you are looking at dual band routers that are below RM400 that supports UniFi Air, you can consider D-LINK DWR-953 or Totolink LR1200, both are AC1200 dual band routers.

  61. I’m living on a single storey which is around 1500ft, currently subcribing unifi 500 mbps with tm supplied D-link DIR-842, could you recommend me router for upgrade which could support 500 or 800 mbps with budget around Rm300, Thank you.

    1. Hi Steven,

      You can consider the following routers – Huawei AX3, TP-LINK Archer AX20, D-LINK DIR-X1560. These are the latest WiFi 6 routers that capable to support up to 800Mbps which fits your budget (

  62. I live in a double storey house (total built up area ground n 1st floor: 4800-5000 sqft) using Unifi Pro 800 Mbps.
    On ground floor, from the main Unifi line, after the modem, using the TM stock router TPLink Archer c1200 which has ethernet cables to a room on ground floor & 3 rooms on 1st floor.
    On the 1st floor, one of the cable connects to D-Link DAP-1360 (I believe max 300mbps, bought way back before the Unifi upgrade) as wireless access point, creating a Wifi with a different SSID for the top floor.
    Now I m keen to upgrade the D-Link access point device for wider, faster and more stable coverage of Wifi. Currently there is some connection issue to this D-Link eg. Difficult to connect, or no internet even if connected. Pls advise a better model.
    I would like to upgrade the main router to something better to optimse the 800Mbps. Please advise but am worried about the setup as unsure of the setting technical jargon.
    Also do I need a Mesh network ? Can the wired connections work with Mesh network to cover most areas of the house ?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Vince,

      You should consider mesh WiFi as it solves WiFi coverage issue, it is a must for a huge house. For 800Mbps, you can consider TP-LINK Deco X20, 3 packs is good enough to replace the AC1200 router. Each mesh node can connect to each other via WiFi or Ethernet cable which you already have.

  63. Hi OOKAS, I plan to use mesh wifi placed on 2 floor of the house. My idea is to use COVR 1100 2 pack to place on each floor on my house, connected using ethernet backhaul, as my PC is located on 2nd floor, while current router in 1st floor. Current router is DIR 842 from TM (unifi 100 mbps, plan to upgrade in future).

    Modem will be connected to 1st unit COVR 1100 unit on WAN port, then do ethernet backhaul using LAN port on 1st unit to 2nd unit

    If im adding the 3rd unit, how do i plan the ethernet backhaul?

    1. Hi Dean,

      You will need a switch to do that. Here’s how it should be setup:

      Modem > COVR 1100 (Main unit) > Switch > COVR 2 > PC
      > COVR 3

  64. Hi, Can you advice me please;
    Using TM Unify Router- D Link DIR 842 c2 for 100mbps speed package, Im having alot of wifi breakdown around my house. House build up size about 5500sq feet double story.

    Im planning to get the mesh from TM Unify which currently they provide for RM 15 a month. Will this solve my wifi issues or better to get a mesh unit by my self? Please advice.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Falcon,

      It depends on the mesh WiFi model and how they bundle it together, so it’s tough for us to advise. You will need to check with TM what is the model and find out if it’s enough for 5,500 sq. ft.

      For example, if they bundle with TP-LINK Deco M4 2 packs, definitely not enough for your house, you may add on an extra unit later.

  65. Hi,Just bought my Ax3000 TPlink Deco Mesh, but tried to set up and follow instructions carefully but still couldnt get connection?
    i have also change the username password provided by TMnet as currently TM is my provider.
    using 300mbps.
    pls help! tq

    1. Hi,

      You may direct call TP-Link technical support at 03-21414358 for further guidance. Or live chat with our customer service if the item is bought from OOKAS.

  66. Hi , I just got an ASUS Zenwifi XT8 from you guys. Just wondering my speed is around 280mbs what could be the issue. I have asked TM to reset the port and it still has no improvement.

    I notice the speed dropped significantly since 2 weeks ago. The TM technician came to my place to trouble shoot to which I was surprise that their router on LAN cable can reach speeds up to 800 whereas mine was only 200mbs. On Wi-Fi my iPhone 11 Pro was reaching 400mbs on their router and mine was only 290.

    May I know any solution to this or could it be the firmware issue as I have updated to the latest firmware.
    Should I Do a hard reset

    1. Hi Mark,

      Do try to factory rest the router. Upon reset and setup, try to perform a speedtest using cable first before enabling other features such as QoS & AiProtection.

      Please do live chat with us (Shopee / LZD) if you require any assistance.

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