Here is a list of WiFi routers that we carry, you can filter based on your brand preferences. You can also jump right into our recommended WiFi routers based on ISP plans.
Top 3 WiFi Router For All ISP Plans
WiFi Routers For 300Mbps Plan
These are the best selling budget routers that are priced from RM100 – RM 300.
They are capable of supporting up to 300Mbps over WiFi, with realistic coverage of up to 1,500 sq. ft. & supporting more than 20 connected devices which is more than enough for general households.
WiFi Router For 500Mbps Plan
These wireless routers are priced from RM100 – RM300 which can support up to 500Mbps.
Among all, DIR-868L has the best price to performance ratio as it is priced less than RM150.
WiFi Router For 800Mbps Plan
All wireless routers can support up to 800Mbps over WiFi and provides superior coverage of more than 2,500 sq. ft. They are priced from RM500 – RM800.
How To Pick The Right Wireless Router
In other words, if you are using a UNIFI 300Mbps plan, you want to look for a wireless router that can support 300Mbps plan.
You will also want to answer the following:
- What is the main WiFi issue that you are currently facing?
- What do you want to achieve? No video buffers? Or whole house on 800Mbps?
- How big is your house? Double-story?
- How many devices you have at home?
- What is your budget for WiFi router?
- Where are you placing your router? Middle of the house? Inside storeroom?
These questions will help you to define what kind of WiFi experience that you are looking after and with that, you will be able to make better decision by comparing the specifications which we will share later.
The wireless router specification will greatly differ for a person that wants to maximize WiFi performance (e.g. 800Mbps over WiFi) versus someone who only want better WiFi coverage.
In the subsequent section, we will be explaining the WiFi specifications that you should look for based on your requirements.
Wireless Router Specifications Guide
In summary, what you want to look for is a combination of specifications based on your budget, again, the key here is to start with WiFi routers that support your ISP plan.
Here is a simple breakdown to help you understand better.
|Wireless Speed||AC1200 - AC5400|
|Radio Band||Dual Band: 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz|
Tri-Band: 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz + 5Ghz (backhaul)
|Additional Features||MU-MIMO, Wave 2, Beamforming, App, Parental Control|
You will want to opt for wireless AC standard as it is capable of supporting most ISP packages, it is also a much affordable option compared to the recently launched AX standard (also known as WiFi 6).
Maximum Theoretical Speed
You will want to pick a wireless specification that is capable to support your ISP Plan. For a general guide, AC1200 is good for 300Mbps, AC1750 is good for 500Mbps, AC2600 is good for 800Mbps.
Wikipedia did a fantastic explanation here which includes all the breakdown of WiFi speed.
If you are still confused, you may browse our wireless routers here, all the products are labeled with the recommended ISP plan on the thumbnail – which should help you in making your decision.
Dual-Band or Tri-Band
It depends on your expected outcome and budget.
In most cases, picking a dual-band router is more than enough to support most ISP plans, however, if you are a power user that wants to have maximum WiFi performance then getting a Tri-Band router that comes with wireless backhaul is a better option.
If you are looking for additional features such as parental control or even anti-virus, these are only available of specific TP-LINK & D-LINK Devices.
How To Setup Wireless Router
You are required to setup your wireless router during installation. Make sure you have your ISP credentials from your ISP Provider. These are your login ID and password provided by TM UNIFI, Maxis Fibre or even TIME Fibre. If you aren’t sure, you may contact with their CS to retrieve your login credentials.
Once you have your credentials ready, follow the steps below:
- Disconnect your old wireless router from your modem
- Connect your modem (Lan Port 1) to your new wireless router (Wan Port)
- Turn on your wireless router
- Configure your router via LAN connection or their own App.
- Key in your ISP credentials
- Setup your own SSID and WiFi network
- Setup successfully.
You can now configure most routers by using their proprietary app – which takes away the hassle requiring a laptop and LAN connection. Depending on the model, some may require you to setup via web browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why I am getting <100Mbps speed from my AC1200 router?
Please check your router Ethernet port (WAN & LAN), if there are Fast Ethernet and not Gigabit ports, mean the bandwidth input will be limited to less than 100Mbps, so the output (LAN or WLAN) will not more than 100Mbps.
Why is my WLAN & LAN speed is <100Mbps, even on a AC1200 Gigabit router?
Assuming you are on the right ISP plan (100Mbps and above), try to check your cable. Ideally you should be using CAT6 Ethernet cable to connect to WAN port instead of CAT5 cable.
I'm on a 30Mbps plan, will I get 300Mbps speed if I change my router?
300Mbps is referring to maximum wireless speed, you will get this wireless speed but not bandwidth speed (actual data speed). Your case is just like you have a 300 lanes highway, but your ISP only supply you 30 cars. Higher speed specs router will not change the number of cars, but provide you better speed and smoother experience in between devices and router.
Can I use 2 wireless routers in a network?
No, only one wifi router in a network, other product that add-on network could be an access point, WiFi extender, or a WDS bridge.
Can I use AC1200 on a 800Mbps Plan? Is it recommended?
You will not get 800Mbps over WiFi. The number of that 867Mbps in AC1200 is referring to the TOTAL speed of all throughputs, is not a single connection maximum speed. And the CPU and RAM specs in the router are playing important roles in actual bandwidth output.
Do I need a MU-MIMO router or WAVE 2 router?
Basically all MU-MIMO routers are WAVE 2 WiFi. We recommend MU-MIMO router for those users who have more than 5 devices connecting to the router in the same, so you can stream HD video and playing online games smoother.
Can you guarantee the WiFi speed I will get from this router?
WiFi speed is very subjective, *Maximum wireless signal rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual wireless data throughput and wireless coverage are not guaranteed and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects, and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead, and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection, quality, and client condition.
Why my laptop only detect 1 SSID from this dual band router?
Please make sure your laptop WiFi adapter is a dual-band adapter too.
Do I still need to configure the router when it arrived?
Yes, you are required to configure your router during installation. All you need to do is to follow the manual guide to setup.