If you’re getting WiFi service in your home or office, a wireless router is essential for multiple devices to connect to the internet. When shopping for a wireless router the technical jargon accompanying each product may be a bit overwhelming for the technically un-inclined average Joe. Fret not, because we’ve got your back. Here are our top picks for Wi-Fi routers in Malaysia.
Best long-range Wi-Fi for office
Price from RM699.00
If you’re planning to get a Wi-Fi router for your office or an area larger than the average home, the D-Link DIR 885L is for you. The router is built on the latest AC Wave II technology which supports multiple users without visible lag in connection speed.
Additionally, it boasts a built-in Wi-Fi extender with a 4 X 4 antenna to provide extra strong Wi-Fi range and signal for up to 500 meters. The Quick VPN secure remote access also supports direct office surveillance from the optional My D-Link Camera.
Wi-Fi router with SIM card slot
Price from RM359.00
If you are using a mobile broadband connection, then this TP-Link router should be your choice for a Wi-Fi router. With a built-in SIM card slot supporting YES 4G LTE, Maxis, Celcom, Digi and most broadband internet providers, you can share your connection with multiple devices.
The MR200 provides stable wireless connections and fast (up to150Mbps) download speeds even with multiple users. The product is plug and play and requires no configuration settings, just insert your SIM card and turn it on.
Router with bandwidth control
Price from RM169.00
The ASUS STD N300 is equipped with bandwidth control via 4 SSIDs, which helps to minimize the impact caused when your internet connection is under heavy load. Just control the bandwidth allocation via the access controls.
This is older tech which has been surpassed by MiMo technology, but if you have a slower internet connection this may be the choice for you. Nonetheless, this Wi-Fi router does support the latest both Unifi and Maxis Fiber for faster connections.
If you are a gamer, then you would know that any slowdown in your network speed can make the difference between winning and losing. If you want to share your internet connection but don’t want to experience any lag caused, the Netgear Nighthawk X10 R9000 caters to your gaming needs.
With MU-MIMO, each device connected to your network is given its own dedicated full-speed Wi-Fi connection, so there is no slow down of the network even under heavy loads. This router supports up to 7.2Gbps of wireless speeds and delivers ultra-fast 4K streaming even for VR gaming. Another bonus is the USB ports on the router which allows you to connect a USB printer to your network.
If you’re a parent with kids at home, the DIR-850L by D-Link affords you some safety in the form of parental controls. This is a full-featured Wi-Fi router which gives you fast connections even with multiple devices connected, plus, the parental controls allow you to block any unwanted devices, sites and monitor your child’s internet activity.
It’s important to ensure your Wi-Fi has some form of MIMO tech built-in if you plan on sharing your connection with many users. MIMO ensures that all connected users enjoy fast speeds without any visible lags in connectivity or download speeds. The Linksys AC1900 is one of the best Wi-Fi routers with MIMO providing dual WiFi bands and supporting speeds of up to 1.9Gbps for high bandwidth usage.
Best Wi-Fi router for home and UniFi
Price from RM1,036.00
The Netgear X6 AC3200 R8000 Nighthawk was specifically designed for home use. It supports all major internet service providers including Unifi and comes with the latest tech to ensure fast connectivity for all devices on the network.
Besides that, the X6 supports speeds up to 3.2 Gbps and also employs Dynamic Quos for bandwidth prioritization by application and device. With the 6 built-in high-performance antennas, it ensures there are no dead zones in your house.
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