|Wireless Type||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||1|
TP-Link AC5400 Wireless Wi-Fi Tri-Band Gigabit Router (Archer C5400)
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- AC5400 Tri-Band with 4-Stream and NitroQAM technology delivers up to 5400Mbps Wi-Fi speeds over one 2.4GHz (1000Mbps) and two 5GHz (2167Mbps) bands
- Faster Wi-Fi for every device with multi-user support from MU-MIMO technology
- Enjoy 4K HD video and play online games simultaneously with faster Wi-Fi to all your devices
- Smart Connect helps devices run faster by intelligently assigning them to the best available connection
- High-speed connections without interruption with powerful 1.4GHz dual-core CPU and 3 co-processors
- Share files, photos, music, and video across your network using the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
- Send targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices with beamforming
- 2-year warranty and 24/7 technical support
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- Up to 5400Mbps AC Wi-Fi Speed
- Tri-Band 2.4GHz (1000Mbps) + 5GHz (2167Mbps) + 5GHz (2167Mbps)
- 1.4GHz Dual Core Processor + 3 Co-processors
- 1x 3.0 USB, 1x 2.0 USB
- 4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
- 8x External Antennas
Game Like Never Before
Jump into the action and stay there with the Archer C5400. Wave 2 Tri-Band creates faster connections than ever across three Wi-Fi bands, and powerful XStream processing keeps each one running smoothly. Now you can dedicate an entire band to gaming without short-changing your other devices.
For lag-free performance on game consoles, 4-Stream and NitroQAM greatly increase the router’s throughput. Mobile gamers enjoy faster connections across the home thanks to powerful antennas specially designed to send a high-speed wireless signal up to 10,000 square feet.
XStream Architecture for Powerful Processing
With XStream architecture, the Archer C5400 dedicates one processor to each of its three Wi-Fi bands. These processors handle the traffic for each band, freeing the router’s powerful 1.4GHz dual-core CPU to take care of everything else.
All this extra brainpower keeps your Wi-Fi running smoothly so everyone in your home can enjoy what they love most, whether that’s watching movies in 4K, gaming online, streaming music—or all of the above.
NitroQAM and 4-Stream
MU-MIMO and Smart Connect
Innovative Antenna Design
Eight dual band antennas send strong Wi-Fi up to 10,000 square feet letting you game on your mobile devices anywhere in your home, from your favorite spot on the couch to the comfort of your bed.
MU-MIMO feature requires free firmware upgrade to enable, currently not available. Once available, firmware upgrade may be found on our website. MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO. Two or more MU-MIMO enabled devices must be connected to achieve faster performance.
Media Sharing and VPN
USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports make it easy to share photos, videos, and music on your home network. When away from home, a VPN allows you to securely access hard drives and other devices connected to the router through USB and Wi-Fi.
Intuitive Mobile Interface
Set up the Archer C5400 in minutes thanks to its intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app. When your network is up and running, you can download the free Tether app to easily adjust your network settings from anywhere.
Lifetime Service and One of the Industry-Leading Warranty*
Need help setting up your TP-Link device? Our team is here 24/7 for toll-free technical support, including setup, no matter when you purchased our product. Plus, our 2-year warranty gives you worry-free service.
*For more information you can contact the official customer service or visit the official website.
|Archer C7||Archer C9||Archer C3150 V1||Archer C3150 V2||Archer C5400||Talon AD7200|
|Wi-Fi Speed||Up to 1750Mbps||Up to 1900Mbps||Up to 3167Mbps||Up to 3167Mbps||Up to 5334Mbps||Up to 7133Mbps|
|CPU Processor||Single-Core||1GHz Dual-Core||1.4GHz Dual-Core||1.4GHz Dual-Core||1.4GHz Dual-Core||1.4GHz Dual-Core|
|Ethernet Ports||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit||4x Gigabit|
|USB Ports||2x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||1x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0||2x USB 3.0|
|Antennas||3x External + 3x Internal||3x External||4x External||4x External||8x External||8x External + 1x Internal|
|Data Streams||QAM-256||NitroQAM (QAM-1024) and 4-stream||NitroQAM (QAM-1024) and 4-stream||NitroQAM (QAM-1024) and 4-stream||QAM-256 and 4-stream|
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|Data Transfer Rate||5,400 Mb per second||1,200 Mb per second||3,200 MB per second||3,150 Mb per second|
|Item Dimensions||9.1 x 9.1 x 1.7 in||6.4 x 9.6 x 1.3 in||11.54 x 14.41 x 3.58 in||10.4 x 7.8 x 1.5 in|
|Item Weight||3 lbs||2.31 lbs||4.69 lbs||3.6 lbs|
|Total LAN Ports||—||4||5||—|
|Wireless Compatibility||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 A/C||802.11 A/C||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
AC5400 Wireless WiFi Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router w/ VPN Server
Game Like You've Never Gamed Before
Faster Speed for More Devices
Archer C5400 delivers combined Tri-Band Wi-Fi speeds to 5334Mbps, letting you dedicate an entire band to gaming without slowing down your network. With Smart Connect, devices run even faster by assigning them to the best available channel to balance network demand.
NitroQAM and 4-Stream Support Maximum Wi-Fi Speed
The Archer C5400 gets a performance boosts of up to 25%, thanks to NitroQAM (1024-QAM) and 4-Stream. These advanced technologies allow the router’s 2.4GHz band and both of its 5GHz bands to provide industry-leading speeds of up to 1000Mbps and 2167Mbps, respectively. With NitroQAM and 4-Stream, you can game at the highest settings, free of lag.
Innovative Technology Empowers Home Entertainment
The router serves as a powerful entertainment hub for your home that is capable of supporting multiple simultaneous HD video streams, online gaming, and other online activities without slowing down. Superior range and coverage keeps your devices connected, near or far.
Maximized Range and Efficiency
Eight antennas with Beamforming technology detect the locations of your connected devices and concentrate wireless signal strength toward them. This makes all of your connections more efficient and stable, improving network performance, even in medium-sized offices and public cafes.
Lightning-Fast Wired Connections
Large File Sharing
- External hard drives can connect directly to the Archer C5400 via its USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, making it easy to share large files, photos, music and video across your network.
Smooth Gaming and Streaming
- To help your wired devices achieve peak performance for smooth gaming and streaming, the four Gigabit Ethernet ports operate 10x faster than standard Ethernet.
Easy Setup and Use
Set up the Archer C5400 in minutes thanks to its intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app. Tether lets you manage network settings, including parental controls and media sharing preferences, from any Android or iOS device.
Other Added Features Include:
- Keep your main network secure by creating a separate network for guests and visitors.
- Manage when and how connected devices can access the Internet.
- Setup a secure connection between your private networks to the Internet.
Top Customer Reviews
I have purchased a number of routers over the years as the technology and performance improves, and the number of devices my family uses has increased. Over the past few years, I had migrated to the more expensive ($300+) routers in the hopes of greater performance. Right before this, I had an Asus RT-AC5300, a beast of a router that exceeded $400 when I bought it. But what I found was that as the price point goes up, the performance does not, and the reliability goes down. These expensive routers tend to be buggy and drop connections; they simply have too many features and are way too complex, all to provide functionalities that no one uses, or that none of your connected devices support anyway. The ASUS got so bad it was rebooting itself every few hours. The days of the rock-solid Linksys WRT54G seemed long gone... So I returned the ASUS RT-AC5300, gave my WRT1900ACS to a friend, and bought an Archer C7 (v2).
After two weeks of testing it, I have four words: it just works -- period. The signal is strong and punches through the lathe-and-plaster walls of my nearly 100 year old house. Its signal is considerably stronger than the WRT1900ACS that I had (which cost almost three times what this one did), and rivaled the signal strength of the $400 ASUS. It doesn't drop connections, doesn't reboot itself, and delivers a strong and steady stream of data to all devices, wired and wireless.
Only one word of warning; you need to make sure the Archer C7 that you purchase is NOT a first version. Everyone on the web has reported that TP-LINK badly botched the V1, especially for Macintosh/Apple devices (which is most of my house); most of those should be out of circulation or in landfills by now. The one I bought from Amazon was a V2, and it works perfectly with all of my Apple and non-Apple devices.
The router does not have any HTTPS functionality when connecting to its web management via a browser, making it dangerous to manage over a public network/WAN connection. All router management functions happen over unencrypted HTTP - no self-signed key generation is available. That makes it really only safely manageable on your home network -- if you want to manage it away from your home on a WAN port, you will be exposing your router security credentials to anyone listening. I have a commercial-grade network with fixed public IP addresses - I don't like that I can't manage this router over HTTPS and force HTTPS to be the only protocol the web interface will answer on.
The VPN functionality is Meh. PPTP is provided - but it only allows for a single login account - and it's an insecure protocol that MacOS 10.11 and higher no longer supports. OpenVPN is the only other VPN option available, and it's good, but it requires 3rd party client software on most platforms, and it requires a fair amount of networking knowledge. L2TP over IPSec would be a welcome addition here - along with any number of separate VPN login accounts.
Lastly and most frustrating: the router has 3 separate "WiFi" radios - a 2.4ghz and two separate 5.0ghz radios (or "networks"). This is great for high utilization or for a setting where different networks may be able to reach different areas of your house - but here is the problem: either you can set up 3 separate networks (IE: WIRELESS-LOW, WIRELESS-HIGH-1, WIRELESS-HIGH-2) or you can have the router "federate" all 3 networks under 1 common name (WIRELESS) and the router will hook up each device to the optimal radio based on signal quality. This is great - the preferred option - but TP-Link doesn't allow devices on one radio to see devices that may be connected to either of the other two radios. There is no option to have a single logical network... so if your AppleTV and your iPhone don't happen to like the same signal, they will not see each other. In my case, my iDevices all like the 5ghz network, but my "smart lights" only support 2.4ghz, so none of my devices can control my lights - unless I turn off the "federated" mode and force my high-speed devices to only link to the low-speed network. Not being able to turn on a unified network where all devices can see each other regardless of which radio they link up to is a terrible oversight - and I expect a lot of non-technical users are banging their heads thinking (a) their router is broken or not set up right (b) their [smart device name here] is broken or not set up right (c) they think they did something else wrong and are waiting for their kid to come home from college to help fix it.
If you really just want a strong signal to power your laptops, phones and tablets, and you don't care if a device can't see another device, then right out of the box this is the unit for you. If you are setting up an integrated "smart home", I know Netegar routers I've used in the past have *none* of the issues I'm listing above. The hoops you will need to jump through if you want the TP-Link AC5400 to serve as a smart home's central network router are substantial -- and may not be worth your time or the $200+ cost.
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