TP-Link Archer C4000 Review

The TP-Link Archer C4000 wireless router is the most recent addition to the company’s high-end Archer line of wireless routers. A tri-band configuration is included with the goal of increasing the capacity to accommodate more devices that are simultaneously connected. With the plethora of high-end routers on the market, it will be interesting to observe how this router differentiates itself from the competition.

The Archer C4000 has a design that is comparable to the earlier Archer C5400, with flip-open antennas and a tough industrial appearance. The top of the router is completely covered with air holes, which helps to keep the router cool. When you touch the router, it feels somewhat warm, but this is within the normal operating temperature range, so don’t be concerned.


The look of the Archer C4000 is comparable to the older Archer C5400 with the flip open antennas and a fairly rugged industrial turn to it. The very best of the router will be filled with ventilation holes to help keep the router awesome. The router will be a slightly warm touch but it is at the operational heat so do no be worried about that.

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The TP-Link Archer C4000 is equipped with some impressive specifications. The Tri-Band Wireless setup indicates that the router really has two high-performance 5Ghz bands, one on each side of the router. The advantage of having a second 5Ghz band is that network capacity is increased. With the built-in smart connect function, the router will direct clients to the two 5Ghz bands in an equal amount of time. This can help to decrease congestion while also increasing the aggregate speed, which is especially useful when you have many devices connected.

The router has a maximum speed of 750Mbps on the 2.4GHz band, which is rather fast. The greatest speed available on the 5Ghz frequency is 1625Mbps. If you double the 5Ghz speed by two and then add the 2.4Ghz speed, you will obtain the number 4000 precisely. NitroQAM, also known as 1024QAM, is supported by this router in order to achieve faster transfer speeds.

Other specifications are on par with or better than these. It features two USB ports, one of which is USB 3.0, and one of which is USB 2.0. The four Ethernet ports are all Gigabit Ethernet connections, which is a high-speed connection. This router is equipped with six fixed antennae that cannot be removed. Beamforming and multiple users multiple input multiple outputs (MU-MIMO) are two more wireless characteristics. The LED indicators on this router may be turned off using the administration panel.

On a Gigabit Internet connection, the TP-Link Archer C4000 is capable of delivering speeds of up to 940Mbps. This is the greatest speed that the CPU of the C4000 is capable of, therefore we can infer that the CPU has no problems managing a Gigabit Internet connection.

The peak WiFi performance is intended to evaluate the highest performance of the router while utilizing the best WiFi receiver available on the market at the time of testing. As the network card, we will be utilizing the Asus PCE-AC88, which is 44 capable and supports NitroQAM.

In our tests, we were able to get download speeds of more than 900Mbps over WiFi. Given that the Archer C2300 is only a third-generation wireless router, this is a very strong showing. We must tell you that reaching this level of speed is nearly impossible without the use of a 44 receiver and that this was tested at a close distance to the wireless network.

In order to determine what is the expected speed you will obtain with a regular device, the WiFi performance test is built in such a manner that it is understandable that most people would use the router with only their laptop or phones that have only AC1200 capabilities. On two different distances, we will be evaluating this. The short distance test will be within 3 meters with a direct line of sight to the router, while the long-distance test will be over 7 meters over a reinforced concrete wall.

The results obtained with the Archer C4000 are quite remarkable. Not only does it provide outstanding WiFi coverage, but it also does it at a blazingly fast rate. Indeed, I’ll go so far as to claim that it is far quicker than the 44 Quad-Stream Archer C3150. This demonstrates that a modern WiFi chipset generally outperforms an older router in terms of performance. We have truly fantastic WiFi speed, with just a very slight reduction in performance even when traveling long distances.


StandardsWi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi SpeedsAC4000
5 GHz: 1625 Mbps (802.11ac)
5 GHz: 1625 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 750 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range4 Bedroom Houses
6× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range
WiFi CapacityHigh
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients

Airtime Fairness
Improves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation
Working ModesRouter Mode
Access Point Mode
Processor1.8 GHz Dual-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports

Link Aggregation (802.3ad) available with 2× LAN ports
USB Support1× USB 3.0 Port
1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:

Supported Functions:
Apple Time Machine
FTP Server
Media Server
Samba Server
ButtonsWi-Fi On/Off Button
Power On/Off Button
LED On/Off Button
WPS Button
Reset Button
Power12 V ⎓ 5 A
WiFi EncryptionWEP
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network SecuritySPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway

HomeCare™ AntivirusMalicious Site Checker
Port Intrusion Prevention
Infected Device Isolation
Notification and Log
Guest Network1× 5 GHz Guest Network
1× 2.4 GHz Guest Network
VPN ServerOpenVPN
Service KitsHomeCare™
Parental ControlsHomeCare™ Parental ControlsCustom Profiles
Content Filtering
App Block
URL Filtering
Time Limit
Time Schedule (Bedtime)
Log Insight
Monthly Report
WAN TypesDynamic IP
Static IP
Quality of ServiceQoS by Device

HomeCare™ QoS by Application
Cloud ServiceAuto Firmware Upgrade
OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
NAT ForwardingPort Forwarding
Port Triggering
IGMP Snooping
DHCPAddress Reservation
DHCP Client List
ManagementTether App
Dimensions (W×D×H)7.9 × 7.9 × 1.5 in
(200.7 × 200.7 × 38.1 mm)
Package ContentsWi-Fi Router Archer C4000
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
System RequirementsInternet Explorer 11+, Firefox 12.0+, Chrome 20.0+, Safari 4.0+, or other JavaScript-enabled browser

Cable or DSL Modem (if needed)

Subscription with an internet service provider (for internet access)
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉ ~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉ ~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing
WiFi Transmission PowerCE:
<30dBm(2.4GHz & 5.15GHz~5.25GHz & 5.725GHz~5.825GHz)
<24dBm(5.25GHz-5.35GHz & 5.47GHz-5.725 GHz)
WiFi Reception Sensitivity5 GHz_1:
11a 6Mbps:-96dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-95dBm, 11ac VHT20_MCS11:-65dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-93dBm, 11ac VHT40_MCS11:-62dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS0:-90dBm, 11ac VHT80_MCS11:-59dBm
11ac VHT160_MCS0:-87dBm, 11ac VHT160_MCS11:-54dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-94dBm, 11ax HE20_MCS11:-62Bm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-91dBm, 11ax HE40_MCS11:-59dBm
11ax HE80_MCS0:-88dBm, 11ax HE80_MCS11:-57dBm
11ax HE160_MCS0:-84dBm, 11ax HE160_MCS11:-54dBm
5 GHz_2:
11a 6Mbps:-96dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-78dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-95dBm, 11ac VHT20_MCS11:-65dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-93dBm, 11ac VHT40_MCS11:-62dBm
11ac VHT80_MCS0:-90dBm, 11ac VHT80_MCS11:-59dBm
11ac VHT160_MCS0:-87dBm, 11ac VHT160_MCS11:-54dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-94dBm, 11ax HE20_MCS11:-62Bm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-91dBm, 11ax HE40_MCS11:-59dBm
11ax HE80_MCS0:-88dBm, 11ax HE80_MCS11:-57dBm
11ax HE160_MCS0:-84dBm, 11ax HE160_MCS11:-54dBm
2.4 GHz:
11g 6Mbps:-97dBm, 11a 54Mbps:-79dBm
11n HT20_MCS0:-97dBm, 11n HT20_MCS7:-78dBm
11n HT40_MCS0:-95dBm, 11n HT40_MCS7:-75dBm
11ac VHT20_MCS0:-96dBm, 11ac VHT20_MCS11:-67dBm
11ac VHT40_MCS0:-94dBm, 11ac VHT40_MCS11:-64dBm
11ax HE20_MCS0:-96dBm, 11ax HE20_MCS11:-64dBm
11ax HE40_MCS0:-93dBm, 11ax HE40_MCS11:-61dBm


The Archer C4000 is really a quick wireless router. Additionally, it is relatively inexpensive contemplating the

The Archer C4000 is an extremely fast wireless router with a lot of features. It is also reasonably priced when compared to the level of performance it is capable of providing. Despite the fact that the WiFi coverage is excellent and fast at the same time, Aside from that, it is quite simple to set up and is completely compatible with both Unifi and TIME Fibre. It also includes several useful functions, such as the Homecare Antivirus, which we strongly advise you to make use of whenever possible. If you live in a large house, this is the router that you should get for your home network.

Because of the faster chip, I believe this router really outperforms the C3150 and C5400 in terms of performance. However, the TP-Link C5400X continues to be the company’s fastest wireless router. At the time of writing, the TP-Link Archer C4000 will be available for purchase at a suggested retail price of RM999.

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