TP-Link Archer C5400 Review

The TP-Hyperlink Archer C5400 v2 can be an upgraded version of the C5400, coming with a fresh (lower) price, and several smart house features that may appeal to individuals who have a residence filled with Amazon Echos, Hue lightbulbs along with other connected gadgets. Even though you’re not really the type of one who loves barking orders at Alexa, the TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 comes with a construction and degree of overall performance that we’ve arrived at anticipate from TP-Link.

Design

While we’re viewing an increasing amount of routers adopt aesthetically interesting styles to better easily fit into to modern houses, like the Amplifi HD, the TP-Link Archer C5400 v2 comes with an unashamedly old-college router turn to it. You obtain a big black package with vents at the very top, and also eight antennae which can be positioned to greatly help enhance Wi-Fi coverage.

At the trunk are four gigabit LAN ports for connecting wired devices, in addition to a WAN slot allowing you to connect the router to a modem. Because the Archer C5400 v2 doesn’t have a modem built-in it indicates it could be used in combination with any web connection, although you’ll still have to have another modem aswell. There’s also an USB 2.0 port and the USB 3.0 slot for document and printer discussing.

Performance

So far as Wi-Fi performance moves, we were extremely impressed. Connecting correct close to the router we obtained download speeds of 74.3 Mb/s on the 5GHz band and 66.8Mb/s on the 2.4GHz. Upload speeds were 18.2Mb/s on the 5GHz and 17.1Mb/s on the two 2.4GHz bands. That is on a collection where the optimum speeds are 76.6Mb/s download and 19.1 Mb/s upload, so you’re not dropping from much velocity at all in the event that you go wireless.

Specifications

WIRELESS
StandardsWi-Fi 5
IEEE 802.11ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11n/b/g 2.4 GHz
WiFi SpeedsAC5400
5 GHz: 2167 Mbps (802.11ac)
5 GHz: 2167 Mbps (802.11ac)
2.4 GHz: 1000 Mbps (802.11n)
WiFi Range4 Bedroom Houses
8× Fixed High-Performance Antennas
Multiple antennas form a signal-boosting array to cover more directions and large areas

Beamforming
Concentrates wireless signal strength towards clients to expand WiFi range

High-Power FEM
Improves transmission power to strengthen signal coverage
WiFi CapacityHigh
Tri-Band
Allocate devices to different bands for optimal performance

4×4 MU-MIMO
Simultaneously communicates with multiple MU-MIMO clients

Airtime Fairness
Improves network efficiency by limiting excessive occupation

DFS
Access an extra band to reduce congestion

12 Streams
Connect your devices to more bandwidth
Working ModesRouter Mode
Access Point Mode
HARDWARE
Processor1.4 GHz Dual-Core CPU
Ethernet Ports1× Gigabit WAN Port
4× Gigabit LAN Ports
USB Support1× USB 3.0 Port
1× USB 2.0 Port

Supported Partition Formats:
NTFS, exFAT, HFS+, FAT32

Supported Functions:
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
SECURITY
WiFi EncryptionWEP
WPA
WPA2
WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network SecuritySPI Firewall
Access Control
IP & MAC Binding
Application Layer Gateway

HomeCare™ Antivirus
Malicious 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
PPTP
SOFTWARE
ProtocolsIPv4
IPv6
Service KitsHomeCare™
Parental ControlsHomeCare™ Parental Controls
Custom Profiles
Content Filtering
App Block
URL Filtering
Time Limit
Time Schedule (Bedtime)
Log Insight
Monthly Report
WAN TypesDynamic IP
Static IP
PPPoE
PPTP
L2TP
Quality of ServiceQoS by Device

HomeCare™ QoS by Application
Cloud ServiceAuto Firmware Upgrade
OTA Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link ID
DDNS
NAT ForwardingPort Forwarding
Port Triggering
DMZ
UPnP
IPTVIGMP Proxy
IGMP Snooping
Bridge
Tag VLAN
DHCPAddress Reservation
DHCP Client List
Server
DDNSTP-Link
NO-IP
DynDNS
ManagementTether App
Webpage
PHYSICAL
Dimensions (W×D×H)9.0 × 9.0 × 4.23 in
(230 × 230 × 43 mm)
Package ContentsWi-Fi Router Archer C5400
Power Adapter
RJ45 Ethernet Cable
Quick Installation Guide
OTHER
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
TEST DATA
WiFi Transmission PowerCE:
<20dBm(2.4GHz)
<23dBm(5.15GHz to 5.35GHz)
<23dBm(5.47GHz to 5.725GHz)
FCC:
<30dBm
WiFi Reception Sensitivity5GHz:
11a 6Mbps: -94dBm
11a 54Mbps: -76dBm
11ac HT20 (MCS8): -68dBm 11ac HT20 (MCS11): -61dBm
11ac HT40 (MCS9): -64dBm, 11ac HT40 (MCS11): -57dBm
11ac HT80: -60dBm
2.4GHz
11g 54M: -77dBm
11n HT20 (MCS8): -73dBm, 11ac HT20 (MCS11): -63dBm
11ac HT40 (MCS9): -67dBm, 11ac HT40 (MCS11): -62dBm

Pros

  • Fast
  • Powerful
  • Easy to set up
  • Great 5Ghz performance
  • Alexa and IFTTT support

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not the nicest-looking device

Conclusion

The two 2.4GHz band did fall more significantly, however, with 62.5Mb/s lower and 17.1Mb/s up. We furthermore tried the bond on the 3rd ground of the developing, sufficient reason for two flooring between our gadget and the Archer C5400 v2, speeds on the 5GHz band remained quite good, with 73.5Mb/s down, and 17.9 Mb/s up.

The TP-Hyperlink Archer C5400 v2 is a wonderful router that does an excellent job of attractive to a multitude of users. You can set up and configure, because of a user-pleasant app and user interface, yet in addition, it has plenty of advanced functions and powerful equipment to interest fanatics and enterprise customers.

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