TP-Link Archer C5400
concLuSion the tp-Link archer c5400 is a router that is symmetrical, both in design and the way it handles internet connectivity.
These days, routers can't just be powerful, they also have to look the part. In the case of the TP-Link Archer C5400, the device ticks off all the points for looking (and feeling) intimidating.
Out of the box, the C5400 looks like any other router. Its eight antennas stay neatly hidden and folded, and stay that way until they are needed.
That's another plus point for the Archer C5400: its compact design. The router is pretty much a no-fuss, allin-one device. Even setting up the Archer C5400 is easy: upon connecting the modem to an internet connection (wired or wireless), the router’s onboard, step-by-step guide is so easy; we actually had everything up and running in matter of minutes.
Those eight antennas aren’t just for show either: not only do they boost the Wi-Fi signal strength, but also enable the Archer C5400 to simultaneously send data to multiple devices via its MU-MIMO Gigabit feature, and also through its Tri-band Wi-Fi connectivity. Couple that with the onboard 1.4GHz dualcore CPU, and what you actually have is a very efficient and speedy network device.
Laboring on the Tri-band Wi-Fi point, the Archer C5400’s Wi-Fi connectivity is actually split into three bandwidth spectrums. The first is the 2.4GHz spectrum, while the other two are actually individual 5GHz points. TP-Link splits the 5GHz spectrum into two as a way of helping consumers to separate their connection between online gaming and 4K video and media streaming. Trust us, it actually helps, especially when you consider the amount of bandwidth streaming 4K videos can consume over extended periods of time. Performance-wise, the C5400 is what you’d expect of a router that's loaded up with all the latest bells and whistles. Overall, connections across all spectrums were stable, with no drops or throttling in speeds. When playing multiplayer titles like Overwatch over the 5GHz spectrum and approximately 20 meters away from the modem, bandwidth latency was impressive and consistently between 12ms and 14ms.
Regarding our 4GB transfer test, the file transferred at a rate of 25MB/s to an external drive attached to the router, while transferring the same file directly onto our server was nearly half of that speed at 11.7MB/s.
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