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TP-Link Archer C5400 4-port Wireless Cable Router

CCL Code: NET2572
Manufacturer Code: ARCHER C5400
Manufacturer: TP-Link
TP-Link Archer C5400 4-port Wireless Cable Router

Key Features:

  • Wireless Type: 802.11ac
  • Number of LAN Ports: 4
  • Port Speed: 10/100/1000Mbps
  • USB Port(s): Yes
  • WPS Support: Yes


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Incredible Wi-Fi Without Lag and Viruses

With a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, XStream architecture and Tri-Band technology, the powerful Archer C5400 delivers incredible performance and Wi-Fi speeds up to 5400 Mbps. The Wave 2 router includes HomeCareTM powered by Trend MicroTM, which provides antivirus, parental controls and bandwidth prioritization for your network, automatically protecting all your devices from hundreds of millions of cyber threats.
Fine-tuned MU-MIMO performance provides twice the throughput across multiple capable devices, and 4-Stream and NitroQAM technology boost overall speeds up to 25%. With these advanced hardware features, the Archer C5400 can easily power online gaming and 4K streaming on your Xbox, PlayStation, PC or Mac.

Product Specifications

  • Up to 5400 Mbps AC Wi-Fi Speed
  • Tri-Band 2.4 GHz (1000 Mbps) + 5 GHz (2167 Mbps) + 5GHz (2167 Mbps)
  • 1.4 GHz Dual-Core Processor + 3 Co-Processors
  • 1x 3.0 USB, 1x 2.0 USB
  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 8x External Antennas

Intelligent Antenna Array for Ultimate Range

Eight dual-band antennas send strong Wi-Fi across your home, letting you game on your mobile devices where you want, from your favorite spot on the couch to the comfort of your bed.

With its powerful antennas, the Archer C5400 lets you take your gaming laptop to areas you never could, like your basement or the backyard, without having to worry about a weak Wi-Fi signal ruining the fun.

HomeCare™ for Protecting Every Device

*Free 3-year subscription of TP-Link HomeCare™ powered by Trend Micro™ included. Deactivation will disable certain security features.

  • TP-Link HomeCare™ powered by Trend Micro™* comes with antivirus, parental controls and QoS.
  • Automatically protects every Wi-Fi device in your home, including smart devices and gaming consoles, from viruses and hacking
  • Continuously guards against 250 million cyber threats daily
  • 3-in-1 solution: Wi-Fi, Antivirus and Parental Controls

Tri-Band and MU-MIMO for Handling Multiple Devices

Wave 2 Tri-Band and MU-MIMO technology double throughput, allowing the Archer C5400 to handle multiple devices at once and boosting performance across each of its three Wi-Fi bands to create lightning-fast connections.

With Tri-Band and MU-MIMO, you can ramp up your games to the most extreme settings while streaming live events at the highest resolution—all without slowing down your Wi-Fi.

XStream Architecture for Powerful Processing

The Archer C5400’s advanced hardware delivers the best performance with every device in your home. Its XStream architecture includes a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and three co-processors. While the co-processors handle each Wi-Fi band, the dual-core CPU takes care of everything else. The result is lag-free Wi-Fi for all your devices, including Xboxes, PlayStations and PCs.

The router’s processing brainpower also keeps your Wi-Fi running smoothly when you’re downloading files at the same time you’re gaming. This allows everyone in your home to enjoy what they love most, whether that’s watching 4K movies, gaming, streaming music or all of the above.

Alexa and IFTTT

Voice Controls with Alexa


What You Can Do with IFTTT

  • Turn the router’s LED panel on or off, or set automatic on and off times through night mode
  • Activate WPS to add a new device
  • Ask Alexa to share the guest Wi-Fi password
  • Turn the guest Wi-Fi on and off
  • Prioritize a device or an activity
  • Run a speed test
  • Trigger actions when devices connect, drop or are added to your network
  • Example of a Trigger: When a device drops from my network, send me a text message
  • Set triggers to prioritize a device or an activity
  • Example of an Action: Press the IFTTT button to have your router prioritize Wi-Fi to a preset device

Bandwidth Prioritization for Better Performance

Quality of Service (QoS) controls let you choose which of your devices and activities have priority when everyone is online at the same time. Choose between gaming, streaming or other activities to keep your connections fast when you’re doing the things you love.

Run Your Network with Tether

Set up and manage your Wi-Fi through the TP-Link Tether app, available for both Android and iOS. Tether’s simple layout lets you quickly access Wi-Fi settings such as guest privileges, scheduling, the latest firmware updates, and device management right from your smartphone.

World’s #1 Consumer Wi-Fi Brand**

Nearly half the people in the world who use Wi-Fi networking products use TP-Link. With over 150,000 products shipped daily, substantial investment in research and development, and meticulous in-house design, manufacturing and testing, we’re proud to be the world leader in Wi-Fi**.
**According to latest published IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q3 2016 Final Release.

Features and Specifications

  • Enjoy 4K HD video and play online games simultaneously with faster Wi-Fi to all your devices
  • 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
  • Protect every device on your network from the latest threats with powerful security, antivirus, and parental controls using TP-Link HomeCare™
  • Custom Quality of Service (QoS) lets you prioritize bandwidth for your favorite activities and devices for faster performance
  • Works with Amazon Alexa for voice control
  • Works with IFTTT, letting you create your own recipes and applets
  • 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
  • Lightning-Fast wired connections using four Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Share files, photos, music, and video across your network using the USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports
  • Supercharge your Wi-Fi signal thanks to eight antennas with high-powered amplifiers
  • Send targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices with beamforming
  • Set time limits and keep children safe with parental controls
  • Guest Network provides visitors with Wi-Fi access separate from your main network
  • Advanced security encryption protects your data
  • Set-up and adjust Wi-Fi settings from your mobile device using the Tether App (Android, iOS)
  • Supports 802.11ac and backwards-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n
  • 2-year warranty and 24/7 technical support

Main Features

  • Boost Your Wi-Fi - Advanced NitroQAM (1024-QAM) and 4-Stream technology increase maximum Wi-Fi speeds on all bands by 25%, achieving combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 5334Mbps
  • More Bands, More Devices - Tri-Band Wi-Fi offers three distinct wireless bands for more devices
  • Multiple Reliable Connections - MU-MIMO allows the router to achieve 4X efficiency by communicating with up to four devices at once
  • Smoother Performance - Smart Connect automatically assigns each device to the best available band to achieve optimal performance
  • Powerful Processing - Ultra-Fast 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU and 3 co-processors provide fast and stable overall performance
  • Maximized Range - 8 External Antennas maximize the Wi-Fi coverage and enhance the wireless connections


Router Type Wireless AC


WAN Protocols Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/ PPTP (Dual Access) / L2TP (Dual Access)

Wireless LAN

Antenna Type 8 high-performance antennas
Transmit Power 23 dB
Data Transfer Rates Up to 2167 Mbps
Encryption 64/128-bit WEP WPA-PSK WPA2-PSK
Frequency Band 2.4 and 5.0 GHz
IEEE 802.11 IEEE 802.11
a a
b b
g g
n n
ac ac
Receive Sensitivity 5GHz: 11a 6Mbps: -94dBm • 11a 54Mbps: -76dBm • 11ac HT20: -68dBm • 11ac HT40: -64dBm • 11ac HT80: -60dBm; 2.4GHz: 11g 54M: -77dBm • 11n HT20: -73dBm • 11n HT40: -67dBm


IP Packet Routing IPv6 and IPv4 dual stack


VPN Pass Through/Multi-Sessions PPTP • L2TP • IPSec
Security Parental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management


Number of WAN Ports 1 port(s)
WAN Port Connector RJ-45
WAN Port Speed 10/100/1000 Mbps
Number of LAN Ports 4 port(s)
LAN Port Connector RJ-45
LAN Port Speed 10/100/1000 Mbps
LAN Port Protocol Ethernet
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.0 • 1 x USB 2.0


Safety CE, FCC, RoHS


Management Access Control • Local Management • Remote Management

System Requirements

System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1/10 • MAC OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux


DC Input Voltage 12 V DC
AC Input Current 5.0 Amps


Operating Humidity 10 to 90 %
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 °C


Form Factor Wireless Device - Desktop
Case Colour Black
In The Box Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Archer C5400 • Power supply unit • Ethernet Cable • Quick Installation Guide
Width 23.0 cm
Depth 23.0 cm
Height 4.3 cm


Warranty Three years.

Key Features

RF Network Standard 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Wireless Network Yes
Main Colour Black
WPS Support Yes
USB Peripheral Connection Yes

Wireless Communications

WiFi Type 802.11ac

Item Details

Manufacturer TP-Link
Manufacturer Code ARCHER C5400
EAN 6935364094584
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty Three years.

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer TP-Link
Manufacturer Code ARCHER C5400

Do you have you a question about the TP-Link Archer C5400 2 x 2167Mbps (5GHz) 1000Mbps (2.4GHz) Tri-Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Black (V1.0)?

Q: Hello, There are no coax connections to screw in the cable line. How do you connect the coax cable to the router ?
Answer by Website User on 6th April 2018
Cable routers do not have a Coax connector. Generally the only routers with built-in modems tend to be the Virgin own-brand ones. In order for this to work you need a Cable modem, which is usually provided by your ISP (or if you're using Virgin you can set their device to modem only). You then connected the Cable modem to this Cable router via an Ethernet cable.
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Q: Do you have any TP-Link Archer C5400 V2 models? We are looking for V2 that support link aggregation.
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