Tyler's Router Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Z170 Premium - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i5 6500 - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Memory: Klevv CRAS 16GB (4x4) DDR4 3000 - Read our review
- Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- OS Storage: Intel 730 480GB SSD - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Secondary Storage: Intel 750 400GB U.2 SSD - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Case: Thermaltake P5 - Buy from Amazon / Read our review
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200 - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 - Buy from Amazon
The Web GUI across many of the TP-Link solutions are the same. The C5400 shares this with its counterparts, and as such, we start with this rather familiar front page.
Diving right into the wireless settings, we have the option during setup to name each of the three bands to our liking.
The dashboard gives a quick glimpse at the status of your network. As you can see, I have five wired clients connected along with a single wireless client. To the left, we have the menu that we will go through in a moment, but at the top right, there are software options for the LEDs, along with a reboot option.
The basic settings allow you to customize wireless SSID and passwords.
Not many routers on the market include the option for a 3G/4G modem to be connected to the router. In fact, off the top of my head, I can only think of ASUS as the other vendor to do this. There is also the option for storage via USB and printer sharing.
PRICING: You can find the TP-Link Archer C5400 802.11ac Wireless Router for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The TP-Link Archer C5400 802.11ac Wireless Router retails for $240 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The TP-Link Archer C5400 802.11ac Wireless Router retails for £350 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction & Pricing, Availability and Specifications]
- Page 2 [Router Details]
- Page 3 [Management GUI Details and Test System Setup]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks- Wired, Wireless Throughput and Wireless Range]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks – File Performance & Final Thoughts]
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