TP-Link Archer C5400X Overview
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – If what you crave is performance for games, look no further than the Archer C5400X of TP-Link ($399). The best current dog for players, the C5400X combines exceptional speed with a good range and tranquility that can have its own security software. It’s big, expensive and you can’t point to the antennas, but this router monster is what the real players want.
Square, crouching, and flat, the TP-Link triple-band Game router (aka Archer C5400X) is not like any other router on the market. The base of 9.5 x 9.5 x 2.2 inches is among the largest network devices in the world, but there is more: place your eight red and black antennas and the C5400X Archer grows to 11.2 x 11.2 x 7.6 inches, three times more than the Netgear jet black Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gam ing Router.
On the negative side, the antennas cannot be turned or pointed and everything runs the risk of looking like a cross between a sculpture and a coat rack. However, its aggressive appearance will make players want to show the Archer C5400X instead of hiding it.
The router must be flat and not on its side as on a bookshelf, but it can be mounted on a wall. The router is hot in more than One direction, reaching a maximum temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – Inside, the Archer C5400X is powered by a Broadcom BCM4366 Wi-Fi chip that includes MU-MIMO to connect with multiple simultaneous devices and beam formation to adjust the transmissions to maximize the receiver’s hardware. Its 1.8 GHz quad-core processor has three coprocessing secondary cores, 1GB of RAM, and 128 MB of storage space for software and configuration.
It all adds up to a screamer, able to offer 1Gbps in its 2.4 GHz band, as well as 2.167 Gbps on each of its two 5GHz channels. The router has a rating for performance.
Archer C5400X seizes every opportunity to offer the best performance to players who fear aliens, rapidly evolving civilizations or city car thieves. In addition to prioritizing a computer’s bandwidth access, the C5400X Archer can add two Ethernet connections for maximum performance. Your amplified signals can go further than other routers to fill larger households, and router software Airtime fairness allows each device to have the opportunity for a maximum speed connection.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – On the other hand, it lacks the geographic filtering of the Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming Router and the dual-width 160MHz data channels from both the XR500 and the Linksys WRT32X. The Archer C5400X includes a built-in VPN server to connect anonymously or cover your tracks online.
While targeting players, Archer C5400X can be an excellent home router with parental controls to keep children away from the dark side of the web. High-performance router security software includes a malicious content filter to block poorly known sites, an intrusion prevention system to prevent network attacks, and quarantine infected devices to Anything that leaks does not contaminate other computers. This additional layer of protection cannot replace traditional malware programs and is only available on security routers such as Norton Core and F-Secure’s Sense.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – The center of the top of the router has a lighted TP-Link logo that lights up in white when everything is working properly. It turns red when there is no internet connection.
On the back, the C5400X has an input WAN connection and 8 gigabit download ports per second, twice what most routers offer. There is also an on/off switch and a recessed reset button.
On the one hand there are two USB 3.0 ports for printers and data devices. The other side has individual buttons to turn off the lights, pause Internet and cut the Wi-Fi transmissions, effectively changing the Archer C5400X on a wired router.
The Broadcom BCM 4366 chip from Archer C5400X has a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor with three auxiliary coprocessors, 512 MB of storage space and 1 GB of RAM. The design of its triband has a single 2.4 GHz transmitter (up to 1Gbps) and two of 5GHz (up to 2.167 Gbps each) which can handle a theoretical data flow of 5.3 Gbps in ideal conditions.
At 5 feet, the Archer C5400X delivered 733.9 Mbps against the 704.7 Mbps of the Netgear XR500 and the 527.6 Mbps of the Linksys WRT32X. In fact, the only location where the Archer C5400X was delayed was 100 feet, where it provided 447.1 Mbps against the 524.3 Mbps of the XR500, a margin of 15 percent. The Linksys WRT32X was far behind the two to 247.0 Mbps.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – In the terminal distance of our 150-foot test, the Archer C5400X showed its performance with a throughput of 383.3 Mbps, 11 percent more than the 342.2 Mbps XR500 and 342.5 Mbps C2300. Again, the Linksys WRT32X dragged the package, this time to 302.4 Mbps.
The Archer C5400X should work well in an old house with many obstructions, with the router drilling 853.7 Mbps performance through a metal wall, compared to the 667.3 Mbps that was capable of the Netgear XR500 and the 559.0 Mbps for the Linksys WRT32X. Similarly, it opened the way with the ability to move 832.3 Mbps through a wall of the resonance box, but followed the 921.7 of the Archer C2300 in this task.
It worked well by transmitting a Wi-Fi signal through a roof to the second floor of the lab with 786.2 Mbps of bandwidth available on the top floor. That’s 15 percent more performance than XR500 670.5 Mbps.
ATP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – rcher C5400X was close to filling my 3,500-square-foot house with Wi-Fi, but left two little dead spots in the corners of the basement. With my iPad pro in hand, the router had a reach of 100 feet, just below the reach of 115 feet of the Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Gateway.
He ran with no problem for a week and seemed to help when I saw truly talented League of Legends players play on Twitch. Later, I played some rounds of Fighter Patrol 42 and Real Racing 3. The answer was quick with a video without stuttering.
Operating, 22 percent more than the 10.1 watts of the Linksys WRT32X. That adds up to an annual energy bill of $15.25, compared to the WRT32X $11.80, assuming you pay the national average of 13.3 cents per kilowatt-hour for energy.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – The Archer C5400X passed our informal saturation test when playing HD and 4k videos on a Surface Pro 3 and IPad Pro while listening to an Internet radio station on my Macbook, all while a Samsung Tab Pro S moved and turned off files on a network. Attached storage System. The audio and video were well synchronized, without omissions or jumps.
To configure the C5400X Archer, you can use a connected browser or one of the Tether applications; There are applications for IOS (iphones and iPads) and Android phones and tablets. I used a Elitebook browser Folio G1 and Chrome from HP and then monitored the router with the TP-Link Tether application on my Samsung Galaxy S8 phone.
Unlike other routers, the process begins when you write a new administrative password, something that is often ignored by other routers; The interface tells you how secure the password is: “Low, medium, or high “.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – Then select your time zone and the software will ask you how to connect your broadband modem to your ISP, with the expected options: dynamic IP, static IP, PPOE, L2TP and PPTP. The use of the AutoDetect function perfectly worked. There is a QR code there to get Android apps and IOS.
After typing the names and passwords for the 2.4 GHz and 5GHz pair networks, the interface displays a configuration summary for confirmation. You can also choose to hide the name of each network. A quick restart starts up the router. That said, it took a little less than 7 minutes to set it up, connected in the first attempt and delivered 186Mbps from my 200Mbps broadband connection.
The TP-Link Archer C5400X offers the possibility to personalize the network. There are basic and advanced sections as well as one to redo the configuration procedure. In addition to changing the name of the Wi-Fi network, the password and the host network of the router, the panel screen of the basic section shows how many clients are connected, allows you to test the current performance of the network and verify the connected printers or the Data storage.
There are advanced sections for everything from Internet, local LAN and DHCP configurations to the imposition of a schedule to disable Wi-Fi transmissions at a given time every day. In addition to adjusting the transmission level (low, medium or high) and firewall configuration, there is a built-in virtual private network (VPN) server and the router can transmit the Alexa commands. The appliance can be configured as a router or an access point, and has quality of service (QOS) software that allows you to designate a device or application to get the highest priority for network access.
Unlike the Samsung SmartThings mesh kit, the C5400X Archer from TP-Link lacks a consolidated page to control IoT’s home automation devices. You can use Alexa Voice control, and your IFTTT page allows you to program sensors and actuators that are configured on the network.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual – TP-Link supports the C5400X with a two-year warranty and support. That scares companies like Netgear, which includes a one-year warranty and only 90 days of support. Online, the company has everything you may need to install and troubleshoot a network. My favorites include configuration videos, FAQs and links to IOS and Android Tether applications.
There is a new top game router in the city and the C5400X Archer from TP-Link makes the competition eat its digital powder with excellent performance and scope, along with the security of having its own antivirus software. It is more expensive than the Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router from Netgear and the Linksys WRT32X, but the C5400X is more than valuable due to its sheer speed alone. It deserves to be next to any serious player’s computer because its maximum performance can be the difference between winning a battle and ending up drifting in space.
TP-Link Archer C5400X Manual Downloads
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