Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer C3200 vs TP-LINK Archer C5400


General Specifications
Brand
TP-Link
TP-Link
Model
Archer C3200
Archer C5400
Origin
China
China
About the Product
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router (Dual Core Processor, 2.4 GHz, 600 Mbps, 5 GHz-1 and 5 GHz-2 1300 Mbps each, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, Dynamic QoS, Supports IPv4 and IPv6).
The Archer C5400 Tri-band Router sends more Wi-Fi to more devices and intelligently connects faster Wi-Fi to every device for smoother gaming and 4K streaming. Groundbreaking 4-stream and NitroQAM sends up to 5400Mbps of total Wi-Fi throughput over one 2.4GHz (1000Mbps) and two 5GHz (2167Mbps) bands.
Key Specs
Wi-Fi Speed
3200 Mbps
5334 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
4
4
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • I have left the 2.4 and 5GHz broadcasts separate each with its own SSID. Everything copes. Very pleased with it. Very stable.
  • Ive had I 2 weeks now and its super fast and doesn't keep dropping connection!
  • The wifi is strong, and performance great all around. 6 antennas allow you to maintain a connection over long distances.
  • Fast, reliable and not needed one single reboot since I bought it!
  • Super speed and no more drop outs!! Highly recommended!
TP-LINK Archer C5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • Wi-Fi reliability, speed and range; wired streaming never buffers, etc. Good purchase!
  • Once I got everything set up like I like it and did a speed test and immediately seen a difference in internet speeds which was a plus. My previous router was much worse.
  • This router is amazing. I switched from a dead Nighthawk to this and it blew my mind. Fast speeds, very very fast speeds guys!
  • The coverage was mediocre and the speeds didn't seem to be much faster than the Decos I was comparing it to.
  • While this system is supposed to be faster than the Deco M5s I found it only to be 10-20% faster on the 5Hz channels.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
1.5 in.
1.7 in.
Width
7.9 in.
9.1 in.
Depth
7.9 in.
9.1 in.
Weight
4.45 lbs.
2.75 lbs.
Network
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Yes
Yes
Auto Speed Sensing
Yes
Yes
Number Of WAN Ports
1
1
Wireless Standard
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Wireless-AC, Wireless-N
Ethernet Standard
10/100/1000
10/100/1000
Number of Antennas
6
8
Ethernet Switch
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Network"
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • Very stable. Good coverage, no disconnections and has not needed a reboot since installation.
  • We have multiple devices connected to it at once, always more than 20 devices connected to it and it handles this all effortlessly.
  • Inside the simple but effective packaging the router feels to be decent quality and I like the six-antenna design where they fold out from the main body of the router.
  • Look at these antennas and tell me they are not tentacles, strange design.
  • When you open six antennas, you will need a clear four or five inches in height. Not critical, but I would like smaller antennas.
TP-LINK Archer C5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • The range from the apartment to the outside is amazing (got a good signal 10 stories down).
  • I like how the non-removable antennas fold down and lay flat on top of the square chassis of the WIFI router.
  • The coverage of the router antennas were enough for me to stream without an issue at large distances and obviously through walls and floors as well.
  • Well thought out and detailed QoS, decent quality!
  • The antenna are plentiful and flimsy, in my short time owning this router one of them as broke and no longer stays up.
Security
Data Encryption
Yes
Yes
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Parental Controls
Yes
Yes
Security Features
Access control, Easy bandwidth management, VPN support
Access control, Guest network, Homecare, VPN server
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • The router provides a good set of security and works without problems.
  • Parental control is a very important function for me, many times it helped me out.
  • High-quality router with a good design, coverage, speed and a set of security.
  • Parental controls do not work properly, quite an important issue for me.
  • Parental controls (if they worked) would benefit from configuring a group of MAC addresses in groups - instead, you need to mess about fiddling for each phone, laptop, googlepad (etc) separately.
TP-LINK Archer C5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Cable Gaming Router
  • It has amazing security, so it would seem by the activity log of all the prevented attacks from unknown ip adx.
  • Excellent signal strength and great security, recommended!
  • It gives me better security than many of the basic routers out there.
  • Great range. Good security features. Easy setup. Just buy this!
  • Excellent speed and lots of options for settings to spread out the devices and channels, security etc... WORKS GREAT!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC, RoHS
FCC, RoHS, CE
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