Product Comparison: TP-LINK Archer C4000 vs TP-LINK Archer C5400

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General Specifications
Archer C4000
Archer C5400
About the Product
Archer C4000 delivers combined tri-band WiFi speeds of up to 4,000 Mbps to satisfy your diverse WiFi demands and keep your network operating at top speed. NitroQAM™ boosts speeds on all bands while Smart Connect and Airtime Fairness work together to provide smoother Wi-Fi experience without lag.
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
4000 Mbps
5400 Mbps
Number Of LAN Ports
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
TP-LINK Archer C4000 Router
  • Very quick and easy. Super Cool! Love this router!
  • I am very happy with this routers speed.
  • I found good to great internet speed and connectivity with my phone and tablet throughout my 2700 square foot home.
  • This TP-Link gives me the same speed wireless as my wired connection (350meg).
  • Reliable for more than 5 devices and and awesome speed.
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
1.5 in.
1.7 in.
7.9 in.
9.1 in.
7.9 in.
9.1 in.
1.79 lbs.
2.75 lbs.
QoS Traffic Prioritization
Auto Speed Sensing
Number Of WAN Ports
Wireless Standard
Wireless - AC
Wireless - AC
Ethernet Standard
Number of Antennas
Ethernet Switch
What customers say about "Network"
TP-LINK Archer C4000 Router
  • It was fairly easy to set up and the range is great.
  • Both the speed (I have 100 Mbps service) and range of are exceptional.
  • The range is excellent and the speed of our WiFi is great!
  • This is great and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Great range.
  • Great router for the price. Good range of this one.
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.
Data Encryption
Encryption Type
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA/WPA2—PSK
64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Parental Controls
Security Features
Dynamic IP, Dynamic DNS, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, Bigpond, Access control, DHCP, UPnP, DMZ, PPTP Pass-Through, VPN server, SPI
Access control, Guest network, Homecare, VPN server
What customers say about "Security"
TP-LINK Archer C4000 Router
  • Works better to provide quality signal to our home devices & security than anything we'r have had in the past.
  • The set of security protection, controls and logging is also pretty good.
  • Overall I am very happy with this router and will recommend it to others. Very secure.
  • 6 Antennas that are high performing that give me the speed and secure internet i need and want for my family and myself.
  • Same password for all 3 guest connections. I wanted to have a normal guest and a VIP guest connection.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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