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TP-LINK Archer C5400 WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 5400, Tri-band Currys PCworld - £189.97 inc. free Del

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Product features

For cable or fibre optic broadband
AC 5400
Ideal for high internet use Tri-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz + 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO gives everyone the fastest connection

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Technical specifications for TP-LINK Archer C5400 WiFi Cable & Fibre Router - AC 5400, Tri-band

OVERVIEW

Type Cable & fibre router
Rating AC 5400
Data transfer speed Up to 2167 Mbps
Wireless band Tri-band (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz + 5 GHz)
CONNECTIVITY
Wireless connectivity WiFi
Wired connections - Gigabit Ethernet ports x 4
- Ethernet ports x 1
- USB 3.0 x 1
- USB 2.0 x 1
Beamforming Yes
Number of antennas 8
SECURITY
Encryption 128-bit WEP
Firewall - DoS
- SPI firewall
- IP address filter/domain filter
- IP and MAC address binding
Guest network access Yes
Parental controls Yes
Network standards - IEEE 802.11ac 5 GHz
- IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz
GENERAL
System requirements - Windows 98SE or later
- OS X
- Netware
- UNIX
- Linux
Colour Black
Box contents - TP-Link Archer C5400 WiFi Cable & Fibre Router
- AC power adapter
- Ethernet cable
- Quick installation guide
Dimensions 43 x 230 x 230 mm (H x W x D)
Weight 1.25 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 3 years



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Top features:

- Enjoy fast and reliable AC WiFi

- MU-MIMO lets you achieve higher efficiency by communicating with four devices at once

- Tri-band technology lets you connect up to 25 devices

Enjoy fast and reliable AC WiFi

The Archer C5400 lets you access fast AC WiFi - ideal for streaming and downloading online at high speeds as well as online gaming and general web browsing. Advanced 4-Stream and NitroQAM technology works to increase the maximum WiFi speed up to a combined 5334 Mbps.

Eight high-performance external antennas help to increase the range and signal stability, ensuring that you can enjoy quick WiFi access throughout your home.

MU-MIMO lets you achieve higher efficiency

With MU-MIMO technology, the Archer C5400 can achieve up to 4x efficiency by communicating with four devices at once. The router's coverage is improved by beamforming technology which helps to locate wireless devices to create strong and reliable connections.

Tri-band technology

You can connect up to 25 different devices to the Archer C5400 as it creates three separate WiFi bands. To prevent any drop in performance, Smart Connect helps devices to run faster by assigning them to the best channel, with streaming and gaming application prioritised.
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Sorry cold. I’d want at least 16 aerials for this price...
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These routers are getting wild.
Sorry cold. I’d want at least 16 aerials for this price...
Woah! Heat 🔥
Has this got a modem built in?
I assume its not cmpatible with sky q? thanks
Is this v1 or v2, struggling to find this information on the page.
WEP you must be joking
scerstt02/02/2020 09:38

So I’d still need a modem to make this work with BT?


I'm guessing so yes, they work better when they have a separate modem. I have the asus ac5300 and that is a beast, still needs a modem but its a brilliant router.
gadger_r5602/02/2020 09:39

I'm guessing so yes, they work better when they have a separate modem. I …I'm guessing so yes, they work better when they have a separate modem. I have the asus ac5300 and that is a beast, still needs a modem but its a brilliant router.


What modem would you recommend?
Still wont reach the other side of my small house.... Mesh is the way forward.
slannmage02/02/2020 09:48

Still wont reach the other side of my small house.... Mesh is the way …Still wont reach the other side of my small house.... Mesh is the way forward.


Unfortunately if your home is an old build or with thick walls then it is very likely it wont reach as far as you expect. Wired or wifi mesh is going to be most people's best option.
mastermjr2004102/02/2020 09:58

Unfortunately if your home is an old build or with thick walls then it is …Unfortunately if your home is an old build or with thick walls then it is very likely it wont reach as far as you expect. Wired or wifi mesh is going to be most people's best option.


Any recommendations on an entry level mesh-compatible ac modem router?
GrimDanFango02/02/2020 10:47

Any recommendations on an entry level mesh-compatible ac modem router?


I personally would go for ubiquiti, but if your on a tight budget then there are some tp-link wifi mesh deals on here.
Edited by: "mastermjr20041" 2nd Feb
Hot, but I'm thinking WiFi 6 is the way forward if you plan to keep it long term.
mastermjr2004102/02/2020 10:53

I personally would go for ubiquiti, but if your on a tight budget then …I personally would go for ubiquiti, but if your on a tight budget then there are some tp-link wifi mesh deals on here.


Agreed, I got the AC Lite for £75, mounted it in the hallway ceiling and get decent signals around the house, so much more reliable than the old built in modem/router's wifi which is still used as a modem router but with wifi turned off.

I've used TP Link for some years, I still use a W9980 vdsl modem router but with the Ubiquiti providing wifi, the kit is generally ok but I wouldn't be blowing £190 on tTP Link kit as their ongoing software updates are pretty non existant after 12 months.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 2nd Feb
jaaguar02/02/2020 09:39

WEP you must be joking


Wireless Security 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption
Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and also another router like this one. I just want one device to do it all
Cold.... old tech, you can get the Wifi-6 equivalent for similar price with the help of some deal stacking
domo_v202/02/2020 12:09

Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and …Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and also another router like this one. I just want one device to do it all


It not gonna happen, virgin will always provide sh** routers and in Europe there is no open market docsis modems/routers. In US you can buy cable modems from few brands but not here
domo_v202/02/2020 12:09

Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and …Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and also another router like this one. I just want one device to do it all


I am on virgin cable too and would strongly advise getting a dedicated router and just using the virgin box as a modem. You will be very popular with your family as the WiFi signal and connections will be better!
slannmage02/02/2020 09:48

Still wont reach the other side of my small house.... Mesh is the way …Still wont reach the other side of my small house.... Mesh is the way forward.


Depends on the situation, there legal limits to how powerful a wifi router can be. If that wasnt the case we would have routers you could pick up a mile down the road
moozoo02/02/2020 11:12

Hot, but I'm thinking WiFi 6 is the way forward if you plan to keep it …Hot, but I'm thinking WiFi 6 is the way forward if you plan to keep it long term.


Wifi 6 is expensive, I'd think short term then sell the router later on and go for wifi 6 when it is mainstream
domo_v202/02/2020 12:09

Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and …Im on virgin and i dont like the idea of using my virgin modem router and also another router like this one. I just want one device to do it all


Your stuck as the only 1 for all device you can use has to be supplied by virgin
Thought it was a picture of an upside down stool at first
jb6602/02/2020 12:41

Your stuck as the only 1 for all device you can use has to be supplied by …Your stuck as the only 1 for all device you can use has to be supplied by virgin


Not true. Unlike BT most Virgin routers can just be put into pure modem mode. Credit to Virgin for that! I've set up Google WiFi at my parents home and the Virgin system worked a dream. I've had to wait two years to get a Gfast modem (MT992) at a decent price to have the same quality of setup on BT!
cantonbean02/02/2020 12:54

Not true. Unlike BT most Virgin routers can just be put into pure modem …Not true. Unlike BT most Virgin routers can just be put into pure modem mode. Credit to Virgin for that! I've set up Google WiFi at my parents home and the Virgin system worked a dream. I've had to wait two years to get a Gfast modem (MT992) at a decent price to have the same quality of setup on BT!


Yeah that means its 2 devices not an all in one, have I misread the comment?
jb6602/02/2020 13:03

Yeah that means its 2 devices not an all in one, have I misread the …Yeah that means its 2 devices not an all in one, have I misread the comment?


No I have from the other points 🙈 Apologies! You can get the Asus AC88u that I tried for BT but I wouldn't recommend it. Although it's an all in one with great WiFi it's let down by terrible software to the point Asus just left it for dead despite costing £250. For Gfast I had to set it all up manually then there are loads of issues with the 2.4Ghz and memory overloads. Disabling airtime fairness and beta firmware did solve a lot (and separate bands). Plus it's a big beast. Only all in one solution that I know of for both cable and Gfast.
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GrimDanFango02/02/2020 10:47

Any recommendations on an entry level mesh-compatible ac modem router?


Switch ISP to ZEN and the free provided router is mesh compatible.
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gadger_r5602/02/2020 09:45

I got this one.. [Image]


yikes £85 for a modem.

I picked up a used but almost new Huawei/Openreach VDSL modem for £15 on eBay
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yikes £85 for a modem. I picked up a used but almost new Huawei/Openreach …yikes £85 for a modem. I picked up a used but almost new Huawei/Openreach VDSL modem for £15 on eBay


Mine was 3yrs ago lol
eightace02/02/2020 12:37

I am on virgin cable too and would strongly advise getting a dedicated …I am on virgin cable too and would strongly advise getting a dedicated router and just using the virgin box as a modem. You will be very popular with your family as the WiFi signal and connections will be better!


What dedicate router would you recommend? I’m on virgin too
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haashim.azeem02/02/2020 14:50

What dedicate router would you recommend? I’m on virgin too


get a ubiquiti edgerouter X they cost about £50. ignore anyone who says oh it's too complicated or you need to be a genius / IT professional to use it. you don't it has wizards to set up where you just click an option and press next and save. or if you want it to be, then yeah you can do some complex stuff with it.

you will never have to reset it.
deleted238549202/02/2020 13:56

yikes £85 for a modem. I picked up a used but almost new Huawei/Openreach …yikes £85 for a modem. I picked up a used but almost new Huawei/Openreach VDSL modem for £15 on eBay


It’s worse when on Gfast. I got one from Alibarba for about £80 but couldn’t get it to setup to just work as a modem as when entering the details for ISP it wanted to control NAT etc. Ended up getting the MT992 for £150 of eBay. Until this month when a few came on the market most were wanting £300! Still now I’ve got that linked to a Nest Wifi and it is rock solid. Will add more nest Wi-fi (not the access point as its half the sped and no Ethernet) in the future
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