BREA, Calif. – Sept. 6, 2018 – TP-Link®, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today unveiled the Archer C5400X MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router. The powerhouse Archer C5400X is designed to deliver strong, reliable Wi-Fi for heavy-bandwidth gaming and 4K video streaming. Equipped with TP-Link HomeCare™, Archer C5400X routers feature comprehensive security and antivirus protection powered by Trend Micro™ ensuring that devices are always protected from cyber threats*.

    "Archer C5400X is our most powerful gaming router yet, made to power the performance that gamers need and give your gaming rig the boost it deserves," said Louis Liu, CEO of TP-Link USA Corporation. "This feature-rich router is designed to connect more devices with speed and precision to maximize throughput and minimize delays whether you're gaming on your own, with family or hosting a LAN party with friends.”

    Delivering continuous rapid Wi-Fi across your entire home, Archer C5400X features a powerful, leading-edge 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU, three co-processors and 1 GB RAM to reach Wi-Fi speeds up to 5400 Mbps over one 2.4 GHz (1000 Mbps) and two 5 GHz (2167 Mbps) bands**. With three Wi-Fi bands, eight Gigabit LAN ports and one Gigabit WAN port, Archer C5400X routers create solid connections for more devices across your network.

    The dynamic optimization engine delivers prioritized performance with a gaming mode for a tactical advantage during heated raids, PvP encounters and ranked matches. When you aren’t gaming, fast track streaming to watch immersive 4K movies with stunning clarity.

    The Archer C5400X harnesses Smart Connect to take the guesswork out of connecting devices. With Smart Connect enabled, the router identifies the optimal Wi-Fi band for every device and steers them to the right band, intelligently balancing load to deliver peak performance. It also uses MU-MIMO and Airtime Fairness to manage your Wi-Fi needs, maximizing total throughput and minimizing delays.

    To further enhance your gaming and streaming experience, C5400X routers are equipped with RangeBoost technology to provide strong reception quality and sensitivity at far distance. This allows you to keep your devices connected throughout the home, from the basement to the garage, and even the backyard, with greater range when compared to traditional routers.**

    With TP-Link HomeCare powered by Trend Micro*, Archer C5400X routers go the extra mile by protecting your entire network and all your devices connected to the router from malicious threats and intrusions. The intrusion prevention system safeguards every connected device on the network from outside malware and hackers, while malicious site blocking prevents access to these websites. By continuously scanning for virus patterns, HomeCare is able to identify and stop threats before they hit your home network. An additional layer of security quarantines any previously infected device that joins the network, and instant warnings will allow you to take any necessary steps to quickly fix an infected device.


    Key Features at a Glance

    • Connects more devices with Tri-band Wi-Fi speeds up to 5400 Mbps over one 2.4 GHz (1000 Mbps) and two 5 GHz (2167 Mbps) bands**
    • Dynamic optimization engine runs relentlessly to identify traffic, optimize throughput and eradicate latency
    • Leading-edge 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU, three co-processors and 1 GB of RAM execute every service, thread and application for accelerated loading
    • MU-MIMO and Airtime Fairness distribute Wi-Fi to maximize throughput and response
    • RangeBoost and beamforming keep devices connected at far distances
    • Smart Connect finds the best Wi-Fi band for every device
    • Supports LAN link aggregation and WAN link aggregation; utilizes LAN and WAN ports to double maximum connection speeds from 1 Gbps to 2 Gbps
    • HomeCare™ powered by Trend Micro™ protects your devices from cyber threats
    • Works with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT
    • Supports 802.11ac and backwards-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n

    Hardware Specifications

    • Tri-band AC5400 with 2.4 GHz (1000 Mbps) + 5 GHz (2167 Mbps) + 5 GHz (2167 Mbps)
    • 1.8 GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU + 3 co-processors
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 8x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    • 1x Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 16 GB EMMC
    • 8x external antennas
    • Bluetooth (for setup)

    Price & Availability

    TP-Link Archer C5400X Tri-Band Routers are available at Amazon, Newegg, Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center and more for $399.99 USD.


    About TP-Link

    Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories, involved in all aspects of everyday life. The company is consistently ranked by analyst firm IDC as the No. 1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices***, supplying distribution to more than 120 countries and serving hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

    With a proven heritage of stability, performance and value, TP-Link has curated a portfolio of products that meet the networking needs of all individuals. Now, as the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the company is expanding today to exceed the demands of tomorrow.

    *The Trend Micro free-service period lasts three years. After three years, customers may continue to use the service by paying a monthly subscription fee. If customers choose not to pay for a monthly subscription, some features may no longer work or may only work in a limited capacity.

    **Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Range and coverage claims are based upon test results under normal usage conditions. Actual wireless transmission rate and wireless coverage are not guaranteed, and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition.

    ***According to latest published IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q3 2017 Final Release

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