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How to simulate up to 500 users and Cisco Wifi WCS 5500

Hi,

I´ve 3 WCS 5500 and up to 94 AP

Ap model AIR-LAP1142N-E-K9

I´d like to simulate users connecting to our wifi network in order to deploy more AP to prevent bottlenecks.

How to do this?

regards
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unfragmentedCommented:
With a good drawing of your network you should be able to analyze the wired (backhaul) part of your network.

To analyze the wireless "client access" part, you need to do a good site survey.  Google 'wireless site survey'.  If you're new to it, you probably want to use a professional, as they have the knowledge, tools and techniques to do it efficiently.
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heze54Author Commented:
HI,


More ideas?


Regards
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Craig BeckCommented:
You won't accurately be able to do this without also generating client traffic.  There's no way to do that though without actually having some clients.

You should really base any AP additions on a minimum amount of bandwidth per client if that's the way you wish to go about putting a number on how many APs you need.
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heze54Author Commented:
Hi,

I´d like to "stress" my existing  wifi enviroment. Could I use something  like Black Track?

Regards
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Craig BeckCommented:
Back Track is more of a security stress test, not a capacity test.

This might be of some use to you...

http://www.wlanpros.com/wi-fi-stress-test-a-vendor-independent-access-point-analysis/
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