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Best way to configure wireless router and access point for maximum users

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DaveWWWFlag for Canada asked on
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I have a client with 2 Netgear routers (WNDR3700) which are very good home quality routers (one configured as an access point only) being used in a business training classroom scenario (up to 75 users, low Internet needs, just general browsing in classes, basically no streaming)

Netgear says that because they are not in their business line, there could be issues with many users. Based on this, my client is planning to replace them with a business class access point next year.

For now, I have configured the two routers as follows:
1. One router, the other with DHCP off, each device's LAN port 1 connected together.
2. Both 2.4 and 5GHz bands are enabled, separate SSID for each. This gives 4 SSIDs for students to choose from. User are running either tablets or laptops (some classes are 100% iPad).  Maximum 75 students, typically 50.

A typical scenario that would be a strain on the system is when the students are directed to go to a particular web site, and (for example) click the same button all at the same time.

Do you think this two-device, dual band, 4-SSID solution would work fine?

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Brad GrouxFlag of United States of America imageSenior Manager (Wintel Engineering)

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