Solved

Max number of clients than can be connected to an AP ?

Posted on 2014-11-04
3
898 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-14
Hi got this
http://support.linksys.com/en-eu/support/accesspoints/WAP300N

Max number of clients?

Is there a max.
0
Comment
Question by:feck1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:bas2754
ID: 40421516
The user guide does not say. Found Here: http://downloads.linksys.com/downloads/userguide/WAP300N_UG_EN_3425-01640A_Web,0.pdf

That being said, normally I would not expect more than 15-30 clients for low to moderate use and maybe as low as 5 for high usage (streaming videos) before quality is affected.

I have seen a Netgear Dual-Band support 40+ users and I have seen the same support 10 users.  It all depends on what the users are doing.  You may be able to email or call support and ask, but I do not see a place where there is a hard limit.  Cisco as a rule I believe generally recommends 20-25 per antennae as the max number of users to get reasonable performance.

So if there is no hardware limit, then the answer is that the max number of clients depends on the usage scenario.

Hope this helps a bit.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Kimputer
ID: 40421526
It's nowhere described. That's actually how they want it, keep it in the consumer space, so that these specs aren't that important.
Therefore you should just assume 10 or 20 devices shouldn't be a problem (assuming half of those are low usage, like idle printers and stuff), but with 30+ you might experience some performance or stability issues.
Just something I estimated from the top of my head. As these are consumer/home products, even Cisco/Linksys probably didn't test it that thoroughly.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
bas2754 earned 500 total points
ID: 40421544
This is from the support chat started on their Live Chat Tab on their support site.  Names removed to protect the innocent :)

http://support.linksys.com/en-us/support/accesspoints/WAP300N

Support: Hello ..... My name is ...... ?
You:  What is the max number of wireless clients a WAP300N can support.
Support: Did you mean that you want to know how many wireless devices can you connect to the WAP300N's network at the same time?
Support:  Thank you for patiently waiting.
Support:  The WAP300N can support up to 32 wireless clients.
You: Thanks! That is All I needed!
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It happens many times that access list (ACL) have to be applied to outgoing router interface in order to limit some traffic.This article is about how to test ACL from the router which is not very intuitive for everyone. Below scenario shows simple s…
I have seen some questions on problems with SSH/telnet access to Cisco routers that may occur despite the fact that from a PC connected to your LAN, Internet connectivity is in place and users can access Internet sites without any issues.  There are…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question