offtopic question about high density wifi

John Watlington wad at
Mon Jan 25 17:45:46 EST 2010

Chris and Daniel are right.   Doing this with SOHO APs is going
to be difficult - it would require over 25 APs.

You have moved into a area where you are probably better off
using high-priced (i.e. multiple antenna) APs, and a centralized  


On Jan 25, 2010, at 11:57 PM, david at wrote:

> this does not directly involve OLPC, but since I know folks here  
> have had
> to deal with the problem I'm asking for help here.
> I'm setting up wireless for a confrence in the near future (~1000  
> people
> for 3 days in a hotel), I know the RF side of things well and will be
> doing my best to avoid overlapping channel useage.
> but my question is if there is a limit (other than the effective  
> limit of
> the RF channel) on the number of systems that can assocciate with a  
> single
> access point?
> if there is a limit on the number of devices that can assocciate  
> with a
> single AP, then I need to deploy more APs, even though they will  
> interfere
> with each other on RF. If there isn't such a limit, then I just  
> need to
> worry about making the best use of the RF spectrum that I can.
> David Lang
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