[Server-devel] Technical questions

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 07:08:50 EST 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> 3 - Define how many users you can connect to an AP -- some APs have
> "configured" hard limits in the software they ship. If you have to
> guess, assume ~40 as the upper limit.

Let's reword that as: assume 30, which is where most APs start having
problems. If you are using OpenWRT, you can probably support 40. If
you have tested your AP, then you'll know for real.

In general, it is very hard to go over 40 active nodes per channel;
this is mainly due to limitations of "sharing the commons" of the
radio spectrum.

High end APs may be able to operate different antennas in different
channels -- so one AP acts as if it were 3, working on 1, 6 and 11.


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