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Jordan
03-27-08, 07:58 PM
Hello, I am looking for an access point that can support at least 30
clients simultaneously. I have tried a bunch of "home" grade access
point and have come to the conclusion that I need a more powerful
business or enterprise class AP. Since # of clients supported is not
something listed in specs, I was wondering if someone could give me
suggestions. Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I
must.

Thanks to all.
Jordan

Jeff Liebermann
03-27-08, 08:38 PM
On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:58:35 -0700 (PDT), Jordan
<hackerX361@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello, I am looking for an access point that can support at least 30
>clients simultaneously. I have tried a bunch of "home" grade access
>point and have come to the conclusion that I need a more powerful
>business or enterprise class AP. Since # of clients supported is not
>something listed in specs, I was wondering if someone could give me
>suggestions. Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I
>must.

See list of routers organized by maximum number of simultaneous
connections at:
<http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_chart/Itemid,189/chart,124/>

I routinely have 20-40 active connections on a single Buffalo
WHR-HP-G54 running DD-WRT v24 RC6.2 at various coffee shop hot spots.

Enterprise class access points, such as the various Cisco AP's can be
purchased used on eBay for about the price of a high end commodity
router. However, they will be slightly more than $200 and you'll
still need to add an ethernet router.

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DTC
03-27-08, 08:55 PM
Jordan wrote:
> Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I must.

Looks like you're not going to be upgrading to a better AP then.

We use the Deliberant LigoWave LGO1AGNPLUS for under $250.

LR
03-28-08, 04:30 AM
Jordan wrote:
> Hello, I am looking for an access point that can support at least 30
> clients simultaneously. I have tried a bunch of "home" grade access
> point and have come to the conclusion that I need a more powerful
> business or enterprise class AP. Since # of clients supported is not
> something listed in specs,

You will find that even Cisco say ideally no more than 24 simultaneous
users per AP.
"Q. How many clients can associate to the AP?"
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_qanda_item09186a008009483e.shtml

Rather than replacing your AP have you considered just adding another
one to your network and splitting the load?

I was wondering if someone could give me
> suggestions. Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I
> must.
>
> Thanks to all.
> Jordan

P.Schuman
03-28-08, 10:34 AM
what will these users be doing & what is the LAN connection or WAN
connection ?
There's a big difference between just supporting 30 idle typing MAC
addreses,
vs 30 VoIP or streaming or video or downloading or ....
$200 + "more powerful" = good luck

Jordan wrote:
> Hello, I am looking for an access point that can support at least 30
> clients simultaneously. I have tried a bunch of "home" grade access
> point and have come to the conclusion that I need a more powerful
> business or enterprise class AP. Since # of clients supported is not
> something listed in specs, I was wondering if someone could give me
> suggestions. Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I
> must.
>
> Thanks to all.
> Jordan

Bill Kearney
03-28-08, 01:51 PM
> Hello, I am looking for an access point that can support at least 30
> clients simultaneously. I have tried a bunch of "home" grade access
> point and have come to the conclusion that I need a more powerful
> business or enterprise class AP. Since # of clients supported is not
> something listed in specs, I was wondering if someone could give me
> suggestions. Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I
> must.

What leads you to believe it's an access point problem?

That many clients trying to all use the same RF channels is more likely to
be a problem before the access point craps out. You'd be better off using
multiple access points on different channels. Or an access point that has
multiple radios in it (unlikely to be "inexpensive").

Aaron Leonard
03-28-08, 03:16 PM
"ideally no more than 24", but we're good for upwards of 200 clients
per AP.

Of course the cell capacity is whatever the cell capacity is.

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~ Jordan wrote:
~ > Hello, I am looking for an access point that can support at least 30
~ > clients simultaneously. I have tried a bunch of "home" grade access
~ > point and have come to the conclusion that I need a more powerful
~ > business or enterprise class AP. Since # of clients supported is not
~ > something listed in specs,
~
~ You will find that even Cisco say ideally no more than 24 simultaneous
~ users per AP.
~ "Q. How many clients can associate to the AP?"
~ http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_qanda_item09186a008009483e.shtml
~
~ Rather than replacing your AP have you considered just adding another
~ one to your network and splitting the load?
~
~ I was wondering if someone could give me
~ > suggestions. Price ceiling is $150. Could probably go to $200 if I
~ > must.
~ >
~ > Thanks to all.
~ > Jordan

trudy
04-06-08, 04:47 AM
Hi,
I have tried to increase the number of concurrent Wi-Fi clients with
several low cost access points with poor results. Now, I am testing a
Linux AP as described in
http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/wireless-access-point using a Atheros
MiniPCI card. It works fine and has many features that a normal AP has
not. The next week I am going to test it with at least 40 users and I
will post here the results.

Bye
Trudy