High capacity access point

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

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Jordan
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See list of routers organized by maximum number of simultaneous connections at:

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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Jeff Liebermann

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

We use the Deliberant LigoWave LGO1AGNPLUS for under $250.

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DTC

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?"

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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

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LR

"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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Aaron Leonard

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

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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

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trudy

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