[AusNOG] Maximum users per AP

Skeeve Stevens skeeve+ausnog at eintellego.net
Fri Oct 26 14:44:46 EST 2012

Hey there,

Most enterprise access points only do up to about 50 users.  Dense wifi is
still a complicated thing, which some vendors address with trickery, but
the limits still apply on frequencies and so on.

I recently tried to design something for a thousand users and the plan was
to use as much 5Ghz as I could, but we realised that most iPhones and other
smartphones that while they do N, they do it on 2.4Ghz... which is a NOISY
spectrum to play in.

How big is the space?  Some of the niche players can do better than
others... but it will involve a LOT of kit regardless.

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On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 1:10 PM, Qui Le <QLe at sydneyoperahouse.com> wrote:

> Hi All,****
> ** **
> We have a request for providing wifi accesses to a large number of users
> say 1000 users mainly using social application such as , facebook , twitter
> etc.****
> ** **
> Just wondering if anyone could advise what is the maximum users can a
> Cisco AP Wifi air-lap1142N can support.****
> ** **
> And what is acceptable bandwidth to support 1000 users.****
> ** **
> Thanks****
> QL****
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