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Maximum concurrent/active SSIDs/Virtual APs?

Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:30 pm

Hello,

I searched but haven´t found any information. So how many SSIDs or virtual access points can I configure and run actively on a RouterOS wifi access point? e.g. my current devices support 8 SSIDs per radio concurrently and I wish I could have more

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Re: Maximum concurrent/active SSIDs/Virtual APs?

Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:59 pm

I don't think there is a limit but the more VAP's, the more performance will drop.
The downside of enabling more SSIDs is that it creates more channel utilization due to overhead.
 
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Re: Maximum concurrent/active SSIDs/Virtual APs?

Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:12 pm

here

http://www.revolutionwifi.net/revolutio ... lator.html

you can calculate overhead of using multiple ssids
 
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Re: Maximum concurrent/active SSIDs/Virtual APs?

Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:09 pm

No limit? Great.
33% loss with 10 SSIDs, well it will work either
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Re: Maximum concurrent/active SSIDs/Virtual APs?

Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:11 am

No limit? Great.
33% loss with 10 SSIDs, well it will work either
Thanks!

dont underestimate it

33% is a lot of performance you loose, because is 33% of total air time, because that are colored red in the graphic

the impact of it can be mitigated changing the bitrate of beacons are using, for example 10 ssids transmitted at default datarate of 1mbps uses 33% of airtime, but 10 ssids transmitted at 6mbps datarate only takes 5-6% of airtime

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