jwcn, can you post your config to support 50 - 75 clients?
I have only been able to get about 30 per AP
The topic is dicussed wired at the moment. To say what number an AP can
handle you've to talk about parameters:
- number of segments (wireless cards)
- band and distance between frequencies/Antennas
- expected bandwith/quality for each user (voip?)
For home-users which expect 3MBit down/384kBit up with an acceptable
quality (which may differ from user to user) we see around 20-25 users per
segment in 5GHz with channels spaced as far as possible using sector antennas.
If you're using non-MT clients, number might be smaller as bandwith-limitation
per client is a problem (you've to limit upstream at the client).
Numbers depend heavily on the usage and what qos you want to offer.
If you've 20 filesharers on a segment you'r never get happy.
If you've very friendly users you might put 50 on a sector. But you've to
be carefully if users expect to use Voip. This needs very high quality.
When we see a segment with >25 clients we schedule the next upgrade
as we're not willing to spend a lot of time at the phone to keep users friendly.