Im setting up a seminar for a company. I have had great luck with Mikrotiks at small office/home office setups where there would be no more than 10-20 users at one given time. Well now I have to put Mikrotik to the test. I have one large ballroom (ROOM A) filled with 200 users some with Ipads, some with iphones, maybe a few laptops.
I currently have in my inventory:
15 brand new RB 411's
2 Routerboard 433AH's
Enough Ubiquity XR2 radios to populate all RB's
I am willing to purchase more inventory to make this job work, if i have to. I also have a large stock of Ubiquiti equipment (nanostations and pico stations), but would rather use MikroTik. I need advice on how this should work, or at least if my thoughts are outlandish and stupid
. This is what I envision:
ROOM A (10MB of TOTAL Bandwith)
(5) RB 411's with (5) XR2 N Radios ----------> 20-30 users per routerboard/radio should yield me APPROX 100-150 connections
(1) RB433AH with (3) XR2 N radios ----------> 20 users per radio should yield me APPROX 60 connections
ROOM A total connections = 160-210 connections
Does this sound sane? Most of these numbers came from my reading on forums and online.
Can these devices carry roughly this many connections?
I need to disperse the 10MB's fairly evenly, does anyone have any tips so users can maintain connection?
I may add one more RB 411 to bump that total closer to 200 (at the minimum side), would that be a good idea??
I do know that I will need to seperate my channels accordingly as to not create channel conflicts or over congestionwhen using N. Each of these deviceswill be wired into a switch and the networking will be done on a RB1100. I want them just to serve wifi and the RB 1100 to hand out addresses.
The one good thing is that I will be able to run cables to all of them and I wont need any wireless links to rely on. Can anyone direct me to any materials regarding what i want to do, or EVEN BETTER personal experiences with this??