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Setup recommended for many wireless clients (smartphones)

Wed May 29, 2013 11:31 am

Hi,

I'm planning to provide Internet access to a local event (concert) where there will be thousands of phones and possible the same number connection attempts.

I'm planning to use RB433AH with 3 * R52 cards with 3 sectors for 2.4Ghz (channel 1,6,11) and some loco's for 5Ghz.

Software will be Hotspot, offsite radius, the simplest login page possible, each account limited to 256kbps (maybe 512k)

I may be very wrong with this setup but any suggestions are welcome.
 
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Re: Setup recommended for many wireless clients (smartphones

Thu May 30, 2013 11:18 am

200 concurrent users at 512k that means 100,2Mbps whereas the RB433AH does not have gigabit ports to handle more than that, unless you are planning to use its all 3 ether ports for load balancing.

3 * R52 radio cards could cause self interference with that many connected clients. I would probably go with 4*2,4Ghz sector access points that are surrounding the area and 1*2,4Ghz omni access point somewhere in the middle.
 
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Re: Setup recommended for many wireless clients (smartphones

Thu May 30, 2013 2:48 pm

Consider to use 20MHz mode for N if you plan that standard. Modern Samsung smartphones are pesky with 40MHz. Tested on RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN.
 
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Re: Setup recommended for many wireless clients (smartphones

Thu May 30, 2013 4:01 pm

So far I'm considering using a few AP's with encryption, one AP without encryption, mostly 2.4, 1 5ghz N.

AP's will be either Mikrotik of TP-Link TL-WA5110, considering that this will only a 3 day event, I want to use the devices I already have.

Hotspot, clean login, offsite radius maybe.

Any suggestions on how to speedup hotspot firewall or to reduce load on the hotspot server ?

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