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How can i know how many simultany users does a AP support?

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Correct Answer by rob.huffman about 9 years 1 month ago

Hi Gabriel,

If you are looking for the theoretical Maximum number of users per AP (most experts would recommend 15 to 20 Max);

Here is a cisco doc that relates to this question;

Q. How many clients can associate to the AP?

A. The AP has the physical capacity to handle 2048 MAC addresses. However, because the AP is a shared medium and acts as a wireless hub, the performance of each user decreases as the number of users increases on an individual AP. Ideally, not more than 24 clients should associate with the AP because the throughput of the AP is reduced with each client that associates to the AP.

From this Q&A doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_qanda_item09186a008009483e.shtml

If you are looking at allowing only so many users to associate to an AP at one time you can use the max-Associations command.

This example shows how to:

Name an SSID

Configure the SSID for RADIUS accounting

Set the maximum number of client devices that can associate using this SSID to 15

Assign the SSID to a VLAN

AP# configure terminal

AP(config)# interface dot11radio 0

AP(config-if)# ssid batman

AP(config-ssid)# accounting accounting-method-list

AP(config-ssid)# max-associations 15

AP(config-ssid)# vlan 3762

AP(config-ssid)# end

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00802085c4.html

If you are trying to find out how many users are associated to an AP, this example shows how to display all client devices associated with the access point:

AP# show dot11 associations client

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_4_JA/command/reference/cr34main.html#wpxref81339

Hope this helps!

Rob

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rob.huffman Tue, 12/11/2007 - 17:50

Hi Gabriel,

If you are looking for the theoretical Maximum number of users per AP (most experts would recommend 15 to 20 Max);

Here is a cisco doc that relates to this question;

Q. How many clients can associate to the AP?

A. The AP has the physical capacity to handle 2048 MAC addresses. However, because the AP is a shared medium and acts as a wireless hub, the performance of each user decreases as the number of users increases on an individual AP. Ideally, not more than 24 clients should associate with the AP because the throughput of the AP is reduced with each client that associates to the AP.

From this Q&A doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps430/products_qanda_item09186a008009483e.shtml

If you are looking at allowing only so many users to associate to an AP at one time you can use the max-Associations command.

This example shows how to:

Name an SSID

Configure the SSID for RADIUS accounting

Set the maximum number of client devices that can associate using this SSID to 15

Assign the SSID to a VLAN

AP# configure terminal

AP(config)# interface dot11radio 0

AP(config-if)# ssid batman

AP(config-ssid)# accounting accounting-method-list

AP(config-ssid)# max-associations 15

AP(config-ssid)# vlan 3762

AP(config-ssid)# end

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/wireless/ps4570/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00802085c4.html

If you are trying to find out how many users are associated to an AP, this example shows how to display all client devices associated with the access point:

AP# show dot11 associations client

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.3_4_JA/command/reference/cr34main.html#wpxref81339

Hope this helps!

Rob

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