How to compute maximum user per AP

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Jul 26th, 2008

Hi Guys,

Im setting up my WLAN, im confused because i dont know how do i compute the maximum user per client per AP. Im using AP 1020 series. For example if i have 20 clients if 802.11b,c,a how's the bandwith is being affected when the number of user is increasing.

Thanks,

Jong

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Correct Answer by rob.huffman about 8 years 4 months ago

Hi Jong,

You are most welcome my friend! It is great to participate here with such nice people like you :)

Have a great weekend,

Rob

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rob.huffman Sat, 07/26/2008 - 07:07

Hi Jong,

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

Have a look at this great thread that has some "Real World" answers from

Scott,Matthew,Mark and Emily (one of my all time favourite questions);

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Wireless%20-%20Mobility&topic=WLAN%20Radio%20Standards&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.1ddb85ec/0#selected_message

Hope this helps!

Rob

jong_r0602 Sat, 07/26/2008 - 07:34

Hi Rob,

The conversion you've sent is so great!

Thanks so much,

Jong

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rob.huffman Sat, 07/26/2008 - 07:55

Hi Jong,

You are most welcome my friend! It is great to participate here with such nice people like you :)

Have a great weekend,

Rob

jong_r0602 Sat, 07/26/2008 - 08:02

Once again thank you very much. Have a nice weekend too

Thanks,

Jong

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