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80 people in conference room

A group of users (80 people) want us to setup wireless network service for them in a conference room (a large room that can hold about 150 people). This allows each user to use their wireless laptop to connect to our MS Exchange environment, as well as sharing files and Power Point slides. We got a AP1200 sitting around that we can use, but we are not sure if one AP can services that many network connections at the same time. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Re: 80 people in conference room

hi,

Since wireless is a shared medium, the bandwidth will be shared by all the users associated with the AP.

Also the real throughput is aroung 50-60% of the bandwidth supported by different radios.

802.11a radio --real throughput 26Mbps--bandwidth supported 54Mbps

802.11b radio --real throughput 5Mbps--bandwidth supported 11Mbps

802.11g radio --real throughput 22Mbps--bandwidth supported 54Mbps

Now you can easily calculate the number of users per AP, just by dividing the real throughput by the no. of users and find if its sufficient for you.

Normally you can connect up to 25 users on a single AP.

So depending on the radio you are using you can calculate the no. of users per AP and hence no. of AP required.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Sushil.

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