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Rule of thumb for # of users on AP-350

Hi,

I was curious if there was a rule of thumb on the # of users that the AP-350 could support until we should go get a new one and set it up on a different channel. Our users are not corporate users; mainly browsing www and email.

Thanks

Mike

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Re: Rule of thumb for # of users on AP-350

Mike,

I believe that you need to worry about over subscripting the bandwidth. 802.11 is an Ethernet protocol so I think the rule of thumb would be 30% of the bandwidth. I ask this question when I bought my wireless gear and was told that I could add as many host as I wanted.

Rob Starke

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Re: Rule of thumb for # of users on AP-350

Thanks Rob,

That makes sense.

Mike

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Re: Rule of thumb for # of users on AP-350

I generally advise clients to start at 25 users per AP, then watch their number of concurrent users and make adjustments accordingly. If you know you are going to implement wireless, then there's no extra cost to put up your first AP early to do a pilot.

Application requirements make a big difference, and yours do not seem too demanding. Actually, the best density is for Citrix users - you can get a huge number of clients per AP and still ahve phenomenal perceived performance.

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