Does the throughput of wireless bridges get reduced in a point-to-multipoint configuration?
If the wireless bridges are configured in a point-to-multipoint way ,the throughput gets reduced.When wireless bridges are used in a point-to-multipoint configuration, the throughput is reduced depending on the number of non-root bridges that are associated with the root bridge. The maximum throughput is about 25 Mbps in a point-to-point link. The addition of bridges in a point-to-multipoint network reduces the throughput even further(about 12.5 Mbps could be experienced with three bridges).
In a point-to-point configuration, a non-root bridge associates to a root bridge. In installation mode, the bridge listens for another 1300 series bridge. If it does not recognize another bridge, the bridge becomes a root bridge. If it recognizes another bridge, it becomes a non-root bridge associated to the bridge it recognizes. See Chapter 2, "Configuring the Access Point/Bridge for the First Time," for instructions on initial bridge setup.
If your bridges connect one or more large, flat networks (a network containing more than 256 users on the same subnet) we recommend that you use a router to connect the bridge to the large, flat network.
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