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by ust1268 / September 20, 2008 2:54 PM PDT

Using XP Home, SP2, Comcast, Linksys 'b' router. How many users can be handled on a wireless network at one time? A Senior Co-op is interested in having wireless available to all residents. Wireless is now being used in the computer room, but is not available to the community in general. Not all have a computer, but there are 75 units, 55 of those occupied now. There is also the challenge of a physical firewall and firedoors at the midpoint of the building. Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!

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Maximum wireless users . . .
by Coryphaeus / September 20, 2008 10:36 PM PDT
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is usually 256, depending on the router. But as the number of users increase, more sharing bandwidth takes place. As in slower speeds per user.

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While that answer...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2008 11:34 PM PDT
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Is likely in the product's specifications it will be some number like 16 or 32 and no higher.

But we can fix this and the coverage issue. Read my post at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7589_102-0.html?forumID=62&threadID=264135&messageID=2754854&tag=forums06;posts#2754854 and using that I can add 4 more wifi routers configured as I shared. I can move those WAPs out to remote areas to help with the coverage and we can get up to about 80 connections without much sweat or cost.
This is not an offer to do your work but how it can be done.
Bob

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Thanks!
by ust1268 / September 21, 2008 12:17 AM PDT
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That's exactly the info I was looking for! You came thru again, Bob.

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