How many clients?
tom at ceisystems.com
Fri Sep 5 10:14:17 PDT 2003
One more question, now. Is the ability of HostAP to serve client
devices (STAs) a function of the system's speed, or is it just dependant
solely on interference and contention? The help has been very useful so
far! Thank you all so much!
From: Theodor Milkov [mailto:zimage at del.bg]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 2:01 AM
To: Thomas Cameron
Subject: Re: How many clients?
On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 10:12:42PM -0400, tom at ceisystems.com wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is my first post to this list, so I hope it isn't a topic
> has been covered to death. I am wondering what the maximum number of
> clients a HostAP access point can handle would be. In other words,
> how many WiFi clients can connect to my system? Doesn anybody have
> any specific experience with high numbers? I'm thinking of the
> 50-100+ range.
In a busy wireless environment (too many competitive WISPS) hostap tops
at about 15 STAs or 2Mbps or 200pps. After exceeding any of these
parameters we began to see increasing packet loss.
I believe it's mainly the problem with the hidden nodes combined with
busy neigboring channels (signal at low level but enough to compromise
If only 802.11b was not CSMA/CA... or we have working PCF...
Theodor Milkov Head Network Administrator
Davidov Net Phone: +359 (2) 730158
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