How many clients?
Fri Sep 5 13:55:47 PDT 2003
On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 04:01:40PM -0400, tom at ceisystems.com wrote:
> Hello again,
> So, HostAP seems to be limited to somewhere around 15 STAs
> (client devices). This makes me think of a question. Why can an
> Orinoco (Proxim) 2500 AP handle hundreds of users, and HostAP can only
> handle 15? Again, I understand that 11Mbit/sec divided by 100 users is
> only 112.64Kbps, but you will never see 100 _simultaneously_ active
We see packet loss problems at about 15 STAs and 200pps, but probably
because of contention/interference. I have not tested with hardware
(Orinoco or other) AP, so don't know how they will perform in the same
environment. However I believe that this is not problem of hostap driver
itself but 802.11b problem.
At the time we begin to see packet loss the hostap underlayng OS shows:
23:28:17 up 11 days, 1:32, 1 user, load average: 0.40, 0.37, 0.37
This system have 2 Senao CD-2511+ EXT2 (23dBm) cards and is 486 DX/4 at
100MHz. In the indoor environment it was able to forward almost 5Mbps
between 2 STAs. We are still using version 2002-10-12.
Theodor Milkov Head Network Administrator
Davidov Net Phone: +359 (2) 730158
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