Guys, how many devices I can connect for AP ?

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João

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It depends.

Tell us more about your environment, your client mix, and the types of applications they will be running, and the folks here can make an educated guess for you.

Otherwise, the answer is anywhere from 1 to 100 per radio for Aerohive access points.
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João

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Great! Well my environment is basically like this: more than 100 user, 102400 mb.

Do I have a maxium number of clientes for ap, I mean, If I have or not a good internet ?
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Maximum number of clients per per radio is 100 devices. If the AP has 2 radios, then 200 devices.

http://www.aerohive.com/products/access-points/compare-access-points
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The number of clients connected is not as important as their airtime usage so you need to focus on channels, signal strength, capacity, etc.

As a practical example of what I mean some SOHO wireless product have client (called stations in the wireless world) based load balancing.  All sounds good - if you have six stations and two access points then three stations associate to one access point and three stations associate to the other access point.  All is good with the world - or is it?  What if the three stations associated to the first access points are all watching HD video while the other three stations are just associated and not doing anything?  Enterprise access points use airtime based load balancing so they take into account how much airtime is being consumed by each station during the load balancing process.

I suspect your question is based around a requirement to know how many access points you will require and for that you need to know (as at least have an educated guess at):
  • The number of wireless clients in each area and what type of client they are.  A single spatial stream smartphone consumes a different amount of airtime to a three spatial stream OS X laptop.
  • The applications the wireless clients are going to access across the wireless network.  This gives you some idea of the throughput requirements.
Once you have this type of information you can determine how much airtime capacity you need and hence how many access points you will need.
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Thank you guys, it help me a lot!