how many concurrent users can connect to AP230 and AP250? when do they have QoS configuration?

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Luis Espinoza

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Rob Pritchard

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As far as the number of clients that can theoretically connect to an AP230, you can have up to 100 clients on the 5Ghz radio and up to 100 clients on the 2.4Ghz radio, so up to 200 total.  I haven't used an AP250 so I'm not sure if they're any different.
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Jonathan Hurtt

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Rob is correct, the maximum # of clients that can associate with an AP is 100 per radio. But keep in mind the # of clients should be based on the client capabilities and the applications that you are looking to support.

For example you can have more clients with less bandwidth demand as compared to a situation where you have more bandwidth demand (which would yield less clients) 

There is a limited amount of Airtime and it is divided by Per Client Airtime (which is based on Client Throughput)  and Application Throughput Requirements. 

Hope this helps...
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John Fabry

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There is so much more than the number of clients on an AP. It's all about user experience. One example is, if your wifi network is setup to do conventional multicast the slowest user connection will dominate the session. If you change the setting to multicast-to-unicast then the sessions are handled one at a time from the AP, and depending on the number of users on that particular AP the experience could be much better.

Just having connection is no guarantee of acceptable user experiences.  To get the best user experience you have to know what your clients are doing and do the best you can to satisfy the majority of them. You will not satisfy all of them unless you have a really tiny network.

In an educational setting where you have up to 30 users actively streaming video, depending on the resolution you could have a terrible experience. But those same 30 users listening to music probably  won't have any issues. Know the applications and the connections of the users. Prioritize applications, block unwanted sites at the AP. The better you can tune the AP the better the user experience.

Sorry to be vague and long winded but it is a constant fight to keep the experience acceptable.