Number of client per SSID (in the network)

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Hello,

I would like to know how the SSID client limit works. Is this limit for the entire network or only by AP? We have 120 APs and 4 SSIDs. So is the limit for our network is 100 clients per SSID or 100 clients per AP, so a total of 12000 clients per SSID for the whole network?

Thank you
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So if I understand correctly, it's a limit of 100 clients per AP/per SSID?
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You have 100 clients per radio, which is 100 on 2.4Ghz and 100 on 5Ghz.

When you max out clients, note that the bandwidth is shared between all of them.
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Ok, so if we have 120 APs, we can connect a maximum of 200 clients per AP so 24000 client ? 
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This is kind of an odd question - roaming is controlled by clients - it's unlikely that you're going to get the clients to cooperate and locate themselves to evenly connect 100/AP. 
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No I know. I only want to understand the limit of 100 clients per SSID. It is a limit per AP / Radio and not a limit of 100 clients per SSID over the entire network ?
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100/radio X 2 radios/AP = 200.  200 X 120 APs = 24000.   But because of shared bandwidth and the way clients roam, this is not a good way to plan a wireless network.
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Thanks for the explanation Dianne !