Out put of show ssid command max client number

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I've seen a few post describing max number of clients, not sure whether they meant the same thing:

I want to understand what is meant by

Max client number:           100

in output of show ssid <string> command, help from cmd is not clear, not to me

AP14#ssid Test_WIFI max-client ?
    <number>    Enter the maximum number of clients that can associate
                (Default: 100; Range: 1-255; Note: A radio profile can
                support a maximum of 100 clients by default, and there can be
                a maximum of 16 SSIDs per radio.)


Max number of clients that can associate to what?

- a SSID on this particular AP or SSID on all AP's having it configured ?

 Thanks in advance



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Patryk Szenfeld

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Posted 2 months ago

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Hi Patryk,

The following command controls the limit of the number of concurrent associations on a radio:

radio profile <string> max-client <number>

I suspect that the SSID command is likely to be deprecated and unused in favour of the radio profile command, but would need to test if it still has any purpose/interaction:

ssid <string> max-client <number> 

Regardless, it will not apply across APs.

My suggestion is to not touch this unless you have a specific use-case where a larger number associations to a radio are needed for low bandwidth devices.

For general use cases, e.g. servicing laptops, tablets and phones changing this is often not appropriate as it can have a deleterious effect on efficient use of airtime and available airtime.

Regards,

Nick
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Patryk Szenfeld

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Thanks for clarifying this for me