SSID's on Aerohive

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How many SSID's can you create on one device and how many devices can be connectdd to on aerohive
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Michael Kahn

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Crowdie, Champ

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You don't want to have more than four SSIDs otherwise you will experience a performance deduction due to the overhead.

The upper client limit for a single radio is 100 but client limits are really useless as you are more concerned with the amount of airtime consumed by each client.  One client streaming HD video, for example, could easily use more airtime than ten clients who are just associated and not doing anything.
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Jonathan Hurtt

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Crowdie is 100% correct, You always want to minimize the # of SSIDs per Radio/Channel to reduce the overhead from management frames. Every Radio will allow for 16 SSIDs or 32 SSIDs per AP, but I would recommend never exceeding 3-4. If you think that 802.11 security methods that will help you narrow down the # of SSIDs, with PPSK, every authentication method (Open, PPSK and 802.1X/EAP) now allows for Role Based Access which allows you to reduce the # of SSIDs. You can have a single SSID with different authentication credentials (different PSK or user credentials) which translate into different roles and network access.

For # of clients per radio, I encourage you to watch CWNP's webinar on Understanding WLAN Capacity (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otV3iao8rWA)  which will help you understand he concepts of designing a wireless network for capacity. It is a factor of Application Demand and Device Requirements along with available Channel/Spectrum.. 

Hope that helps.
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mr bee

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max. is 16 SSIDs per network profile, but it is really a bad idea to do it because of performance
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mr bee

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per radio max. 16 SSID's can be broadcasted