Ask the Expert

Can one AP handle 50 users at a time?

I need to set up a conference room with a WLAN. Up to 50 users may be simultaneously present. Will one powerful AP do? Or do I need multiple APs?

Which APs have load-balancing features?

    Requires Free Membership to View

What services are you going to provide? E-mail? Web browsing? Video conferencing? Streaming audio/video?

Since each WPA acts as ONE port on the switch/router, you can do the math for bandwidth distribution. Load balancing is where each WPA is on a separate port as opposed to sharing a port by bridging.

A shared 10 MB port can handle a hundred e-mail clients, but only ten browsers and only one video stream.

This was first published in October 2005

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: