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Wireless router capabilities

By Timothy A. Drake ·
How many devices will a wireless router support? I have a (4) port router with wireless capabilities, and I would like to know how many wireless and hard wired devices can be used at a time. We are experiencing a lot of lost connections. Thanks

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Re: How many devices will a wireless router support?

Is there a limit for how many devices can connect to and share a WiFi network?

Most WiFi wireless access points / routers claim to support up to 255 connected devices. Access points and routers support a small number (usually either 1 or 4) of wired Ethernet and the rest via wireless connections.

Connecting 255 computers to a single WiFi access point, while theoretically possible, is not recommended. Performance of such a network will be very poor.
Install multiple access points instead to distribute the network load. By adding more access points to the network, effectively any number of computers can be supported (though the network becomes progressively more difficult to manage).

On a home network, while dozens of computers and other devices may connect to the router, the performance of a shared Internet connection will quickly degrade as more computers access the Web simultaneously.

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Drop outs can be incredibly Complex to understand

by OH Smeg In reply to Wireless router capabilit ...

The following TR Article may help you understand what's happening here

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/networking/?p=2882&tag=content;leftCol

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