|I have 3 laptops, 2 tivos, wii, ipad, i touch, etc..... how many items can connect to one router without drops outs?|
It's been my experience you don't want any more than about 10 wireless clients connected to any one wireless router/access point at a time. The problem being, you reach a saturation point wherein a new client attempts to connect to the WLAN through the router/AP and disconnects someone who's already connected and you end up in a loop of people being dropped, then trying to reconnect and thus dropping someone else.
In combination, I would suspect 10 of each wired/wireless. Wired only, I wouldn't exceed 20.
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